MORE ABOUT Mydays Outdoor Chest Bag Rig
Chest packs are an outgrowth of the venerable binocular pouch that keeps optics and other accessories handy on the chest.
I have been teaching and writing for a couple of decades about basic survival skills and the items you should always have with you. One of the basic tenets I present is that you must have your emergency gear on your body at all times. Over the years, I have searched for a good solution for carrying my EDC on my body at all times.
You are able to carry everything on yourchest that was stuffing into your cargo pockets, where it was out of the way but easily accessible when he needed something.
Chest packs come in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials and range in functionality from simple pockets to multiple compartments with features for organizing all your smaller EDC gear. The main features you should consider when picking a chest pack are:
A way to securely carry your concealed handgun and at least one spare magazine;
Enough room to carry all the things you want or need to carry;
Easy to put on and wear, either over or under your clothing;
A profile that is not so bulky that it restricts your movement or keeps you from using your bow or gun;
A discreet design that is not overly “tactical” looking;
A way to organize smaller items; and easy handgun access.