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Chris “Shark Jump” Costa is back at it with a ridiculous pod shaped backpack…*ahem* sorry “satchel”:

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I could barely catch my breath between LOLs when I first saw this thing.  Did April fools day get moved this year?  Astro Boy’s androgynous cousin Robin called, he want’s a piece of the profit for inspiring the design.

The Hive Satchel is $195 over at Blue Force Gear.  It’s funny how they say it’s so “discrete”… like yea sure it won’t look like anything with a gun in it to the untrained eye, but it will definitely draw attention and speculation because everyone that looks at it will be like “wow, that’s a fucking stupid looking backpack, what does he carry in there? Probably the life helmet he should be wearing so he doesn’t hurt himself on the world.” hopefully just to themselves, but if they say it out loud you can reply “IT’S A SATCHEL DAMNIT, and CHRIS COSTA designed it… DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHO CHRIS COSTA IS?!  If not, KILL YOURSELF.”

homer-jump-sharkWho makes up the target market for this? Will it fit a rifle, tactical arm tape, zombie derp dvds, and Haley’s skin care products inside?  In an active shooter scenario I’d think this would be more of a liability than an asset because if the shooter is at all humane, he’d put the guy with the most retarded looking backpack out of his misery to start things off.

I think I may have given Costa way too much credit when he was with Magpul.  The guy is letting me down bigtime now.

Thoughts?   Does this next-level satchel meet your tier 1 requirements as an operator who operates in discreet urban operations?

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Access the revolving insert from the side and reach any lens in seconds:

1:08 for a good demo of the revolving action.

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I’m glad they didn’t call it an “Assault Backpack”.  Really cool / functional looking idea.

The Revolver-8 PL revolving backpack is available over at Amazon for $249.

Revolver-Camera-Backpack-Kata-Demo

Might be worth looking into if you do a lot of photography and lens switching.  If you google review on it, they all seem to be very positive.

Thoughts?

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Or have someone you can depend on watch it for you:

The backup backpack gunner is one of the best ways to make sure you never get ambushed from behind.

Hat tip: Imran

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He may be a bit heavy, but you just can’t beat having a Marine watch your 6 when you’re out and about.

Hat tip: Hiddenagender

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Not only are all the backpacks hideous, but this also makes no sense:

I think you’d be better off telling your kid to put the backpack on and run for their life. Putting the backpack against your brain and letting it absorb possible fire just doesn’t make sense.

The Backpack Shield website – HERE

Hat tip: Jeff

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Law Enforcement Only according to U.S. Cavalry:

“This item requires identification verification to ensure this restricted item is only sold to the appropriate personnel.”

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Like I always say, when assault backpacks are outlawed… only outlaws will have assault backpacks.

From A style standpoint I’d have to say I consider it a good thing that the average joe can’t just go out and buy this backpack… it’s HIDEOUS.

A video, so you can get some contextual LOLz:

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