Review – Carry Commission Bum Bag

Lately, I’ve been checking out several YouTube channels that focus on EDC gear and related topics. As the Editor for Prepper Survival Guide and Backwoods Survival Guide magazines, one of my duties is to handle the New Products feature in each issue. One of my goals is always to showcase at least some products that are from smaller companies, ones that are producing high-quality gear but who don’t have a massive marketing budget. I’ve found some of these YT channels to be great resources for finding those sorts of companies.

One of the channels I’ve been paying attention to is Best Damn EDC, produced by Taylor Martin. I like that he features a lot of the smaller “Mom n Pop” size companies out there. A few weeks ago, I watched a video where he talked about this Bum Bag made by Carry Commission. My understanding is that this was a collaboration between Carry Commission and Blue Ridge Built.

I’m a sucker for pouches, small packs, and such so I had to get one of these. Thus far, I’m really digging it!

It measures roughly seven inches across, five inches high, and two inches deep. There is a large loop patch on the front, as well as laser cut MOLLE. There are two loop patches inside where you can attach organizers of your choice (sold separately), should you wish to do so. The Bum Bag is the perfect size for a small tool kit, fire kit, and a few other essentials.

If we’re being honest, this is a gussied-up fanny pack. It can be worn around the waist or, as I prefer, cross-body across the chest or back. This is a great option for carrying just a few extra bits and baubles without weighing down your pockets and belt.

The only negative I’ve found is that I wish it came standard with some sort of organizer inside the bag. I don’t like having to sift through a pile of gear to find what I need. That said, the bag is small enough that you should be able to see just about everything inside easily enough. I do plan to pick up a couple of the Velcro organizers, though, and add them to my bag.

All in all, I highly recommend the Bum Bag. It’s a great addition to the EDC lineup.

The Bum Bag can be found here.

[Note: a few of these photos were borrowed from the above website to help illustrate how the bag can be carried. I’ve not yet mastered the art of taking photos of myself.]

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