Latest evolution of the RAID pack: The Fight or Flight Pack

For me, a RAID 2, no molle with velcro/drilex inner would be best. Keep all the other features already on the RAID.

Id use it as a travel bag, plus at work doing lower pro LE things. Comms ports, slot pockets (flex cuffs, surveillance gear, gloves whatever) and such are handy. Even a camelback for biking into work. 

Drilex inner to reconfigure the interior depending on what im doing. 

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One thing that I just thought of while reading all of  this is that it would be nice to have a small,zippered soft pouch somewhere near the top for sunglasses.

I can't even begin to count the number of times I needed something like that for my shades, or something else small.

BM, I'll try to remember to hate you later for this awesome idea of taking money away from me and giving it to Brad. Are you guys in cahoots?

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Not much to say other than I'm grimly, yet eagerly, waiting to give you my money; and I'd like to throw a vote in for lashing points on the bottom of the pack. 

I'll probably buy it either way. All my current shit looks too military, even in low key colors.

This sounds like such a great idea. I love my original Eagle RAID pack, although it's starting to show it's age. I like the side pockets, but I think the fasteners over them snag and not needed. I would love to see some kind of side pocket to put a water bottle or Kleen Canteen in.

"Never underestimate the predictibility of stupidity" RIP SSG Brad King. KIA April 2, 2007.

-So, does this gray CLASH pack have gray Velcro/Drilex above the pocket zipper for patches, or is that too high profile? I like being able to soften a packs look and branding with a NSR Solutions or Jed Ekert & Associates patch.

-Is there a chance of green accents? Multi color packs blend even better in my view.

-The interior needs a lash point or two. It is nice to have stuff like a Surefire battery carrier on a lanyard so it doesn't disappear into the bottom of the pack. It could be elastic Molle... like the Cobra, or some simple sewn down 550 cord loops, or even interrupted bartacked seam lines along the interior pocket edge.

-It needs the Cobra shaped shoulder straps or the Eagle AIII shaped shoulder straps. The ATS version RAID post Eagle had straps that draped poorly.

-CLASH needs to to be made from 500 denier (or lighter) material.

OK, I am in the over 50 crowd but still play in the tactical arena. Here is what I would like to see:

1)  A padded / protected area for reading / subscription glasses and another that will fit Oakleys. The 511 Rush Series 24 had two pockets, top center for glasses. Problem, not large enough, not protected enough. 

2)  A top pocket for easy access to EDC items

3)   ID /Business Card / Name pocket for easy ID of YOUR pack when in a mix of the same type and color

4)  Outside pockets that are Nalgene sized for water containers. Pocket slanted so I am able to grab while the pack is worn

5)  Bungie on outside for securing jacket or items on outside of pack

 

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The funny thing is, my Swiss Army pack may be a little short on cube, but it still handles a heavy load and I been beating it down daily for over a year.  I'd take it overseas and stuff it with anything. And it is built to hold a laptop.  Who deploys these days without tech?

The more I reflect on discussions about packs, we often end up being no different than women discussing handbags.  Believe me, with three daughters, I know what that sounds like.

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Wow. You have my utmost sympathy on that one. Wife used to be the same way when we were overseas.

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yakc130 posted:

Wow. You have my utmost sympathy on that one. Wife used to be the same way when we were overseas.

It will likely get worse.  We're headed to Dubai...

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Fuck me, double posted when I tried to update the earlier response. Someone smart (Mod) can delete the first one. 

 

First and foremost, what's with the gay names? it's obviously meant to be called the AirRAID in deference to its lineage. What's next, we start tearing down statues around here?!?! 

 

I think there are some good design ideas in the thread. My biggest must have's in a new pack usually end up being:

- Somewhere to put a small laptop/ iPad safely. If you discount tech, you're missing the boat. I actually like it in a separate sleeve compartment against the back so I can still stuff other junk in the main pocket without fear of destroying my laptop. 

- I like the side pockets on the RAID. You can put a ton of random items in them beyond basic water bottles and you can make them fairly secure. 

- I like a small pocket accessible from the outside for small things that I need frequently and don't want to open the main pack for. This in no way removes the requirement for the mesh pockets in the lid. Those are awesome for organization.  

 

I'm also free for product testing. I fly and travel a lot and have owned or carried each iteration of the packs being discussed along with most of the others anyone here would be familiar with. Back off ya bunch of cherries! 

Several years ago I asked if ATS could make me something very similar to what this sounds like. Basically the only thing I asked to be changed was the removal of the MOLLE. The only MOLLE that was retained was the stuff on the bottom to give some additional strength/protection to the bottom of the bag.

It sounds like a lot of the changes here would be even better additions (subtractions?) to get to an even lower profile bag. 

jcustisredux posted:
yakc130 posted:

Wow. You have my utmost sympathy on that one. Wife used to be the same way when we were overseas.

It will likely get worse.  We're headed to Dubai...

Oh shit! I'll start praying for you now.

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Any updates?

I may a little on the hopeful side, but Ill be needing a new carry on/travel pack in the end of Oct. 

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Hooahmonster posted:

Any updates?

I may a little on the hopeful side, but Ill be needing a new carry on/travel pack in the end of Oct. 

No update yet - but mostly becasue I know ATS is busy with end-of-the-year procurement. They are super busy. I expect we might have a prototype to oogle over shortly, but I don't want to promise production packs by the end of next month. Soon, maybe; but not that soon...

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Just to speed up the process, get funding and start production with orders confirmed, maybe some kind of kickstarter campaign would be a good thing.

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MrMurphy posted:

Any new word?

Its all moving ahead full steam. they think we can get on the production schedule next week for a prototype.

Should have pics to share by the end of the month? Then we can decide what to do with this thing.

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Take my money!  I am definitely looking forward to getting one for use as a go-bag over in my next assignment.  It will get a ton of use.

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I ran across a GoRuck ad on social media tonight, for the GR2 bag, touted as a tough, rugged pack that can be used to travel the world with one bag...

GoRuck's stuff still amazes me that it costs what it does.  At a whopping $395.00 retail for the GR2, I have to wonder who buys that stuff.

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I am currently using a G2 34L pack for travel and daily use deployed and it is everything they say it is. They offer a discount, I found that out from a another guy I am working with after I bought mine.

 

However I still want a RAID pack.

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jcustisredux posted:

At a whopping $395.00 retail for the GR2, I have to wonder who buys that stuff.

Definitely not me. Just because I can't afford that much, not because I wouldn't like to have one of those. I know you get what you pay for, but price is usually a big concern.

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BigOaf posted:

Pics?!?!?! 

Its been cut.

Now just needs to be stitched.

<cant wait>Then we will have the prototype! </cant wait>

 

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