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Review: OC Tactical KGB and KGB 2.0

I’ve used an OC Tactical Kickass Grocery Bag (KGB) for years now to carry just about anything. It’s a great do-all bag for everything from firewood, to gear for a range session, to groceries (which, ironically, I have never carried in it). I have come to love the simple utility of that bag so when OC Tactical rolled out a new and improved KGB 2.0, I couldn’t resist trying it out.

KGB (right) and KGB 2.0 (left)

Overview and Improvements

The KGB is kind of like those reusable grocery bags available at a lot of higher-end grocery stores… except its actually made in such a way that the handle won’t blow out on the second time you use it (or ever). The original KGB featured 1000D Cordura Nylon construction with a one-piece, seemless Vinyl Coated Polyester bottom that is completely waterproof. The handles are made from 1.5″ wide webbing and are long enough to put on your shoulder.

The new KGB 2.0 has all of that but also has some additions. It has a removable shoulder strap (the strap is included). It also has an internal lanyard clip so you can hang items like keys inside the top edge of the bag. Finally, OC Tactical added a slip pocket on one side and a zippered stash pocket on the other so you can organize smaller items.

Zippered pocket on KGB 2.0
Stash pocket on KGB 2.0
Internal swivel on KGB 2.0

Observations from Use

I have similar overbuilt grocery/carry-all style bags from other makers and the KGB and KGB 2.0 stand out among them for one big reason – the waterproof bottom. The bottom of this bag is totally waterproof (really) which means you can set it down on wet snow without fear of water soaking through. On a recent adventure with Ivan at KitBadger, I used these bags to carry firewood for a pack stove, placing the bags directly on nasty, wet snow without fear of dampening the wood inside.

The waterproof bottom also has another benefit which is probably my favorite thing about the KGB. The vinyl bottom is stiffer than the 1000D Cordura used in the rest of the bag and it gives enough structure that the bag will actually stand mostly open and mostly upright on its own. This makes loading the bag a lot easy than bags with no structure.

These bags are extremely durable and versatile. You can basically store whatever you want in them within reason. I’ve used them to store winter gear like gloves and hats, as range bags, to pick up brass on the range, to carry gear like a chest rig and belt to a carbine course, as totes inside a pulk sled, to carry firewood, to carry river rock from the creek on our property for landscaping, to hold recovery gear in the bed of my truck, to hold emergency winter layers in a winter vehicle kit, and basically anything other than carrying groceries. If it fits and you can lift it, it probably won’t hurt the bag.

This KGB keeping firewood dry in some challenging conditions.

Wrap Up

Think of these bags as a big Cordura bucket. They are as versatile as can be and just about bomb-proof. I review a lot of gear that I “like” and some that might even be my favorite pieces of gear of a certain type. The OC Tactical Kickass Grocery Bags are among my favorite pieces of gear, period, regardless of type.

Check out the KGB and KGB 2.0 here:

KGB at OC Tactical.com

KGB 2.0 at OCTactical.com

OC Tactical Kickass Grocery Bag (KGB) 2.0

The OC Tactical KGB is back! I own one of the original KGBs and, while I own similar bags from other sources, the KGB is the best of them due to the rugged, weather-proof bottom and the way that it can stand open on its own.

The 2.0 isn’t just a rerelease of the original, it’s an update with new features. All the original features are retained and some new features have been added including new zippered stash pockets, hidden attachment points for a shoulder strap, and a swivel hook for attaching items like keys.

Here is what OC Tactical has to say about the KGB 2.0:

The OC Tactical Kickass Grocery Bag (KGB) is approximately 20 x 17 x 7.5 inches in size and built to be equally at home lugging groceries home from the store or ammo and gear to the range. The KGB is made of 1000D Cordura with an additional layer of waterproof Vinyl Coated Polyester on the bottom.  The bottom of the bag is constructed in way that eliminates any exposed seams or stitch lines that would allow water to soak through.   All raw edges have been covered with binding for extra strength and to prevent the fabric from fraying over time. The 1.5″ webbing handles are also long enough to put your arm through allowing you to carry the bag on your shoulder.

On the outside there is a zippered pocket one side with a large area Loop sewn on the outside for attaching patches and name tapes. On the opposite side there is a large open top pocket.

On the inside there are hidden Steel D-Rings for attaching a Should Strap (Included) and a Heavy Duty Swivel Hook for securing small items like key rings.


Forget Black Friday. It’s a Tiger Stripe Friday Sale at OC Tactical and the New Stocking is Here

Tiger Stripe is the new black. OC Tactical is offering 15% off everything on their site through 12/2/19. Use code TIGER STRIPE to save. They carry a wide array of tactical, outdoor, and EDC gear in addition to all the tactical gear that they sew in-house so browse around when you visit the site!

If you have been following OC Tactical over the years, you know they have a very cool Christmas tradition. They release a yearly Christmas stocking and I am not talking about some weird, off-shore manufactured “tactical stocking” abomination. They release a hand made stocking that features a rare or historic camo pattern and is often made from original fabrics. These are true collector’s items.

This year’s stocking features Genuine TSP Desert Tiger Stripe pattern fabric. Like previous year’s stockings, it is lined with Litelok material and features a loop field for patches. This is the fifth stocking in the series and it will be somewhat limited.


The Resistance Patch from OC Tactical

OC Tactical has a history of creating very cool Red Dawn themed patches and stickers. Their newest patch fits that tradition. The Resistance Patch features the whole crew from the original Red Dawn to celebrate 35 years since the release of the movie.

The patch is a massive 6″ wide by 4″ tall. It has a full-color image on it and is limited to just 100 pieces. Act fast.


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