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Old 10-14-2020, 7:21 AM
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Default Recommend a day pack/backpack?

Looking for a multipurpose day pack/backpack/assault pack/shtf bag/whatever you want to call it. It will serve multiple purposes such as hiking, med stuff, holding my kids things, range trips, and if shtf I can carry extra gear, or, just when out and about.

I’m looking for a smaller size one, 30L or so. Any recommendations? I was on amazon and the SOG ninja ones look okay for $40. Then I see the 5.11 rush for $100. Any reason not to get the cheaper ones?

Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2020, 1:34 PM
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Cheap will rip & give out at the seams. They will use thinner material, won't be double-sewn or reinforced at stress areas and attachment points. Shoulder straps often are narrower and less padded.

Take a look at the Karrimor SF 30L for under $90. Very popular with bushcrafters which is how I was introduced to it. I have one as well as the expansion side pockets which will double the size.

https://karrimorsf.com/product/predator-30/
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Old 10-15-2020, 4:26 AM
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I have heavy duty packs that you could drag behind a car and much lighter packs like Osprey. I tend to use the lighter packs alot more than the heavier ones. Treated correctly I have gone thousands of miles on foot with light weight packs with no issues. Of course if you are crawling on the ground you need something heavier (I don't do that much).
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Old 10-15-2020, 4:29 AM
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Jansport, Osprey and Maxpedition all make nice products.
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Old 10-15-2020, 4:32 AM
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Check out the Triple Aught EDC or Mystery Ranch 3DAP. Buy American.
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Old 10-15-2020, 5:07 AM
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I bought a clean woodland MOLLE II Patrol pack on OfferUp the other day for 30 bucks. It’s basically a beefed up Jansport. Seems tough enough.
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Old 10-15-2020, 5:21 AM
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Army / Navy Surplus. Used .mil is cheap AND it works!
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Old 10-15-2020, 6:36 AM
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Army / Navy Surplus. Used .mil is cheap AND it works!
^I’m telling you...I wish we had those patrol packs when I was in.
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Old 10-15-2020, 6:42 AM
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surlpus stores for sure, also this tool backpack is pretty rugged ($79.99)

https://www.lowes.com/pd/AWP-HP-16-i...ack/1000328061

or $49.99 version

https://www.lowes.com/pd/AWP-HP-15-i...l-Bag/50149558
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Maxpedition Falcon III (30 liter)
Maxpedition Falcon II (23 liter)
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Old 10-15-2020, 12:17 PM
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Camelbak makes some nice options, and older models are often available at discount prices.
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Old 10-16-2020, 7:35 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/Mystery-Ranch...s%2C213&sr=8-7

https://youtu.be/xHsUg160EQ8
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The best combination of design, durability and price I've had are Granite Gear. I have used Lowe Alpine, North Face, Osprey and army surplus and have switched over to GG for my last two packs (one standard and one flatbed for bear canisters). As noted above, well cared for they will last.

I have gotten some great deals in their outlet/clearance pages.
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Hill People Gear is definitely good stuff.

https://hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/3
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:28 AM
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Hill People Gear is definitely good stuff.

https://hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/3
...and 3x the cost of comparable product.
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Army / Navy Surplus. Used .mil is cheap AND it works!

I have this store near my place. Some good stuff you can find but not much though.

https://www.allamericansurplus.com/bags-and-backpacks
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:21 PM
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Vertx Gamet Plus.
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Old 10-18-2020, 1:01 PM
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Maxpedition 23L Condor II. Spend the money to build it out according to your needs. Buy it once and be done.
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:08 PM
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Eberlestock X2, not cheap, but I used as a day pack hunting, then loaded camp into/onto it and carried it all out. Clever expandable design.
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Dana Design - Terraplane if you can find one

Mystery Ranch - which is made by the same guy that made the Dana Design packs
https://www.mysteryranch.com/Packs/Outdoor/Backpacking

All I can say is get the best pack you can afford. Comfort is key.
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Old 10-21-2020, 5:45 PM
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I actually am impressed with my SOG Ninja, it’s my EDC bag and have had it 3 years with zero issues. And I’m not easy with it. Got mine on sale for 25$ on Amazon. I have an LAPG 3 day operator bag but like the smaller size of the SOG. There are better bags for sure but depends on how much you wanna spend.
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something rugged, double stitched, multiple compartments, non tactical looking in appearance, but earth tones of color - black as a last resort
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Old 10-23-2020, 6:53 AM
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Kifaru.

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What about hiking/hunting boots for rainy season and a pair for summer?
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Dana Design - Terraplane if you can find one

Mystery Ranch - which is made by the same guy that made the Dana Design packs
https://www.mysteryranch.com/Packs/Outdoor/Backpacking

All I can say is get the best pack you can afford. Comfort is key.
I have cheap packs that are really tough but heavy. LAPG makes decent stuff. I have large packs from them and large Duffle that is kind of like a Flatpack with pull out straps. I have small Voodoo packs and would probably try a Savior these days if they have packs. VERTX makes great stuff but heavy IMHO - based on three bags I have. I like the GAMUT line but have not handled it.

I just ordered a Mystery Ranch 25 liter pack with a 30% off code and it was only $84... I thought that was a good deal. I'm sure the pack will be great and it is very covert in a nice covert color like my REI pack that I used a lot.
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I was looking a couple months ago in replacing my old, mostly worn out REI backpack that served me very well for the last 15 years or so. Was looking at the vertx gamut 2.0 (which I still may buy), but ultimately bought a vertx transit sling because I wanted a smaller EDC backpack.

Yes, Vertx is expensive and heavy. But it feels like it will last easily 10+ years and has heavy duty zippers. Plus you can carry armor panels in it (TSA legal for at least Domestic flights). You don't have a lot of exposed Molle that can scream tactical.

Cons initially for me were I had to buy a few hook and loop compatible pouches to put my regular stuff in. Still not sure where to put my sunglasses and reading glasses but getting more used to it.
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I got the Mystery Ranch Street Zen and it is pretty tough and heavy too. Nice pack at first glance. A lot more heavy duty than my REI that never failed me.
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Looking for a multipurpose day pack/backpack/assault pack/shtf bag/whatever you want to call it. It will serve multiple purposes such as hiking, med stuff, holding my kids things, range trips, and if shtf I can carry extra gear, or, just when out and about.

I’m looking for a smaller size one, 30L or so. Any recommendations? I was on amazon and the SOG ninja ones look okay for $40. Then I see the 5.11 rush for $100. Any reason not to get the cheaper ones?

Thanks!


I REALLY have liked my Camelbak https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018659055?pid=243193
I've had it for YEARS now as my fishing bag, and I truly beat the crap out of it season after season. I believe it has a pretty solid lifetime warranty as well
Check it out, you'll love it. I use my hydration bladder open and put a class IIIa panel up to .44mag stopping power. It's a good panel. Double duty as a bullet shield, and a GREAT weekender bag. It'll hold a couple rolls or a tent on the bottom and one on the top or front. It'll strap up just about ANYTHING you could ever want. Good luck with it man.
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Old 10-28-2020, 8:57 PM
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Love my Kelty Redwing32. Sturdy, looks like a regular pack (doesn't look like a military ruck). Good organization, solid internal support with a real hip belt (very little padding in the belt, but not hauling more than 20lbs in it either), my full load is 17lbs (more if I add a few bottles of water).
I travel internationally, this was the largest pack I could find and still make the under seat requirements for most airlines and hold my laptop.
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