Welcome to our review of the P.A.C.K 720 Molle Army Bag from Battle Foam, a company well known for their products aimed at safely storing and transporting wargaming miniatures. Battle Foam kindly sent us the case in this review so we could try it out for ourselves, and tell us that this bag has been designed for airport travel and meets all FAA regulations for carryon luggage. This is great news for anyone needing to travel to tournaments or take other trips with their armies.
An interesting feature of the P.A.C.K. 720 is the molle system, which allows you to attach further pockets and pouches to this bag, customizing it to fit your specific storage and transportation needs. The P.A.C.K 720 including the standard load out of foam is priced at £135.60 (or $174.99).
The P.A.C.K. (Personal Army Combat Kit) 720 gets it’s name from the fact it can carry 720 28mm miniatures, which as you can see in the photo below means its a substantially sized transport solution. The outer dimensions of this bag are 18W x 14L x 14H” (457W x 356L x 356H mm) and we’ve included a 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marine in the photo for scale. Looking at the front of the case you can see it’s got the Battle Foam logo and the name of this case embroidered on the front, along with an outer pocket. On the front of the pocket are some loops of material which are the first example of the molle system on this case. These loops allow you to attach additional accessories to the case, including pouches for carrying extra items. There’s a whole range of these molle accessories which we will be covering in a future review, but for now you can see them here: P.A.C.K. Molle Accessories
The sides of the case care covered in the molle system for customizing this case with additional accessories if you wish, plus there are black triangular metal loops for use with the included shoulder strap.
The rear panel of the P.A.C.K. 720 is completely covered in the molle system allowing for lots of customization, and you can also see the black metal zip tags here, used for keeping the case sealed. Everything feels very high quality so far, and this outer material feels very durable.
The bottom of this case comes with a zipper running around it, this had us confused for a few seconds, but a quick look on the Battle Foam site shows that this large miniatures case can be expanded even further with additional bags that can attach beneath this one.
Returning to the front of the front of the case for a closer look at that front pocket, you can see that it’s held closed with Velcro and is a great size for small rulebooks, templates, dice, and anything else you need quick access to. The dimensions of this front pocket are 10W x 8.5L” (254W x 216L mm)
There’s another pocket running along the front of the P.A.C.K. 720, once again this is held closed with Velcro but this one is much larger and is a great place for larger rulebooks, datasheets or a codex or two.
The top of the P.A.C.K. 720 comes with a carrying handle which has a decent plastic grip to protect your hand if you fill this up with metal models, and a small window/slot where you can insert a label to identify who owns the bag or what army is inside it.
The P.A.C.K. 720 came with this shoulder strap tucked in the front pocket. It’s got black metal clasps to hook onto the metal loops on the side of the bag, and as with the rest of the case so far, this feels high quality and durable.
The P.A.C.K. 720 opens up as shown below giving you full and easy access to the tower of foam inside.
All of the panels on this case have a hard plastic interior, so there is a layer of armour between the foam and the outer material of this case. This hard plastic construction gives the P.A.C.K. 720 case a very solid feel, ensuring your miniatures are well protected during storage or transport.
Inside the bag there is another pocket, this one seems like a good place to store paperwork such as army lists.
Removing the foam from the case you can see that there’s a lot of storage available, we’ve included a 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marine for scale. This selection of foam trays is the standard load out which provides a selection of storage that suits many wargamers, but you can also pick from a range of other foam trays designed specifically for your game system or army. These are Battle Foam Large Trays, so they’re all 15.5W x 12L” (394W x 305L mm).
At the top of the pile we have a Battle Foam Large Foam Topper which is designed to be a barrier between your minis and the top of the case for an extra layer of protection.
Beneath the Foam Topper we have Battle Foam Large 60 Large Model Foam Tray. This tray is a 1.5 inch thick troop tray with 60 1 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch (31 x 38 mm) cut outs, which as you can see is ample room for our Warhammer 40k Space Marines.
Next up is the Battle Foam Large 32mm Space Marine Troop Foam Tray, this is a 1.5 inch thick tray with;
- 32x 2 x 1 1/4 inch (50 x 32 mm) cut outs,
- 4x 1 3/4 x 2 inch (44 x 50 mm) cut outs,
- 5x 2 x 2 inch (50 x 50 mm) cut outs,
- 1x 3 x 2 inch (76 x 50 mm) cut out
This tray is great for minis with larger bases or action poses that take up a bit more space, we were even able to squeeze some Space Marine terminators into these slots.
Here is the Battle Foam Large 25 Assault Marine 20 Terminator Foam Tray. This one is a 2 inch thick tray with 25x 1 3/4 x 1 inch (44 x 25 mm) cut outs, plus 20 rounded cut outs for models on 40mm bases like Warhammer 40k Space Marine Terminators.
Getting towards the bottom of the stack we have the Battle Foam Large 26 Grey Knight Terminator Foam Tray, a 2 inch thick tray with;
- 14x 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch (69 x 44 mm) cut outs,
- 10x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 inch (44 x 44 mm) cut outs,
- 2x 3 1/4 x 2 inch (82 x 51 mm) cut outs
This tray contains large slots suitable for heavy infantry with fancy weapons that would struggle to fit in other trays. To give you an idea just how big these slots are, we placed a couple of Warhammer 40k Bikes in the 2 larger slots.
The last and largest tray included in the standard load out is the Battle Foam Large 4 inch (100 mm) thick Pluck Foam Tray. This tray is perforated with 1 inch (25 mm) squares of foam that can be plucked out to create a custom sized slot for your larger miniatures like monstrous creatures and vehicles. As you can see from the photos the Warhammer 40k Chaos Marine Rhino would easily fit within this foam (including all the spikey bits!) with room for another 4 or 5 similarly sized minis.
This is a beast of an army transport bag, it has the protection of a hard case thanks to its inner plastic panels, and a smart look thanks to its black Kevlar exterior. One of the main benefits is the large number of minis you can fit in this case, and if you do run out of room, you can add an extension to the bottom, or accessories to the other faces using the molle system – we look forward to experimenting with these in future.
At £135.60 (or $174.99) including foam there are cheaper options out there, but this one gives you piece of mind that your entire army will be safe whether you’re taking a short trip to a local game or flying long haul. If you’d like to learn more about Battle Foam head over to http://battlefoam.com/