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Need to replace my 5.11R12, help please? ....

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by Gonzzo, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Gonzzo

    Gonzzo Loaded Pockets

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    Hi all:

    I gave my brother my R12 so i need to replace it with a similar sized backpack.

    What i need are suggestions, any suggestions similar in size to the R12 will be appreciated.

    Thank you all in advance.

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  2. Henryhoover

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    Another R12? Or are there things you'd like to change? Useage etc? Out hiking I prefer osprey bags over anything else they just work for me escapist 25 is my current one I think it's meant more for cycling but suits my needs perfectly. The more information you can give the more chance people have of suggesting something you may like.
     
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  3. Gonzzo

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    Hi Henryhoover:

    You are correct, i should have been more specific.

    I liked the R12, and was fine with it, however, now having the chance to replace, something different would be nice.

    I like wide packs as I'm told I'm pretty wide shouldered(I'm overall pretty overweight though, built like a bathtub plug, short and wide around).

    I like tactical packs as well as more "gray man" packs.

    I need organization, multiple pockets are a must.

    I don't beat up on my gear so ironman tough is not needed but will be considered.

    I tend to over pack if i have the room so, R12 size is perfect.

    Main use would be edc with hiking mixed in, g.h.b. duties fall on my R24.

    Any suggestions?.

    Thanks for your time.


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  4. Henryhoover

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    Maxpedition falcon? Tbh IMO it's hard to beat the R12 I like them little bit too tactical for me personally but they're hard to fault other than that, there's another maxped bag I saw being reviewed on here that looked similar sized and promising but for the life of me I can't remember the name of it,
     
  5. Henryhoover

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    Riftcore, that's the name maxpedition riftcore
     
  6. rob13

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    I'm really intrigued by First Tactical stuff. I also really like the Maxped & Vanquest packs of similar size. Good luck with your search!
     
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    Vanquest Falconer 27.
     
  8. Gonzzo

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    So far, I'm liking the First Tactical 1/2 day pack.

    All have been great suggestions, any more?...

    Thanks all!!!...

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    I own a Camelbak HAWG and I really like this bag. It's tough, the size is just right and you can organize your stuff.
     
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    5.11 Covert 18. It's a "grayman" type pack with great organization and plenty durable. Works great for hiking also, just took mine on a 3 miler Saturday.
     
  12. Gonzzo

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    I pulled the trigger on a First Tactical Half Day last night!.

    I should have it in a few days and will post my opinions on it as soon as possible.

    I will keep all suggestions in mind as I'm not sure how I will feel about the 1/2 day pack.

    Thanks everyone!....
     
  13. xICEMANx

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    Looks like a great bag. Good price too!

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  14. Myrddraal

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    I second the recommendation for the Evade. If you're looking for something with Molle, check out the Direct Action Dust or Dragon Egg.

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    Sorry, just saw that you pulled the trigger on the first tactical pack. Please post pics and your impressions!

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  16. Gonzzo

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    The direct action bags are amazing on video, and I thougjt long amd hard about the dust, availability helped me make my choice, direct action stuff is a bit hard to find here in the U.S.

    I will post pics and impressions as soon as they are available.

    Thank you very much for all the input!.....
     
  17. Gonzzo

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    Yeah!, and i got 15% off by signing up for their email news letter!.

    Hope i like it!.....

    Thanks again!

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