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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by blueturtle, Feb 6, 2010.
Kifaru with Spec-Ops in 2nd.
I like Maxpedition, but not for carrying any significant amount of weight. For that I use my Keltys, and if I had the coin for it, I would use a Mystery Ranch or Kifaru pack.
Are we talking about quality? For backpacking? For assault? Urban use?
Because there are favorites in different categories… (not to mention many other brands not listed).
Other - Kifaru, the TAD packs look nice too.
tad so far but would like to try a kifaru
I prefer my max bags
I have quite a few 5.11 items and love them all. I have some long pants, shorts and all the covert shirts. I would not take back any of them. They also carry all my edc gear really well. Nothing like any of my other pants can carry. Looks like alot of people like maxpedition stuff. I have really been eyeing their monsoon sling pack.
I had a few Spec ops, but after I got my first Maxped I was hooked and got the wife hooked also, she got a Monsoon and loves it.
I really like maxpedition's designs and materials.
Kifaru looks good, but their web site isn't as good as Maxpedition when you want to compare and see inside off all the compartments, what it looks like when carried, etc. They seem pricey, so it would have to be pretty clear on the site why I would give them my $ instead of Maxpedition.
Kifaru. Best built I've handled.
I voted "Other" . . .
Maxpedition makes great stuff, but it's typically too expensive for me to find value.
I've had great luck with bags from County Comm and LA Police Gear.
Clearly a broken poll when the majority of the respondents vote 'other'. Just sayin'.
I don't have the money or understanding family to have tried multiple brands and bag sizes like some of you. I have tried Maratac, LAPG, and Maxpedition. I have a small transferable pocket bag for pens/paper/flash drives and stuff. A smallish bail out bag for day trips and "play time", and an attache style bag that holds a couple of books maybe a change of clothes and papers for carryon or overnight stays at the hospital where I work.
They each seem to have pro's and con's. Maxpedition is built like a tank. That is good and bad. I doubt I could ever wear it out, but it is also very stiff and rigid. That is why I like the CC Maratac stuff. The material is softer, flexible, and stuffable. Time will tell if it is durable--though it seems pretty tough. LAPG bags are somewhere in between. Construction is good, the fabric is stiffer without being boxy and borrow from some of the best features in gear that has proven functional.
If I could soften the feel of the Maxpedition, at the price of LAPG and retain the mil-spec funcional personality of the Maratac---
I've never heard of these Kifaru bags before but I'm really interested now.
Mystery Ranch - superb packs that are incredibly well thought out and truly innovative
Tactical Tailor - bomb proof products that are relatively inexpensive and easy to purchase
Saddleback Leather - I've never owned a bag that fascinated me quite like the briefcase I bought from them. The thing just looks cooler and cooler as the years take its toll on the leather.
My camelbak BFM fits my bill nicely. Like some of the maxped stuff, but haven't decided which size I would want. Some of the other bags look nice, but for the price I would have to get my hands on one before I would be willing to spend 3 or 4 hundred dollars on one.