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Bags, bags, bags, bags, bags... how many do you have and what needs do they fill?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by carrot, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. IThinkTooMuch

    IThinkTooMuch Loaded Pockets

    Nov 23, 2013
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    Four bags in daily circulation.
    American Tourister briefcase as my default EDC
    Moutainsmith ITZ backpack as my large carryall
    Rothco ammo bag as my small carryall.
    Dadgear diaper backpack (self explanatory)
  2. Bedlam

    Bedlam Loaded Pockets

    Apr 16, 2014
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    Goruck GR0 that's my edc bag.
    I felt bad that I had several Rush 12s and 24s that didn't get good use, and when a great deal on a GR0 came up I sold off most of my other bags for it. No regrets, I find it easier having one EDC bag rather than a few and having to transfer everything every time I wanted a change of bag.

    Still have a black Rush 12 and a FDE Rush 24, but no set use for either of 'em yet. Thinking about making one into a BOB/car bag/72hr kit - may be the next project eh.
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  3. GunsnLaw

    GunsnLaw Loaded Pockets

    Apr 7, 2015
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    +1 on the GR0. Once you go GORUCK, it's hard to go back. I've got a Rush 24 that hasn't been carried in over a year now.
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  4. tigz

    tigz Loaded Pockets

    May 27, 2013
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    I rotate my bags to suit needs, occasion, even fashion. Black 511 Rush messenger today for my kids event at a Hilton.
  5. tigz

    tigz Loaded Pockets

    May 27, 2013
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    The bag at a Hilton today! Supposed to be an H4 Kato but capacity is limted so the Rush have to step in!
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  6. Charlie2times

    Charlie2times Loaded Pockets

    Mar 19, 2014
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    I've an old Dana Design that is still going strong. It's massive and can easily carry 70 pounds worth of gear. I liked it so much I got rid of my Kifaru!
  7. FlyersFanJV

    FlyersFanJV Loaded Pockets

    Jan 29, 2014
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    Here's my current bag list:

    Goruck GR1: Weekly Work EDC bag
    NorthFace Surge II: Hiking EDC
    Maxped Sitka Gearslinger: Fishing bag, both rod and reel along with Fly
    Moab 6: Trunk bag, carries extra work stuff like some small switches and extra network cables
    Swiss Gear Mono Sling bag: Carries my daughters allergy kit
    GGG Stealth Operator: Haven't gotten it in the mail yet, but will replace my Swiss Gear Sling
  8. Medic1

    Medic1 Loaded Pockets

    Feb 14, 2015
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    Six day packs by Arcteryx
    Military woodland 3 day assault pack
    Military multicam 3 day assault pack
    Military Alice pack no frame
    Arcteryx Bora 80
    Deuter Airlite 28.
    Got rid of several military packs due to my aging back but still have the 3 listed. They will probably go too but reluctantly.
  9. Darrel S. Jarvis

    Darrel S. Jarvis Loaded Pockets

    Feb 4, 2014
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    Good question.

    I definitely agree with you on the room and organization on the Rush 12. It's a GREAT bag.

    I disagree the Rush 12 is more urban friendly. My black Rush 12 probably says "I subscribe to S.W.A.T. magazine" where my Coyote Urban Zippy says "I subscribe to Outdoor Life magazine." :) :) Neither look is extremely urban friendly, IMHO.

    I spent a lot of money on the UZ and figured I better use it A LOT and wanted to try a more modular approach to organization, ie, swapping from EDC mode to Day Hike mode in about 2 minutes.

    So far I like the lighter weight and flexibility of the UZ platform but I do miss the built-in organization features of the Rush 12 when using it for EDC.
  10. tandem

    tandem Loaded Pockets

    Mar 2, 2014
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    These are my bags currently in rotation.

    1. Crumpler Dreadful Embarassment Messenger
    2. 5.11 Moab 6
    3. 5.11 Moab 10
    4. 5.11 Rush 24
    5. 5.11 Push Pack
    5. Triple Aught Design Litespeed V2
    6. Triple Aught Design Dispatch
    7. Mystery Ranch ASAP
    8. Goruck GR1
    9. Sarma Custom Torba Midi
    10. 5.11 Rush 72
    11. Alpha One Niner Evade Pack

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  11. dcmassena

    dcmassena Loaded Pockets

    Sep 6, 2012
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    • Older North Face Recon - I've had this bag many years. Off and on its been my EDC, but currently it sits in the closet. I did come out for a recent trip to Hawaii (the late wife used it).
    • Tom Bihn Synapse 25 - current EDC. Great bag. The organization is top notch. With a few extra pouches (i.e. snake charmer and cache for laptop) it is nearly a perfect work/edc bag. My only complaint is that it can hold so much stuff and when it gets loaded down it can be difficult to carry. I wish it had an internal frame/stiff back and better straps.
    • Vanquest Javelin - used to be my EDC but now acts as the camera bag. It too went on the recent Hawaii trip and did well. I just don't like sling bags that much.
    • TAD Litespeed V1 - I just got this bag last week and haven't yet been able to carry it. My hope is that this will be "The Bag" and I can get rid of the Javelin and the Synapse 25.
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  12. Ross Winston

    Ross Winston Loaded Pockets

    Jan 19, 2013
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    Goruck bullet 10 -urban edc, day to day for work.

    HPH Tara - light day hike, day trips.

    MR ASAP - mostly travel/carry on. Also hunting/overnight

    Kifaru Xing (with long pockets/organizer/grab-it) - main camping, hunting, hiking pack

    Maxpedition operator atache - Trunk kit-light bug out/tool/ survival kit

    Kelty MAP - new trunk get home bag.

    MR 3DAP - BOB

    HPG pals pocket - high angle/ climbing/ repelling/rigging / anchoring kit

    Maxpedition unterduffel - overnight/weekend travel
    Maxpedition doppleduffel - longer stay travel

    Mission Workshop sanction - cycling backpack (needless to say it doesn't get a lot of use)
    Last edited by Ross Winston, Sep 28, 2016
  13. NKlamerus

    NKlamerus Loaded Pockets

    Feb 25, 2015
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    Picked up my newest EDC drawstring bag. It was on sale at our Local Lowes store. (For those over seas, it's a hardware store) Made by AWP. Looks like they provide a lot of Lowes Baggage.

    It's actually really nice canvas. And I was having trouble finding a good drawstring bag with extra pockets that wasn't overly - advertised. [​IMG]
  14. gearheavy

    gearheavy Loaded Pockets

    Mar 28, 2014
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    Heck I'll play...

    1. Osprey Aether 70 - multiple day backpacking.
    2. TAD Gear Fast Pack Litespeed v2 - day hiking.
    3. Camelbak Alpine Explorer - overnight light backpacking.
    4. Camelbak RimRunner - day pack for two (Mrs Gearheavy and I).
    5. Arctyrex Chilcotin 20 - light weight day pack for myself - love this pack.
    6. REI Teardrop Sling - general purpose city walking.
    7. Northface Hammerhead - mountain biking pack - an oldie but goodie.
    8. Arctyrex Quiver - weekend city biking bag.
    9. Marmot Compressor - compact ultralight pack for travel.
    10. F-Stop Loka - photo pack for wilderness backpacking - the best there is IMHO.
    11. Maxpedition Falcon II (+bottle pouch+6x9 padded pouch) w/custom padded main compartment - photo pack for hiking - best kept secret.
    12. ThinkTank StreetWalker Pro - photo pack for urban shoots.
    13. ThinkTank Urban Disguise 35 - photo shoulder/backpack for traveling - another awesome bag, a favorite for travel.
    14. Vanquest Javelin Sling - photo sling pack for lighter camera set up (one pro body + 2-3 primes) - new bag for me, so far I'm impressed.
    15. Maxpedition Lunada (+bottle pouch) - photo sling pack for compact camera set up.
    16. Sage Boat Bag - fly fishing gear bag for fishing trout lakes.
    17. William Joseph Creel - fly fishing sling pack for summer steelhead in rivers.
    18. William Joseph Exodus -fly fishing backpack for winter steelhead in rivers.
    19. Maxpedition MPB - range bag for two handguns, eyes & ear protection, cleaning gear.
    20. 5.11 Range Ready Bag - for more guns.
    21. Burton Snowboard Bag - (I forget the model) for guess what?
    21. Burton Riders Bag - snowboarding boots/helmet/etc.
    22. Tumi Alpha Briefcase - for the office and meetings.
    23. Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack - for the office on more relaxed days.
    24. Callaway Stand golf bag - hey it's technically a bag so I'm including it in the list.

    1. Mystery Ranch ASAP - beautifully constructed bag but didn't fit my needs. Gifted to my cousin. (Maybe will try another model in the future)
    Last edited by gearheavy, May 6, 2015
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  15. chefemzman

    chefemzman Loaded Pockets

    Aug 24, 2013
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    Here's a list of my collection: (photos to come soon!)

    1. Vanquest Skitch-15 with Cobra strap (Primary urban bag and favorite EDC.)
    2. Vanquest Falconer-27 (Currently purchased and secondary EDC.)
    3. Vanquest IBEX-30 (Used for cameras and gear, along with CCW.)
    4. Vanquest Mobius, Khaki (Used for single camera and lenses, EDC and CCW.)
    5. Vanquest VSlinger (First bag purchased from Vanquest, mainly for camera and gear. Now for sale.)
    6. TAD Litespeed (Purchased for hiking and short excursions.)
    7. TAD EDC (Used currently as GHB in car.)
    8. 511 MOAB-10 (Used to carry ammo for range day.)
    9. 511 RUSH-72 (Alternate with TAD Litespeed as GHB, loaded for winter use.)
    10. Lowepro Reporter 200 AW (First camera bag)
    11. Lowepro Fastpack 250 (First camera backpack. Now for sale.)
    12. Lowepro Hatchback 16L (Second camera backpack. Only use the removable padded cube for other bags.)
    13. Maxpedition Jumbo, Black (Alternate with Vanquest Mobius as single camera bag. Favorite lightweight EDC bag.)
    14. Maxpedition Mini Pocket Organizer
    15. Maxpedition Fatty Organizer (Filled with emergency gear, stored in glove box.)
    16. Maxpedition EDC Organizer (Attached to Vanquest Mobius for admin stuff.)
    17. Maxpedition Merlin Folding Backpack (Use as backup during trips.)
    18. Condor Rip-Away Med Pouch (Have 2, one in each car.)
    19. Vanquest FASTpack (Contains boo-boo kit. Part of EDC)
    20. Camelbak HAWG (Gym bag)
    21. REI Beasty Rolling Duffle 34" (Currently purchased for overseas travels. Replacing Beasty duffel bag.)
    22. REI Beasty Travel Duffle (Been using for overseas travel. Will be retired because of wear and tear. Overall awesome bag!!! Just needed wheels and would have been the perfect travel duffel!!!)
    23. REI Rolling Backpack 22" w/ detachable day-pack (Used for carry-on.)
    I think that this is it, although it's possible that I may have missed some. The list continues to grow since companies continue to improve and produce bags.
  16. GQP

    GQP Loaded Pockets

    Apr 7, 2014
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    I have somewhere between 40-50 actual bags if I don't count pouches. I bought most, some were gifts and others are test/review samples. Some are bags that got retired and some never got used. However, current bags being used are...

    1. Vanquest IBEX-30 - EDC Pack
    2. 5.11 Rush 72 - Bug Out Bag in my car
    3. Vanquest Falconer-27 - Bug Out Bag in wife's car (I switched it over to her because it was a lot lighter)
    4. 5.11 Triab 18 - Load out for rifle classes
    5. Range Bag (can remember maker) - Typical range bag for range visits and pistol classes
    6. Camelback Ambush - for trail biking
    7. 5.11 Rush 24 - Swag collector for convention and shows.
  17. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

    Sep 18, 2012
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    I have two. Camelbak Hawg for home/weekend use, and a Goruck Shoulder Bag for work

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  18. sk33tr

    sk33tr Loaded Pockets

    Jun 30, 2015
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    i use my rush 12 for daily edc.

    i currently have a fieldline tactical (rush 72 clone, nowhere near as sturdy, though) from wal-mart that i use as a ghb/bob that stays in my truck. i really want the rush 72 so i'll be able to abuse it even more and know it will take it.

    i also have a cheap, small duffel bag that stays in my truck. it has 2 full changes of clothes (1 each for warm and cold weather), including shoes.
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  19. K. Foster

    K. Foster Loaded Pockets

    Aug 14, 2015
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  20. Pepsi Jedi

    Pepsi Jedi Loaded Pockets

    Jul 14, 2015
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    Hurm... I'll List out the first 10 that come to mind. Not a comprehensive list. Just the first ten that roll up.

    1) 5.11 All Hazards Nitro: Double Tap: Primary EDC bag
    2) Hazard 4 Kato: Black: Primary Hip Bag/ Primary Smaller EDC
    3) Maxpedition Jumbo: Foliage green: Secondary Hip bag/Secondary, smaller EDC
    4) Hazard 4 Launch Pad: Black: Ipad sleeve.
    5) Canadian special forces 3 day assault pack: CADPAT (Canadian digital cammo). Use this for my primary Bug Out Bag.
    6) Fieldline Tactical Alpha OPS: Coyote: This is a 5.11 rush 72 clone. Not an especially good one but I saw it on sale for like $35 at Walmart and for $35 it's great. But.. it IS a $35 bag from Walmart. So.. yeah. Currently in use as a GHB, in the Van. Don't like the color. I live in the UP of MI. The only thing 'tan' up here is a dirty car in the summer. If I thought I could dye it black or green and not have the dye come off on what ever I put in the bag, I'd do it in a heart beat.
    7) Fieldline Tactical Roe Sling Pack: Black: This is a clone of a Maxped or something, but was cheep and great quality at Walmart. I picked it up and use it as my primary Tactical Baby bag for my daughter. Works great. This one is actually well worth the money. I forget what exactly it's a clone OF, but I remember it's about $100 and this thing was like... 20.. 25?
    8) Hazard 4 Ditch: Black: Sorta stands in as a "Fill in the gap" bag if I need something in addition to others. Currently unpacked but there should it be needed.
    9) Swissgear Zink: Dark gray/black: Uses to use this as a Hip bag, before I got the Jumbo or Kato. Now it's a back up bag, hanging on a hook. Great bag, but primarily a camera bag, i'd just pressed into service as something else.
    10) High Sierra backpack: Neon green/black: This is a back up "Dinking around" bag. If we're going on trips, say to green bay or something, I wear my EDC bag but I might pack this as a back up, for one of the kids to carry or something. Though they might be carrying a baby bag now.

    I won an auction for a 5.11 Rush 24 this morning in double tap. I'm sure it'll factor in soon, but its not 'in hand' just yet. I only won and paid for it about 2 hours ago. It's still gotta get here.