Most gun owners are always interested in new ways to conceal their firearms whether around their homes or in their vehicles. There has been a definite upswing in the storage market lately with products ranging from the popular hinged American flag wall hanging to coffee table safes to shelves with compartments. Although the ability to truly secure your gun by locking the item it’s contained in is best, there is certainly a time and place for an unlocked storage method. Enter the Skinner Sights’ Skinner HTF Garment Bag.
It’s exactly what it sounds like – a garment bag. The difference being, of course, that this particular bag is designed to hold your guns. The Skinner HTF Garment Bag has a zippered front opening similar to that of many garment bags. The zipper opens the bag across the top, down one side, and across the bottom for a three-sided opening large enough to allow access to long guns. According to Skinner Sights the bag is large enough to hold one 40″ long gun and two handguns. Multiple pockets are meant to allow for fast access to knives, flashlights, or magazines while two removable handgun holsters are attached within. Interior pockets designed for the storage of half a dozen pistol magazines and three rifle magazines are included.
The bag itself comes in black or green and is made of 1000-denier Cordura nylon for durability. Zippers are heavy-duty and sewed into place with nylon webbing. Overall length of the bag is 44″, overall width is 25″, and the included hanger is rated to handle up to 200 pounds. Depending on the bag’s contents it can be folded in half and carried using the included wrap-around handles. MSRP $249 although Skinner Sights lists an introductory price of $179 through March 31, 2016.
This is being marketed with an emphasis on hanging it in your closet to camouflage your firearms from would-be thieves. While that would work if you’re willing to store your guns that way this also seems like a unique way to transport guns in your vehicle. Guns in a garment bag in your backseat seem like they’d be far less obvious than cases. It would admittedly depend on the material used and construction of the bag since printing could be an issue, although even then it shouldn’t be obvious at a glance.
Take a look at the video below for a review from Jeff Quinn of Gunblast.