G2-Excellent Design, Craftmanship & Storage Capacity With Rock-Solid Business Ethics
I received my G2 a few weeks back and had been looking forward to using it for an EDC piece of gear. I had watched Mark's video and I was interested in learning just how much I could fill out the G2 pockets and whether it could hold the many items I like to have with me. I take it with me, mostly in the car, everywhere I go.
I was not concerned about the quality of the G2 as I have other CLS peices and quality is readily apparent in all the gear produced by CLS that I have purchased. Excellen design, stitching and materials. I have 3 of the EDCs, 2 belts, a Mother Canteen Carrier, a Scout Bottle Carrier, a couple padded shoulder straps and an Every Day Organizer. All are quality crafted with dependable materials and in my opinion, of unique design.
My G2 holds an unexpected amout of gear, I mean so much so that when rolled and cinched up, I can set this one up on end. The velcro pockets, being of varying sizes, are a great concept in the design and the pocket flaps are very secure when closed. I especially appreciate the quick-removal compression straps, very easy to remove and replace, the only real surprise to the G2 was the amount of space...it can fool you when you see it on the website. The varying sizes of the pockets helps to determine where verying sizes of individual peices of gear cn be stowed.
So, what might I suggest as an enhancement? I think the carry-handle could be reinforced, a little wider or maybe an inserted tubing to create a larger grab point. Mine feels a bit small in hand. Another enhancement might be either a velcro field or a slip pocket with plastic window on the pocket flaps to aid in what is stored in each space. Just a suggestion. I'm an old guy, so remembering what I put where is frequently a question I find myself asking.
Overall, I can highly recommend any Centeline Systems gear. What is great about this company is the commitment to excellence in craft and the willingness to stand behind their work. Any time you can call a company and speak directly to the GIC (Guy in Charge), that's a company you should promote and endorse because the company's commitments to excellence and to it's customers are in keeping with the earliest and strongest values and ehtics of American business.
Thanks Mark, keep designing and producing your gear. It's not a common thing to find a company like yours.