Countycomm brings us another solid piece of kit design. It can be a little hard to tell in the pictures, but this thing is BIG.
The general design is fairly simplistic, but it makes a great platform for expansion and customization. One side is fully PALS with 5 rows x 10 columns. This is enough space to mount any modular pouches you would want whether it be a large add on or many smaller ammo/accessory pouches. The other side doesn't have any PALS, but has a large double zipper pocket. The outside has some loop velcro for patches / ID and the inside has a good load of divisions for organization. The pocket is big enough to hold a laptop inside, but if you plan on carrying one around a lot, you might want to cut out the SRB. If not, the SRB gives some securing options of the inner sleeves. In the back is a large sleeve good for papers then sewn on top is another sleeve divided in many sizes to accommodate many smaller items. There isn't anything extra on the inner front, but it does have padding to protect the items inside. Back to the exterior, the ends are the same and covered in PALS of 5 rows x 4 channels. This is plenty enough room to add on a GP pouch or Nalgene pouch. The sleeves these ends form are a little slim so can hold water bottles and large flashlights, but won't fit the common large Nalgene bottles. The height also may be a plus or minus for the user. A common water bottle sized item will be swallowed into the sleeve which is good for security, but not for ease of retrieving. The bottom of the FMB is simplistic which has webbing sewn on that wraps around to turn into the main carry handles. A simple velcro wrap is included to combine the handles into one. An adjustable shoulder strap is included that has a velcro wrap shoulder pad. The ends connect with mostly plastic swivel snap hooks that aren't exactly heavy duty, but good enough. The top of the pack, which is also the flap to the main compartment has a good dose of loop velcro and a little patch of PALS 3 rows x 2 channels. I think this was a good idea since if PALS were on the opening end of the flap and you mounted something there, it would be a hassle to open the main compartment. This flap opens and secures with zippers down the sides with the end held with velcro closure. Sometimes the zippers get staggered making for a rough opening, but most of the time this setup is fast and effective. The inside of the main compartment is simple with full padding and sleeve pockets on the ends. The bottom has loop velcro to interface with the included large divider panel. The panel itself is covered in loop velcro to accept many velcro attachments. 3 of these are surprisingly included which are 2 elastic loop panels with 3 divisions each and a simple adjustable holser.
As for some cons, since the bag is pretty tall, sometimes it can be hard to balance. Many loadouts will cause the FMB to fall to a side when placed on the ground. It would be nice if the snap hooks were metal, but it would add weight. Overall this is a sweet bag useful for tactical applications or even just an office commando. Affordably priced to seal the deal!