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Mountain Ridge Gear Medical Duffel Bags

If you have been reading JTT for long, you know I am a fan of Mountain Ridge Gear’s bomb-proof, American-made duffel bags. They are extremely handy, made in Colorado, and very affordable when you consider the quality. I have a few of the smaller sizes that I use all the time and plan to pick up the entire set.

I have often commented on the usefulness of the smaller sizes as first aid kits especially for inside of a vehicle and apparently I am not the only one who thinks this way…

Mountain Ridge Gear is now offering their XS (9″ x 4″ x 4″) and S (13″ x 6.5″ x 6″) size duffels in red nylon with black accents and a white cross emblazoned on the side. This new color option will ensure that the bags are instantly recognizable as first aid items. They are available separately or as a set of two (which saves some money versus buying them separately).


The EDC Tool Roll: Mountain Ridge Gear XS Duffel Bag

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.

I started writing this series because I built my own pocket tool kit to make my life easier around our property. My wife suggested that I write about the kit and I am glad she did because it has grown into one of the most popular features on JTT. So much so, that I have received a ton of great suggestions from readers including a few that have asked for suggestions for a tool bag that is still compact but that can carry more tools than the pocket sized options that we have already covered.

Coming up with a recommendation was easy because I already have the perfect bag. Mountain Ridge Gear (MRG) makes 4 different sized Duffel Bags that range from very large to very small. The smallest, a size MRG calls XS, is a perfect size for a compact tool kit at 9″ x 4″ x 4″. I know it can be hard to visualize dimension so think of a typical toiletry bag and you’ll understand the size of the MRG XS Duffel. I can fit every tool that we have profiled so far in The EDC Tool Roll series inside of it.

The XS size is perfect for stuffing inside of a larger bag like an EDC backpack or range bag. It has a tubular webbing handle built into one end that makes it easy to retrieve from inside of another bag.

These bags are BOMB-PROOF and super affordable. MRG sews them right here in the USA, Colorado to be specific. They use 1000D Cordura Nylon and beefy #10 YKK zippers. Every single edge is bound with tape so every seam is reinforced and there are no bare edges to start fraying.

MRG makes these bags to last in a way that few nylon companies still do and the bag still only costs $15 shipped! I am not sure you can get a cheap, off-shore produced tool bag for less than that. These bags are a bargain.

When I purchased this one, I should have bought a whole stack of them because there is no shortage of ways to use a bag like this. They are a great size for travel, vehicle first aid kits, tool bags, chainsaw tools, and all kinds of other uses.

Where to Buy: The XS Duffel is only available from Mountain Ridge Gear. It’s $18 including shipping!

Alternatives: I am sure there are other small bags out there that would work but it will be tough to beat the price and quality of the MRG XS Duffel. We have covered two smaller “tool bags” in this series already.

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

Triple Seven Gear Micro Kit

Do you have a compact tool bag, tool roll, or other tool that want to recommend? Tell us about it below.

Mountain Ridge Gear Duffel Bags Are Back

Mountain Ridge Gear has been making overbuilt duffel bags in a number of sizes for a long time. In fact, we mentioned them here on Jerking the Trigger way back in 2010! They never stopped making them but they were only available under another well known pack maker’s brand name for a last few years. Now the bags are back under the Mountain Ridge Gear name and they are a still a bargain.

The bags are built from 1000D Cordura with #10 YKK zippers and  available in 4 sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, and Large.


  • XS: 9″ x 4″ x 4″
  • SM: 13″ x 6.5″ x 6″
  • MD: 18″ x 8″ 8″
  • LG: 23″ x 11″ x 11″

Check out Mountain Ridge Gear’s Duffels at MountainRidgeGear.com.


Mountain Ridge Gear Launches New Website

Mountain Ridge Gear, maker of some of the most rugged backpacks and other gear I’ve ever used, has just launched a new website. The new site features their EDC gear and pouches along side their line of saddle bags, pommel bags, and panniers. If you like well organized, bomb-proof backpacks or you run donkeys in the backcountry, check out the new MountainRidgeGear.com.


Mountain Ridge Gear Hydro Pouch

Mountain Ridge Gear Hydro Pouch

Mountain Ridge Gear’s Hydro Pouch is a pretty good looking solution for carrying water bottles. I like the use of a cinch top on this pouch. This type of closer is easy to access one handed, scales easily to different sized bottles, and lets the pouch serve as a small dump pouch in a pinch.

Check out the Mountain Ridge Gear Hydro Pouch.

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