I am referring to my previous post,
I have since adjusted the pouch a little bit as I have mentioned it in my last entry in the mentioned post:
Since I have made it, I have changed the design a little bit:
-the pouch is 5mm thicker
-the pouch is now 10mm narrower (I now carry only the Surge and not the ST300 as well)
-the elastick sleeve at the iside back is nou duplicated to the inside front as well - in the back sleeve is my bit kit cards (both) and in the front one is my wooden saw, 2 metal saw blades & a home made drill as well as the long default screw driver bit of a MUT.
-I have replaced the belt clip with a loop as the clip damaged my leather belt.
This setup is a little heavy, but I have everything with me for edc2. I will never go back to anything else. The guys at work now know who to ask for help daily.
I have evaluated the pouch for a few moths now and still I am satisfied and delighted with it. I have received a few requests to make it for others but I have turned it down. Too much work. It is however exactly the fulfillments of my need and I would honestly recommend it to everybody.
During the past three months I haf two hernia operations and for a period of two weeks I did not carry the setup as I was mostly in bed or lying on the coach watching movies or on the pc. I felt naked. I am so used to carrying the pouch.
I never once regretted the design. I am still using the setup after the chabges now for just over two months and this is my final design. I will however consider changing the design if I should ever upgrade my sewing machine to a cylinder bed design that can stitch thicker layers of material. The overall design will be the same but I will sew the inside pouch sleeves then in one go together with the side sleeves.
I may one day try for a molle design but currently I do not have the need for it.
Someone once commented on my design and said he would prefer the cutout on the one side so that he can carry a two cell AA flashlight. It can work, but I carry the one cell AA P5 Led Lenzer and currently I can not loose the flashlight. The flashlight is rather expensive for its size but worth it. It perfectly compliments my edc setup for edc2.
Here is the new pouch:
It is equipped with Velcro as well as the side release clip. I have the assurance that I will not loose something. When I work on a ladder and have to open several times, I can release the clip but the Velcro will still work. The tightness can be adjusted as well.
Side view – Flashlight side:
The fact that I have not cut a loop gap in the top flap or in the bottom ensures that my flashlight (A 1 X AA) Led Lenzer P5 will not be lost. It is a rather expensive little tool. You can also see the webbing elastic handle that makes opening the elastic pouch easier.
Side view – Knife side:
The knive sometimes slides down but stop at the bottom and can not be lost. The pouch can accommodate a larger knife due to the elastic stretching ability. You can also see the webbing elastic handle that makes opening the elastic pouch easier.
The back side:
On the back I have fitted a loop that can accommodate a belt of 60mm. Suitable for my Police uniform belt. Also for military belts, but equal suited for narrow belts. The webbing here is padded with ballistic reinforced PVC.
The full house:
Everything fits snugly, but I can still fit quite a lot more.
The Leatherman Surge is removed:
With the Surge removed you can see that there are several unused spaces. I can fit four pens on similar shaped things. One is coved in view by the plastic bag. There is also an unused sleeve next to both the flashlight and knife.
The full kit:
Here you can see the full kit I am carrying. The plastic bag is to keep the drill with the plastic tip cover, the MUT long screw driver bit, the surge wooden saw bit and two steel Bosch blades together. Note I carry both cards of bits.
The empty pouch:
The layout is more clearly seen here. Sorry for the focus.
The pouch on my belt:
The pouch as I carry it. It is the left one. The one on the right is the double cell phone pouch.
Covered. On my left hip I carry a fanny bag.
The pouch is not that heavy as some people claim. With this setup my capability is so much more. I will never go back to carry a single multitool alone.