Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch

by August 14, 2009 08/14/09
Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 04We’d like to introduce a special gear review (with YouTube video) today at ITS Tactical on Zulu Nylon Gear.

Zulu is a company owned and operated by one of our readers here at ITS, and we wanted to help get the word out about their newest offering, the Mega Admin Pouch.

We’re big fans of this pouch, and particularly like the adjustable 550 cord feature to hold the main compartment open.  It’s great for keeping a map or index cards at the ready while navigating.

Description

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 09The Mega Admin Pouch has an overall dimension of 9″ wide x 6″ tall x 1″ deep and  features seam binding-tape on all seams, true 550 cord zipper-pulls (not cheap 550), excellent quality stitching throughout, and hardcore attention to detail.

Maybe Zulu can chime in here but it appears to be made from 1000d coated Cordura which is highly water repellent. All materials used in construction are mil-spec quality and the big plus in our book is that it’s made in the USA!

Front Admin Panel

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 02The front of the Mega Admin Pouch features two 2″ wide elastic retention loops on both the right and left sides, which are perfect for holding chem lights or even pens.

The main admin pouch measures 6″ wide x 5″ tall x 3/4″ deep and has  1″ tall elastic loop retention sewn into four 1.5″ columns spanning it’s width.

With a closed lid the admin pouch features a full 6″ x 6″ field of loop-velcro real estate (for displaying your favorite ITS Tactical patch… We asked Zulu, seriously!)

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 05To the right of the main admin pouch is an adjustable flap pocket featuring a 2″ wide elastic retention band. The pocket measures 2.5″ wide x 4.5″ tall with around 1.5″ of depth.

The adjustable flap pocket also features a completely removable 2″ wide velcro-backed flap, which is affixed to a strip of 2″ wide loop velcro running down the  back side of the pocket.

One last honorable mention. On the bottom of the mega admin pouch is a 2″ wide elastic retention loop that creates a perfect location for a tourniquet. It’s a tight fit, which is good to keep it secured until needed (hopefully you never do).

Main Compartment

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 06As we mentioned previously the main compartment is held open by a 550 cord drawstring that adjusts with a cord-lock for any angle you might need. The clear vinyl map compartment measures 9″ x 5.25″ and features a velcro closure with a webbing pull tab.

To the rear of the main compartment sits yet another area for admin supplies. Theres a large 8.75″ wide x 4.5″ tall pocket featuring the signature 1″ tall elastic loop retention sewn into a four 1.5″ columns and one centered 2.75″ column.

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 03In front of the large pocket are two smaller pockets, each measuring 4.5″ wide x 3″ tall. They too feature the 1″ tall elastic loop retention sewn into three 1.5″ columns.

Moving forward are two large 4.5″ wide x 2″ tall pieces of elastic retention for those last extras you need to carry.

Rear Attachment

On the flip side of the Mega Admin Pouch is PALS webbing measuring six columns across and five rows tall.

The pouch attaches with four tall MALICE clips (Make sure to get the tall ones, not the short ones).

Notes

Zulu Nylon Gear Mega Admin Pouch 08Zulu really values user feedback so if you have any suggestions or comments on how to improve the design be sure to let them know. They work closely with their contractor… close as in personal, which allows them to make changes “on the move.”

A few suggestions we have on the Mega Admin Pouch are to place a drainage grommet in the bottom of the main compartment because no matter how water resistant 1000d Cordura is, water is still going to get in, especially if it’s submerged.

We also like to see dummy cord loops throughout the pouch which would make it easier to tie off gear.

One final suggestion, and this might be a stretch, but if the entire map pouch were made into it’s own separate unit backed with hook velcro it could be removed. This would expose a large area of loop velcro for attaching anything you’d want.

Tell us what you think of the video review below!


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David
David

Hey guys, working for chicago police. I need to add an admin pouch to the front of my molle vest. I like the one shown here, but want one slightly smaller and in black with that tourniquet slot option. Any ideas?

Rhu
Rhu

Like the look but most guys I know use rubberbands through the pals webbing to hold their tourniquet . I think that a strip of pals on the bottom instead of the elastic strap might work a bit better sence elastic tends to strech and wear out.

Matt
Matt

Do the attaching strips come with the pouch?

TheNance
TheNance

Liltinc,

The next version is still coming together but once it is ready to roll we will be sure to get something up on ITS!

TheNance
TheNance

Liltinc, The next version is still coming together but once it is ready to roll we will be sure to get something up on ITS!

Liltinc
Liltinc

Hey,

I see there's a version 2 and 3 availible. How about an update on the review with a compare and contrast?

I am probably getting one of these to put on my assdault pack.

Liltinc
Liltinc

Hey, I see there's a version 2 and 3 availible. How about an update on the review with a compare and contrast? I am probably getting one of these to put on my assdault pack.

Yakman
Yakman

I think that the map pocket should not only be able to be taken out, as mentioned in the text, but also fold out to give a larger area for maps. Similar to the map in the Sordin Admin pouch.

TheNance
TheNance

Hey guys,

1. fantastic review, I think the video is especially helpful since it can be hard sometimes to visualize the size/nature of the product when shopping online.

2. to answer some questions-

-Yes, the pouch is 1000d NIR

-The great thing about our company is you're not stuck with whatever is available. The standard production design will ship immediately and be cheaper but we can also do totally custom designs. So if you've got an idea/need for a smaller version send an email this way and we'll figure something out!

-Colors- Right now we're only doing coyote brown as pictured for the production version. The hope is that once sales increase we can expand to other standard colors as well like ACU and OD.

-If you need to have it in a different color we can do it just like any other custom item at an additional cost. Just contact for details but most colors should be workable. Main down side is custom colors will have a longer lead time since they're made individually.

TheNance
TheNance

Hey guys, 1. fantastic review, I think the video is especially helpful since it can be hard sometimes to visualize the size/nature of the product when shopping online. 2. to answer some questions- -Yes, the pouch is 1000d NIR -The great thing about our company is you're not stuck with whatever is available. The standard production design will ship immediately and be cheaper but we can also do totally custom designs. So if you've got an idea/need for a smaller version send an email this way and we'll figure something out! -Colors- Right now we're only doing coyote brown as pictured for the production version. The hope is that once sales increase we can expand to other standard colors as well like ACU and OD. -If you need to have it in a different color we can do it just like any other custom item at an additional cost. Just contact for details but most colors should be workable. Main down side is custom colors will have a longer lead time since they're made individually.

DocCaliz
DocCaliz

what colors is it available in?

shadow4golf
shadow4golf

Now if only there was a "midi" or "mini"...

shadow4golf
shadow4golf

That looks like just the right size.

TheNance
TheNance

Hey Matt,

No, the Mega Admin does not include MALICE clips.

TheNance
TheNance

Hey Matt, No, the Mega Admin does not include MALICE clips.

ITS Admin
ITS Admin

Thanks Joel,

We look forward to reviewing the new version!

ITS Admin
ITS Admin

Thanks Joel, We look forward to reviewing the new version!

TheNance
TheNance

Know exactly what you're talking about. I really like the idea of that type of feature and it seems to be getting pretty popular with other designs as well.

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