New From Hazard 4: Watson Lumbar Chest Pack

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While ‘on the hip or in the safe’ is obviously the preferred way to go, we all know that plenty of people regularly pack off-body. And if you’re gonna carry in something you have to carry, you might as well carry in something tactical, ammiright? Hazard 4 sure hopes you do since they make what they call “progressive tactical” luggage. Sure, you could use their new Watson as a diaper bag and it would work just fine. But it also has a main compartment Velcro patch to add one of their Stickup holsters to accommodate your preferred pistol. They don’t really do press releases, but make the jump for features and specs . . .



_ external front pockets fit multiple rifle/pistol magazines
_ middle front pocket has velcro field for mounting our popular universal
pistol holster (Stickup™)
_ large front organizer pocket for gun-care tools, etc.
_ side-MOLLE field for magazine pouches, patches, etc.
_ rotates around the large padded strap from lumbar area to chest
_ modular (MOLLE) webbing on main strap for pouches, etc.
_ padded rear area for fast access to tablets, netbooks, etc.
_ thermoformed back padding for ventillation and durability
_ two large side-pockets fit up to 1L Nalgene® bottle
_ large front pocket with organizer for pens, knives, small tools, etc.
_ front velcro patch area and modular webbing (MOLLE)
_ large top/bottom grab-handles
_ bottom compression strap
_ fuzzy-lined inside edges for attaching holsters/patches, etc.
_ adjustable stabilizer strap to securely hold bag to body


EXTERNAL SIZE_ ~15″ L x 8.7″ W x 5.1″ W (38 x 22 x 13 cm)
MAIN MATERIAL_ Invista® 1000D Cordura®
COLORS_ black/coyote
DESIGN_ Long Beach, California – In-House Team.
MSRP_ $122.99


  1. avatar Halinator says:

    Not made in the USA? Not interested.

    1. avatar Adam says:

      Not only manufactured outside the US, it’s designed in the communist state of California, so double No thanks.

  2. avatar Nanashi says:

    Try as I might, I can’t seem to come up with a use for a tactical single shoulderstrap backpack. Am I missing something?

    1. avatar rlc2 says:

      kewl – a shoot me first diaper bag.

    2. avatar DJ says:

      Trauma kit.

  3. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    Unless you’re into surgical embedding of your favorite carry piece, I suggest that ALL carry is “off body “.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      Yes, but there a snatch-and-run thief can get your oddly shaped single strap backpack, taking your pants is not usually an option.

      1. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

        I see two straps. The one labeled 10 seems to eliminate the snatch and grab doesn’t it?

        1. avatar Stinkeye says:

          I doubt that flimsy plastic buckle would hold up to a determined thief tearing the bag off your shoulder. Add the fact that it fairly screams “THERE’S A GUN IN HERE”, making it a likelier target for a snatcher, and I don’t think I’d trust my gat to that little secondary strap.

          If you were to surgically embed a holster, wouldn’t that be “in-body”?

  4. avatar Brian says:

    On their website they have a tactical poncho. A TACTICAL. PONCHO.

    1. avatar Pulatso says:

      Perfect for my Mall Ninja with No Name outfit!

    2. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      You don’t understand, it’s more high speed, low drag than other regular ponchos… For those rainy night ops when rappelling out of helicopter in a regular ponchos just isn’t an option.

    3. avatar Brian says:

      The best part is the name: Pancho Villa

    4. avatar Brennan says:

      Ban Assault Ponchos!

  5. avatar Hannibal says:

    “And if you’re gonna carry in something you have to carry, you might as well carry in something tactical, ammiright?”

    No, you are not right. Off-body carry is bad enough without magnifying its flaws by making it obvious.

  6. avatar A-Rod says:

    Okay, serious question. I want some kind of backpack or satchel for EDC or items too big to carry on my body, kinda like a Bug Out Bag but not all those items, and the backpack/satchel/whatever needs to NOT have the tactical look. No military look, no MOLLE, nothing that draws attention to itself. Incognito is the goal. I want something better than the LLBean backpack I used in college that has yet to die 20 years after graduation. Suggestions/recommendations?

    1. avatar JTwig says:

      I use my old lap-top bag for everyday carry (tried carrying a backpack, but it look silly on a man in his thirties). It has two large interior compartments (roughly 10″x14″ each), several internal pockets that can hold pens, paper, Mylar blankets (folded), and even a decent sized exterior pocket. Nobody ever gives it a second look; virtually everyone at work or the bus stop carries something similar (though I doubt they keep what I keep in it). It has a single strap, which can be carried on a single shoulder, or over the head and across the torso for greater security. It’s able to carry both my winter and summer supplies.

      Of course my all time favorite carry bag is the satchel bag that my grandfather carried in the Pacific. It feels like it is indestructible, though it’s not very inconspicuous.

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      Google “messenger bag.” Lots of different colors, styles–and outrageous prices. For that incognito look, try something in a size that would fir a tablet or a mini laptop. Full size bags are invisible but bulky. Some camera lens bags might work too (I have one with a zippered top, but I have actual lenses in it). Whatever you find, it must have a sturdy cross-shoulder strap.

  7. avatar JTwig says:

    Other than a “Get Home Bag” for a car, I can’t really see much use for this. Most people are not “operators” and have no need for a small bag that can carry just enough ammo, food, water, and other supplies for a single afternoon.

    1. avatar DJ says:

      Might make a decent bag for a trauma kit. But I think I’d just buy the BlackHawk kit.

  8. avatar ensitue says:

    No, and Hell NO

  9. avatar Mark N. says:

    I don’t understand this whole “tactical” thing. Other than hunting gear (common around here in the fall), you don’t see anyone doing the “tactical” thing. Being in my 50’s, there is no way I would carry any sort of tactical bag unless I was going to the range–and I wear 5.11s pretty much all the time. I can’t imagine carrying a bag like this in ANY urban area.

  10. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    Judging by the brass flying. She has a full auto m14.

    If she can keep it on target that much after that many rounds, I’m not sure I want to mess with her. Gun or not!!!


  11. avatar 4thInfantryStephens says:

    Tacti-cool? Check…
    Not a useful design? Check…
    Cost about $180 after shipping? Check…

    That’s the perfecta of a non-starter for me. I’d rather not look like a target by wearing something so blatantly “tactical” in my everyday carry. You’re just drawing attention at that point. Like their tactical poncho, WhoTF would wear that? And that clocks in at about $160 shipped.

  12. avatar Governmentknowsbest! says:

    Garbage…manufactured for mouth breathers who learned firearm nomenclature from Medal of Honor…EAD

    1. avatar David PA/NJ says:

      Is there supposed to be a problem with people first getting interested in firearms from playing video games?

      1. avatar Governmentknowsbest! says:

        Nooo, it’s just another POS marketed to SSgt Lazyboy and the 360 brigade. I don’t have an issue with a video game sparking someone’s interest in firearms as long as they unplug themselves from the TV and go out and get a real education in safety, use, etc. My comment was aimed at the sofa elite who keep these a$$clowns in business because they are spellbound by the word “tactical”. Pause the game next time and look up nomenclature because I didn’t say anything about interest.

  13. avatar pcrh says:

    Is that an M14/M1A SOCOM in the picture?? Straight box mag with release lever in the rear…rail…garand style safety…flash suppressor…I think it is!

    1. avatar ensitue says:

      Yes that’s what it’s SUPPOSED to Be but why would a Super Model be packing one, especially one with 3 sighting systems?
      Someone call Marketing, Stat!

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