So I'm thinking of buying a new outdoor pack from either Direct Action, Maxpedition, or SpecOps Brand. It got me wondering what brands/products you all use for your packs/sacks and what you avoid.
Image related; SpecOps Brand bundle ( that they call their E.O.D. kit for who knows why? ) that currently is what I'm most likely to purchase. Lifetime warranty on the bag, the bundle will cost a little under $300.00.
For most people those packs aren't actually all that good. They work pretty well if you're hauling tools around for work, but I wouldn't suggest them for hiking/camping most of the time.
Not at all. I just walk everywhere ( driving is too expensive for me and the local public transport really isn't worth the cost ) and want something that will hold up when I hike home from the grocery store, etc. The light sheath ( for flashlights ) is nice too considering how often I walk at night. I'll prob use the knife sheath for something else unless I'm actually going into the wilderness to camp or something else though.
Well, I do walk pretty much everywhere; including to/from the grocery store, etc. so I do tend to haul things a good bit. Why not share your pack/sack for EDC and/or hiking/camping? I did make this thread with the intention of it being a general Pack/Sack thread.
Not that I saw. I did see some threads regarding packs for specific use but failed to find a general Pack/Sack thread. I suppose I may have just missed it and if that is the case I'd love to be pointed in the right direction.
I've got one of the larger SOC packs, but I work as a UXO guy and it's more useful in that role.
I wouldn't suggest using some of these for groceries etc. since the compartments can make it kind of a pain in the ass to deal with sometimes if you're using them all at once. It's usable, but I have a more 'generic' kinda bag for that sort of thing.
Also, you'll look like a fucking autistic manchild most of the time walking around with one of them. It's part of why I (and everyone else) I work with rarely use them outside of work.
I've been over the catalog three different times and I've not found it. I have seen no other thread titled "Pack general" or anything similarly titled. Point me in the right direction if it is really there; but I'm not seeing it in spite of really looking for it.
YOU WANT THE BIGGEST BADDEST LARGEST MOLLE BACKPACK PERIOD.
DONT WORRY ABOUT FILLING IT WITH SURVIVAL GEAR JUST STUFF IT WITH TISSUE AND WALK AROUND YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
JUST GET THE BIGGEST FUCKING BACKPACK YOU CAN FIND.
MAKE SURE IT HAS MOLLE ALL OVER IT AND CAN HOLD 20 GALLONS OF WATER
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ROOM FOR YOU KNIVES!
Unless your military. I wouldn't wear/use this. I'm not one to care how people view me but having close friends and family in the marines. Wearing shit like that draws a certain amount of attention.
I just use a cheap super Mario backpack I bought at a thrift store. I never use it unless I am camping at for 3 days to 7 days. Just use a fanny pack I got at Walmart for shorter hikes/camping. Lightweight is were it's at. That bag looks heavy.
For me at least, if I see someone wherein something like this I assume they are military. Basically. I don't appreciate people who haven't served wearing something that identifies with military lifestyle. But that's just me. I don't think it's wrong and if it serves your purpose by all means use it.
red and yellow could be neat. could maybe pretend I am iron man and have some blue hand thingies?
I can understand those feelings but as long as I'm not impersonating military or police officials I don't see why I can't use it. The bag can be tailored to fit my evolving needs, is high quality ( with a lifetime warranty ) and I personally just like the looks of it.
It was designed to be a three-day bag for military use/private contractors and people in similar professions. With that said I do want something that can hold a lot which is why I thought this bag may be a good choice to me as opposed to their EDC model. This bag is going to be used for a lot more than groceries though; I'll be using it for camping, possibly future work, etc.
I wonder if I posted about it for a couple of years: could I make /out/ like military packs and hate civilian ones?
>lol, you don't like coyote?
>fuckin' princess needs everyone to see the gaudy colors of his pack so they know how much he spent.
>i just prefer molle to the useless daisy chains and junk hanging off of fashion packs: i can actually attach useful things.
>of course you don't like molly: you don't like girls at all, gayboy.
>every 50+L military styled pack extends to the rear rather than up
>still attach things onto the backs of it
You seem pretty autistic to me mate.
There are plenty of other bags out there that will probably do the job better than milspec/surp gear will. Milsurp is cheap and good for camping, but this isn't milsurp. This is you looking for some tacticool option and trying to justify it by saying how useful and modular it is. If it's too expensive to drive but a 300 dollar bag is a good price, then I'd hate to know what the fuck you're driving.
To be honest dude, no, you shouldn't worry about what other people think, but you will anyway, which is probably why you want a bag with a bunch of compartments you'll never use in military spec colour from a military spec brand covered in MOLLE you'll never use. The thing is you won't look operator, you'll look like a fuckwit and end up wishing you bought a bag that was comfy and more suited to your needs, in a colour that doesn't stick out like dogs' balls.
I mean fuck what's next, wearing a gunners rig because you can put your muesli bars in the ammo pouches and wearing a shemagh incase it gets windy? Don't be a fucken retard mate. I know this is a comfy board but shit, you gotta draw the line somewhere.
General opinion on Marmot?
Looking to purchase a new backpack for daily use, class (laptop), walking etc. I'm a country boy in the UK so i'm preferably after something that can withstand some rain and mud since I walk my pupper using the same pack.
Currently using a Berghaus Munro but the lack of a laptop pocket and organization is killing me slowly.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated, thanks chaps
OP I got pic related during the holiday season, thought about what I wanted for a long time and this fit the criteria.
>Wasn't crye tier expensive
>Wasn't molle fucking everywhere, just one section
>Microfiber pocket for my glasses
>large main compartment, works extremely well as a range bag and even better as a day hike bag (not for EDC because I'm not a fucking mall ninja)
>Slap a state patch, plain color on it for looks
>Bandana woven through molle beside opinel no. 6
>Replaced paracord pulls with suade/leather, looks more relaxed
>Its condor, kinda eh quality wise but I plan on modding it anyway, the cordura will hold up much better than your standard REI daybag
No regrets, love this bag. If you want a good EDC bag get a REI vintage series or a Jansport classic. Topo Designs makes nice bags too.