ELC Kit Bags

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by Smithy, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    The SoF aviators kit bag arrived today and I am really pleased with it. The canvas is good and heavy duty, the stitching looks good and overall it seems really sound. It actually has a very army surplus feel to it, it looks and feels like a bit of military kit, not an over-engineered repro. In terms of accuracy it's very good and seems to be more accurate than it's much more highly priced competition. Obviously it doesn't have the 1940s zipper copies or NOS ones but it's a bag so I can live with that and for £40 you really can't go wrong.

    I'll take some photos and post them up here when I get a chance (my free time is still devoted to a DIY room renovation at the moment!).
     
    stanier, Cocker and Greg Gale like this.
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Location:
    Berkshire, U.K.
    Did you go for the larger or smaller of the two bags?
     
  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    Hi Steve I went with the medium which matches the standard size of wartime bags. Another good thing with the SoF bag which is accurate to the originals is that the straps go the whole way round the bag.

    Very chuffed with mine!
     
  4. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
  5. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,586
    Location:
    Berkshire, U.K.
  6. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,939
    Location:
    Cornwall, UK
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    Be interesting to know how many pockets are on the inside on originals. Carl? :)
     
  8. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,539
    I've never seen the inside of an original. Didn't know they had pockets. I thought it was a large single compartment bag.
     
  9. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    I've never handled an original so am completely in the dark as to whether the inner pockets are a new convenience thing with modern repros.

    Damn handy bags though, I can see mine is going to get a lot of use.
     
  10. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    There is 1 side pocket on the inside . :)
     
  11. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    Thanks Carl. So the few pockets on the inside of repros are a nod to modern convenience.
     
  12. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    Basically its a big piece of fabric stitched to the inside but im sure there is a vertical line of stitching to make it into "2" if you get my drift ?
     
    Smithy likes this.
  13. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    Thanks Carl!
     
  14. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,939
    Location:
    Cornwall, UK
    That’s what my ELC has.
     
    Carl likes this.
  15. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,950
    Location:
    Norway
    Seems like the ELC has the SoF beat on interior accuracy then and the SoF wins for exterior accuracy.
     
  16. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    Ill get a pic took :D
     
  17. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    My mistake ! They have a total of 5 pockets.
    Just checked my others and all are like this.

    Carl
    20180707_094746.jpg
     
    Steve27752 likes this.
  18. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    20180707_115459.jpg 20180707_115513.jpg 20180707_115534.jpg 20180707_115622.jpg as "KIT BAGS " go , this one is a little "strange" to say the least !!:D
     
    Greg Gale likes this.
  19. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    Back on topic , am i seeing things correctly on the ELC site ?? £224 for a AN6505 bag ?
     
  20. Persimmon

    Persimmon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,356
    Location:
    Nottingham England
    Is that not for the painted bag.
    The standard bag is available for a very very reasonable price of just £149.99
     

Share This Page