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yrrabsille
06-25-2014, 04:17 AM
I have a backpack that I bring to work, it used to be filled with junk but has recently been restocked with Get-Home Gear. The bag itself is nothing special and I'm planning to replace it this week. This morning this was more obvious when there was a nightlight in the hall that illuminated the two reflective areas on the shoulder straps. Not good to be luminescent.

Looking for suggestions on bags. I know Maxpedition is popular, and that's in my price-range ($125-$150). But are there any other suggestions?

It can't be too big because it won't be something that just stays in my trunk. I drive a CMV so I'll have constantly transfer it to multiple vehicles daily.

Molle is good, camo is not. Shouldn't look too military.

Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks.
Barry

redman2006
07-04-2014, 07:15 PM
I will be interested in the answers as well

angeryamerican
07-04-2014, 11:43 PM
You really cant go wrong with Maxpedition, the gear is bulletproof. I've got a laptop case I've carried for six years, really can't beat it. Tactical Tailor also makes some nice gear, http://www.tacticaltailor.com/urbanoperatorpack.aspx

Of course you can always go the 5.11 route, it's decent gear I guess but I've never been a fan.

redman2006
07-05-2014, 07:04 AM
What are the pros and cons of pressing a standard backpack/daypack into this role. I have a few ideas of my own, especially since the continued move to ultralight has also moved further from durability, but I am curious as to what others think.

W.Lynn
07-05-2014, 05:32 PM
Not everything that's light is less durable. My favorite spork is titanium.

redman2006
07-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Not everything that's light is less durable. My favorite spork is titanium.
Lol. True. My backpacks for hiking are really not as durable with the thin materials today as my older ones made of heavy cordura.

There are trade offs of course.

Graywolf
07-10-2014, 10:37 PM
The 5.11 rush 72 is a great bag from what everyone says. I'm trying to get a hold of one so I can do a review.

JBBoise
07-16-2014, 06:00 AM
Eberlestock makes great packs, but usually more sniper sized. They do have a new one called "Dagger" that's daypack sized and can fit a carbine inside. I have the Lo-Drag, used to own a Gunslinger and love both of them. (hint, buy them off Ebay...way cheaper than the website)

Eberlestock.com (http://www.eberlestock.com/)



I have a backpack that I bring to work, it used to be filled with junk but has recently been restocked with Get-Home Gear. The bag itself is nothing special and I'm planning to replace it this week. This morning this was more obvious when there was a nightlight in the hall that illuminated the two reflective areas on the shoulder straps. Not good to be luminescent.

Looking for suggestions on bags. I know Maxpedition is popular, and that's in my price-range ($125-$150). But are there any other suggestions?

It can't be too big because it won't be something that just stays in my trunk. I drive a CMV so I'll have constantly transfer it to multiple vehicles daily.

Molle is good, camo is not. Shouldn't look too military.

Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks.
Barry

george7100
07-27-2014, 05:40 PM
But if you out in the woods trying to hid from perv's camo is good, just saying:guinness:

george7100
07-27-2014, 05:43 PM
Beside you see camo everywhere now days

Tex
07-27-2014, 10:47 PM
Beside you see camo everywhere now days

Well then, it aint very good.


Tex

Concerned Dad
07-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Ok, I'm new to this. Which Maxpedition bag are we talking about just for an everyday carry? I went to their website an there are a lot of options.

jimmyd
07-30-2014, 11:43 AM
This is the backpack that I carry my laptop and associated gear in;

http://www.lapolicegear.com/diplomat-3-day-backpack1.html

I've had it for about 3 yrs now with some pretty heavy usage - and it's holding up perfectly. Well worth the money IMO.

They do have a slightly larger version that I have no personal experience with as well as other brands. And I've never had a problem with lapolicegear.com service.

For my Going Home Bag I wanted to not look milspec at all, so I went with an older backcountry camping backpack:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowe-Alpine-Contour-Classic-90-15-APS-3-Internal-Frame-Backpack-/281396795991?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41848e5a57
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowe-Alpine-Contour-Classic-IV-90-15-Internal-Frame-Backpack-/221487544516?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3391afb8c4
I've camped with this backpack many times over the last 15 years and never had a problem with it at all. Good sturdy material. Good design for heavy loads. Excellent pack.
And I've added a large camo veil to the top pocket so that if I do need to blend the blue into the environment I have an option.

MillenniumMan
07-30-2014, 03:28 PM
Beside you see camo everywhere now days

No you can't. That's why it's camo. :)

MillenniumMan
07-30-2014, 03:38 PM
Then again, why blend in when you can just wear an awesome suit trailing a wall of fire that can destroy everything it touches?
2919
I guarantee, the raiders and Devil Hound Service boys will not even bother you. :)

Concerned Dad
08-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Is anyone familiar with Speed Hooks? Or the webitsite wilderness-survival.net?

Concerned Dad
09-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Does anyone have an opinion about this solar recharger? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZSFH6I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3LQR1HASKSKLF&coliid=I3JSHQ8YWVVQMY&psc=1

AD
09-07-2014, 08:16 PM
Does anyone have an opinion about this solar recharger? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006ZSFH6I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3LQR1HASKSKLF&coliid=I3JSHQ8YWVVQMY&psc=1

No but now you have me interested in looking into this. I need to compare to goalZero set up

jimmyd
09-08-2014, 05:14 AM
That beats the goal zero on specs and price - hands down.

10w vs 7w
2 free battery packs vs a very expensive battery pack

The customer reviews say it's durable...

Nice find CD!

Concerned Dad
09-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Glad I could contributed something finally. Also, look at the Georgia Arms website. Seems to have decent price on ammo and shipping rates. 500 .40 caliber for less than what I paid for .22LR

Wyndigo
09-11-2014, 08:05 PM
hope this thread is still active, my suggestion would be an ALICE pack, either medium with a frame or the large with frame.
built like a tank and can be found at decent prices.

Concerned Dad
09-11-2014, 08:55 PM
Not sure how active it is, but I am still here

Concerned Dad
09-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Can anyone make a suggestion about boots? I have been looking but not found anything that I like or can afford.

unseenone
09-21-2014, 07:16 PM
I love these, and you can occasionally get deals and closeouts on bellevilles, you just need to keep an eye out.

http://smile.amazon.com/Tactical-Research-Multicam-Khyber-Hybrid/dp/B004HLWZ7E/ref=sr_1_2?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1411344909&sr=1-2&keywords=multicam+boots

myakka
09-21-2014, 07:16 PM
I have a ton of experience with boots, related to fighting wildfires and responding to other disasters around the country.

Georgia boots ($80-100) make good cheap loggers but they are heavy. RedWings ($120+) are better, but cost twice as much.
If you want to sink some serious money in it, then go with custom boots like Whites or Nicks. I can't quote prices for them, since I haven't bought any yet myself.

All of these would come in 8" leather lace up loggers. They will wear well, and carry you through anything. But wearing loggers takes getting used to.

I also wear Ariats in a lace up roper. I love these for flatland use. They will run you about $100.

Hope this helps. BTW, the opinions I offered on the loggers also will be supported by tons of folks who do the same job. You can ask on www.wildlandfire.com. But before you ask, check out their discussion forum. It has been debated and discussed to death.

Good luck!

Concerned Dad
09-21-2014, 07:27 PM
Thanks guys. Didnt expect such a quick rsponse

kickstand
09-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Midwest Boots has some great boots. Yes, they are on the more expensive end, but I have worn them and loved them.

http://www.midwestboots.com

Wyndigo
09-24-2014, 04:36 PM
Can anyone make a suggestion about boots? I have been looking but not found anything that I like or can afford.

I like the pair of Keen boots that I have, they were $180 but in my size and have lasted for 3 years so far.

Concerned Dad
10-09-2014, 07:14 PM
Decided on a pair of Georgia Boots, Loggers. Cheaper here locale than online. Thanks again for all the advice

AD
10-09-2014, 07:19 PM
The 5.11 rush 72 is a great bag from what everyone says. I'm trying to get a hold of one so I can do a review.

GW

I have one I just bought. I love it. And true to form, its Multicam!!!!! I do give a squat about blending in. I would rather look tactical and menacing than a sheep.

I got a smoking deal at www.dvor.com. $250 with a $130 store credit.

They have the Tactical Rush 12 for $99 and a $30 store credit.

http://www.dvor.com/5-11-tactical-rush-12-backpack-56892-328.html

As usual if you are of the mind use this code and i get a small store credit.
http://www.dvor.com/s/8761jp

Concerned Dad
10-10-2014, 07:11 AM
I was looking for a bag for my notebook for work. I like the 5.11 Rush 12. does anyone know if it is TSA approved

AD
10-10-2014, 07:21 AM
BTW, that DVOR sale starts today

Since when does TSA need to approve? If your talking about having the feature that allows you to open the bag flap and expose the laptop so you dont have to take it out, no it does not have that feature.

As someone who travels weekly, its a gimmick.

If your unlucky enough to have to take off your shoes, liquids and electronics out/off, I could do that as fast as exposing a TSA approved laptop flap.

Here is a review of the TR12
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m8m6Y1jyVRA

For the last 5 years, I dont take off my shoes, electronics and liquids stay in the bag and I only use metal detectors. It takes me 30 second from entering the TSA check point till I am out the back side.

Check into TSA Pre(check) http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck

I have the 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 bag which is a beast and I carry that loaded with a laptop, iPad and 3 hand held ham radios, night vision, Surefire E2D, Life Straw, 100 oz Camelbak insert and much more every time I travel. Yesterday from Long Beach and today to DC.

AD
10-10-2014, 10:31 AM
DVOR has a 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 VTAC pack on sale for $129 with a $45 store credit

http://www.dvor.com/5-11-rush-24-vtac-backpack-58601.html?promotion=black-ops-event-87-2014-10-10

http://www.511tactical.com/rush-24-backpack.html


They also have a Rush 72 in black for $169 and a $65 store credit.
http://www.dvor.com/5-11-rush-72-vtac-backpack-58602.html?promotion=black-ops-event-87-2014-10-10

As usual if you are of the mind use this code and i get a small store credit.
http://www.dvor.com/s/8761jp

george7100
10-10-2014, 01:23 PM
AD,If I buy from DVOR do we both get credit if I use your code? George

AD
10-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Dont know. But if you get some other sucker to buy using your code you get $10 :lol:

george7100
10-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Well find out butthead,:nerner:

kickstand
10-11-2014, 01:12 AM
Interesting: I was just reading through the TSA precheck requirements and disqualifications, when I came to this:

"Dishonesty, fraud, or misrepresentation, including identity fraud and money laundering, where the money laundering is related to a crime listed in Parts A or B (except welfare fraud and passing bad checks)."

So, I guess that you can be a scumbag thief, as long as it's only the American people that you are stealing from.

W.Lynn
10-11-2014, 01:30 AM
Kickstand, if they included welfare fraud, too many of the politicians and petty bureaucrats that should be tried for assisting in that crime wouldn't be able to use that service.

george7100
10-11-2014, 08:28 PM
Kick,Man I thought everyone knew that,so don't be stealing,the government hates the competition.:elkgrin:

PLA
04-14-2015, 01:24 AM
OK but what do the battery packs fit???

AD
04-14-2015, 08:44 AM
OK but what do the battery packs fit???

WFT???

dangerdan
04-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Whiskey Foxtrot Tango

Radio batteries



DD

AD
04-16-2015, 09:13 AM
What radio batteries are we talking about?

dangerdan
04-16-2015, 12:11 PM
Ham radio ...what other kind is there ...:lol:




DD

W.Lynn
04-16-2015, 04:58 PM
Ham sammiches, what other kind is there?

Gee, ham seems to be the answer to many things. No wonder anti-pork people are so clueless.

airdrop
04-20-2015, 07:26 PM
If bacon came from cattle I'd say kill every pig for lard and don't grow anymore lol

george7100
04-20-2015, 08:31 PM
if bacon came from cattle i'd say kill every pig for lard and don't grow anymore lol

you pig!!!!!

FlagcityAmerican
04-30-2015, 08:41 PM
I purchased a CFP-90 pack made by Fox. www.cjlenterprize.com is where I ordered it from.
It has been a little slow in getting to my house, seems they batch order.
I plan to use this for my new "get home bag" and pack for camping with my daughter when it arrives.
I have not seen a review of this pack yet so I may post one when I can (ill keep looking to see if anyone else has reviewed it).

kickstand
04-30-2015, 10:50 PM
I got my ALICE packs from them. Dont be in a hurry. I think that mine took close to 8 weeks to arrive.

FlagcityAmerican
05-01-2015, 09:36 AM
I really hope it does not take that long. However it is not looking good. I spoke to them Wednesday afternoon and he was suppose to
Check on the order and call me back. Well he didn't specify when he would call back I guess, still waiting.
I also don't have a big problem with waiting so long as I know that when I make the purchase.

kickstand
05-01-2015, 09:59 AM
When I bought mine, they said to expect a couple of weeks delay. Almost 2 months later, my bags arrived. But I will say that I am VERY happy with the quality/condition of my bags.