The Hazard 4 Reveille Heavy Duty Grooming Kit is a great travel bag for taking all your toiletries with you when you travel. Whether it be for a work conference in London, vacation with the family in Disneyland, or on assignment in central Asia, this bag will handle any kind of environment and harsh use. I’ve tried a few different ones over the years and I have to say that this one is the best I’ve ever used. One of its great points is the large number of individual pockets that is really great for organization and making sure things stay where there are supposed to stay. I’ve also read about other people using this bag as a carry-all random gear-bag for electronics and tools.
Here is an overview of the bag, along with a video review (located near the bottom of the page).
- Available in both black and coyote,
- Made from 1000 Denier Cordura,
- very durable, highly water repellant, and yet still surprisingly soft and light-weight,
- Exterior dimensions:
- ~30 x 21 x 12 cm
- 12.5 x 9 x 4 inches
- 1 transparent velcro-closed area for a mirror (purchased separately) and the hanging swivel hook,
- 1 zipper netting area,
- 1 larger zippered area.
- 2 elastic bands for larger items like deodorant,
- 2 elastic bands for small items,
- 2 end pockets.
In addition to the main compartment, there is also two large exterior pockets. The large front pocket (pictured left) is great for things that you need easy access to, that you don’t want to have to go digging through the main compartment to find.
The side pocket (pictured right) is not very wide, but it does run the full height and depth of the bag, and with its 70% zipper, items are very easy to get in and out of it. That pocket is actually sub-divided into two sections and has a great air vent in it towards the bottom (see the video for this one), making this pocket ideal for storing your toothbrush or any other slim wet objects that you would like to help dry out and be kept away from the other dry items in your bag.
All three of the exterior zippers are two-way zippers, making accessing the pockets very easy.
Take a look at the video to give you a more complete tour of the bag. A few of the clips are a bit grainy; the lighting was not as good as I had hoped for when filming a black bag, but it is still worth while to check it out “in action”.
- USA: $49.88 according to the Hazard 4 website
- CAD: $56 (or about $64 tax inc.)
It is available from several different stores in the USA. However, like many Hazard 4 products it is a little bit more difficult to find in Canada. The place I get most of my Hazard 4 gear from is www.everydaycarrycanada.com, which operates an online store just west of Montreal. Their service is fast and the prices on their website already include all taxes.