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Post by motorcycleparamedic » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:14 pm

Can anyone recommend a good finds back with pockets for pin-pointer, small digger etc


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Re: Finds bag

Post by Mega B » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Still using my old faithful Garrett pouch after all these years,zip still work fine and no holes either,just does the job it was designed for.
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Post by Batman » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Garrett for me too ::g

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Re: Finds bag

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:24 pm

I have a pqda shoulder and waist bag purchased from a well known auction site. I've had 2 or 3 different pouches/bagsnow and I would only but this one again. Comfortable. Everything fits and pockets galore. Search pqda metal detecting finds bag to see if it would suit you.

Lots of people use the Garrett pouch. It's simple and light. A good choice if you carry few accessories as it's well made and long lasting.
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Post by Steevo45 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Agree with the previous post, but if you search for military drop leg pouch instead they are the same bags but less than half the price of the detecting ones. Got one myself and it is great, room for all kind of bits and pieces in it.

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Post by Me and my boy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Garret for me too. It even zips and thick mud. It's great quality.
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Post by beep-and-dig » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:04 pm

PQDA Waist / Shoulder bag ::g

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Post by Arch Stanton » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:39 am

I use an army surplus gas mask bag, which is the perfect size, has a couple of internal dividers and small pocket for keys etc. it's made of tough canvas and has an adjustable shoulder strap, but also includes a great waist strap which stops it swinging around when you are trying to dig!
It's approx. 23 x 9 x 28cm and I think cost £7 or £8 + p&p from surplus and outdoors.com It works for me!
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Post by the-roman » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:36 am

PQDA pouch for me, this one ::g
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Post by amphora » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:31 pm

I use two different.

One i've made myself from an older canvas army bag (strong material).
Made several pockets (small, big) i wanted and holder for pinpointer. Ring to click stuff onto. Build in separate compartment for spare batteries. And some more.
This is hanging on a military coupling belt.

The other one is another military coupling belt with pouch system.
With different kinds of (ammo) pouches, so i can connect which i want to take on that hunt.
For instance i have a pouch for two long mags of which i took out the middle stitch so now it's one deep pouch for my hand shovel and pinpointer.
Even a drink can, pocket knife or army shovel pouch is possible.

And i can always combine both. That i put pouches next to my homemade pouch.
It's highly adjustable at my personal wishes.

Btw. I like the heavy duty army stuff for hunting. So nicely strong. And it's affordable.
Got me even more for hunting than just a belt. s;..

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Post by Bambamsdadda » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:07 pm

I use a tool belt. Under £20, comfortable, holds a variety of digging tools, has zip up compartments plus if you get a scaffold level belt holder and trim the bottom off it fits a nokta pin pointer perfectly.
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Post by tcawood » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:25 pm

I use the PQDA one shown above, strapped to my leg, has room for pinpointer, small digger spare batteries and finds of course.

I had an over the shoulder type before but it was always swinging around and getting in the way when I was trying to dig... this one is really stable as it's strapped to the leg.
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Post by fred » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:11 am

Straightforward ammo pouches for me, especially the older heavy canvas ones. They are the only thing that I have found that will hold up to regular soakings of salt water and being stuffed full of all the spikey fishing weights and sharps off of the beach while giving some measure of protection for my delicate body. I also like them because they stay open so that I can simply drop stuff in them without looking. ::g

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Post by Dav » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:11 am

I do like the idea of a thick army belt coupled with different pouches depending on what you want to carry on that hunt . I’m sick of bum bag zips breaking . I also tried one of them drop leg bags but quickly sold it on eBay.

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Post by Mancave-man » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:59 pm

I recently posted that I had just bought a MACallister tool bag from B&Q that even came with its own adjustable belt. All for a tenner (£9 if over 60 on a Wednesday). It even has a metal tab to hang your pin-pointer holster from. Have used it a few times now and can report that it is as good if not better than my previous Garrett one. Sorry about the late reply.

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Post by cantona1 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:35 pm

Take a look at the One Tigris tactical deployment bag, £24 on Amazon, it's got the Molle system so you can add extra pouches, I use a Tigris pouch attached to it for my finds, the bag has a bottle pouch, another one for gloves etc, 8 zippered compartments, key ring clip etc, small and light you can wear it around your waist or over the shoulder.
I've fitted my pointer holster to it and have the pointer on a thin elasticated cord, room inside for waterproof trousers, sunglasses etc, roomy but still pretty compact, I've been using mine for about 6 months now, it's perfect for me, you can even get a small flask in it.
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Re: Finds bag

Post by Ian » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:18 am

anyone have, or know of a shoulder bag with a leg strapping?
I'm fed up having to keep pulling my trousers up with the weight of all that rusty iron hanging from my belt ;;z =))
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Post by chip » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:30 am

I had this problem, solved by using braces (on my trousers not my find pouch). have some nice wide oakley braces, they work a treat.
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Post by hairyharry » Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:46 pm

i have been using a Bucket Boss 54160, it is a simple tool pouch with 1 open pocket and a loop that fits my pointer perfectly.
the pouch is very durable and has been immersed in salt water and beach mud many times, and it is still as strong as the day i bought it.
anything valuable or worth keeping does not go in the bag, it goes in my zipped pocket for safe keeping
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Re: Finds bag

Post by Steve_T » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:40 pm

I use a drop leg bag for finds that need keeping safe and secure, it holds lots of other bits and pieces, but just purchased a replacement scrap finds bag with a Magma Nail Pouch, under £9, it for the bits of scrap, lead and any mucky stuff that is to be binned or sorted through, it looks tough enough and fits on the belt of my drop leg bag, would recommend both.

Just google Magma Nail Pouch and it gives a choice where to purchase from

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Post by Macroman » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:53 pm

Hi Motorcycle para medic !!...great name..and also a great job you guys do.."Thanks"
With regards to the finds bag take a look at my efforts .
The lightweight jacket/vest was originally an army ammunition jacket,minus all the ammo pouches.
I was fed up with the normal across the shoulder finds bag,so I decided a method of clipping the pouch via detachable plastic buckles....hen it won't swing in your way when you start digging.
I also attached a spade holder.. which I purchased off of eBay...it saves me having to carry a spade also it's great as you can put your hand in your pocket to keep your hand warm in cold weather.
I hope this helps ...good hunting ::g
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Post by Rivers rat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:57 pm

I am using a laptop shoulder bag x; x; x; x; x; ...................bought 6 quids on the bay good to pick all the rubbish and treasures I find in the river....................3 dividers and a small zipped pouch for the gold.I can pick up scrap bottles and other items up to 5kg after it hard on my neck :D :D :))


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Re: Finds bag

Post by roamingrob » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 pm

the-roman wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:36 am
PQDA pouch for me, this one ::g

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I really like the look of this one, l have for a long time used a Garret one. So have ordered one
Thanks TR for the link. ::g
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Post by the-roman » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:53 pm

roamingrob wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 pm
the-roman wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:36 am
PQDA pouch for me, this one ::g

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I really like the look of this one, l have for a long time used a Garret one. So have ordered one
Thanks TR for the link. ::g
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Post by daparat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:56 pm

I bought the double PQDA one then realised I was ripped off as if I had bought them separately from him they would have been 3 quid cheaper than as a pair.

Loads of pockets though, although the large pocket is the right length for an OS map but 5 mm to narrow x;

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Post by Mud Max » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:09 pm

I gave up on bags, always moving about, and if I used a waist belt with them they felt like they restricted my movement. These days I use lightweight multi pocket waistcoats, the Mill-Tec ones are good as they have pockets big enough to fit a pinpointer and a small trowel. They also have a large zip up pocket on your back, so all the scrap is dropped in that. Total balance of weight from your shoulders, nothing by your sides, complete freedom of movement.

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Post by Blockhead » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Since I find far more junk than good stuff, I use the Dickies Work Gear 57026 5-Pocket Single Side Apron that allows me to drop things in quickly. It gives me two pouches for sorting (big pouch=obvious junk; small pocket=probable junk) and a tool holder that is perfect for my Garrett Pinpointer. It is built tough and cheap too! For my occasional rare find, they get dropped into my pocket while I'm trying to figure out another solution.

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Re: Finds bag

Post by roamingrob » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:06 pm

roamingrob wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 pm
the-roman wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:36 am
PQDA pouch for me, this one ::g

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I really like the look of this one, l have for a long time used a Garret one. So have ordered one
Thanks TR for the link. ::g
Well it arrived today, a very good service, and l am impressed l must say. Lots of pockets l took off the belt and tried it with a military type/police one l got some time ago. Along with the leg strap it works a treat keeps it in one place. I have my MI6 PP one side and my hand digger the other side, finds box in the centre part. The long zip at the top is a long deep pocket also other zipped ones as well.

Thank The-Roman for showing it. Just got get over this flu bug now so l can give it a good try out.
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Re: Finds bag

Post by Andrews148 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm new to metal detecting, but there's a type of pouch that soldiers use called a "dump pouch" that may be suitable as a finds bag.
There are many different ones out there.
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Post by Mancave-man » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:44 pm

Well done. Hope you got the pensioners discount!!

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