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Camelbak TransFormer - have anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by ambaal, May 10, 2010.

  1. ambaal

    ambaal Loaded Pockets

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    I've been eyeing Transformer for a while now: seems to be a decent solution for EDC, especially I like the ability to add stuff to kit by simply adding a pouch

    Unfortunately, internet somewhat lacks in pictures for this curious implement, so has anyone actually seen this in person? Or have any real-life pictures of it?
     
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  3. Twodogsbob

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    Hey there, great! I've only just signed up and can be of some help already! I've been using a transformer for a year or so, and love it! I'm pretty sure you'll find a review on here somewhere with plenty of feed back, but as for pictures of the little beastie..........

    All pouches attached:
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    From the side with all pockets attached:
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    The (comfy) carry straps with the waist belt stowed in the elastic pouches (nice touch):
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    With the small back pouch removed:
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    With the large main pocket removed:
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    All the seperate bits together:
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    I love this bag, really tough, well made, and expandable by adding more pouches if needed.
    Hope that helps some, regards, 2DB
     
  4. Blades

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    I had one for awhile, and it works as advertised, and it held everything I carry, but it was just to small for my EDC needs. I liked it, but it just wasn't "right" for me, so I sold it. I think I have some pics of it somewhere, I'll look tonight.
     
  5. ambaal

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    What's the inside of the pouches looks like? Is there any internal organisation? Can small pouch act as an organiser that can be moved to a different bag if need be?

    And thanks for replies, guys, this backpack is eating me brains for about a month now. :)
     
  6. Twodogsbob

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    Okay....
    The main pack has a full size hydration pocket and a little zipped pocket on the back accessable via zips on both sides.
    There is also a small pocket on the bottom of the compression panel which contains a two colour waterproof cover.
    The large pouch has one plain compartment and a slim organiser pocket on the front.There s no means to attach it to any other bag.
    The small pouch is split in two by a mesh divider with two seperate zip entries, again, no means to attach it to any other pack.
    Hope that helps...
    2DB
     
  7. brickfist

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    Thanks Twodogsbob!
     
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    I have had mine for about 6 years now. Used it for two, and was really never happy with the small pack it came with. I ended up buying a SpecOps T.H.E. Pack and a Camelbak Storm to use together, and have since added a Stormtracker large unikit, a SpecOps supersheath mounted on shoulder strap for the leatherman, a MilspecMonkey utility/admin pouch, and a Zulu Nylon Gear Frago pouch to it. I now have all the organization I need on the outside and plenty of room on the inside for food and clothes for the campouts and long hikes.
     
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    I lied, I have no pics. I went through all the pics on my memory card, and no Transformer. I was looking for pics of my son; he graduates high school in 3 weeks, and they needed pics for his slide show. Anyways, I did not see the Transformer. Sorry.
     
  11. ambaal

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    That's OK.
    Actually, as a topic started I'm completely satisfied with this thread: tons of information and pictures. As a result, I've decided to lay off the transformer and get something else, another Ambush or HAWG, perhaps.
    Love camelbak backpacks.