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Old 06-21-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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I am looking for a new BOB. I have had mine on a couple of small, crappy duffel type bags. I want to get something that is more along the lines of a backpack but is reasonably priced and well made. What are your recommendations?

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Old 06-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #2
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How big of a backpack do you want to be carrying? What kind of size are you needing?

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A 3 day pack. I have looked at 5.11, Voodoo Tactical and Condor but don't know what quality the last two are. I have even entertained the thought of a full backpack but am unsure.

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I would recommend you definitely check out Maxpedition. Jack and I both own the exact same backpack ( I think it's the Monsoon Gearslinger ) for daily commuting travel and it's awesome. I think someone, might have been Goju or Yunus, bought the same pack and I believe they liked it as well.

I have an OLD, like before he had a website and was just a local guy, two-stage backpack from Tactical Tailor. It used to be called his 3-day Assault Plus pack, but I don't think he is marketing the same one any longer.

This one is a big, full sized backpack with a padded waist strap and the whole nine. Then it has a normal, everyday backpack top that zips off, so you actually have two packs in one. The top pack has been, literally, all over the world with me and it's still going strong. With the "Tactical Tailor" logo though, it's not real popular at airports, especially post 9/11. If I ever take it, I get the full frisk job and the white glove bomb wipe down on it EVERY time like clock work.

The guy who runs Tactical Tailor is named Logan Coffe and if you e-mail him, he is known for doing special runs of really cool gear. I can get you some photos if you are interested, but I bet it costs you a few bills these days. This thing was hardcore before there was Blackhawk Tactical and those types of places.

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I've been thinking that this one would be the ultimate camouflage model:

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This is the matching BDU shirt:

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In all seriousness, what about an Alice pack?

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The guy who runs Tactical Tailor is named Logan Coffe and if you e-mail him, ....

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He is gone JD, killed in a car accident a while back. Sad deal.
TT still exists though.

Cant go wrong with their stuff. I would stay far away from Voodoo "tactical" stuff. Not the best made gear.

ATS rocks the box; cant go wrong with a RAID pack (what I use for mine) and use a second one for work.

MAX is good stuff too. For durability will need to go with a "mil style", they are the most bombproof. If you want to blend in though, will need to look for a balance between durability and non mil looking. Still some good choices (Mtn Hardware makes good stuff at a decent price).
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This bag from LApolicegear with a Maxpedition medkit bag on the side. That covers food, water, shelter, fire, navigation, medical and some comfort. Clothing and arms are separate bags (both Maxpedition, if memory serves).
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In all seriousness, what about an Alice pack?
Took your advice and have been looking at Military Surplus stuff like the Alice pack and came across this. What are your thoughts?

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