Hive Satchel Now In Camo / Orange

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I wrote about Blue Force Gear’s nifty Hive Satchel earlier this year. The satchel is designed to be large enough to carry a PDW, Submachine Gun or SBR (with foldable stock), but not look like a tactical gun bag (ie. black, long and covered in MOLLE attachment points). The latest version of the Hive does look a little tactical, with its camo and vivid orange color scheme, but still looks more like a street bag than a gun bag. I really like the color scheme. Attached to the mono-strap is a triangular shaped pouch suitable for a regular-sized pistol This version of the bag is a limited run with just 300 being produced. I can be purchased for $195 at Blue Force’s website.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Aweds1 Aweds1 on Jun 26, 2013

    The idea is great; the execution in this color looks like a gimmick. Orange and desert camo? Really? Urban gun owners need more options for discreet ways of carrying their firearms. A large messenger bag with internal padding and compartmentalization/ pockets designed for firearms would look far more normal in an urban setting. I live in an area where a ski bag is a normal sight for 6 months of the year. It's less obtrusive going to the range with a "K2" bag than a coyote tan tacticool case, and you don't get weird looks from your neighbors in downtown apartment buildings.

    • ThomasD ThomasD on Jun 26, 2013

      @aweds1 All true, I carry a Swissgear backpack/laptop bag every day for work, no one bats an eye.
      Anyone with common sense who spent a day or two looking around at what ordinary folks carry could come up with any number of cosmetically inconspicuous bags/packs/cases.
      That this is plainly obvious makes me wonder who these manufacturers are really marketing to in the first place.

  • Gunslinger Gunslinger on Jun 27, 2013

    i don't get the "its not tactical because no MOLLE" even though it has the camo on it, and then the triangle pistol holder?

    seriously, if you want it to blend in..make it blend in. like a normal backpack..or messanger bag.