The Covert Rifle Bag (CRB) was developed through a collaborative effort between 2 Vet Arms and London Bridge Trading with the goal of making a bag that doesn’t look like a rifle bag, yet is capable of carrying a full-sized, broken down AR (16″ barrel). The CRB is a kit, and consists of two main parts: the rifle insert and the pack.
I have seen this bag and I have had an opportunity to use this bag and I am impressed. It is well designed and the construction I saw on four different samples was superb. If the packs itself wasn’t nice enough, the rifle insert is a great touch, that allows you to transport and store the carbine outside of the pack.
The rifle insert is internally lined with Velcro loop and comes with hook backed rifle insert tie downs which secure the rifle components with nylon straps. Additionally, there is a hook-backed medium magazine pouch which stores up to five STANAG 30 rd magazines. External carrying straps allow the rifle bag to be carried around as a separate unit from the pack.
The pack features heavy duty, wide straps designed to distribute the load well across the shoulders. The back consists of a breathable, padded mesh for comfort, and full-length zippers next to the back on either side reveal a laptop/iPad compartment and concealed carry pouch accessible while wearing the pack. Yes, you can actually access a sidearm while wearing the pack. The front of the pack features multiple zippered pockets and a Velcro loop pad for identification and/or morale patches. The 2 front compartment zipper form a “V” to signify LBT’s partnership with 2 Vets Arms Company.
As with the rifle insert, the pack is also internally lined with loop, built to be compatible with LBT’s Velcro admin pouches, as with the Arc’teryx Khard bags but will also accept other Velcro-backed pouches. This allows the CRB to function as a MASCAL medical bag if the rifle inserts are removed. It also does a great job as a day pack, regardless of whether the rifle insert is used, or the internal pouch setup.
Available in the following colors:
Arc’teryx Wolf Grey
Kryptek Highlander (1st QTR 2014)
I know a few other colors have been kicked around but according to 2 Vets Arms, at this point, Woodland is not happening.