Off-body concealed carry can be an effective strategy as long as the bag, pack or case housing your handgun doesn't make you sluggish.
Drawing from a backpack or briefcase crammed with 20 pounds of electronic devices, file folders and gym clothes is most likely inefficient at best, which is why Aaron Tweedie embraced the less-is-more concept when he designed the Man-PACK.
The Man-PACK has just two compartments: one for carrying a tablet or small laptop, and another for carrying a pistol. The latter is padded with neoprene to both cushion the sidearm and prevent it from printing.
Holsters and magazine holders with belt clips attach to the nylon webbing sewn inside the gun compartment, and a wide, zippered opening provides access.
The adjustable, contoured carry strap allows you to tote the Man-PACK three ways: across the body, with the bag behind your back or in front of your torso, or on the shoulder.
A pocket with a magnetic closure on the strap keeps your cell phone handy. Four more pockets (two with zippers) inside the main compartment offer organization for small items.
A larger exterior pocket, collapsible water-bottle holder, and pen and pencil loops provide storage on the outside. Besides serving as a discreet concealed-carry bag, the Man-PACK could easily serve as a travel, motorcycle or even diaper bag, blending in with the crowd without becoming a burden.
The Man-PACK is available in canvas duck or water-resistant 600-denier pack cloth, four colors and two sizes. The main compartment will also accommodate a Dyneema level 3A ballistic panel insert (sold separately).
MSRP: $44.95 to $69.95.