Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Review

The Conceal Pack from Brown Buffalo is one of my favorite daily carry bags of all time because it looks so good and is made so well.

It’s built insanely well from some killer materials. This thing is going to last you FOREVER. But it’s also super stylish, giving off that kind of indie street look.

There’s also some decent organization inside and it’s been updated over the years on feedback, so it keeps getting better.

It’s a simple bag, but I don’t think I’ll ever part with this one.


Material Choice:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Absolutely solid. Get an extra point for creating such a "wholeness" with material choices. DWR Coated, 1050D Ballistic Nylon CORDURA, YKK zips.

Build Quality:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Honestly, excellent craftsmanship in the build.

Water Resistance:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Camo version has water sealed zips. All materials are DWR treated. Main zip on black version isn't water sealed (not a deal killer for me at all).

External Access:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Would love to see a little more, but what's there is useful across a multitude of ways of carry.

Internal Organization:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Inner main compartment has useful compartments. Things tend to fall to the bottom. Wish the pocket on the outside of the front panel had an internal separator.

Carry Comfort:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Shoulder straps are excellent. No back mesh for breathability (not a deal breaker for me).

Doesn't Look Weird:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

The simple silhouette and burly materials make for a solid goddam aesthetic.

Extra Score:Sub-Par Satisfactory Excellent

Hand made in the USA by an artisan and his team. Douglas is an inspiration to makers everywhere.

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Simple silhouette and burly materials make for a very clean, solid, simple aesthetic. 

Simple silhouette and burly materials make for a very clean, solid, simple aesthetic. 

You ever heard ladies talk about a “little black dress?” This is my “little black bag.” The 19L is perfect size for my daily needs.

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Just another look at how simple and pretty this lil’ bad boy is. 

Just another look at how simple and pretty this lil’ bad boy is. 

This bag is a serious f*cking product. Well conceived, honestly manufactured. This bag is American spirit and manufacturing on ur back. 

Brown Buffalo Conceal Pack Organization is simple, useful across multiple methods of carry. 

Organization is simple, useful across multiple methods of carry. 

Things may pile at the bottom of the main compartment. Zip pouch up top inside. Two pouches (where the water bottles are in the pic) below to segment out some gear. Front quick access pocket could use a little separator inside to make it more functional. 

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