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#242741 - 03/08/12 10:47 PM Pocket Organizer
bacpacjac Offline
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I needed a new wallet and have been lusting after the Maxpedition Mini Pocket Organizer so I headed to the local army surplus store to check it out. They didn't have one frown but they did have the Condor version so I picked it up.

It appears to be a bit smaller than the Maxpedition and doesn't have as many elastic loops or the second large internal pocket. but I'm having fun playing around with it and it seems to hold a fair amount. My wallet busted a zipper so I'm leary about trying to jam too much stuff in there. So far it's got:

-cash, bank cards, DL, calling card, etc.
-small note pad
-pen
-pencil
-sharpie
-mag lite solitare
-3-in-1 whistle, fire steel, compass
-disposable rain poncho
-CPR face shield, a few bandaids and prep pads
-SAK
-mini bic
-lip balm
-safety pin
-paper clip
-nail clippers
-2 tampons

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going to add some advil, an eye glass repair kit and spare keys for my house and Jeep. I also want to get a pen light to replace the solitare.

Any other suggestions?

EDIT: I added 2 spare AAAs and about 6 feet of duct tape wrapped on an old gift card. Can't imagine getting much more in there now, except the advil, glasses repair kit and spare keys. Different stuff, yes. More stuff, no.


Edited by bacpacjac (03/09/12 11:19 PM)
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#242742 - 03/08/12 11:02 PM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: bacpacjac]
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I went with the CountyComm Diplomat pocket organizer. The "belt loop and pull handle on the rear of the pouch" readily attached to the webbing of the EOD Utility bag.
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#242744 - 03/08/12 11:23 PM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: bacpacjac]
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This reminds me, I have one sitting here that I bought the other weekend and haven't even touched - the Condor one just like yours.

Guess I need to see what I want to put in it.

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#242746 - 03/08/12 11:58 PM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: Russ]
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Originally Posted By: Russ
I went with the CountyComm Diplomat pocket organizer. The "belt loop and pull handle on the rear of the pouch" readily attached to the webbing of the EOD Utility bag.


The Condor Pocket Pouch is similar, Russ, but not quite as robust. (I took is US flag patch of mine. No offence intended. It's just that I'm not American. I'm Canuckian!)


Edited by bacpacjac (03/09/12 12:05 AM)
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#242747 - 03/09/12 12:02 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: 2005RedTJ]
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Originally Posted By: 2005RedTJ
This reminds me, I have one sitting here that I bought the other weekend and haven't even touched - the Condor one just like yours.

Guess I need to see what I want to put in it.


Get to it, Red! Let's compare notes!
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#242749 - 03/09/12 12:51 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: bacpacjac]
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Your idea of a wallet is different from mine grin.

I'd replace the Maglite Solitaire with a better flashlight, like a Thrunite Ti (https://illuminationsupply.com/ti-black-p-95.html?zenid=2eb838cb7bdb16632a5aa5d848a89816_ -- no affiliation other than as a customer).

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#242750 - 03/09/12 01:15 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Your idea of a wallet is different from mine grin.


LOL! I was just thinking that Chaos. It's twice the size if the one it replaced and is, clearly, way more than a wallet. Shaking my head at what you people have done to me! ;0

It's really an in-between between my old wallet and my purse. It fits in my jacket pockets and cargo pants pockets, which is a nice compromise. It also fits nicely in my daypack and GHB.


Edited by bacpacjac (03/09/12 01:22 AM)
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#242751 - 03/09/12 01:16 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet

I'd replace the Maglite Solitaire with a better flashlight, like a Thrunite Ti (https://illuminationsupply.com/ti-black-p-95.html?zenid=2eb838cb7bdb16632a5aa5d848a89816_ -- no affiliation other than as a customer).


I looked T some Fenix lights today. Haven't seen a Thrunite but I've added to my recon list. Thanks for the tip!
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#242755 - 03/09/12 01:35 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
Condor's stuff depending on the year it was made will either last forever or fall apart in weeks. I have a Condor knock off of the Maxpedition Proteus that essentially ever stitch in it came undone within 2 weeks. Then I have a Condor knock off of their M2 Pouch. Lasted me 4 years now without a single problem.


Thanks Izzy. I guess I need to try not to stuff it too full.

Ya know, Izzy, you started my quest for the Maxpedition organizer. Love the video you did on your EDC organizer! So, thanks again!

P.s. I just saw that Maxpedition also has a micro pocket organizer. shocked


Edited by bacpacjac (03/09/12 02:28 AM)
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#242761 - 03/09/12 02:54 AM Re: Pocket Organizer [Re: bacpacjac]
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I was shopping for a pocket organizer some time ago. I found many pictures on edcforums:

http://tiforums.com/threads/edc-pocket-organizer-pics.36134/

It seems that most such organizers are variations on a theme, and companies like CountyComm or Maxpedition all make their own versions. They're around 4x6 or so, made of heavy synthetic fabric, can open fully like a book/clamshell, closes with a zipper, and have tons of pockets (usually for tubular objects like pens or screwdrivers). Some of them have MOLLE.

I don't like them. Here's why:
  • Too thick. My pockets are not particularly big, and the sturdy construction means more bulk. If I want something that big, I will probably just step up to a purse. (Yes, I'm a man, and I'm OK with that term. Shakespeare uses it, so there's no shame.)
  • The pockets in the organizer often do not have enough variety. Many of the pockets are for tubular objects, and I don't carry five different pens. You end up squeezing a bunch of stuff into the one big pocket, which is typically very flat because it's designed for a notebook. That makes getting things out harder.
  • While many people like the zipper and clamshell opening, I do not. It makes it harder to discreetly take out just one item. You have to take out the pocket organizer, open it, and then take what you need. Hello, world, check out my goodies!
  • The tactical look may draw unwanted attention.


Right now I'm using an Eagle Creek Travel Sac. If I want to get something, I unzip it without even removing it from my pocket, reach down and feel for the thing I need, and take it out. It would be best if I can put in compartments/inner pockets.

If someone knows of a thin pocket organizer that is basically like a Travel Sac with compartments, please let me know. (Eagle Creek does make something with compartments, but it's too big.)


Edited by Bingley (03/09/12 02:55 AM)

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