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SDM44
12-18-2012, 10:49 AM
Can anyone recommend a good backpack that is similar to the one pictured below (which I have 2 of... one tan, one black)? Looking for one in black, and don't want any molle straps (looks too tactical to me), and I don't need the waist strap.

The 2 backpacks I had worked great for awhile. But once the stitching started to tear, it literally fell apart on me to where the backpacks are not usable anymore.


I'd like to find another one similar or exactly like what I had in all black, but without the molle or waist strap, and preferably with no logos or markings on it. A discreet BOB or EDC backpack.


http://www.vism.com/images/400/cbb2911_2.jpg

ocmsrzr
12-18-2012, 11:00 AM
Check out the 5.11 Covert 18.

SDM44
12-18-2012, 11:03 AM
Check out the 5.11 Covert 18.

That looks good and fills most of my requirements, but I just hate the two-tone look. I'd prefer an all black backpack (just a personal taste).

psychophd
12-18-2012, 11:54 AM
http://www.rei.com/product/811583/kelty-redwing-50-pack

I have a larger version of this for my rock climbing gear and really like it.

Squid
12-18-2012, 12:05 PM
use a "Magnum" black Sharpie felt pen on the grey to black it out.


Seems to work real good and you can always touch up real easy.

Handy for any "blackout" work on gear, auto finishes, shoes, etc.

I turned a whole pair of sneakers into "black dress shoes" once! KOMFORT IS KING!


I've even heard marking someone three times back and forth with a felt pen can show they "weren't backing off" in court, and of course would help ID suspects.

Also handy "BOG" stuff, will quickly mark all but the best waxed cars if you need "HELP!" etc signs and will stay decent in rain.

ElvenSoul
12-18-2012, 6:29 PM
How about just big and light?

Gossamer Gear G4 has 3 huge pockets and pad holsters to hold a sit pad or AR Pistol.

johnny1290
12-19-2012, 12:53 AM
I've got a ton of surplus gear. it all works great, love the molle, but damn its conspicuous. I'm going to cover it with a rain cover to try and blend a little.

Stan08
12-19-2012, 8:17 AM
Just use a black rain cover on your existing pack, great "civil" camoflage

Squid
12-19-2012, 9:14 AM
Ripping out Mollie stitching shouldn't be too hard unless they have done something amazing like glue the back side.

Just little work with X-acto knife and awl or sharp fork tines.

I think enough sporks and mall ninja and little girls have Mollie stuff now it is "main stream" so no worried. Just use it to carry a few small stuffed animals(that are actually hand grenades).

Casual_Shooter
12-19-2012, 9:30 AM
Camelbak UAC ?

Jonb.
12-19-2012, 10:04 AM
I use the Oakley Panel Pack super discreet and tons of room. even has a padded section for anything you want to keep safe.

SDM44
12-19-2012, 10:35 AM
Ripping out Mollie stitching shouldn't be too hard unless they have done something amazing like glue the back side.

Just little work with X-acto knife and awl or sharp fork tines.


Well, I need a new backpack anyways since my cheapo chinese $29 'NcStar' bag that everyone sells, fell apart on me and is already torn way beyond repair. I liked how thick the canvas material actually was, but the stitching was crap and split very easily.

Since I need a new one, I'd prefer not to get another one with molle straps on the outside.

ElvenSoul
12-19-2012, 7:00 PM
DD Hammocks has on sale right now Backpack and complete camping hammock setup.
http://www.ddhammocks.com/product/pack-full .

RuggedJay
12-24-2012, 8:47 PM
http://www.jansport.com/js_home.php?cfid=1118705889

Look like a student or a tourist with a Jansport. Although both those things may make u more likely to get muggd than if you looked "tactical".

Kanoodler
12-25-2012, 1:04 AM
I'm a huge fan of Oggio packs. Very clean on the outside with lots of low profile pockets. The look is very clean and fits that of a student or traveler. Not at all tactical looking, but rugged as nails!

Yehosha
12-27-2012, 1:03 PM
I just bought a Kelty Redwing 50 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kelty-Redwing-50-Internal-Frame-Hiking-Camping-Backpack-All-Sizes-All-Colors-/370691323826?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3 D1%26asc%3D13832%26meid%3D4459215305280643204%26pi d%3D100015%26prg%3D1085%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D3706913238 26%26) for $55 from a reputable seller on ebay. It's a HIGHLY rated backpack that will do whatever you need and more and has a lifetime guarantee. Go here (http://www.ebags.com/product/kelty/redwing-50-ml/212022) or here (http://www.amazon.com/Kelty-Redwing-Internal-Frame-Medium/dp/B004CXAIIA/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1356641767&sr=1-3&keywords=Kelty+Redwing+50) to read a ton of great reviews of this pack, then go buy it from that link I provided on ebay and save a ton of money. I will be swapping out all my other bags for these. Wish I had heard of thsese sooner and not spent more money on lesser bags.

http://nextadventure.net/images/detailed/4/Kelty-Redwing-50-Charcoal.jpg

jbohon
12-27-2012, 1:28 PM
+1 for the Kelty

Okami
12-29-2012, 10:38 AM
I like my Kelty Map 3500 http://www.amronintl.com/kelty-map-3500-three-day-assault-pack-coyote-brown.html

Okami
12-29-2012, 10:39 AM
I like my Kelty Map 3500 http://www.amronintl.com/kelty-map-3500-three-day-assault-pack-coyote-brown.html