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Modular system lets users wear up to five bags at once

Modular system lets users wear...
The Operator System is currently on Kickstarter
The Operator System is currently on Kickstarter
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The Operator System is currently on Kickstarter
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The Operator System is currently on Kickstarter
The Operator System frame combined with the Pivot Bag and both Stealth Bags
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The Operator System frame combined with the Pivot Bag and both Stealth Bags
The Operator System's Cache Bag, being worn as a waist bag
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The Operator System's Cache Bag, being worn as a waist bag
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While many people may buy a separate daypack, waist pack and shoulder bag, the Operator System offers an alternative. It's a modular setup that incorporates multiple types of zippered bags, which can be worn all together or one at a time, as needed.

Created by Massachusetts-based clothing designer David Volante, the Operator System consists of seven parts: a torso-worn frame, a waist- or shoulder-worn strap, a daypack-style backpack (the Operator Bag), a medium-sized bag (the Pivot Bag), two smaller bags (the Stealth Bags), and an even smaller bag (the Cache Bag).

The Cache Bag or Pivot Bag can be combined with the strap and worn over the shoulder (across the chest), while the Cache Bag can also be paired with the strap and worn around the waist. Additionally, the Pivot Bag can be combined with the strap and then worn around the waist and strapped to one thigh.

The Operator Bag is worn on the back when paired with the frame, the latter of which can also accommodate one or both Stealth Bags (worn under the arm) along with the Pivot Bag and the Cache Bag. Again, each bag can be worn individually, or they can all be combined together utilizing quick-release buckles.

The Operator System frame combined with the Pivot Bag and both Stealth Bags
The Operator System frame combined with the Pivot Bag and both Stealth Bags

All of the bags have a water-resistant PVC-coated polyester main body, along with ripstop nylon exterior panels. They're available in four color choices.

Should you be interested, the Operator System is presently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of US$299 is required for the full kit (planned retail $375), although smaller packages are available for less.

It's demonstrated in the following video.

Source: Kickstarter

The Operator System on Kickstarter

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5 comments
5 comments
Lowell
The jeans I used to wear had large accessible pockets. Now the jeans have tiny pockets with barely enough room for my fingers and almost enough room for my hand.
Perhaps some clever inventor will re-create the jeans with large accessible pockets. Oops, but this might make these bags unnecessary!
WB
Operator ..and bright orange a bit an oxymoron
Grunchy
I love it, I can't wait to see somebody waddling along weighed down with all this stuff, take a spill and then can't get back up again!
Mayhem
The Camelback Transformer hydration pack ticked most of these boxes around 10 years ago. I still use mine occasionally and have adapted some of the modular pouches to easily go on and off of my rigging belt.
This system looks pretty good but I would say that it doesn't break much new ground.
ljaques
Only $250 too expensive, folks. And next time, consider recording your KS video on something =other= than a potato and without all the cutesy schlock. I have a $40 40L Cordura backpack with 4 molle modules and a $12 cross-shoulder chest pack. Thankfully, it is NOT a designer bag. Instead, it functions well.