The SHADO 24L has hands down been one of the most pleasurable EDC bags I have used in the last few years. I had the first version of this bag and it didn’t check too many of my boxes. With the new 24L of this bag PDW has perfected the EDC pack. Everything from the back panel to the interior organization, this pack has almost everything I need in a perfect day bag. It carries extremely well and has enough room for everything in a days load-out. There is not much extra room in this bag when I have it loaded with a days worth of gear, however I can fit everything I need. The SHADO is not made in the US. I know this can be a turn off for many people and even myself. I love to see companies take the time and effort to produce here in the US, although I do think for the $200 msrp this bag is one of the best options you can get. It comes loaded with features, compartments, pockets, and removable options you would expect to see on a $400 bag. I really think at $200 this is one of the best bags you can buy.
I have posted a video review of this bag on Youtube for better viewing angles and a hip-belt explanation. If you want to checkout that video follow this link ——- PDW SHADO 24L Backpack Review
Invista Cordura® 500D
Custom Milled 500D Nylon/Spandex
70D Nylon Ripstop
Multiple Density Closed Cell Foam
YKK Reverse Coil Zippers
Nylon Tape & Webbing
Custom Made Color Matched Nylon Trims and Hardware
3mm Cord & Saddle Zipper Pulls
Nylon Hook & Loop
24L / 1465 cubic inches
Width (max): 11"
Width (min): 9"
ADMIN POCKET WITH ORGANIZATION
On the very front of the SHADO there is a zippered admin pocket that is backed with soft Velcro. The SHADO comes with a highvis admin panel which is awesome. This gives you the option to have the pocket just be a larger storage compartment or section it off to hold all of the gear you want to be able to grab quick. In this pocket I always keep my keys, wallet, Leatherman raptors, multi-tool, knife, flashlight, pens/pencils. It is great having a solid way to organize these items in an easy pocket. I have noticed that a few times when trying to unzip this pocket the “D ring” right below the zipper can tend to get in the way if it is laying up. If down, the zipper can be unzipped very easily even when the pocket is full.