Equipment Review: Suchka Bag aka The Dorito of Death
I recently posted an article here in the Sub Machinegun section that covered using the Suchka Bag to carry my Uzi Carbine. I would now like to provide a review of this products features and variations of their use.
Construction and Features
Overall construction of the bag is solid.
On the right side as worn there is a place to carry a small water bottle.
A top carry handle is sewn to the top of the bag for admin carry and could probably be used as a drag handle.
On the outside of the flap is a small zippered pocket that contains more pile tape for use with the 5.11 back up belt system.
The back of the bag has a compartment that can store a hydration system and or a ballistic panel. The shoulder carry strap is adequately padded and is permanently attached to the top and secures to the bottom left corner of the bag with a large releasable buckle. The cross body strap attaches to the waist pack and to the bottom right corner of the bag to stabilize the bag.
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The interior of this pocket has two toggles and a single strap sewn towards the top of the compartment to hang the hydration system from; a drink tube slit is also near the top.
Note: The panel would need to be triangle cut to fit the interior properly.
The removable waist pack attached to the shoulder carry strap also has the “Hot Tabs” to assist accessing its main area. Two elastic bands are sewn on each side of the interior to secure a sidearm and two are sewn to the inside of the flap for magazines or other support gear. I have decided to use this compartment for an IFAK . There are also two small zippered pockets which can carry small items.
5.11 states it will carry weapons up to 600mm in length which equates to 23.62 inches. There is some flex in the material that allows for slight length overages. My Uzi Carbine measures 24.25” from the rear of the buttstock when folded, to the tip of the barrel, it fits fine and does not muzzle print.
The dimensions are approximately 24”x 17”x 6” for the main cargo area.
Two hook pile tape securing straps come with the bag and can be used to secure the weapon or other equipment inside the bag by attaching them to the MOLLE webbing. I did not need to use these straps as the Uzi Carbine and my SBR AK both fit into the bag and are stable without their use. As I mentioned in the deployment article the main cargo area also has a single point sling attachment that works to secure the gun to the bag, use of this does not prevent shoulder transfers.
Ample MOLLE webbing covers the inside of the main cargo area however, it is sewn so that pouches will be oriented horizontal instead of vertical. I plan to add two double mag carriers or a single quad mag carrier.
The webbing on the inside of the front flap is referred to as an ID Panel and is constructed of pile tape and allows items that have the hook tape or MOLLE to be attached. I currently have a small dump pouch and a TQ attached to the flap.
Overall this is a good piece of kit for discreet carry of an SBR or short PCC and other good to have along gear.