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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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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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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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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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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 ·
This is exactly what I was coming to suggest. I bought one of these NWT off of a member here and was shocked at how comfortable and stable even heavy loads could be in this thing. Its my go-to whenever I need a bigger backpack than my BFG Jedburgh.
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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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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 : https://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...
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jcustisredux ·
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 3-day capability. It is built rigid and rugged with an internal framesheet, and may handle your rebar and stakes easily, with a bit of adjustment at most. I could definitely help more if I knew the dimensions and weights of...
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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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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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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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