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  • (12:52 PM, 8/21/2013) [Insider] yukonoutfitters has the VFG answers.


zatxwoopyoax


quality posts: 1 Private Messages zatxwoopyoax

Most of these Yukon Outfitters bags are direct copies of the more expensive Maxpedtion bags. Don't let that scare you off though, they are practically the same quality, have the same features, and are half the cost.

babystewie


quality posts: 4 Private Messages babystewie
zatxwoopyoax wrote:Most of these Yukon Outfitters bags are direct copies of the more expensive Maxpedtion bags. Don't let that scare you off though, they are practically the same quality, have the same features, and are half the cost.



Been looking for something like this but can't find any reviews. I'll trust your assessment

mterakedis


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mterakedis

Anybody familiar with the MG-5076? I can't find any reviews. Thanks.

obeyadapt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages obeyadapt

Anyone know if these are waterproof? Can't seem to find anything that says if they are or aren't

PemberDucky


quality posts: 41 Private Messages PemberDucky

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obeyadapt wrote:Anyone know if these are waterproof? Can't seem to find anything that says if they are or aren't



do you mean the cases? because we've listed whether those are waterproof under the "features" for those products.

if you mean the material of the packs, then we can confirm that those are not waterpoof.

let us know if you have any additional questions.


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kanedag1


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kanedag1

More photos of the backpacks would be nice. Kinda hard to judge the size and quantity of pockets of a backpack based on one photo of the front.

robymd


quality posts: 0 Private Messages robymd
kanedag1 wrote:More photos of the backpacks would be nice. Kinda hard to judge the size and quantity of pockets of a backpack based on one photo of the front.



I agree, my mouse is hovering over the MG-5033 but without more pictures it's hard to press the button.

xarous


quality posts: 15 Private Messages xarous

How are these Boyt cases compared with a brand like Pelican? (H11, H20)


obeyadapt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages obeyadapt
PemberDucky wrote:do you mean the cases? because we've listed whether those are waterproof under the "features" for those products.

if you mean the material of the packs, then we can confirm that those are not waterpoof.

let us know if you have any additional questions.


I did mean the packs.. thanks.

yukonoutfitters


quality posts: 5 Private Messages yukonoutfitters
obeyadapt wrote:Anyone know if these are waterproof? Can't seem to find anything that says if they are or aren't



Hello Obeyadapt,

These bags are not technically waterproof but they are water resistant. They'll protect your hardware if you get caught out in the rain, but not really against prolonged showers. Hope that this helps!

loup


quality posts: 0 Private Messages loup

Is there a website with any more information about these bags at all? There are a couple I'd be interested in, but I want some more info on them first.

halfhear


quality posts: 0 Private Messages halfhear

Can we expect a ton of weed to be in one of the gun cases?

bcurt002


quality posts: 1 Private Messages bcurt002

wow in one woot session I can buy a 70" TV and a gun case. God bless America.

pootness


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pootness

Anyone know if the Tactical Alpha backpack has side pockets of any kind? I was thinking about picking one up to use as a 3 day bag/emergency kit.

HeadAcheJoe


quality posts: 4 Private Messages HeadAcheJoe

I got the overwatch bag the last go around and I'm very pleased. I haven't run it through its paces, but I'm thinking about a second one-- one as an emergency bag and one as my coaching bag-- fits everything perfectly.

sinnyc


quality posts: 3 Private Messages sinnyc
zatxwoopyoax wrote:Most of these Yukon Outfitters bags are direct copies of the more expensive Maxpedtion bags. Don't let that scare you off though, they are practically the same quality, have the same features, and are half the cost.



I disagree. I own several Maxpedition items including the Kodiak Gearslinger and I've handled some 5.11 Tactical gear. I can tell you just by looking at the photos that there is a marked difference in both construction and quality.

The MG-5032 (the Gearslinger clone, and a shameless one at that) has several immediately obvious differences:
- It's clear from the way the fabric sits: Maxpedition uses heavier fabric which is thicker and stiffer and thus has a less "topographic" texture/fewer folds. The difference between the 1000D nylon that Maxpedition uses and the 600D fabric this stuff uses is significant.
- The top and side grab handles are thinner and use thinner padding.
- The round water bottle container on the side appears to be fully circular and only sewn on to the rear seam as opposed to being a more semi-circular shape attached both front and rear thus providing more strength and stability.
- The waist strap buckle is definitely lighter weight

The MG-5033 is a ripoff of the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 back. It also clearly uses that lighter weight 600D nylon rather than the 1050D that 5.11 uses. Without additional photos it's impossible to determine what else is different.

Not having handled these products I can't make a legitimate comparison but I'm completely confident in saying that they are not the same quality as either Maxpedition or 5.11. Of course, they are also 1/3 the cost so...there ya go.

For what it's worth, if I didn't already have one, I'd might buy one for use as a simple storage/lightweight bug out bag for my car or some other place where it wouldn't be carried often. But I wouldn't even consider using one as an every day carry bag - not a chance.

DBoulant


quality posts: 2 Private Messages DBoulant
xarous wrote:How are these Boyt cases compared with a brand like Pelican? (H11, H20)



Nearly identical in form, construction and overall feel. Mine is similar to the h2o pistol case. sturdy, and was rather highly rated on Cabela's site.

Main difference between the Boyt cases and Pelican cases were the latches. Butterfly on the boyt are strudy like any roadcase, pelican are sturdy compound lever type latches. Both have the vent valve and are on the heavy side. The Boyt are worth the value I feel.

spazzychippy


quality posts: 6 Private Messages spazzychippy

Will the "Tactical Rifle Scabbard" handle an A2-carry handle AR with a milspec 20" barrel?

Also, is there room for it to fit the gun with a VFG?
The case looks very interesting, and I"m thinking of getting it pretty much as a range bag, as well as a SHTF grab-n-go setup.

lunacite


quality posts: 0 Private Messages lunacite
sinnyc wrote:I disagree. I own several Maxpedition items including the Kodiak Gearslinger and I've handled some 5.11 Tactical gear. I can tell you just by looking at the photos that there is a marked difference in both construction and quality.

The MG-5032 (the Gearslinger clone, and a shameless one at that) has several immediately obvious differences:
- It's clear from the way the fabric sits: Maxpedition uses heavier fabric which is thicker and stiffer and thus has a less "topographic" texture/fewer folds. The difference between the 1000D nylon that Maxpedition uses and the 600D fabric this stuff uses is significant.
- The round water bottle container on the side appears to be fully circular and only sewn on to the rear seam as opposed to being a more semi-circular shape attached both front and rear thus providing more strength and stability.
- The waist strap buckle is definitely lighter weight



I have the 5032 from a previous Woot, and while it is a lighter fabric, it's still quite high quality.

The round water bottle container has straps and can be woven in to the MOLLE webbing on either side or removed entirely.

There is no waist strap buckle, there's a shoulder buckle for the main strap, and one that goes from the right corner to mid-way on the shoulder strap to stabilize it.

The pockets, pouches, and fabric are quite well made, and it looks like there are more options than I could possibly use.

It's an awesome bag at a great value, and I'm going to buy another if it's still around after I get back from vacation.

kylecountryman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kylecountryman
loup wrote:Is there a website with any more information about these bags at all? There are a couple I'd be interested in, but I want some more info on them first.




I'm in the same boat as you. They aren't easy to find, but here's the only site I can find that seems to match the actual company:

https://www.facebook.com/yukonoutfitters

OR

http://www.yukon-outfitters.com/


Though there is not a lot more pictures on the site for what you're looking for.

Bret1t


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Bret1t

Just thought, but if you know any new dads and what to make their life a little easier...

Grab one of the range bags, or any of them really, and they can have a MANLY diaper bag to lug around instead of one with flowers or giraffes. (Not that there is anything wrong with giraffes.)

Later it can just be a bag for Dad or it can be passed along.
Heck you could even get name tags made up with dad or baby's name.

Did this for a son in law and he loved it.

I wish my grass was emo so it would cut itself.

maybejet


quality posts: 6 Private Messages maybejet
bcurt002 wrote:wow in one woot session I can buy a 70" TV and a gun case. God bless America.



Your post brought a tear to my eye. LOL

rocketdoctor


quality posts: 7 Private Messages rocketdoctor

trying to decide to buy the cartridge belt for duck hunting. I hunt refuges so this would hold the almost the max Im allowed to have in the blind. Anyone have experience using a cartridge belt like this when Duck hunting?

pootness


quality posts: 1 Private Messages pootness
rocketdoctor wrote:trying to decide to buy the cartridge belt for duck hunting. I hunt refuges so this would hold the almost the max Im allowed to have in the blind. Anyone have experience using a cartridge belt like this when Duck hunting?



Cartridge Belt is the way to go IMO. Best option I've found so far and this one looks to be good quality, especially for the price.

drummingpariah


quality posts: 0 Private Messages drummingpariah

I ordered a pair of the larger "scabbards" on the last go-around, and couldn't be happier. They are absolutely COVERED with velcro though, I'm still not sure I understand that. I also ordered the smaller scabbard, but it didn't fit any of my rifles so I'm using it as an excuse to buy something new.

This time, it's the breakdown bag and 'bug out bag' (as a range/pistol bag) for me. I do wish there were some more information available for these, I'm pretty impressed with the quality overall.

thebestone


quality posts: 0 Private Messages thebestone

The Yukon Outfitters MG-5033 Tactical Alpha Backpack

Looks like an exact copy of 5.11 Rush 24, which I own.

Go 5.11 for quality, period. If you don't plan on being so rough with it, $40 for this seems like a great trade off.

Cinaet


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Cinaet
rocketdoctor wrote:trying to decide to buy the cartridge belt for duck hunting. I hunt refuges so this would hold the almost the max Im allowed to have in the blind. Anyone have experience using a cartridge belt like this when Duck hunting?



An ammo belt is fast and efficient for dove hunting. I don't duck hunt, so I don't know how a belt would be for that. Seems like it would be nice except for the potential of getting shells wet and dirty.

Veyec


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Veyec

I have a Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger and the Overwatch sling looks to be an exact, mirrored copy.

My Sitka slings over my left shoulder allowing my right shoulder to be free so that I can shoulder a rifle stock without obstruction or taking off the pack. This Overwatch sling would get in my way, as a right handed shooter.

There appears to be some minor differences, as noted by others, but for the price, I would have gotten one if I didn't already own the Sitka. This Overwatch one even appears to have concealed carry pocket, but there isn't a mention of it in the description. I wonder if it is also lined with the velcro stuff to attach a holster and accessories.

FWIW, I paid ≈$100 for my Sitka. It's backed with the Maxpedition lifetime warranty, which I have had to use for a shoulder strap on my Maxpedition Versipack. I can say that Maxpedition customer service was outstanding.

Damn you Woot!

HeadAcheJoe


quality posts: 4 Private Messages HeadAcheJoe

Admittedly, I hadn't looked at the water bottle carrier that closely on the overwatch bag, until I saw someone's earlier comment.

LOVE that you can detach it with ease, and yet, it is rock solid when attached.

I went ahead and loaded it up with my coaching gear (first aid, netbook, tablet, timing devices, pens, pencils, clif bars, extra gear for my swimmers, external batteries, HRM, pocket waterproof video camera, etc). It fits everything like a dream in a very compact bag.

I'm definitely ordering a second for more of a 72-hour bag.

Ronin9


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Ronin9

I purchased the over watch sling pack last week.
Its worth the $40, but we will see if it survives a week of camping.
I am unimpressed with the low quality zippers on the bag as one compartment is unusable due to the zipper popping apart and opening. Additionally, the water bottle pouch on the side is not actually on the bag and I did not receive it. Only pals (molle) attachments.
this is a knockoff of the Maxpedition Sitka that I have wanted for some time.
I have Maxpedition products, and they use better quality zippers.
Despite its shortcomings, I am optimistic of its stitching and assembly. I would consider another yukon tactical product based on the value.

yukonoutfitters


quality posts: 5 Private Messages yukonoutfitters
spazzychippy wrote:Will the "Tactical Rifle Scabbard" handle an A2-carry handle AR with a milspec 20" barrel?

Also, is there room for it to fit the gun with a VFG?
The case looks very interesting, and I"m thinking of getting it pretty much as a range bag, as well as a SHTF grab-n-go setup.



SpazzyChippy,

The Rifle Scabbard will not work with a stationary VFG, however the fold down VFG version will fit into this case.

20" milspec barrel is no issue with a carry handle or scope.

kylecountryman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kylecountryman

Any confirmation as to when these will actually ship?

When I placed my order it said they would ship same day. I haven't received a tracking notification yet, so it didn't ship the same day (yesterday).

yukonoutfitters


quality posts: 5 Private Messages yukonoutfitters
Veyec wrote:I have a Maxpedition Sitka Gearslinger and the Overwatch sling looks to be an exact, mirrored copy.

My Sitka slings over my left shoulder allowing my right shoulder to be free so that I can shoulder a rifle stock without obstruction or taking off the pack. This Overwatch sling would get in my way, as a right handed shooter.

There appears to be some minor differences, as noted by others, but for the price, I would have gotten one if I didn't already own the Sitka. This Overwatch one even appears to have concealed carry pocket, but there isn't a mention of it in the description. I wonder if it is also lined with the velcro stuff to attach a holster and accessories.

FWIW, I paid ≈$100 for my Sitka. It's backed with the Maxpedition lifetime warranty, which I have had to use for a shoulder strap on my Maxpedition Versipack. I can say that Maxpedition customer service was outstanding.



Veyec,

You are correct.. the Overwatch has a side conceal / carry pocket with velcro on the inside that will fit everything from a .380 to a 1911. The zippered opening for the conceal carry pocket is 10.5". Apologies for this omission and thank you for bringing this up!

yukonoutfitters


quality posts: 5 Private Messages yukonoutfitters
Ronin9 wrote:I purchased the over watch sling pack last week.
Its worth the $40, but we will see if it survives a week of camping.
I am unimpressed with the low quality zippers on the bag as one compartment is unusable due to the zipper popping apart and opening. Additionally, the water bottle pouch on the side is not actually on the bag and I did not receive it. Only pals (molle) attachments.
this is a knockoff of the Maxpedition Sitka that I have wanted for some time.
I have Maxpedition products, and they use better quality zippers.
Despite its shortcomings, I am optimistic of its stitching and assembly. I would consider another yukon tactical product based on the value.



Ronin9,

Drop us an email at customerservice@yukon-outfitters.com so we can find out how to make your zipper issue right. Thank you for your business.

yukonoutfitters


quality posts: 5 Private Messages yukonoutfitters
sinnyc wrote:I disagree. I own several Maxpedition items including the Kodiak Gearslinger and I've handled some 5.11 Tactical gear. I can tell you just by looking at the photos that there is a marked difference in both construction and quality.

The MG-5032 (the Gearslinger clone, and a shameless one at that) has several immediately obvious differences:
- It's clear from the way the fabric sits: Maxpedition uses heavier fabric which is thicker and stiffer and thus has a less "topographic" texture/fewer folds. The difference between the 1000D nylon that Maxpedition uses and the 600D fabric this stuff uses is significant.
- The top and side grab handles are thinner and use thinner padding.
- The round water bottle container on the side appears to be fully circular and only sewn on to the rear seam as opposed to being a more semi-circular shape attached both front and rear thus providing more strength and stability.
- The waist strap buckle is definitely lighter weight

The MG-5033 is a ripoff of the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 back. It also clearly uses that lighter weight 600D nylon rather than the 1050D that 5.11 uses. Without additional photos it's impossible to determine what else is different.

Not having handled these products I can't make a legitimate comparison but I'm completely confident in saying that they are not the same quality as either Maxpedition or 5.11. Of course, they are also 1/3 the cost so...there ya go.

For what it's worth, if I didn't already have one, I'd might buy one for use as a simple storage/lightweight bug out bag for my car or some other place where it wouldn't be carried often. But I wouldn't even consider using one as an every day carry bag - not a chance.



Sinnyc,

With ammo costing so much these days we don't think that you should have to take out a loan for a good bag. Give us a try and if this bag can't take your day to day grind then we'll replace it.

Thanks for looking!

nbirnbaum2


quality posts: 2 Private Messages nbirnbaum2

I like the magnifiers and need some for my eotech xps's.
I need a few but I use them for work maritime ops... if they fail I put my life on the line.
Failure is not an option for me and good mounts cost 2x as much as the pkg. Looks great for plinking though.

Im ordering 1 for a plinking ar I built... not for work use.

nathan birnbaum

scottcaton


quality posts: 0 Private Messages scottcaton

Do any of these sights work on a .357 Python 8inch barrel????

mcgs999


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I need an 18 hour bag (to get me to my 72 hour bag) to keep in my car. The Overwatch seems like the way to go. Am I off base with this one? What's the weight on it?

Thanks.

jabutz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jabutz

I'm needing to start work on my bugout bag, and the Yukon Outfitters Bugout Bag looks like it might fit the bill. I like that it has the dividers so things can stay organized. I was thinking about the Tactical Alpha Backpack, but it doesn't look as big.

This is a great Woot sale, it is saving me from an hour drive to the Army Surplus store to see what they have in stock.