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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Mowgli25, Jun 18, 2012.

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What color

  1. Black

    74 vote(s)
    47.1%
  2. Khaki

    24 vote(s)
    15.3%
  3. OD green

    13 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Foliage green

    39 vote(s)
    24.8%
  5. Acu

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Multicam

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  1. TARFU
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    Black for me because there are fewer issues matching pouches, accessories, etc. across the different manufacturers.
     
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  2. Sriracha

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    I actually am steering away from the military colors. I went to Timbuk2 and never looked back. I also recently ordered a Skinth Juicebox in grey and orange. I think those colors will look more civvie. My next one might be in bright blue! I probably wont see the Skinth for a few months, because of the makers cross country move.
     
  3. neutrontech
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    color doesn't make a bag tactical or not. That being said, camo bags tend to look military. Black bags, or any other flat color look civilian.
     
  4. bigfoot

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    Black for blending in and being practical in a lot of environments. Lighter colors for warmer or arid areas.
     
  5. Joelski

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    When I see black, my brain thinks "tactical". When I see cammo, O.D., coyote, etc... My brain thinks "surplus" before making any active duty association. I honestly believe that color choice has no influence on a lay persons perception so much as the design of the bag itself. Pockets and pouches seems to set off an impression of.professional vs. poser with the general public. When I carry tactical-style bag, (espescially with the Janus strap), people want to know where the war is. :D add bdu's and a visible weapon or two and they have fewer questions.

    I don't worry about color coordination; I prefer the contrast and "unitized multi-cam" look of several differently colored items blended together. I also hold that, given the above example of public perception courtesy of TV, many people will percieve my gear as yardsale chic and skip the interrogation. Then again maybe its just my way of saying "I like 'em all." :D
     
  6. xtrajack

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    Black for me, if I get to choose a color.
     
  7. Municipal_Jedi

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    Can't go wrong with OD in my opinion. Like Joelski I am not averse to adding black and coyote pouches the OD base it's like tactical shabby chic, so hot right now.
     
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  8. Haubitz

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    I’ve got:
    Maxped. Sitka in Foliage
    Maxped. Jumbo in foliage/khaki
    Maxped. Falcon II in foliage/khaki
    5.11 Rush 24 in OD
    Timbuk2 in Blue/black
    DIY Gearbag in grey

    I voted OD.
     
  9. nick nitro

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    Food for thought.....although I prefer civilian colors such as forest green or navy blue for packs(it is easier to not get noticed moving through the airports of the world, not to mention neighborhoods of the world that are not all that friendly). I have noticed that foliage is not always foliage, od green is not always od green, and ranger green is not always ranger green. Having said that, it is always an interpretation of color from the manufacturer. Many of you have no doubt built up kits in a single color only to notice that they don't quite match. There is hope....black is alway black from any manufacturer from any time or product run. There is no manufacturer interpretation of "black". It's not my favorite color, but it's :censored: consistent.
     
  10. keymaster

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    Foliage for me. I don't mind the subtle color differences so much. They blend pretty well together. I just wish there were more manufacturers that offered the color. There are a few items I would be more interested in if they were offered in foliage.
     
  11. gw812

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    Khaki for my travel gear - it hides hair from my dogs well.
     
  12. Americanozzy

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    I usually go for black. But I was checking out the camelbak linchpin pack and love the foliage color.
     
  13. MatterOfFact

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    Khaki/sandstone/coyote/tan. Matches everything and blends in nicely in the desert.
     
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  14. CatherineM
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    My new bag is called espresso and green. It's a deep brown with lime green trim.


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  15. Blitzwing
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    Most are khaki (Kodiak, mongo) .. One black (kato)
     
  16. Froley

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    I vote black as are most of my bags--but I just received an orange Backpack and actually like it---besides a can of flat black spray paint if things get bad make it disappear ...
     
  17. stax
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    Had been carrying foliage, but lately I'm back in black.
     
  18. Hannibal Lecter

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    My Dear Friends,

    I suppose I'll add my voice to the few dissenters here - I am trying to get away from darker, more tactical-looking bags, especially black. My reasoning?

    #1 - They *look* tactical. That might seem to be obvious, but my concern is what assumptions often accompany that look. To both criminals and law enforcement (as well as those of us that carry regularly) a tactical-looking bag screams "gun", making it more likely to get you unwanted attention. YMMV, but even in rural WV this has proven to be the case. Even if you just have the bag stashed in your car while you dart into the Post, you're more likely to get something tactical-looking snatched while a more nondescript-looking bag might not attract any attention.

    #2 - Dark bags are a :censored: to find anything in. I am currently rocking a Maxped Fatboy in orange - why? When something falls into the depths of the bag I don't need a flashlight, three hands and a roadmap to find it. Granted, the Fatboy isn't a huge bag, but lighter fabric makes things *so* much easier to find. I could more likely tolerate the black or dark grey bags if the manufacturers would just line the inside of the darned things with something bright for contrast. Even Coyote and Foliage tend to blur into dark grey unless your lighting is really good (maybe I am just going blind in my old age - LOL!). I actually carried a small Fauxton clipped to the inside of my black Fatboy to turn on when looking for items in the main pouch of the bag.

    For a lot of folks these issues are hardly deal-breakers, and I'm not ruling out ever carrying a black bag again - given my choice, I'll stick with brighter colors.

    As an aside, I also try to stick with smaller bags, those that appear to be too small to contain a notebook computer. Less temptation for thieves.

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  19. ZapperMobile

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    I spend a fair amount of time in Europe, and when this time consuming college thing ends I expect to spend even more. The above keeps me away from very tactical looking bags - a Radio Ruck would be the limit, and I probably would not take it to Europe.
     
  20. bnoland

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    I prefer black but khaki type (sand stone, dark earth, dry earth) colors are growing on me.