The bag is based on the canvas M7 Bandoleer, a Vietnam-era satchel used to carry an M18A1 Claymore mine and associated equipment. The signature look of the two-pocket original is retained, but the updated Claymore adds a large pocket across the bag’s width to carry a small laptop or tablet computer in an optional padded sleeve.
This isn’t a cheaply made, mass-market nylon bag. CFF is using Duro 70d LiteLok lightweight synthetic fabric for the bag’s exterior and lining it with a 500d Cordura fabric inside for some structure. They’re also using weapon sling hardware (what looks to be HK snap hooks) so you can run your favorite sling setup if you want to customize the bag.
There’s three ways to secure the main flap (all included): old school snaps, hook & loop, or Fighter Design covert magnet closures. These magnetic snaps cover the hook & loop panel, turning it into a silent snap in seconds.
There’s elastic daisy chaining and hook & loop pile in the pockets to keep things organized and modular. The bag also comes with a pair of hook & loop backed shingle cases to hold shades and a phone (or a 5.56 mag, if that’s your thing) in either of the front pockets.
CFF is going to offer a suite of optional cases for the Claymore to organize and protect your gear. They’ve already got the iPad Mini sleeve done and are working on sleeves for the iPad, Kindle and Surface that should be out before the end of the summer. The accessory prices don’t look bad, either. The iPad Mini case is only $12.
With a limited first run of just 100 Ranger Green bags shipping in July, the sellout risk is high. After the initial run, the Claymore will be available in black, dark earth, ranger green, and silver.
At the moment, CFF is only listing the Claymore on an unlinked page in their site. I assume this is an effort to throttle demand. To get one, use the link below.
Made in the USA, $85.