We received a box from Direct Action yesterday. Anyone who often visits this site knows I abhor un-boxing posts and videos BUT I had to show the DA packaging….
That’s not a t-shirt on top. Each bag they sent us came in its own black Direction Action tote bag. I thought it was a nice touch that also protects the bags during shipping.
The manufacturer sent over two of the packs from their Legacy Line, which was introduced at the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg Germany in March 2014.
The Small Messenger is compact at 13 X 9.5 X 5.5″ and I was pleasantly surprised about how light it was. Direct Action went with 500D Cordura nylon and laser cut MOLLE. As a result, the bag only weighs 1.6 pounds, which puts it in the featherweight class compared to other tactical messengers.
The Dragon Egg is a mid-sized backpack also made from 500D Cordura brand nylon. It measures 19 X 10.5 X 7″ with an overall capacity of 1526 cubic inches. Just about the right size for an Everyday Carry pack. I immediately noticed the Paracord carry handle and glove friendly zipper pulls which, in addition to being aesthetically cool, are also features that make the bag much more user-friendly.
Overall impressions of both are very favorable out of the box. Quality is very good. I’m especially impressed with the Small Messenger. The layout is simple and efficient. I can tell the designers were thoughtful about how the bag might be used. Organization is left up to the user by leveraging the MOLLE and loop lined internal compartments. It’s early but I already know I’m going to enjoy carrying this bag.
Reviews on both the Direct Action Small Messenger and Dragon Egg Backpack will be coming later this Spring. Stay tuned!