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Grayman™ Kato™

civilian lab® series

tablet + netbook mini-messenger

As the suddenly ubiquitous tablet-computers such as the iPad®, are taken into extreme environments and increasingly integrated into professional duties, a new format of rugged, organized carry-bag needed to be created. Part of our Sidekick™ collection of small, nimble, modular bags, the Kato™ is our tablet-carry solution. Its size and layout were specifically designed around the tablet and netbook computer. Its fast-access, padded, and quilted back-pocket cradles your tablet while the other compartments allow you to store various essential gear, which no mere sport/business bag offers. So whether you are a soldier deployed overseas writing e-mails home, a pro field-photographer reviewing photos, or a busy blogger reporting from a chaotic concert, you will understand the appeal of this product.

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_ fast-grab padded/quilted tablet pocket on back fits up to 10" tablets
_ padded panel in main bay fits MacBook 11”
_ unique 3-d flap-pocket for fast access on the run
_ 3-d flap-pocket has locking-capable zipper-sliders
_ flap conceals the gear mounted on the MOLLE
_ large, locking front-buckle is secure and handy
_ zippered side pouch fits a smaller soda bottle
_ quilted sides hold & protect DSLR cameras/lenses!
_ vented/MOLLE-topped-pad strap

Additional Info

Additional Info

External Size ~13.5” L x 12” W x 5.2” D (34 x 30.5 x 13 cm)
Main Compartment ~12.1" L x 9" W x 3.1" D (31 x 23 x 8 cm)
Laptop Compartment ~11.4" L x 8.4" W x 0.35" D (29 x 21 x 0.9 cm)
Total Gear Capacity N/A
Product Weight ~1.9 lbs.
Care Instructions See product tag
Main Material Polyester
Overall size N/A
Design Long Beach, California - In-House Team.
Manufacturing Imported


Customer Reviews (2)

Great for the business individualReview by Warjss
As with every item I have bought, this is a great quality item. It is a light compact item with ample amounts of storage. I bought it as a gift, so I can not personally say much. But I would buy it for myself as well. The only complaint I have been given is the size of the biggest storage compartment. It will hold tablets, Ipads etc, but it is too small to hold a regular sized folder. Other than that, the individual takes it wherever they go. I would highly recomend this product. (Posted on 3/14/2018)
Perfect Travel CompanionReview by Nonya Bidnez
Purchased the Grayman as a subtler pack which prooved itself useful while traveling abroad. This is an excellent option to my PlanB. Kato is sized just right as a personal item for boarding flights. Its smaller size was not burdensome or awkward, yet contained all items I wanted with room to spare. The Gray color with its less tactical signature did not gain any second looks. Maybe it was just me but I felt going through chekpoints with Grayman vs a FDE molle covered bag.

The removable front velcro panel was a perfect area to add a velcro Hazard4 ID holder which allowed to hide a spare credit card / ID. The middle document window pouch was very useful for a secure, but quick access to passports and travel documents.

The strap had no comfort issues. However, I do wish the strap was detachable / replaceable and found the thin strap material folded and spun on itself within the attachment point. The strap itself can be stowed under its main flap if needed. (Posted on 1/4/2018)

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