Napier ‘Razorback’ Accessories Range
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- Last updated: 31/07/2017
The ethos of Napier’s ‘Razorback’ range was to take a suitable and already popular product from their roster and to up-grade it in relation to materials used in manufacture and equally to improve on the original base design. All items in the Razorback range have a heavy duty ‘LAMTEC’ canvas outer shell, bonded to four function layers. These being a waterproof membrane, high density 10mm foam padding, EVA TOUGH SHELL and a soft ‘Syn-fleece’ lining. ARMOUR FLEX scuff panels and comfortable non-slip, rot proof webbing shoulder straps and GRIP LOCK ergonomic handles are used where applicable. Also, the company’s unique ‘Weather Seal Guard’ protects zips and seals the enclosure when closed. Also, they have ‘company logo’ embossed elongated tag pullers for ease of operation.
Though I’ve reviewed virtually all of the gunbags now in the Razorback range, it’s fitting that the other ‘ancillary’ products that complement the range should also be given the exposure they deserve. So, it’s the purpose of this ‘collective’ feature to detail the various other very high quality, modern, stylish yet practical items of luggage that are now available.
First up is The Razorback Range Bag, which measures 12-inches wide x 9-inches deep x 10-inches high. Externally, for extra stowage, there are two 7-inches x 7-inches x 2-inches deep zippered side pockets.
Opening the Velcro fastened top overflap immediately reveals the main internal compartment – the overflap itself even has a very useful 11- x 6-inches flat zip lid pocket. The bag’s able to stand upright retaining its shape, held off the ground due to the heavily reinforced base and four tough ABS feet. Looking inside the main internal compartment reveals a full ‘bag size’ compartmental divider on the bottom that can be allowed to lay flush on the bottom of the bag or raised up to be secured centrally to create a two-tier arrangement using the two very generously sized Velcro strips running along both the front and back sides of the bag. These are positioned halfway up the bag, enabling you to have two separate ‘layers’ or compartments; a very handy feature, which means everything you take doesn’t have to be ‘lumped’ in together to potentially get damaged or you having to rummage through the entire bag for an item of kit that might have fallen to the bottom.
It’s now twice as strong as the original and trimmed with rugged ‘scuff panels’; these are positioned at the front section of the top cover, and fully surround the outer bottom section rising 2-inches up the sides of the superior material now used for the main build. The only ‘Razorback’ build feature it omits is the fleece lining, as the strong Nylon lining is much more suited to a range bag. For ease of transportation, it has integral strong double carry handles that secure together with the innovative GripLock handle system, plus a detachable shoulder strap with the unique ‘rubber textured’ non-slip section that adds padding for the shoulder and security when worn.
For the airgun/rimfire rifle shooter, it’s roomy enough for ammo, score cards and a host of usual accessories. I’ve used this bag extensively now for a couple of years when range testing guns and for my own practice sessions, zeroing and such like and I’ve no reason to doubt that it’s undoubtedly going to carry on serving me well for many years to come.
The Razorback Cartridge Bag measures 10-inches wide x 7½-inches high x 4-inches deep at the full Armourflex protected base that extends all the way up the sides. Such is the design for wearer comfort that the bag measures 2¾-inches at the top, before curving outwards to become base-size approximately midway along the bag. The top fastens down with a large leather strap and conventional brass buckle. Integrated into the build is a 1½-inch extra wide, heavy-duty, adjustable, non-slip shoulder strap. Again, fleece lining is omitted in favour of a much stronger and practical Nylon inner. Super strong and designed to hold up to 120 12g shotgun shells, it’s the perfect companion to the Razorback Shotgun Slip.
There are now two bolt carriers in the range, a Universal size and design to suit most standard type bolts and a bolt carrier specifically designed for the very popular Blazer Rifle.
The ‘universal’ Razorback Bolt Carrier has a large Velcro fastening top cover that can be altered to measures 7- to 9-inches long x 1¼-inches wide, so will accommodate virtually all standard types of bolt. A belt loop at the rear caters for attachment to a belt if required. A full ‘EVA’ moulded shell protects it from knocks and dirt, while a Nylon liner is again the practical choice. Granted not a very exciting accessory but still very useful and one of the best of its kind.
Alternatively, the aptly named Razorback Blaser Bolt Carrier has been especially designed to carry the rifle’s straight pull bolt; reason being the size and shape of the Blaser bolt makes it impossible to carry in a conventional holder, and with the tuning fork style prongs it requires even more protection when carried apart from the rifle. Good to know that the tough, shaped EVA moulded shell design of the carrier offers superb protection and security when travelling and it can be attached to a belt loop and is secured with a Velcro closer.
All Razorback products are available in Green, Grey or Terracotta, guaranteed for 5-years and are superb quality, packed with useful and cleverly designed features and very affordable.