You can never have too many bags. This is a dangerous motto to adopt, but it does carry a certain truth. As humans, we're wired to sort and store our stuff so we know where it is and to make it easy to transport. This can sometimes get us in trouble because bags and cases can get expensive, but that doesn't stop the urge to collect all the bags.
But what do you do when it comes organizing the inside of all these great bags? Well, one option is to use a bag-in-bag system. A smaller, slim bag that slides into your larger bag to provide compartments to stow your belongings is a great system. It's much cheaper than buying new bags, but it also moves between your bags easily.
With the Lihit Lab Smart Fit A6 carry pouch, you're afforded a small organizing pouch that can slide into your bag, but it can also be used with a shoulder strap as a stand-alone bag. There are some nifty attachment points on the back of the pouch that allow you to strap it to your belt, but I haven't tested out that particular carry method yet (doubt I will). Instead, I've been incredibly happy with using this pouch in my GORUCK GR1, which has MOLLE straps on the interior of the bag for organizing the cavernous compartment. The carry pouch isn't quite as robust as the ruck, but it's incredibly useful for storing small things in the main compartment instead of losing them down in the bottom.
No matter how you use it, there's plenty of space in this little A6 pouch. The front flap secures to the pouch with velcro, and the velcro strip is long enough to give you plenty of expansion room.
Moving around the outside, there are two D-rings on both sides of the top, and then two snap straps on the back. The snaps are strong and hold on even when you pull the flap open.
The inside of the pouch has one main compartment that has enough depth to store a couple of A6 notebooks, a Kindle, or something else of a similar size. In front of the main compartment, there's a slightler shorter sleeve pocket that goes to the bottom of the pouch. Finally, there are two small pockets on the front. One is wide enough for some phones, while the other is wide enough to comfortably fit a single fountain pen (possibly two gel pens if they have slim bodies).
The stitching and materials are well done. The Cordura fabric should last a long time inside other bags and being thrown around. The velcro could use some additional strength, as I find it a bit too easy to open. On the plus side, it's also very quiet for velcro.
All in all, this is an extremely useful pouch. It's small, but offers a surprising amount of capacity and organization. With several options for carrying and stowing, it makes a great companion to your other favorite bags. The price point makes it attractive as well. There are several fun colors to choose from, including the Olive featured here, Orange, Houndstooth, Navy, Camouflage, and Black.
If you're looking for something with more space, there's also a similar pouch in the B5 size. This seems like more of a messenger bag, but it is still small enough to fit inside most bags.
(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)
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