We’re always on the lookout for new products at the NRA Annual Meeting — unsurprisingly, many are guns or gun parts. However, we also spotted a few new accessories at the show that piqued our interest. Specifically, Vertx revealed a new duffel bag that looks like a great asset for range days, travel, and emergency preparedness. In fact, our sister magazine RECOIL gave this bag its “Best Accessory of NRAAM 2019” award.

The Vertx Contingency duffel is available in two sizes: 45 liters and 85 liters. Both are composed primarily of Heather Navy or Galaxy Black 600D polyester; 1,200D polyester with a “wipe-clean finish” is used on the bottom and sides. The interior is lined with 420D nylon and Velcro panels for attaching Vertx Tactigami pouches, holsters, and other modular accessories.

Left: the Contingency 45L. Right: the Contingency 85L. (Scale is not exact.)

The main compartment opens via a large U-shaped flap, which can also be used as a mat for organizing or cleaning gear. This compartment is lined with the aforementioned Velcro, as well as three large zippered mesh pouches. A Rapid Access Pull handle on the end pocket allows quick access to the padded weapon sleeve where you can stash a SBR, PDW, or handgun. An organization pocket on the side of the Contingency duffel has pockets for magazines, medical gear, pens, and other small items.

A pair of padded straps function as a single carry strap or an over-the-shoulder sling, and also allow the duffel to be worn as a backpack. There are two more padded handles at each end of the bag.

The Vertx Contingency duffel is expected to be available this summer, although the company is currently taking pre-orders at $160 for the 45L and $206 for the 85L. Visit Vertx.com or check out the RECOILtv video below for more details.


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