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Zyon Systems Patrol Pack

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I have zero affiliation with these guys, but came across them the other day and wanted to pass this along.

Most ready-made kits are made with cheap Chinese-made dollar store stuff that will fall apart sitting in a closet, let alone being put to any real world use.

This ready-to-rock patrol pack, on the other hand, is built around solid quality, brand name stuff. It comes at an accordingly higher price, but you get really good stuff--a Camelbak HAWG, Leatherman Wave, Fenix Headlamp, QuickClot, Mechanix gloves, etc. Lots of personal favorites there. Impressive.

Maybe a bit light on shelter (comes with a nice Snugpak poncho, though) and you'd probably want to add some ancillaries like gorilla tape, canteen cup, water filter, but if you are in the market for an off-the-shelf bag, this is the best of I've seen.

One of these would be a great foundation for a cache, too.

Check out the Zyon Systems Patrol Pack >

Edited to add:

Got an e-mail from Zyon Systems regarding some of the discussion in the comments:

In regards to the pricing on our Patrol Pack, I ensured that we were beating Amazon's price, which is very hard to do as a reseller. If you tally up the complete cost of the contents of the bag right down to the travel tooth brush its roughly $100 cheaper than buying everything on Amazon. The multicam HAWG is expensive. I can build the kit with other colors to bring the cost down a bit.

The real value of this kit is that we will replace any of the consumable items if used in a real world emergency or operation. Batteries, food, toiletries, camo paint etc. That way your kit is always stocked and ready to roll!

Our Professional Pack will be online in the next few weeks. It's our version of a 72 hour bag, using only the highest quality products. We think its the best designed turnkey emergency kit on the market. I'm just wrapping up doing some evaluation scenarios with it to make sure all of the equipment is up to snuff.


  1. I dunno. It seems pretty well stocked and all but I have to balk at the $569-$589 price tag, I guess if someone really didn't have the time or inclination to set up their own from scratch this would be an excellent starting place with some decent gear already included.

  2. Day TripperMarch 06, 2015

    That is the best "pre-packaged" BOB that I've seen, but like nihillist, the price just seems outrageous compared to building your own. I get that this BOB is geared more towards people who do not want to spend time building their own kit, but it would be cool to see a breakdown of the cost difference between the two.

    Real quickly, here are some amazon prices of the bigger ticket items...The Hawg ($125), LM Wave ($80), Fenix headlamp ($50), Combat Gauze ($30), Snugpack Poncho ($45), and Mechanix Gloves ($20). So we would be looking at roughly $350 for the main contents of the pack. I figure all the supplementary stuff like batteries, MRE, glowsticks, etc. could be picked up for probably less than $100. So bascially about a $400-$450 kit if you put it together yourself. Not as big a difference as I first thought, but I think the majority of us would agree that we would rather take that extra $100-$150 and put it into more gear rather than Zyon's pockets. Great find though!

    1. There's a $20 small survival kit , $10 compass, $10 hat, $10 first aid kit, $10 toiletry kit, $10 camo veil, $10 fleece beanie, $10 purification tabs, $15 in food, $20 rite in the rain notebook w/ cover, and a $10 organizer. $350+$135 gets you to $485...getting close to $500.

      So I think $450 to $500 is a fair SWAG at the cost of this kit...yep, that would leave you out of pocket $70-$120, but potentially lots of saved time and some savings on shipping costs. And it gets it all done in one go, versus piecing together a bit at a time.

      Agree - probably only a limited audience for it, but if you're in the market for a pre-made kit, this would be the best that I've seen by a good margin.

  3. Day TripperMarch 08, 2015

    I've got to say that I really respect the response by Zyon Systems, and I appreciate companies that are willing to be a bit transparent with their products, services, and processes. Although I'm not in the market for this particular product, I will definitely keep Zyon Systems in mind down the road for future purchases, as it seems they truly believe in their products, and they stand up for them. Kudos from me.

    1. I agree. It really does seem to be a well thought-out, quality bag. My first impression was already posted but having thought about it for a couple days, I realized that sticker shock aside, it really wasn't a bad deal. It has a lot of the things I assembled in my own bag, only all at once and not a bit at a time. If someone were just starting out and had the disposable income, they could do a lot worse.