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Everyday Carry EDC

Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch Review

My Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch One Month Review

About six months ago, I was searching for a cheap solution where I could carry my Everyday Carry essentials with me at all times, and that could easily be transferred to whatever backpack or messenger bag I happened to be using that day.

If you remember, I started out using three Coghlan's Waterproof Pouches to carry just about everything I wanted to have with me, but the weight and space that it took up to do that became a burden and I started slimming down.

About two months ago, I had my EDC optimized to where it only filled the medium size Coghlan's bag, but I found that when you're in a boardroom attending a meeting that's boring you to tears, opening the velcro enclosure on the Coghlan's bag is pretty darn intrusive (and draws a LOT of unwanted attention), so I searched for a better way. I found the Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch to be the right price and the right pouch for my needs.

The Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch is an everyday carry pouch that can be purchased for under $15 (including shipping) from most online shops and from Condor direct. Most retailers that are selling the pouch come in around $11 and offer the pouch with a free USA Flag moral patch (Dark flag version shown in my photos).

What I Like About The Condor MA16 Pocket Pouch

This pouch is really handy to take a long with me in just about any bag. That's a huge factor for me. Being able to just move the pouch from bag to bag and having everything I might need is wonderful, and the pouch doesn't add much weight, weighing 1.35 lbs total with all the stuff I have in it.

It's durable enough to be carried in a bag full time, and out on my desk when in use. I have never strapped it to my belt, tossed it in the car, so essentially, it never sees rugged use that others might put a pouch through. Being in IT, I'm usually not far from the bag, and it doesn't contain any of the tools that I use daily -- just my creature comforts and personal hygiene products for after a nice lunch. :D

What I don't like about the MA16

It could be slightly bigger. The overall depth is 1.5 inches, and it's pretty filled up right now. I couldn't get my Nitecore P12 to fit in and still close the zipper well (a lot of stress on the pouch). I would have liked to see an additional 1/2 inch added to the depth.

Also surrounding the depth issue, when you fill the ID pouch with stuff as I have, it makes the zipper hard to close. They should have accommodated for this by widening the depth a bit.

The last thing I would have liked to see would have been horizontal MOLLE straps on the back, under the two straps so that I could attach other items to the pouch to the outside (like my P12 light and Gerber Multitool pouch). I solved this problem by wrapping a velcro strap around the pouch, but under the rears straps to attach accessories (not shown in images).

What To Know What I Put Into The Pouch?

I list out everything in the pouch in this EDC Pouch Dump here.

Here are images of the items all laid out on my workdesk

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