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London Bridge Trading Company - Three Day Light Backpack

MrBane

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A new review has been created: London Bridge Trading Company - Three Day Light Backpack

Defence exhibitions are always a great place to go should you be interested in what's the greatest, latest bit of kit to hit the market. It's also an ideal opportunity to socialise, network and generally throw business cards around like Frisbees (Or boomerangs if you're not that popular!). The other, usually very interesting, part about these international exhibitions is the chance to discover previously unknown companies and manufacturers. This is often down to a lack of UK distributors for their product and the only way these companies can hope to break into the UK market is by displaying their wares and enticing people in.

Well that's exactly what the London Bridge Trading Company (LBT) managed to do on the opening day with a stand displaying a modest yet still impressive selection of their product range including patrol packs, pouches, bergens and other assortments of goodies.

The stand was manned by one Mike Thompson who is LBT's Director of DOD Sales & Business Management and a Ret. Master Sergeant; a man who plainly knows his stuff. He expressed their desire to get into the UK market and was taking the opportunity to get product awareness out amongst a market that can be found to be fairly receptive to US offerings.

So it was then that LBT submitted their Three Day Light Backpack to us for review, their take on the standard patrol pack format that we're seeing in abundance now in other brand names. It's becoming harder and harder to distinguish a single patrol pack above the others and it's because of this that we're starting to see some real innovation in the design features of some of the latest attempts.


What is the TDL then? In its simplest form it's a three compartment (Realistically it's two but we'll get onto that), molle compatible, hydration system patrol pack. Coming with more molle attachment points that you can shake a stick at (That's not technically true, but I don't have a stick lying around to disprove it) there are plenty of options for customisation with pouches. In fact, the only point on the pack with no molle points at all is, rather obviously, the backpad! This means you can setup the TDL exactly as you want and need it be it as a med pack, an ammo pack, or any other combination of pouches you can imagine.

I've seen these sort of packs turned into some interesting combinations with one rather enterprising (and brave) lad in Afghanistan putting nothing but HE gren pouches...

Read the full review here...
 

BeachDaze

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LBT stuff has been around in the UK for awhile - available through Edgar Bros (and possibly others). Conceptually it was fine but I thought the finishing was poor so went elsewhere. That was some time ago tho so things may have changed.
 
LBT stuff has been around in the UK for awhile - available through Edgar Bros (and possibly others). Conceptually it was fine but I thought the finishing was poor so went elsewhere. That was some time ago tho so things may have changed.

My buddy had a backpack and plate carrier made by them - it looked top notch and he was a big fan. it was only for range/camping desert use though. Reading that review, I wonder how long it will last on deployment.
 
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MrBane

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LBT stuff has been around in the UK for awhile - available through Edgar Bros (and possibly others). Conceptually it was fine but I thought the finishing was poor so went elsewhere. That was some time ago tho so things may have changed.

Just to remind that this review is about six years old. Arrse had a bit of a whoopsy a long while back and wiped a lot of reviews, so I'm slowly putting them back up with 'x' year updates on them where applicable.

Yeah, looks good but doesn't last the distance. Shoddy.
 

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