of the last reviews I did before SHOT 08' was
the SoTech Go
Bag, so I wanted to make sure to stop by the SO
Tech booth at SHOT to see if they had seen it.
After making contact with SO
Tech owner Jim Cragg who I have known for about
five years after meeting him at a Trexpo East, he told
me that he had not seen it yet but was very interested
During out conversation Jim showed me the Mission
Go Bag. At first I was not overwhelmed. Just
looked like another sling bag. But after picking one
up I have to say that it is a great bag that is full
of options without trying to be the be all end all,
since we all know there is no perfect Bag of Evil, and
realize it is all about the pursuit of the “perfect”
Upon receiving the MGB
the first two things I noticed was the wide shoulder
strap that is affixed with two fasttex buckles and how
soft and pliable the bag was out of the box. The shoulder
strap as you can see in the pictures is different than
most. Its attachment is at the rear of the bag at a
natural angle allowing it to be worn on one shoulder,
bandoleer style and with two snaps converted to a belly/fanny
pack riding below tactical vests.
The rear of the bag has webbing for MOLLE attachment
to use the MGB as a sub-load or with the use of provided
male fastex buckles on webbing (not pictured) you could
mount the MGB anywhere as a grab and go bag for mission
Something else that is interesting about the rear of the
bag is a patch of non-skid material that keeps the bag
in position when slung. When weapon handling this is great
since the bag stays put and out of the way until it is
Near the bottom of the bag are two loops for storing snivel
gear like a pull over or poncho.
The front of the bag has two rows of PALS webbing on the
front pocket. The front pocket has a sewn in place piece
of soft Velcro for attaching specialized panels of first
aid gear, tools, etc. The fact that the panel is only
sewn on the sides provides even more storage for flat
The main compartment of the bag is high
lighted by four draw string pockets constructed of nylon
that is even more pliable than the Cordura body. These
pockets accept 1020 and 1030 Pelican Micro Cases like
they were made for them.
The 1020 carries my sunglasses and the 1030 is for my
camera. The remaining pockets carry my admin stuff like
calendar, notebook and pens, and a possible bag with
batteries, light sticks and a sundry of other items.
The pockets are not sewn to the bottom
of the bag, which allows storage under them for flat
items. This is where my Becker Tac Tool, Mechanix Gloves
and Zip Ties have been riding. At the rear of the bag
is a flat open pocket that to me is tailor made for
a pistol. This is where I carry my Taurus Model 85 UL
or Glock 19.
One suggestion here for SO
Tech would be to take advantage of all the panels
made for tactical clothing and bags and line the entire
back of this pocket with soft Velcro to accept holsters
etc. On the bottom of the pain compartment there is
a piece of webbing with a loop to attach a roll of tape.
Even with all this stuff loaded there is still plenty
of room between the pockets to carry more stuff. I am
able to take my Nalgene bottle with Camelbak lid, slip
it in-between the pockets and zipper the bag with no
The “wings” of the bag where the shoulder
straps attach are also equipped with fastex cinch straps
to allow you to adjust the bag to secure contents as
features thing briefcase type handles that Velcro together.
This has three things going for it. One it allows you
to carry the bag like a briefcase. Two, because the Velcro,
you can stick them together when working out of the bag
with the main compartment open without things spilling
over if it falls. Three, again by using the Velcro, you
can put something like a light jacket on top of the bag
and it stays put.
Also on the outside of the bag is a generous amount of
soft Velcro for attaching assorted cool guy patches in
addition to content identification.
is currently serving as the Bag of Evil with the Go
Bag being moved to a grab and go trunk bag for Zombie
At $79.00 there are many more expensive bags out there,
which provide a lot less. I dig SoTech gear, the staff
that I have met and am pleased to say that all their
gear is made here in the USA. Give them a look.