Bags, Rucks, Packs and the Man Bag

Discussion started by Ferret619, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I’m am absolute bag tragic, constantly looking for the perfect pack and I think I have found as good as I’ll get, to date I have tried packs from;
    Osprey
    Camelbak
    5.11 (rush 12)
    Random no name
    Leather messenger things
    And have landed on the 5.11 Lima and am loving it so far, not to overtly tactical but well built enough that it has actually lasted more than a week with me.
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    Are any of you guys In the same bag addict boat?
     
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  2. tullfan

    tullfan Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Love my Millican "Smith" pack,also am getting an Osprey Daylight
     
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  3. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Staff Member Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

  4. Pbgoose

    Pbgoose Member

    No, but I'll be checkin' out the 5.11 bags. I've got a couple of pairs of their boots and they're great. I can't believe you don't have the boots with the 'tactical knife holder'!? I bought them for work as they are high sided, side zip lace up boots which give really good ankle support which I need as I've snapped tendons rolling ankles in the past.
     
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  5. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    I need to kill my two pairs of Dr Martin first...
    My tactical knife holder is my pocket
     
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  6. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    Also my hand is my high speed low drag knife holder.
     
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  7. borked

    borked Shave, collect B&M pokemon, vodka, sleep, repeat Grand Society Group Buy Associate Da Menth Heads

    Why not get a Gladstone bag?
     
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  8. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

  9. eggbert

    eggbert is full of Vision Collision 2018 Sabbatical 2017 Sabbatical Da Menth Heads

    I used to travel very lightly, using your typical school ~20L backpack around Asia, but then I got married and my wife found it impossible to onebag it.
    She is slowly starting to come around to the idea though due to seeing how much quicker you can get through customs (in Darwin it's a nightmare when you arrive at 5:30am and then have to queue up for 1.5-2 hours to get through), and Jetstar managing to lose her luggage one trip - although funnily she did enjoy the shopping spree that allowed her.
    As there are three of us now (and a 3 year old's clothes do not take up that much space), I have persuaded her that we could manage a trip to Asia with three carry on bags.
    We now own
    but now I am looking for a third bag, and I'm struggling to find a carry on bag that has the features/style I would like at a price I can justify. Chase Reeves (reviews a bag) youtube keeps on showing me fantastic bags, but at prices way beyond my means.
     
  10. eggbert

    eggbert is full of Vision Collision 2018 Sabbatical 2017 Sabbatical Da Menth Heads

    A few months ago I found a (what I presume to be) Chinese knockoff off of the Bobby anti-theft backpack at a local Op-Shop which I've been using as my daily carry. The bag looks ok there, but in practice I haven't liked using it much as the organisation really isn't that great. There a few nice hidden pockets on the back but I found I never used two of them, and mostly forgot about the 3rd one.

    Yesterday I ordered a Crumpler Dry Red No.5 bag to replace it in one of the sales advertised on Ozbargain, and surprisingly, since it was sent from Melbourne, it arrived overnight to Darwin!
    From first impressions, I like this one a lot more. There is a laptop pocket at the back of the pack (although as it is side open I will have to triple check the zips are done up), some internal organisation in the form of a pouch and a zippered pocket as well as a front pocket with lots more organisation. Ok so it may be 2013's newest great new backpack (so I'm a little late to the party), but at $59 (originally $245!) I'm quite impressed so far.

    It's a little on the heavy side at 1.3KG unladen compared to modern backpacks, but feels very sturdy. The zips feel good quality (far nicer than on the Bobby), although they don't seem to offer any water resistance.
     
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  11. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Foolish Possums are not Grand Poobahs 2018 Sabbatical

    A crumpler is on my list, they are great bags
     
  12. Normie

    Normie Member

    Have you ever seen the end of your list?
     
  13. tullfan

    tullfan Member 2018 Sabbatical

    Have a look at Millican packs,I have 2 a 18l Smith and a 25l Smith
     
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  14. Lego

    Lego Member

    Oh those Millican Smith rolltops certainly are nice.
     
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