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So based on this thread/post http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595041451 Inspired by sanctified.

I got "bitten" by the rucksack bug, specially those with such a sleek design as the GR 1. My only issue with it is it's price which is near $300. So low and behold my search began to find something along those lines.

So far my list is:

Goruck GR1

Killspencer special ops --- very nice, but too expensive -

Pacsafe Luggage Venturesafe 32l Travel Backpack

Mountain Hardwear Paladin Daypack

Pacsafe Luggage Ultimatesafe 32l Backpack

Victorinox Altmont 2.0 Slimline Laptop Backpack Padded Computer Pack - Black --- kinda meh... But it looks alright.

Arc'teryx Blade 30 Backpack

Thule Crossover 30 Liter Backpack

Tasmanian Tiger Mission Pack - reviews are scarce, but apparently very badly built.

edit adding:

Three Day Elite - Black by Sandpiper of california

BlackHack ultra light 3

And googling the hell i've manage to make the list bigger, instead of narrowing down my choices!

So as usual with all my threads, There are probably a lot of people here on neowin who use miliatry grade backpacks, so chip in the knowledge!

Crossposted from :

http://edcforums.com...is-slick.99041/

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Goruck might be pricey but it worths the moment you realize it's a backpack that can last your entire life.

You cant go wrong with Victorinox either, also I've heard great things about the Arc'teryx.

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Goruck might be pricey but it worths the moment you realize it's a backpack that can last your entire life.

You cant go wrong with Victorinox either, also I've heard great things about the Arc'teryx.

I know I know, I'm almost made up on the GR1, but just as you pointed out the GR1, who knows there might be something "else" out there :p

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Before purchasing anything, what are you going to be using this pack for?

If it's for general everyday cargo, then any decently priced pack will do

Now if you are going to be hiking, camping or anything like that, the first thing you need to do is find the ones with ergonomic backs to include a kidney belt and torso strap, nothing will kill the experience than a pack that doesn't fit or that is not comfortable

Not to say you can't spend more for an everyday pack, but if you have a budget these would be how I would start

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z0phi3l, well as a daily commuter , I don't hike a lot maybe once every 2 months, camping once a year. But yeah, you do have a point.

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adding to the list:

http://www.tripleaug...s/FAST-Pack-EDC

The most expensive of the list so far.

That's very rugged, but quite impractical for urban use.

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That's very rugged, but quite impractical for urban use.

Yeah that's what I thought when I saw all those belt straps!

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I take you didn't like the bluelounge packs I showed you days ago? Those are very classy looking but built like tanks... and not expensive.

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I really want this one:

http://www.eberlesto...0Battleship.htm

This is the one I have w/ patrol pack:

http://www.campingsu...-90-field-pack/

The CPF-90 is nice as it's about 120-150 USD and it's really durable.

Way to big! And not really looking into the Cameo - multicam look, but you never know I guess :p

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Way to big! And not really looking into the Cameo - multicam look, but you never know I guess :p

I hear ya. I use mine for hiking/BOB, so I need the room. Were you looking for MOLLE for your pack?

http://www.eberlestock.com/F52%20Jackhammer.htm

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I take you didn't like the bluelounge packs I showed you days ago? Those are very classy looking but built like tanks... and not expensive.

I actually like those A lot( seeing as i'm a tree hugger, eg environmental engineer), the only thing I disliked was http://www.bluelounge.com/products/bags/backpack/ Was that the fact that it doesn't completely close, eg if the clasp comes loose something might fall out with noticing.

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I hear ya. I use mine for hiking/BOB, so I need the room. Were you looking for MOLLE for your pack?

http://www.eberlesto...0Jackhammer.htm

Not necessarily, But ATM it's what i've found, hence why i'm asking around, so if you got any suggestions, shoot.

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I'm going to start cheap and work my way up. I seem to have settled on this:

http://theopsdeck.co...tion%20Pack.htm

And the price can't be beat

Did you actually buy one of those?

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Did you actually buy one of those?

Not yet, money is tight

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Not yet, money is tight

Found this one on their site:

http://theopsdeck.co...%20Mod%20AP.htm

Though it says nothing about material, warranty, etc. Most of the ones in my original list have lifetime warranty!

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Not necessarily, But ATM it's what i've found, hence why i'm asking around, so if you got any suggestions, shoot.

Daily use bags (non- military) aren't too expensive. The catch is, the military-grade bags are bigger, heaver and built to last. I would bet money that I could throw my CFP-90 fully loaded down the side of a mountain and it would be fine.

I'd recommend using one bag for camping/hiking and another for daily use.

Cheaperthandirt has a lot of options.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemListing.aspx?pagesize=1000&catid=6661&pagenumber=1

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you might want to look into a model that has a camelbak integrated system. if you are on the roll alot and get thirsty.

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Daily use bags (non- military) aren't too expensive. The catch is, the military-grade bags are bigger, heaver and built to last. I would bet money that I could throw my CFP-90 fully loaded down the side of a mountain and it would be fine.

I'd recommend using one bag for camping/hiking and another for daily use.

Cheaperthandirt has a lot of options.

http://www.cheaperth...61&pagenumber=1

Whoa! A whole lotta brands there! This just makes it harder :p edit: though some brands I know about like 5.11, voodoo, etc.

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Whoa! A whole lotta brands there! This just makes it harder :p

Didn't mean to do that. :laugh:

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I see what you did there! :rolleyes:

Oh dear... Just having my coffee... Brain is slow...\

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Damnit! Now you made me fall in love with the http://www.contextclothing.com/item.php?id=1934 Goruck GR1 ... at least I know what I can wish for my birthday :)

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Yeah, we can all blame Sanctified for that! In the end, the GR1 and GR2 sleek design can't be beat! Though the more I see the GR1 the more i'm convinced the GR2 is better.. But $400 bucks!!!

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