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has anyone got one of these from flea bay, just wondering if they are the right size for tecting as the pic and size given dont seem to match looking at the pic :-L

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I use an identical one, hold a finds box, GPS, phone, leatherman combo knife / pliers etc, extra pockets for some bits an bobs, on my second one now, used to have my trowel and pinpointer attached but have a detecting drop leg holster for them now

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well decided in the end to buy one of these for the sake of a few quid. they are spot on. evoloution trowel fits in side pocket pointer in other side and plenty of pockets left for finds box, scrap, phone,etc think theres nine pockets all together.

made a small plastic sheath for the side pocket that holds the trowel so it dosent cut the material,
also inside is lined with water proof material. on the whole pretty good for £6

be aware if you fancy one there are two different kinds, one dosent have the same side pockets so check the pics before you order ::g

you where spot on steve ;)

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I have the waist/ shoulder one and it’s about 18 months old. Has worn brilliantly and when they get dirty I just drop it into the washing machine and it comes out good as new again :D

I’d buy another one again ::g
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Horrible things, especially when the weather is warm, personally I like to be able to move freely and find a Molle type pouch slung over the shoulder ideal.

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Velcro betas away if you have it round an army belt as when you bend down the army belt zips along the velcro undoing it. But you can counteract that by folding the main finds pouch back on itself round army belt also and using the velcro on that to stick into velcro pouch on back of bag. Double attached. Then it's fine.
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I did once consider such a multi-pocket 'military style' but decided they were impractical for my style of detecting. Personally, I prefer the traditional type finds 'pouch' with a zip section for all the gold coins I don't find! They're strong, soft, spacious, afford safe security for small items (cut fractions etc) and cost less than a bag of chips! ('cos my wife is a seamstress).

As a matter of interest, I also commit everything that needs to be carried, (less detector) to my waist belt (including my Evo s/s digger) which leaves at least one hand free at all times.

In very cold weather, this allows me to operate with my thinly gloved left hand warmly ensconced in said 'finds pouch'. Stay warm, stay safe and be Lucky! ::g Regards ss47
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Horrible things, especially when the weather is warm, personally I like to be able to move freely and find a Molle type pouch slung over the shoulder ideal.

out of curiosity how do they stop you moving freely ? and how dose the weather affect ? ::g

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Velcro betas away if you have it round an army belt as when you bend down the army belt zips along the velcro undoing it. But you can counteract that by folding the main finds pouch back on itself round army belt also and using the velcro on that to stick into velcro pouch on back of bag. Double attached. Then it's fine.
it did come with its own belt, not the best . so ive used a 2" leather belt and got the missus to tack the velco part together so it cant come undone but still allowing the belt to be removed :)
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I now use one and find d it great
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THE MOLE wrote:
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Velcro betas away if you have it round an army belt as when you bend down the army belt zips along the velcro undoing it. But you can counteract that by folding the main finds pouch back on itself round army belt also and using the velcro on that to stick into velcro pouch on back of bag. Double attached. Then it's fine.
it did come with its own belt, not the best . so ive used a 2" leather belt and got the missus to tack the velco part together so it cant come undone but still allowing the belt to be removed :)
After tawling the net like everyone else does lol, I found this pouch like you did. Was it going to be big enough etc all the same questions went through my mind. But everything else came with a belt strap. Trowel .... pointer ... which is why I went for the army belt initially. Nice and wide and has great tried and tested historical use. So that was a must to make the load more gentle on the tum. It was either going to be this pouch or an ammo dump. As mentioned more precious delicate finds couldn't be risked in either clanking about so I bought a tackle box weights holder for £5.00 for those. You can change the size of the compartments instantly. I went for this one instead of ammo dump because it had the leg strap. I wanted that so I didn't get the rumpapum rumpapum etc whenever I walked faster when it was full of horsehoes. Unfortunately it was the leg strap that proved it's undoing. When it is full of heavy horsehoes and associated rusty iron mongery if you crouch down it rotates sligtly and it was too wide at the top. The pouch rotated off the army belt as it unzipped so to speak the velcro. This happened twice. Dumping the good's on the deck. That's why how I take the main finds pouch flap and put that over the belt too and velcro that into the fairly pointless velcro patch on the back pocket. Tried yesterday with no issues at all. The only problem I had then is that lot weighs like a safe so went old school back to my childhood and bought braces. Logging trouser ones which are wide.
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The fabric looks weird in that but it's just a canvas print I just chose digital camo instead. But it's confusing the camera lol.

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i normally take a plastic bag as well, then when the scrap starts to build up i transfer it to the bag. the bag the stays in the middle of the field untill i need to top it up again.

the bag of scrap is then collected on way back to car, saves humping loads of scrap about ::g
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I have been using one for about 18 months now. Really good for me. The pointer also fits in the small long section next to the main pouch. Good finds, buttons etc go in the small front section with scrap in the large section. I fold back the cover. I don't use the leg strap though.
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i used mine the other day, i think they are perfect for detecting they look kinda large in the pic but they are smaller. il buy another if ever i need to ::g
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Oh... I like the look of that.
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My only concession to camouflage. Used it for a while.

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THE MOLE wrote:
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Ten pence! wrote:
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Horrible things, especially when the weather is warm, personally I like to be able to move freely and find a Molle type pouch slung over the shoulder ideal.

out of curiosity how do they stop you moving freely ? and how dose the weather affect ? ::g

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When I has the strap round my thigh is restricted movement somewhat, especially when you need to bend down, also in warm weather the strap can trap sweat and rub, it just felt quite restrictive, luckily my one came with the shoulder strap so it's slung round on my back when detecting, as for those Garrett pouches you wear around your waist, I found they slowly pull your trousers down, especially if you load one up with lead etc!

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I have used braces in the past.
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I've ordered one, at the moment I've got a pouch that attaches to my belt and as someone said the weight of the iron and lead pulls my trousers down...
Comes from China so I'm not expecting it soon.
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Dom wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 am
I've ordered one, at the moment I've got a pouch that attaches to my belt and as someone said the weight of the iron and lead pulls my trousers down...
Comes from China so I'm not expecting it soon.
did it arrive ?, whats the verdict
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Hi Mole I got one thanks for pointing me in the right direction,they are a great job ::g

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THE MOLE wrote:
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Dom wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 am
I've ordered one, at the moment I've got a pouch that attaches to my belt and as someone said the weight of the iron and lead pulls my trousers down...
Comes from China so I'm not expecting it soon.
did it arrive ?, whats the verdict

It arrived yesterday.
Tried it on and seems great, the leg strap didn't impede movement at all, I could kneel down with it fine.
The canvas material is quite thick and sturdy, lots of pockets. Enough room for find box's and trash.
Overall it looks very good, though a field test will really decide. As work looks at the moment that's not going to happen till next week :(
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For what it is worth: My experience (In the short time I have been detecting again) has been that comfort is really important when walking around a field for several hours, and only trial in the field will tell you what is right for you. I have already seen on here that there is no one-size-fits-all solution for any piece of equipment (including detectors).
I purchased a Garrett finds pouch initially. It is a well made piece of kit and it does the job, however once I have clipped on my z-lynk, pinpointer holster and digger holder it does start to slip down. Add to this an accumulating weight of old iron, horseshoes, etc and I am constantly hitching up the belt with muddy gloves. The solution for me, I think, is a detecting vest with numerous pockets to distribute the weight, plus accommodating all the extras (drink, flask, etc).
After researching a few I have ordered a CKSN Metal Detecting Vest:
By all accounts it is a strong piece of kit and I was really impressed by the company's pre-sales service.
Anyway, I'll see how it goes.
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i always take a plastic bag for if the scrap mounts up, no point in carrying it round all day, just fill the bag every now and again and leave the bag in the field till your off home ::g
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Yes had one for a while now,not a bad bit of kit for the price.

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