If there is anything Scott Bain likes more than flashlights and knives, its pouches! So when he got a chance to fondle the Longtail Advanced Ammo Pouch he was, well, let’s just say “excited”…
The Longtail is an awesome piece of kit made by the relatively new Israeli / American company, Agilite. They have expanded the concept of a mag pouch by combining it with an admin pouch and created one of the most versatile pieces of kit I have ever seen.
Not only is it innovative in design, which we’ll talk about in a minute, but is rock solid in construction. Double stitching is the standard here and the fabric is tops. The Multicam is as rich as ever with good color density across the fabric and matches my other Multicam gear.
The Longtail wove easily onto my Tyr pack’s beaver tail. The webbing meshed quite well providing a rock solid anchor taking up a 2×6 panel. The additional storage and outboard pockets. I have utilized them for my flashlight, multitool, headphones, chemlight…you get the picture!
Designed with the intention to hold three STANAG / M4 magazines, and more, the Longtail is spacious. There’s room for a radio, camera and Lord knows what else! The main pouch is huge and roomy for just about anything you can throw in there. Facing the pouch, on the left side is a hook loop closed admin Pocket big enough to hold a smartphone. On the opposite side are two sleeves for torches or multitools. Stitched onto those sleeves are two elastic loops for chemlights or whatever. Plus, they are just the right size for Grimlocs!! WooWhoo!!
A really neat addition are the intel windows. Hidden on the main flap that closes the pouch, they are accessed via opening a buckle and pulling down and out to break the strong hook loop that secures it in place. What an awesome touch!
So how does it work?
Designed for extended missions in far flung lands, the Longtail also performs brilliantly as an everyday day carry pouch, as part of a bug-out bag set-up, or even just as extra storage and carrying space for everyday domestic duties.
I set mine up by attaching it to my Tyr backpack and then stuffed in a pair of binoculars, a Surefire, a Gerber multi-tool, a chem-light phone cord – there was still room for a bottle of water!
On another occassion, I used it for a day-trip with the kids. Stuffed to the gills with plastic ware, napkins and straws, this not so little number held it all with no problem. The built-in intel windows proved very handy on this “mission” as well. A creatively folded map of the park was placed inside the intel windows and provided a quick and easy solution to finding our way around – and to rapidly locate restrooms when needed!
With its combination of pouches for ammunition, notes, and the usual sorts of tools and accessories, the Agilite Longtail keeps the things you need close at hand and well organized!