A little while ago Blue Force Gear had a contest to rename their Denied Area Pattern (DAP) packs beyond the small, medium, and large designations.
They make variants of the bags in both military color schemes and those that allow tactical operators to move through a civilian population less obtrusively.
I got an email last week saying that one of my entries, for the small DAP pack, was judged to be the winner.
As a “thank you,” BFG sent me a complimentary Micro of my own, in the Ranger Green seen here.
A small day pack roughly the size of the bookbag you’d send to school with your third-grader, the Micro is surprisingly robust in design. I haven’t exactly figured out how I’m going to use it, but that is part of the genius of the “Dapper” system.
There are a multitude of dapper inserts for this family of packs, enabling them to be used as anything from an computer bag, to a hiking pack, to a document carrier, to a tactical pack.
I’ll probably be leaning towards getting the laptop sleeve , pistol magazine and M4 magazine pouches so that I can turn it into a gun blogger’s range bag.
It’s a nice bit of kit, and I look forward to using it.
As a side note the Micro is the second thing I named this week.
I also named a new rifle cartridge, but you’re going to have to wait a while to hear and see more about that.