G.P.S. Tactical Range Backpack Review
When it comes to range backpacks, there are a ton of options on the market, and I have used and reviewed most of them. So, when I came across the much talked about G.P.S. Tactical range backpack, I was expecting more of the same, to be honest.
However, when I saw it in person and looked around, it impressed me like no other backpack could all these years. G.P.S. has achieved the perfect trifecta of practicality, durability, and comfort with this backpack.
I love this range backpack so much that I almost exclusively use it whenever I hit the range. I've decided to review the bag and help my fellow range shooter.
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Let us take a more in-depth look at this excellent backpack and see why it is among the best of the best in the market, shall we?
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Features That You Will Love
The G.P.S. Tactical backpack has all the specialties of an ideal range backpack. Here are some of the features that make it stand out.
When I decide to hit the range, I like to have a backpack that can carry everything that I might need. From my weapons, ammunition, and targets to everything in between. I have used many range backpacks that are just too small to carry anything more than the guns and ammo.
The G.P.S. backpack, however, takes a different route.
It is sufficiently sized to house a lot of stuff that you might need including all your tech, IDs, keys, tools, rangefinders, gloves ear protection and a ton of other things as well. That said, the backpack is not too bulky to make it challenging to carry either for most people.
Another thing that I love about this backpack is the rugged construction. You can tell that this backpack is made to last. Made from high-quality denier nylon and an internal honeycomb frame, it can take quite a beating. The stitching on this bad boy is also very durable.
Even the zippers used are high-quality jam-proof zippers as well.
Unlike many backpacks available in the market, this backpack won't fade with time either. I have had mine for over six months now, and it looks the same.
One feature that I particularly liked about the design is that they have included an inbuilt cover for the backpack made of a synthetic material that you can use to protect it from the rain. All you need to do is open a zipper and pull the cover out, that's, it!
Compartments are the soul of any range backpack. If they are not laid out correctly, they can ruin your experience, and the bag becomes useless. G.P.S. has done a great job in designing the compartments on this backpack as well. I love the fact that there are as many as five compartments.
The front of the backpack has three compartments that have a sturdy zipper on them. The first compartment also has a place to keep all your tools and ammo. The second pouch is also quite deep and has a keyring and an additional pouch to hold your IDs and wallet. You can also store your cell phone in this compartment as well.
The main compartment to hold the guns is lined by a hard-plastic lining that maintains the shape of the backpack. You can store up to three guns in the main compartment. There are three removable pouched in this compartment for holding the guns securely as well.
That’s not all…
All the compartments are lined with a soft Velcro material so that you can attach any stickers you want. The front of the backpack has a unique ‘Y'-shaped strap that I find extremely useful to keep my rolled-up jacket. There is also a space for holding your target rolls as well. There is also plenty of MOLLE straps all around the front as well.
Trust me; this thing has so much space that you will never have to worry about your stuff.
If the backpack is not comfortable to carry, then everything else is a sheer waste. Thankfully, the G.P.S. tactical range backpack is extremely convenient to carry around. It has nice padded shoulder straps that distribute the weight evenly and don't dig into your shoulders.
I also love the fact that they have also included a waist belt that keeps the backpack secure and balanced when you carry it.
I have carried this backpack on many trips, and I can assure you that it is one of the most comfortable bags to carry. The back panel also has a contoured surface that allows for excellent airflow and is comfortable to carry even in the desert.
The most common complaint with this backpack is the bulk. Some people may not particularly enjoy the bulk, but trust me, it is extremely easy to carry.
Besides, you get used to the size quite easily. After a few days, you won't even feel it.
Another thing that kind of bothers me is the fact that the shoulder straps could have been a bit longer, especially for taller people. That said, it is not a deal breaker in any way, shape or form!
The backpack is not very light. They could have used a lighter material without compromising on the durability.
The G.P.S. tactical range backpack is an excellent value for money. It is sturdy, has a ton of compartments, is comfortable to carry and is quite durable as well. It fulfills the criteria for a great tactical range backpack without a doubt. It has one of best design implementation that I have seen. Here are few more top rated tactical backpack.
The best part?
Everything is where it is supposed to be, and you don't have to flounder to find something you need.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [Important]
Can you lock the backpack?
Well, you can lock the main compartment that has a double zipper with a small lock. However, the individual cases that hold the guns can’t be locked as they have just the one zipper.
What size guns can I carry in the backpack?
The three inner individual compartments have a dimension of 11 X 8 X 3 inches. You should be easily able to carry three Glock 21 or smaller sized guns in the three pouches. That said, if you have thicker pistols such as the Beretta 92, you can fit two of them in the main compartment.
Can you buy replacement gun pouches that go in the main compartment?
Yes. You can buy the individual compartments online. Just search for “G Outdoors Tactical Pistol Case."
Is there any warranty?
There is a one-year manufacturer’s warranty. However, you might need to contact the manufacturer to find out the exact terms.
Can I carry a water bladder in the back compartment?
You should be able to carry a small water bladder but, I would instead suggest you carry a bottle than a bladder.
It might be a bit expensive compared to the competition, but the features it brings to the table makes it a smart buy. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tactical range backpack.