Our long time member Tirademan (R.I.P. Scott McClean) compiled this extensive archive of Sasquatch related newspaper articles and donated it to the BFF before his passing. The earliest articles in this collection are from 1818 in Florida, 1877 (Australia), 1884 (Canada) and 1764 (Europe).
I picked up the exact same Emerson bag off Amazon to see how I liked a recon kit style bag. I have been using a Hazard 4/Civilian Labs chest bag over the past year and wanted to see how this style bag compared.
Overall, the quality exceeded my expectations, which admittedly were not too high...given that this is basically a Chinese knockoff from a company mostly known for airsoft equipment. I did think that the inside of the main compartment was too 'busy', with too many pouches and straps. The right hand inner pouch gets in the way of quickly drawing my pistol... which is the main reason that I carry such a bag. Also, I do have some concerns about how this bag will carry in the heat of a South Carolina summer. It seems that it might be a bit hot to wear, especially when coupled with a pack.
I see that the Hill People Gear version is a bit smaller, with less organizational pouches inside. I would like to go with their Snubby size bag, but that version will not fit a Glock 20 in the main compartment. So, it looks like I will have to try out their Recon Kit Bag and see if it a bit less bulky than the Emerson.
I believe that the Emerson would definitely serve well for someone who is looking for a 'chest organizer' as oppose to a concealed chest holster. Unlike other people's experience, I did not have any issues with the chest straps sliding or coming undone. Overall, I think that this is a very good product, just not for me.