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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by gadgetjack, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. gadgetjack

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    I have started going for walks in the evening. I would like something light and fairly small. I carry a bottle of water, ID, phone, and keys. I have a Maxpedition Jumbo and find it rubs and bumps and is heavier than I would like. I am looking at a Remora or Moab 6, but am unsure if I want a sling bag or small backpack. I am open to all recommendations. I would like to use this as an EDC bag as well. Thanks all.
     
  2. Doric

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    I would go with the Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II. Its a small-ish backpack that is relatively compact when lightly loaded up, but can hold a surprising amount for its size.
     
  3. Municipal_Jedi

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    I'd look at the Maxpedition 10x4 bottle holder with a shoulder strap. This has a small pocket that would hold your phone, wallet and other items and will fit a 32 oz nalgene. I may bounce some but should be significantly lighter and more manageable than a jumbo.
     
  4. Bagnerd

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    I prefer slings so I can get to my stuff without taking the bag off.
    I've been carrying a PUSH for a while now.
    Phone mounted on the strap, Water bottle in the side pouch...doesn't bounce around.
    With kids I end up carrying two water bottles.
    Can Velcro it on your belt if you want more stability
     
  5. TIREdMAN

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    +1 on the sling style. i walk daily into wooded areas with my utg bag (maxped versi knockoff) and i must say sling style is more accessable, especially in "need it now" situations.
     
  6. Blades

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    Take a look at the SO Tech/Paladin Mission Go Bag, if you want a sling bag/messenger bag/fanny pack/backpack(with added straps) type bag.
    Backpack style- Camelbak Linchpin, H.A.W.G. or HAWG, Blue Force Gear Micro Dap Pack, or maybe a Kifaru E&E.

    It will probably depend on your budget. If I was going to be walking all the time with it, I'd prefer something lightweight and quick drying. Maybe a civilian Camelbak design, or the Dap Pack.
     
  7. OEM1

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    I have a Maxpedition Noatak Gearslinger. I'd highly recommend it. Its a little smaller than most of the Gearslinger series bags, it has a nice bottle holder pouch on the side and plenty of little pockets/storage for EDC items. For me its the perfect size. Its not big and clumsy but carries everything you'll need.
     
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    I often do 5-15 mile walks. I switched my Jumbo out for a Maxpedition Typhoon backpack with 10X4 water bottle holder attached. Even though the bag is only 10 lbs loaded, two straps is much more comfortable for me than one, especially when hiking or climbing. I don't really need to carry much, and could probably get by with the water bottle holder alone most of the time, but it's nice to have some extra gear around in case I happen to need something.
     
  9. gadgetjack

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    thank you for all of the suggestions. I am borrowing a Pygmy Falcon II from my brother to try and I bought a Lunada to test. If I like the Lunada I will probably have to buy another. My wife has expressed in that bag which means it is now hers unless she hates it. I do like the idea of just using the 10 x 4 bottle holder, if these bags are too big, that might be just the ticket. I'll let you know what I think after I've tested them.
     
  10. little green bag

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    I own a jumbo, remora, moab 6, pygmy falcon and noatak. And from what you have mentioned I would recommend the noatak best fit for a short walk with the essentials you carry.

    I could never recommend a remora to anyone if you need to carry water. And since you like sling style a noatak would be perfect.

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
     
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