Thursday, July 4, 2013

Product Review: Battle Foam P.A.C.K 720 Transport Bag

Greetings once again InterWebs!!!! It is July 4th here in the States and it is the day we celebrate our Independence and generally go overboard with the patriotism. For the past several years it is also the day I have a game of Warhammer 40k with my good buddy Mordian 7th, however this year he had some band-stuff to work out today so the game is tomorrow. I figured this would be the perfect time to break out a Christmas gift and give it a try......the Battle Foam P.A.C.K 720 army transport bag.

First Impressions: 

The P.A.C.K. 720 is what I would call a mid-sized transport bag, it supposedly can hold 720 marines (hence the name). I am not a huge 40k player and don't have massive armies (don't play Guard!!!) so I found this bag to be a good size for me.

Bag and tray dimensions:
Outside Bag Dimensions - 18W x 14L x 14H" (457W x 356L x 356H mm)
Tray Dimensions - 15.5W x 12L" (394W x 305L mm)

Front of the bag with the very good-sized front pocket:

Side shot with another pocket and I.D. spot on the back of the bag:

The other side with another pocket and showing the shoulder strap:

This is the standard way to open the bag:

Showing the ability to pull out the foam trays from the top:

The bag can be opened further to allow access to the bottom trays:

This allows you to get to the bottom trays without having to remove the top trays:

I found another big pocket inside the bag (also provides some side protection to the foam):
The codex is pulled out to show it fits in the pocket, when ready to close the bag it is not exposed at all.

 The bag comes with (in my chosen load-out) with 12" of foam trays:

Using the P.A.C.K. 720 to pack my army:

I have a 2000pt Blood Angel army to transport tomorrow so I jumped in and started to pack it all up. Here is the army waiting to be packed:

As you can see there are some large vehicles including a Storm Raven and a Land Raider. I was a little concerned that I did not have the correct foam to pack the Storm Raven but I did:

The rest of the vehicles packed:

Terminators on their custom (pain to pack) bases:

The rest of the infantry:

Everything all packed up in the case:

The bag easily holds all the other necessary gaming supplies:

My thoughts on the Battle Foam P.A.C.K. 720
1) So far I am finding the bag a joy to use. I had plenty of room to pack my miniatures including 2 large vehicles.
2) Battle Foam offers a custom tray creator which I think might be handy for the vehicles.
3) The bag is light and not overly large so it is easy to handle and store.
4) There is a shoulder strap that I find convenient to use.
5) There are pockets everywhere to store your other supplies including a 7" tablet and smart phone.
6) The ability to swap out foam trays from the front or top.

1) The company states that it is carry-on approved for air travel but I would not be so sure about that. I travel frequently and I have only seen a couple of planes that I would say you could carry this on and store.

I hope you have found this helpful. I will have some additional thoughts after the game and travel/use of the bag. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


  1. It looks like a tight fit for a plane; although I may have missed you posting dimensions (or I could look it up).
    My mom has taken a sweing machine on a plane a couple of times; the flight attendants (after having a laugh) find a safer place for the machine instead of the overhead bins... maybe an option?

    Thanks for posting, I always learn something.


    1. Thanks for pointing out I forgot to post the dimensions! I have fixed that but here is the information:

      Outside Bag Dimensions - 18W x 14L x 14H" (457W x 356L x 356H mm)

      Tray Dimensions - 15.5W x 12L" (394W x 305L mm)

      Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Take care!

  2. Thanks for the review! Been considering getting one of these but am worried about travel with it aswell :/

    1. I plan on taking this bag to GenCon in Indy this year which means a domestic flight. I will post my experiences with the bag and air travel then. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

  3. Thanks for the review, David! The more I see about BF cases the closer I get to sucking it up and getting one. I really need to. I like the look of the pluckfoam and option of buying extra trays to swap in and out.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! I do enjoy the Battle Foam bags and the ability to swap out trays is key! I plan on trying out the custom tray creator at some point. The pluck foam is nice when it comes to holding those crazy conversions. Take care!