I’m a sucker for a good bandoleer or fighting bag. This useful gear item is largely underappreciated and, in my opinion, would be more broadly useful to many people than something like a dedicated chest rig or belt rig. So, when John at UW Gear brought the Sewjourn Gear Minute Man Bag to my attention, I knew I would have to cover it here.
The Minute Man Bag is a “quick grab and go bag to be kept by your rifle”. The interior is large enough to hold essential support items like rifle mags, a water bottle, IFAK, and potentially more. To support this mission, the backside interior of the bag is lined with loop Velcro so that the inside is easily configurable.
If you have ever used a bag like this, you’ll know that it can be frustrating when the bag does not have enough structure to hold its shape. The Minute Man Bag is constructed in a way that it will hold its shape, making it easier to retrieve and stow the contents.
The bag also includes a removable, supplementary stabilizer strap. When installed, which can be done quickly, this strap locks the bag in place on the wearer to minimize the bag’s movement while the wearer is active.