Becker Field Bag Review

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Panzer, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Panzer

    Panzer Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    202
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ohio
    Recently 5Col Survival Supply sent me the Becker Field Bag to check out. If you haven’t seen or heard of this bag you might be surprised. It’s one of those items that is so unique on the market that your jaw drops when first handling it.
    [​IMG]

    The Becker Field Bag was designed my legendary knife designer Ethan Becker. Ethan wanted to produce a travel/edc bag that he could not find on the market. It was something that fit many roles but had a low profile look and feel. What he came up with is pure genius. A bag that looks good in the board room but can also carry a pistol, can be carried all over the world by a private contractor or adventure journalist but also work for a ordinary daily commuter.

    A Place for Everything

    Besides the civilian look and feel (no tactical molle or patch panels). The BFB is a well thought out load monster that has a place for everything without becoming a hodgepodge of useless pockets.

    A padded Ipad/Notebook pocket, pen pockets and few other pockets line the inside of the bag.
    [​IMG]

    A hidden gun pocket for the pro who needs to carry a weapon discreetly.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The back side of the bag that houses the gun pocket also has quick access zipper pouch for and a row of molle for attaching a fixed blade knife or blow out kit.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The sides of the bag feature a collapsible water bottle pocket complete with drain holes. And of the opposite side a flapped pocket large enough to fit an Iphone 6 Plus. Nice!
    [​IMG]

    An attached shoulder pad completes the bag with adjust on each side of the strap and a sewn-in shoulder pad that doesn’t slip around all over the place.
    [​IMG]

    Another feature is a padded bottom. This makes the BFB the perfect photo journalist bag. I was able to easily carry my Nikon plus an additional lens in the main compartment.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Now if the features haven’t peaked your interest or that its designer is a legendary knife icon, then hearing its made 100% in the USA should. The BFB is made by Walking Foot Gear that helped with the design process. The materials are top notch cordura fabric and the stitching is phenomenal. This is not a cheap knock off bag!
    [​IMG]

    I want to thank 5Col Survival Supply for the chance to handle this awesome piece of gear.

    Details:
    Designed by Ethan Becker and Karen Noggle
    Weight: 1 lb 10 oz.
    Width: 11 in. x 14 in. x 5 in.
    Made in Knoxville, Tennessee by Walking Foot Gear

    Video on my youtube channel
     
  2. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    8,816
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    My wife uses this thing all the time and loves it. People are always asking her where they can get one.

    I'm honestly not sure why this hasn't become more popular. I guess it's just not getting enough exposure. It's pretty much, the perfect small bag.
     
    Panzer, 5col and R Stowe like this.
  3. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    I was lucky enough to get to see the prototype that Ethan had prior to release. Excellent design. Price is a bit high if you are used to buying bags made by 5 year olds in SE Asia but comparable to price point of US products.
     
    Panzer, 5col and R Stowe like this.
  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Member

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Illinois
    Awesome bag. I personally think the expense of it is why it doesn't sell better. Not saying it isn't worth it, but it is pricey.
     
    Panzer, Creaky Bones and 5col like this.
  5. Panzer

    Panzer Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    202
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ohio
    The perfect small bag is the best way to describe it for sure. The price kills it for most folks, which is too bad.
     
    5col and The Warrior like this.
  6. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    @5col, any price discount for forum members?
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.
  7. BigJake

    BigJake Member

    Messages:
    813
    Likes Received:
    1,734
    Location:
    Missouri Ozarks
    Good review, Panzer.

    I like that bag.
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.
  8. 5col

    5col Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1,157
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    The answer is yes, as you are already aware.
     
    Panzer and DYSPHORIC JOY like this.
  9. Expat

    Expat Expat™ Knives Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,080
    Likes Received:
    8,816
    Location:
    SE of Disorder
    Just spend a few minutes surfing GORUCK and KIFARU's websites before buying and it won't seem so pricey.

    "Buy American" requires stepping up. American manufacturing has got to be some of the most expensive on the planet. Not saying that's wrong or right, I'm just saying that there is a substantial price to pay for keeping money here.

    That being said, this bag is totally worth the money.
     
  10. The Warrior

    The Warrior Member

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Illinois
    I get it. We used to talk about these sorts of things. My son used to play semi-pro paintball, and his "markers" were over $1,000 each, when a DVD player was $30 bucks, haha. Supply and demand.
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.
  11. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    HA! Didn't even realize it was you until I received the e-mail response.
     
    Panzer likes this.
  12. Mike Perrin

    Mike Perrin Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    448
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    USA
    I'm going to interject a little more information here that needs to go with everything already said about this bag. The sew shop in Knoxville, TN, Walking Foot Gear Inc., co-owned by Karen Noggle had at least as much input into the design of this bag as Ethan did. Many of the neat little tricks on this bag are solely Karen Noggle though Ethan came to the shop with the original idea. Ethan does have some brilliant ideas once in a while)))))))
    It is a killer, USA made bag. And yes it is likely that it hasn't been marketed well that would account for it not being more popular. It is way too cheap for what you get. So I guess price is "too high" or "too cheap" depending on perspective. If you can find anything made as well for the price I'd be surprised. Maxpedition is nowhere near this caliber of work or materials.))
    Andy at 5COL has brought this bag to the forefront now and I know of no other dealer selling them.
    It is a very high quality bag. Buy one, or two.)) Mike
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
    Panzer, 5col and Strigidae like this.
  13. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,838
    Likes Received:
    6,013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Land of Copperheads and Baccer Spit
    I would say more like zero marketing. Lot of work goes into making that bag. The only thing that I don't like is the lack of hook and loop in the firearm pocket.
     
    Panzer likes this.
  14. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

    Messages:
    3,304
    Likes Received:
    7,827
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Alabama
    You have to be in the special club to buy this bag. We don't need to stinkin' marketing.
     
    Zeek, Panzer and 5col like this.
  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Member

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Illinois
    You are the other co-owner, correct?
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.
  16. Delkancott

    Delkancott Member

    Messages:
    2,188
    Likes Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    SEMA
    Did I miss the price?

    Also, will the main compartment fit a laptop by chance?
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.
  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Member

    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Illinois
    Panzer, 5col, Strigidae and 1 other person like this.
  18. Delkancott

    Delkancott Member

    Messages:
    2,188
    Likes Received:
    3,531
    Location:
    SEMA
    Panzer, 5col and The Warrior like this.
  19. 5col

    5col Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    1,157
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    ESEE Forum discount code is SHEEPLE. That will get you 5% off all the items in your order, anytime you order.

    Shipping is always free for all the items on our site as long as you're in the US or APO/FPO.
     
  20. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,070
    Likes Received:
    11,554
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    HA HA HA! Classic!!!
     
    Panzer and 5col like this.

Share This Page