Please recommend a pack...

Come on! Stop posting this stuff! 

I probably won't get one for myself but for $47 my boys may need California day packs in Kryptek for school. It looks like the shoulders aren't padded, but that should be fine for carrying books. What is the quality like? How long did you have it? Any problems? 

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"One of the nice things about being around other soldiers is they will suffer your bullshit gladly, knowing sooner or later you will shut up and listen to theirs." - Jim Morris, War Story

 

"The military was strange like that. In the middle of the night you run into a major problem that requires you to put your faith in someone you never met before and probably would never see again. But that person knocks himself out to do his job and helps you get on with yours." - Harold W. Coyle, Team Yankee

@JW104

The 3 day pack I had was great. I felt it carried better than my LBT1476a. The straps were wider and were more contoured.  Add an ATS frame sheet and it became even better. 

I believe Honor Point offers a lifetime warranty.   For $96, not too shabby. 

I had the pack for a couple months and ended up giving it to a friend who used it for the  Nijmegen March. He had no issues with it.

Great pack and great company. Very responsive.

-asd

 

 

 

jcustisredux posted:

Needs a studboard review.

I haven't had it long enough to put it through the wringer for a proper stud board review but I did write it up in the assault pack reference thread here:

http://www.lightfighter.net/to...53#29876270787875853

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"One of the nice things about being around other soldiers is they will suffer your bullshit gladly, knowing sooner or later you will shut up and listen to theirs." - Jim Morris, War Story

 

"The military was strange like that. In the middle of the night you run into a major problem that requires you to put your faith in someone you never met before and probably would never see again. But that person knocks himself out to do his job and helps you get on with yours." - Harold W. Coyle, Team Yankee


Yea im really thinking the raid2 is the one. I just cant get over its listed cu in of 1500. Im 99 percent sure its more than 1500 cu in. Looks about 1800 based on every picture ive seen it in, which would be ideal. Can anyone shed some light on this?

You can't go wrong with a RAID pack and it definitely seems like it can hold more than it looks like it can.  As far as the capacity. I only use the capacity a manufacture gives as an estimate. Bags are not perfectly squared rock solid material. They don't take into account that a bag will puff out when filled. Also the soft items you pack will compress when you stuff it in and cinch down the compression straps. 200 cu in is not much, probably about an MRE. 

 

OK sorry for the long time no response. I have been quite busy lately. I picked up a raid 2. This thing is perfect for what I wanted. The PIG pack I was comparing it to is much smaller. One of these two companies has their cubes wrong by at least 500. Thanks for all the help guys. One quick question though. The right side (when wearing it) hydration port is completely removable.Just velcro holds it on.  As in they didn't sew one side on to act as a flap like on the center and left ports. Is this how it is supposed to be or an oversight?

I hope I'm not out of line by resurrecting this thread but I figured since this is a similar topic and the OP has found the pack he was looking for I could ask my question here rather then start a new thread.

I am looking for a small assault pack to fill a couple roles. I currently have a BFG Overlord, it is a great pack, but kinda bulky for this particular usage. This will be used in an Infantry role, I'm a dismount in a mechanized unit at the moment. I'm needing the following:

-Smaller then the Overlord, this will be sitting at my feet in a Bradley when mounted on short trips, in the storage behind me on longer trips. Anyone that has ever rode in one knows, there ain't much room.

-Easy to get on and off.

-Preferably some kind of padding on the back, will be used with and without armor.

-MOLLE on the shoulder strap to hook a hand mike to.

-Needs to carry the following for RTO usage:

-PRC-117

-Spare battery

-Spare hand mike

-DAGR

-Nalgene

-Slash type pocket for maps, pens, admin type stuff

-NODS

-MRE

-Poncho

-MOLLE on the outside and the bottom maybe useful for spare TQs or small odds and ends. I've thought about a pouch to mount on the bottom to hold a hammock and tarp.

If it will hold the following it will do what I need for non RTO usage as well. The Nalgene can go on the outside and the MRE may be a field stripped MRE or may just be a bunch of Cliff bars so a ton of room isn't needed. I would like for the radio to sit high in the pack both for comfort and to be able to get to it without having to take everything out. Maybe MOLLE or Velcro lined internally?

I'm looking at the Tactical Tailor Removable Operator Pack. it's about the size I'm looking for but wanting to see if there are any other options out there. I'm also on a budget.

Any suggestions?

Weird,  I found the RAID to be excellent for that usage. To each their own though. I'm really surprised to hear about the quality though. Be sure to let ATS know, brother. They're usually bombproof in their quality and QC. And their customer service is excellent. 

Semper Fidelis -Walt

Honor, Courage, Commitment

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