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#1 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 16:31

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.
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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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:48

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 15:53

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:03

adding to the list:

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

The most expensive of the list so far.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:19

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:22

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:32

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:34

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

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:35

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:38

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:38

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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:40

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.eberlesto... Jackhammer.htm

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:45

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.blueloung.../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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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:50

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

http://theopsdeck.co...Action Pack.htm

And the price can't be beat

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 16:52

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.