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Gear Testers Wanted: new backpack design

Alspak ·
I am looking for gear testers/product feedback in Colorado. I will consider other locations, on a case by case basis. This is unpaid, except the reward of improving gear, and use of the cool new kit. Over the last 2 years I have been developing a new modular load carriage system that is lighter than current equipment, without sacrificing strength. 2 of our users just finished the Thunder beast/ Competition Dynamics 24 hr sniper adventure challenge in NM; their reviews were all positive.
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Need help choosing new backpack

Seatbelts ·
Ok guys, I'm sorry if this has been covered, I did look, I also tried to post in the new peoples thread but couldn't find it. I'm in the market for a new "tactical" backpack to carry my load at work. My choices are between a few, and I was hoping I could get some input from some owners or anyone with experience with these packs, and if you have a suggestion please feel free to share it. My needs/wants in a pack are this: Light, can carry heavy loads and is multi use and comfortable, as in I...
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XGEP ·
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Rob0811 ·
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flashpoint ·
I'm in the Springs. I hike at least 2x per week, so it'll get plenty of use. If it's tactical-ish colors and I can bust it out at the next FTX and have some guys put it through the ringer as an RTO pack for FO's
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Mike T ·
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

Trajan Aurelius ·
Seatbelts, Have you considered an external frame pack? You could take an ALICE frame and cargo shelf and lash your tools to it and put your 3DP on top of your load. Tool boxes, rebar, and stakes tend to chew through nylon. With an ALICE frame and shelf, you could carry a 5 gallon jerry can of water or fuel, a box of rocks, er rebar pins, etc. The ALICE frame is pretty sturdy and cheap enough that if you break it you won't cry. I am sure there are better choices but ALICE has been around for...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

cashonlycow ·
Carrying heavy and awkward shit in the bush...I'd stay away from the ones listed above and get something a bit more sturdy. You would NOT want to have it fail out in BFE. Camelbak Trizip is in the ballpark of your price range...I've seen it on sale for $200 somewhere recently. Futura Yoke is very comfortable and adjustable. 2016 Mystery Ranch is coming out soon as well, but UNK as to price or quality.
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

David Reeves ·
I might suggest that you look at another manufacturer other than blackhawk. The ONLY advantage to blackhawk is that if you need 10,000 of one particular widget in black, multicam, coyote, or unicorn sperm purple, blackhawk can deliver it. Often at the cost of reliability, durability, and, too often by ripping off someone elses design and having it made elsewhere. All that being said, you need to decide if this is a pack that you want to buy once- or if you want to buy it six or seven times...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

Seatbelts ·
Thanks for the info guys, Ill definitely check those out. I actually have an Alice but I dont have the frame for it, I had a problem with it when I went hiking last time with it, both my straps broke and I had to awkwardly carry it down a mountain. After that, I replaced the straps but am really weary of using it again haha. I should mention, I was using this old Jeep brand backpack, like a college bag and that was working well for me, but the strap finally wore out. I should mention also,...
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21M ·
cashonlycow posted: Carrying heavy and awkward shit in the bush...I'd stay away from the ones listed above and get something a bit more sturdy. You would NOT want to have it fail out in BFE. Camelbak Trizip is in the ballpark of your price range...I've seen it on sale for $200 somewhere recently. Futura Yoke is very comfortable and adjustable. 2016 Mystery Ranch is coming out soon as well, but UNK as to price or quality. This is exactly what I was coming to suggest. I bought one of these NWT...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

Post Car ·
GoRuck also makes some good bags that are purpose built for carrying heavier loads and doing stupid stuff. I'm not a GoRuck fanboy by any means, but I use a GR1 for pretty much everything, from GoRuck events to carrying lots of range shit to medical gear to a carry on for flights. Thus far it's held up very well.
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

JW104 ·
My go to pack is the TAG Sentinel. I carried one in AFG. I liked it so much I got a second one in coyote. I reviewed it here : http://www.lightfighter.net/to...959#2843236913705959 I wrote a pretty thorough review on the TAG website but the Sentinel isn't ont isn't on the website anymire. Their sniper pack looks similar is on sale for $195 in black or ACU. If you search for TAG Sentinel you will find a major online retailer has them in a variety of colors and patterns for $200. It is a heavy...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

jcustisredux ·
Seatbelts posted: Propper USMC Corpsman backpack- This is a hard choice for me, as it comes with a bunch of stuff for a good price but its hard to tell what the spacing is inside since no one seems to own one to review. That lack of a review has been remedied a bit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0XV2cM1gNmc From what you've described as your needs, the Recon Corpsman "Assault Pack" could work. I put Assault Pack in quotation marks because it isn't an assault pack, but more a traditional...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

Seatbelts ·
Ya I actually found some pictures of the corpsman's bag nice and opened up. I think above all, im leaning towards the USMC propper bag, they look similar to a really nice hiking pack I had years ago, and I like getting a bunch of stuff for free. I also really liked the name of that TAG bag you posted a link too, whats the name for that one in coyote? stake bundles are like 2ft long and 5-6 in wide in the bundle and rebar is usually small pieces about 10. I would Molle like the machete on and...
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jcustisredux ·
Yes, a thorn bush is not going to damage that bag at all. It's pretty bombproof too. It's heavier than other similar volume bags because of material, but the waistbelt is very functional and a lot of 3-day packs don't come with one.
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

tankersteve ·
The Army's new medium ruck is a decent, light-weight option with a frame that is useful for lashing longer objects and keeping you cooler in hot weather (it works well on top of /around a PC, which is what I think it was supposed to do). Internal organization and Molle channels are not awesome (like they took a Spec Ops T.H.E. bag and dumbed it down a bit, but added a nice polymer frame), but overall, it isn't bad. I'm not sure how popular they are yet, or whether ACU ones will show up soon...
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Re: Need help choosing new backpack

Seatbelts ·
I think I'm sold on the USMC propper bag, I was finally able to find someone on google who had taken a bunch of pictures and it looks perfect for my needs. I was sold on the above posters bag, I had a great purchase from them a while back, and they sent me the wrong item, and to correct the problem, the overnighted a UPS package to me, for a US flag patch lol. I thought that was pretty cool, since shipping ups is extremely expensive . What kept me from that one was the fine print, 4-6 weeks...
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Seatbelts ·
I'll post a link to my purchase soon, and for all the help I would like to give back some, I was sent a MSM USMC desert marine patch by mistake, I offered to send it back but they declined. As I explained to them, I was not a Marine, and didn't feel right keeping it, and all of my friends who joined the marines, either died in Iraq, or got severely wounded or fell out of contact over the years. So, if you can prove your a devil dog, the patch is yours free. I'll even ship it to you. It's a...
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Re: Eagle Lightfighter RAID pack...warranty? Known defects?

Wakko47 ·
I emailed ATS a few days ago and never heard back. I didn't know that Eagle got bought out...who owns them now?
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Eagle Lightfighter RAID pack...warranty? Known defects?

Wakko47 ·
New guy here with a couple of questions about the 2005 Lightfighter packs. I have one of these packs, not often used, and it's in pristine condition except for one thing: The inside of the pack has a sticky feeling where the nylon has deteriorated over time. Eagle currently offers two year warranties on their packs, but I thought they used to be lifetime. I did reach out to Eagle, who initially offered to repair it for free unconditionally, but now want to charge $65. Thanks for the help.
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Re: Eagle Lightfighter RAID pack...warranty? Known defects?

Longeye ·
I would be worried they would just replace it with another backpack. And Eagle doesn't make the RAID anymore. Eagle also slipped in quality when they were bought out. I would check with ATS on getting it fixed. ATS has the ability and does stuff right. Besides, the pack was made under contract by Eagle for ATS in the first place.
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Re: Eagle Lightfighter RAID pack...warranty? Known defects?

Wakko47 ·
Wrong thread..? I just heard back from Eagle, they will fix the pack and I pay $11 to ship it back. I am pleased with that, but still a bit perplexed by their flip flops.
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AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
A conversation got started a few months back with Alex from AttackPAK. It was centered around a video review of a battle belt system I had posted. Alex had mentioned the integrated battle belt system in his packs. I said I didn't have any experience with them. Consequently, I later ended up receiving a Stealth Pack system to put some miles on. Simply put, the pack is pretty awesome. I feel like it's a rubix cube and I'm still figuring out all the shit it can do. Like for example, you can...
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tugboat12 ·
Yes, it carries well. The thing I never appreciated until using this pack too, is the ability of the pack to move side to side (think shoulders moving to one side, independent of your hips). Super nice crossing creeks and jumping boulders, when your body is contorting into weird positions, trying to keep yourself out of the drink...
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Malpaso ·
Great pack idea. Great video review as well. Wouldn't have minded having that in Yellowstone this past summer.
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Re: Has anyone seen this?: Wraith Tactical C.A.R.R. Pack

99superduty ·
So lets see..... Joined yesterday.....check Didn't post an intro.......check Asks about an obscure product on first post.......check From North Augusta, SC which is an hour from the business you are asking about....check Listed occupation, distribution......check Smells fishy to me.....
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Re: Has anyone seen this?: Wraith Tactical C.A.R.R. Pack

NorthernPhoenix ·
I'll play along... Contact me privately and send me one for evaluation (federal LE). You couldn't pick a more diverse group of crazy guys who know how to punish gear and are accustomed to evaluating new products. Observations will be posted on LF forums somewhere as deemed appropriate. Cheers.
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Has anyone seen this?: Wraith Tactical C.A.R.R. Pack

dxlxuxx ·
Apparently it's a go-bag that converts into a plate carrier with a deployable IFAK in the back. Does anyone know anyone who has one of these? I have questions about its functionality.
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Re: Has anyone seen this?: Wraith Tactical C.A.R.R. Pack

pointblank4445 ·
First, read the rules and make an introductory post so we know where you're coming from/who you are. I can not speak to that product specifically, but generally the products that converts from "X" into a "Y" don't do either task well. The "Jack of all/master of none" concept at work. Remember the Blue Force Gear T.A.S.K. (tactical active shooter kit) bag ? No?... If not, there's probably a reason why... I see the same for bags that try to bridge between a duffel and have shoulder straps to...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I just did a follow up video review of the Go Bag Lid, which is the top portion that makes up all of AttackPAKs larger pack systems. It serves as the "lid" to the packs and a "go bag" type day pack. Pretty clever. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/go-bag-lid/
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
REDRUM007 - I feel like the Go Bag Lid is pretty universal. It is just a matter of if there are buckles corresponding at the top and bottom of the Mystery Ranch pack. I haven't have the chance to use one of those though...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I just posted another follow up video on the versatility of the AttackPAKs. Using the Go Bag Lid, you can create a seat of sorts to carry pretty much any load. Whether it is a injured person, 5 gallon fuel can or a 120lbs elk quarter. Lots of options with this backpack system. You can check out the video here: https://kitbadger.com/the-versatility-of-attackpaks/ (Yes there is a EMDOM patch on there, but it is the Stealth Pack by AttackPAK)
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redrum007 ·
out of curiosity do you think the "lid" will attach to other packs, perhaps a mystery ranch?
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

libertarian45 ·
A thought ref the straps slipping off the shoulders: can they be extended long enough so one can criss cross them across his chest? That is connect top left with bottom right and top right with bottom left. That might solve the problem.
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
LIBERTARIAN45 - I just tried it... Almost choked myself out putting it on. Haha, the straps are too short for that. It is easy enough to just lash them with a small piece of cord, or a carabiner.
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

libertarian45 ·
Worth a try anyway. Got me thinking....we can probably do same with the top bag of our issue ruck. I'll try it when I'm done stuffing myself with turkey...Figures they'd give us this gear and not bother telling us its capabilities...
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Re: AttackPAK Stealth Pack

tugboat12 ·
I recently followed up my initial review of my Stealth Pack, taking a deeper look at the battle belt portion of it. Lots of modularity and flexibility in the design... https://kitbadger.com/attackpak-belt-system/
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