I appreciate the following insights.
+1 “I especially do not want to draw attention to my chest kit bag where my SA 1911 is riding.”, JSonn
+1 “If you are looking to draw less attention to yourself, then Multi-cam isn't the route I would go. Go with one of the solid colors HPG offers that perhaps blends best with the rest of your kit.” The Judge
+1 “We've always thought that making either of the Kit Bags in multicam just didn't make sense because the whole point is a low profile way to carry a gun.”, evenhill
+1 “Public attention is something I've learned to consider seriously, like the particular technical functionalities of the pack's construction.” csparks
+2 “… the simple truth is that any flat black backpack looks like any other. Add a hoodie and you could be anyone, and thus become no one.” csparks
I see several elements in the conversation. First is, “What is it for?”
Regarding the HPG KB, here’s my list(all pretty much equal, and mutually supporting):
a. Support my ability to defend myself, as much of the time as possible, during as many of my activities as possible .
b. Support a means to defend myself when I am wearing a pack with a waist belt, and can not use a conventional belt holster.
c. Provide a consistent carry arrangement(and presentation), so my trained habits work when I find myself in a tough spot that I have been unsuccessful in avoiding.
d. Do all of the above while drawing as little attention as possible(gray man, any one, no one?).
For me, the HPG KB meets my needs in ways no other product does. As HPG offers more variety in colors, I’ll consider those colors to match my situation(s), all the while maintaining a consistent carry arrangement(see a – d above).
The Tara/Highlander may meet my needs regarding scalable transport of my “possibles”, especially in a more urban setting. And, I need to improve all my load carrying capability in an urban setting.
Second, the role of the market.
In addition to current HPG offerings, here's my input for the market - functional blending in the city/urban setting.
For my needs, that would be HPG stuff in black(see csparks' insights above, "...no one.").
Here's why I like the approach HPG is taking in the market.
The HPG business model(quality goods, excellent customer care, field driven functionality, lots of user input, affordable, durable, well supported, leading edge, scalable, sustainable growth(without wrecking the financial condition of the principals), etc) appears to be responsive to their market. Their selection continues to grow. Their product selection and mix appear to meet the needs of a segment of the market.
I have come to appreciate the role of markets in connecting end user needs with products and services. Voluntary coordination between user and producer, as a foundation of our country, has served me well.
I appreciate how HPG conducts its business in the market. With enough experessed interest, I suspect HPG will be responsive.
I look forward to hearing from other contributors.
And, of course, the best of the holidays to you all.
edit to respect the OP's original focus, and add that I am interested in a multi cam KB as well(hunting).