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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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Re: Finds bag

Post by Batman » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Garrett for me too ::g

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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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Re: Finds bag

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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Re: Finds bag

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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Re: Finds bag

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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Re: Finds bag

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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Re: Finds bag

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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Re: Finds bag

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

or here on the manufacturers site http://www.ck-magma.com/products/nail-p ... mY71a5l-Uk

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