The London Bridge Standard Drag Bag
LBT-0110

12 February 1999
By Scott Powers
The LBT-110 has three external pockets and a map sleeve. The 
center pocket will hold most military grade binoculars.
The LBT-110 has three external pockets and a map sleeve.
The center pocket will hold most military grade binoculars.

In addition to the Model LBT-1655 lightweight drag bag, London Bridge Trading Company, Ltd. offers the Bag, Drag, Sniper, Standard Weight LBT-0110 priced at $249.95. This is their top-of-the-line gun bag. Up front I will tell you that unless you are an operational sniper and can justify the cost, this bag may not be for you. The bag has many worthy features but I do not feel that -- for the civilian at least -- these are not worth the extra price unless you are actually using this product in earnest. That being said, the quality of the bag is impeccable. If you are duty-slotted and must carry it all, this bag will certainly fit the bill.

Made of Cordura Plus and measuring 50 inches long, there are few rifles this bag will not accommodate. The bag is a full 12 inches wide, tapering to 6 inches at the tip. The main compartment is 4" wide and can bellow out quite well to accommodate large weapon systems. The Drag Bag has one internal compartment that is a whopping 12" x 7.5" in size. Inside this pocket are 16 elastic web cartridge loops AND 12 shotgun shell loops. The pocket is large enough to hold your data book, a map, small tools, calculator, dew rag, magazines, and anything else you value enough to keep inside the main compartment. An addition I would like to see is a closure flap for this pocket. But like the LBT-1655, this pocket's main purpose is ammo storage so one could make the case that such a flap would just get in the way. Still, it is such a large pocket one is immediately tempted to put it to good use! The interior also includes LBT's padded muzzle protector and three sets of tie-down straps for the rifle. I believe LBT prefers web straps here to plastic clips as they are much quieter to unfasten. The bottom of the bag is lined with what feels like 3/8 inches of close cell foam. This should be sufficient to protect your weapon during a drag.

A large internal pocket protects ammo loops and will hold large 
data books.  Note tie down straps and muzzle cover.
A large internal pocket protects ammo loops and will hold large data books.
Note tie down straps and muzzle cover.

The zippers are all very heavy duty and are painted to match the bag. Like the LBT-1655, these zippers have 550 cord attached to provide easy opening. The exterior has three separate storage compartments. The largest measures 11" x 16" x 4" and is unique in that there is a map pocket in the outer flap. The map pocket can be accessed via a zipper and its dimensions match the pocket to which it is attached. The interior of the cargo compartment can bellow out to about 8" and you can cram in quite an extensive amount of gear. The pocket has a set of 1" straps fixed with Fastex clips. I would prefer to see more straps here. I would especially prefer it if an extra set of straps were made to span only half of the width of the compartment as smaller items such as a spotting scope could then be secured here without sliding about. As is, you can cram several days' worth of MREs in this pouch and they, along with any other soft gear, would be more than sufficient to hold your hard gear still. In other words, my strap fetish notwithstanding, the pouch is quite sufficient as is. If you are like me, you'll just add any extra straps you might feel necessary.

The second external compartment measures 6.5" x 7" x 3" and can hold most military field binoculars in the 7 x 50 class. I have a pair of Tasco Marine binoculars that are modeled after the large Steiner glass currently issued to our scout platoons. They fit with room to spare. As an alternative, this pouch could also be used to carry canteen or data books. For that matter, it is great for any other small material you want separated from the rest of your gear. It is perfect for a field level cleaning kit, tools, and small items that would be lost in the larger pockets.

The third cargo pouch is a long 17" x 7" x 3". Like the other two pouches, it can bellow out to about twice its depth. Inside are two sets of tie-down straps. All three pouches have three rows of 550 cord for affixing camouflage material. The cords are sewn to the bag very securely with gaps of about 1.5" to allow you to tie on material.

The tip of the bag has a loop for a drag line and on each end of the bag you will find a heavy duty D ring. Web carry handles are found in the usual place at the center of balance. On the bottom/back of the bag, you will find padded shoulder straps, which allow the drag bag to be carried like an ALICE pack. The lower half of the straps can be unclipped via Fastex fasteners and tucked away in a pouch provided for that purpose. A flap protects the origin of the upper strap during the drag. Also found in the pouch is a waist belt. This is a nice touch and makes the bag, when worn on the back, very reminiscent of a comfortable civilian backpack.

In all, the LBT-0110 is a most excellent piece of gear. While it may be priced out of range of the less-than-deadly earnest, it certainly offers more than one could hope for in a quality drag bag. Only you can decide if it is worth the $100 increase over the price of the lightweight bag. My advice would be to purchase the LBT-1655 for most applications. While the LBT-0110 is quite excellent, I feel that most users will find the less expensive LBT-1655 more than sufficient. On the other hand, if you just have to have one of the best drag bags on the market, by all means purchase the LBT-0110. If your department or unit is looking for a drag bag and they have the budget, this bag would certainly be a top performer. I personally like the LBT-1655 a little better as the long outer pocket is much longer than the one on the LBT-0110. This allows me to stuff in a longer tripod if needed. But to be honest, were I budgeted accordingly, the LBT-0110 would be top choice. Sadly, I have to consider the budget. You might not! Both bags will do the same job easily. The differences are really in their refinements. Consider the LBT-0110 the Cadillac of the line.

The LBT-1665 (on left) has removable straps. 
The LBT-110 (on right) has a storage pouch for the lower strap halves and a waist belt. 
The small flap on each bag folds over to protect the upper strap.
The LBT-1665 (on left) has removable straps. The LBT-110 (on right)
has a storage pouch for the lower strap halves and a waist belt.
The small flap on each bag folds over to protect the upper strap.



About London Bridge Trading Company Ltd

LBT is a military and police contractor that sells an exhaustive and complete line of tactical web gear. Their factory is quite impressive and there is little in the way of tactical gear that they do not make. Their assortment of tactical vests alone could take ten articles to cover! Civilian sales are unrestricted except on some small and rather limited use items. Most of LBT's vast inventory is available to the public. You can learn more by visiting their web site at

London Bridge Trading Company Ltd.
3509 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 498-0207


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