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Need a New BackPack

2221 Views 11 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Drefizzle
Okay, so here's the deal. I own five backpacks, all for various needs and applications. I got three for bug out types, I got a heavy gear bag for storm duty ( Tactical Tailor ) and I bought a Victorinox for Urban Travel.

The Victorinox has turned out to be a piece of crap after a year of use.

What I am looking for is a single shoulder style, urban travel pack that will allow me to carry a few pounds of basic gear ( like my 1911 when needed ) and a few daily essentials like powerbars, my Zune/Headphones, a soda or two and my keys.

I don't want any type of aluminum frame, I don't want any multiple day pack that will allow me to pack enough gear for a bug out scenario and I sure as hell don't want any Messenger Bag like the types that have become popular thanks to the infamous Jack Bauer.

So - knowing that. Do any of you have any real suggestions for a reliable, well built, durable, preferably with heavy duty YKK zippers, backpack for the urban environment?

Thanks in advance -

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I have a big *** Jansport, that has carried 2 laptops(Macbook Pro 15", and a 15" HP laptop) 8 books, 3 1" 3ring binders, cords two mice and a 102oz camel back bladder, cell phone, 2 1L Mt. Dew bottles, and plenty of pens and pencials for a good sized college calss. I have had one problem but that was me who kept pulling on a cord and I pulled it right out of the shoulder strap. I forget the name.

this one at REI is close to what mine looks like.

Also look into 5.11 tactical there stuff is built ARMY tough. Plus I think if you spend over $75 you get a free knife and it is a nice knife.
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