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5/22/2016 11:31 AM
 

The Magpul DAKA Pouch (https://www.magpul.com/products/pouches) was introduced at SHOT Show this past January.  I recently purchased one of each size, knowing that I would make use of them for a number of applications, and because I also knew they would function as great pull-out options when inserted into various HPG packs or a Kit Bag.  Click the link above for exact dimensions, color options, and all of their other features.  For a capacity test, I stuffed as many AR and 1911 magazines as I could into each one.  I figured AR-15 and 1911 pistol magazines would provide a good example that would allow folks here on the HPG Forum to conceptualize what they would be able to put in them if they bought their own.  I also placed a DAKA Pouch in three different HPG products, so that folks could see which packs or Kit Bag they could use it in.  I'm very happy with them and I am 100% certain I will find many uses for them.  So, here are a whole bunch of photos!

Sláinte!

Ken sends.

 

All three DAKA Pouches, side by side.



Large DAKA: 7 x 30 rd PMag, 2 x 10 rd 1911, and 2 x 7 rd 1911.



Medium DAKA: 4 x 30 rd PMag, 2 x 10 rd 1911. 

Small DAKA: 1 x 30 rd PMag, 2 x 10 rd 1911, 2 x 8 rd 1911, and 2 x 7 rd 1911.

The Large DAKA in an Umlindi slot pocket.

The Medium DAKA in a Tarahumara slot pocket.

The Small DAKA in an original model Kit Bag.  It will fit in any of the three pockets in this Kit Bag.

 


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5/22/2016 6:53 PM
 
thanks for sharing these and the size comparison. Good idea
 
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5/23/2016 1:57 AM
 
Thanks I've been looking at these.
 
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5/23/2016 6:16 AM
 
Thanks Ken! The size comparisons are a big help.

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5/23/2016 9:07 AM
 

Glad that these photos are helping folks here on the Forum.  I figured that pictures would be way better than just trying to describe them.  I tried to fit one of the Medium DAKAs in a Kit Bag....it'll go, but not very well because the corners of the pouch must be bent and curved in order for it to fit.  Also, the Large will (obviously) fit in any pack that is the same size or bigger than an Umlindi.


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5/24/2016 10:46 AM
 

I decided to run the Small DAKA Pouch in the outer pocket of my Heavy Recon Kit Bag.  Perfect size for a small IFAK / Trauma Kit.  Of course, there are many other options for what could go into this size pouch if carried in a KB.  The key is to keep it somewhat flat so that it doesn't bulge out the KB.  As always, having good organization of one's kit in the backcountry is important.  I'm also a fan of using "dummy cords" on things to keep from losing them, so I used a small S-Biner that I can then clip into a keeper cord I have in the KB attached to my range finder.




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5/27/2016 1:57 PM
 
Very useful series of pictures. I'm thinking the small is the most generally applicable for backpacking. Since I haven't handled one of these, I'm imagining a much more robust version of a ziploc freezer bag at not too much heavier. Sound about right? Robust enough to throw a car tool kit or bunch of clevis hooks and other recovery kit in, or not that tough?

Could you get accurate weights? (Magpul doesn't list weights)

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5/28/2016 7:24 PM
 

Evan, I do believe these pouches will put up with nearly anything you want to stuff in them.  They're very tough.  Aside from the small, I am certain I will find a number of uses for the medium and large while on my different trips overseas.  I also foresee using them in the Aston House as "pull-outs".  I haven't tried it yet, but I think one could be used as a quick access pocket, secured to the Pals webbing on the underside of the lid on my Ute.


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7/25/2016 4:01 PM
 

Found a great use for the small Daka pouch.  I bought 8 Indestructo Pill Boxes (available at Rite Aid and similar places) and they all fit in the small Daka easily.  In fact, I could put 4 more in there for a total of 12.  If I went double-stack with the pill boxes....twice that amount.  I plan to put different meds for the jungle and bush in the pill boxes for my overseas trips and even Stateside ones.  Aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, decongestants, antihistamines, anti-malarials, Immodium, Pepto tabs, etc.  These can be easily labeled for quick ID.  Stick them all in the small Daka and you have a nice, organized field medicine kit for itchy-owies, pain, the sniffles, and the dreaded butt-rumblies.




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7/26/2016 5:02 AM
 
Nice find Ken. I always appreciate you sharing all this stuff. I boo.kmark a lot of it in case I ever get more advanced
 
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8/2/2016 2:21 PM
 
Thanks for posting this good sir. Very informational.
 
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8/2/2016 7:06 PM
 
The small will hold a fairly complete GSW/IFAK/Blowout kit.  Two 4in Ace wraps, 4 ea 14ga needles, two H&H gauze packs, Quick Clot gauze and a CAT Tq.  Not sure which chest seal to put in it yet, probably part of a HALO but I don't have one yet.
 
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8/6/2016 7:39 PM
 
alpendrms wrote:

Found a great use for the small Daka pouch.  I bought 8 Indestructo Pill Boxes (available at Rite Aid and similar places) and they all fit in the small Daka easily.  In fact, I could put 4 more in there for a total of 12.  If I went double-stack with the pill boxes....twice that amount.  I plan to put different meds for the jungle and bush in the pill boxes for my overseas trips and even Stateside ones.  Aspirin, Tylenol, Motrin, decongestants, antihistamines, anti-malarials, Immodium, Pepto tabs, etc.  These can be easily labeled for quick ID.  Stick them all in the small Daka and you have a nice, organized field medicine kit for itchy-owies, pain, the sniffles, and the dreaded butt-rumblies.


 

You're more versed in adventure travel than I am. Have you ever encountered any trouble with having medication in other than the original container? 

 
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8/6/2016 11:50 PM
 

Not so far.  All of the meds I am carrying are OTC, with only a couple exceptions.  I've carried them in several countries.  A big plus is customs officials that aren't necessarily the sharpest knife in the drawer, and also moving along like you know what you're doing.  I've carried lots of big tools like machetes in my checked luggage as well.  No issues, so far.


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8/7/2016 9:45 AM
 
I noticed they are now offering these in high-vis colors. Looks like a cool way to identify different kit components, and could also be used to aid in signaling.
 
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8/7/2016 10:54 AM
 
SuperBadger wrote:
I noticed they are now offering these in high-vis colors.

 I'm going to get a couple of orange ones for IFAKs. I'd pondered making some Kifaru style "pullouts" in orange pack cloth but the Magpull pouches are a superior option, IMO.

 
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8/7/2016 1:40 PM
 
Thanks for this write up/pic comparison! Best one I've seen so far on the web. I've been eyeing these since they came out. Up until now my go-to home-brew solution has been to 100mph tape an industrial ziplock bag.
 
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8/24/2016 11:38 AM
 
Has anyone used these and the Kifaru pullouts, either the ultra lights or the 500d? Assuming these are quite a bit more durable than the ultra lights, but curious how they compare to the 500d offering. Quite a bit of a price gap so trying to decide if these are worth the extra $8-$10 per pouch.
 
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1/31/2017 12:51 PM
 
Thanks Ken. These look pretty awesome, it reminds me of back in the day always having five or six gallon size ziplocs wrapped with duct tape for organizing a rucksack. Perfect for socks and stuff.
I've got several Kifaru silnylon pullouts, but these look a lot tougher and I like that they hold their shape.
 
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2/4/2017 11:33 AM
 
nice ! I was wondering about these pouches , I'm gonna have to grab a few
 
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