I am looking at either a cargo bag from SnS or a Pacific River Bag. Anyone have any strong preferences to either? Another question, do you have to have a cargo floor with either of these? And advice is welcomed and appreciated!
I have both bags. Both are very well made, but I like the PRB better. It expands more like a mushroom than the SNS bag, it has a ton of room in it. The SNS bag is kinda more vertical shaped. However the, SNS bag is cheaper. I also like the attachment points, loops, and buckles better on the PRB. Can’t go wrong with either, the “everything bag” is the way to do business. I don’t run a cargo floor.
Perfect. That’s the way I was leaning so I appreciate the advice. And I just so have the same boat as you so very much appreciate the picture. I love the color by the way. We were going to get that color but they were out when we purchased. Thanks!
I have a PRB with my 156R. Love it and would buy again. Biggest thing for me is I actually like the clamshell a lot on the PRB. If you actually need that or not is a debate that can be viewed in other threads. I believe I have a large for my 156 and a small for the 130, if I remember right. DRE has them on sale right now and Cascade has some cool color schemes!
I built an everything bag.
An everything bag is head and shoulders better than an acre of webbing or even a gear net. Throw your shit in its place, cinch the bag, strap the top and drink beer while everyone else is still fidding with straps.
I built mine around my hard floor for my 156R, and I sling that hard floor inside my bag. I like the hard floor for ammo cans and groovers...and you can always cut a piece of plywood to fit. With the bag, you don't really even need to sling a floor. Just minimize the hard points.
I just did a spider cam for the top...what's the benefit of the clamshell?
The clam shell is the everything bag version of a spider strap. I think it’s really easy, can put random things like hats, cases, or even a table underneath. I also find it useful for compressing the stuff in the bag below.
Yeah man I only have used that spider strap thing once before I got a PRB. Honestly, it worked great too. Always a “better” mousetrap out there I suppose. Regardless I think an everything bag is worlds better than a floor with a cargo net. I feel pretty strongly about that. 99% of the efficiency and convenience is using a bag. Running straps through a gear pile with a mesh floor makes my brain tired in hindsight. That being said the clamshell I find useful and easy, that’s what I have now and I would buy it again!
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