For the most part, I've found that they become useless and more of a pain in the ass to deal with than beneficial once you are in country. Plus I've had to constantly answer "are there firearms in there?" by every tard in a uniform in airports.
Other than a 1500 carry on holding plates and plate carrier that never leaves my side whilst flying,
I've gotten rid of the rest and gone back to soft, large load out (black, not "hey look at me" tacticool airsoft ninja multicam or marpat) bags.
I am the object of criticism around the world. But I think that since I am being discussed, then I am on the right track.
- The Dear Leader