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Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by RedneckRampage, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a new pack, for over night trips, and day hikes and whatnot. Currently I have a Condor pack, that is junk. My main complaint is that the shoulder straps are so narrow and flimsy. I'd like American made if possible, and some MOLLE to attatch things to.
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    That is a picture of what I have now. The sizes is about perfect, maybe a little small.

    Any advice on what to get?
     
  2. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There's a place out in Boring OR called Sgt Gators that sells military surplus and he has some great deals on packs.
     
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  4. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I really like my 511 Rush 72hr bag. Not too big. But big enough. Nice compartments. Heavy duty zippers.

    It goes hunting, fishing and everywhere with me in the truck.

    But bags are a personal item. Check out a bunch. And find a well made one, that will pack the way YOU pack.
     
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  5. Portaledgepete

    Portaledgepete Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Badlands bags are awesome. I have the Marines assault pack. They are made by Propper, but the design was developed by Arc'teryx and the carry system is better than most of the bags made by the "tactical" companies. You can get them new for about $80 or often, used for half of that on Amazon.
     
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  6. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you step out of the tactical Molle realm you'll find tons of hiking backpacks perfectly suited for your needs.

    I have a Kelty Redwing for day hikes and mild overnighters. Great comfortable pack.
     
  7. Portaledgepete

    Portaledgepete Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    That is true. I have an Osprey, a Mountainsmith, and an old REI ruck that are all better as far as the carry system goes.
     
  8. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE - I was able to pick up a London Bridge Trading 3 day pack on CL for a good deal. Now to pack it for EDC.
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I know the OP found a pack but I just wanted to add a +1 for Badlands.

    Quality packs, lifetime no questions asked warenty. Has Molle attachment points.

    Cons: Hunting oriented (if that's even a con).


    I have the Super Day Packer. I'll buy a smaller pack from them for EDC when I stop buying guns and ammo without money.
     
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  10. Portaledgepete

    Portaledgepete Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    My thought exactly.
     
  11. FortunateSon

    FortunateSon Marion County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Getting in late on this but wanted to throw this gem out there.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/287480/midwayusa-tactical-backpack

    I bought mine on sale for $49.99 and I love it as my GHB. Very well made and a perfect size for my needs. Plenty of MOLLE, compression straps for use if travelling light, and comes with both waist and chest straps. All straps are wide and well padded.
     
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