I'm looking for options for a new pack. It will be a military/civilian pack and by that I mean I want something I can wear with the uniform but that doesn't look out of place around town or oconus in civilians. The reality is that the bag will move my primary weapons system around....my laptop along with files, spare cloths and miscellaneous EDC type stuff. I go TDY frequently for my role as a reservist and usually travel around the battlefield a bit oconus but mainly doing admin stuff. I'm currently using a Kifaru X-Ray. I dig the pockets on the flap and use the top pocket extensively. What I don't like about the bag is that there isn't an external pocket for Nalgene bottles which I use over a bladder, there is limited organization inside the bag, it is covered in MOLLE which I don't use, and i foolishly bought it in foliage to match our minty old uniforms.
So my requirements are between 2,000 to 3,000 ci, 500D construction, 670-1 compliant without being multicam(solid colors RG, Coyote), ability to hold a GOV laptop, some additional organization would be a plus, spots for Nalgenes, chest strap, able to handle a decent load, and not covered in MOLLE.
I'm looking at a large First Spear Comm Pack but I don't like that it doesn't have a chest strap. For $220 they could at least include something so basic. There isn't much info on this bag which considering how long it has been out doesn't seem to be a good sign. The Urban Zippy looks about right but I don't want to go that small.
Thoughts or suggestions?