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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by downtown, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. downtown

    downtown Loaded Pockets

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    I'm in the market for a new backpack. I currently have an old Jansport that will be passed on to my son. I don't know much of what is out there so I thought I would ask for some direction. I want something that is reliable and tough. I really like the material of the Maxpedition stuff but I'm not able to spend too much cash. I was looking at the Max. Pygmy Falcon 2 but it seems that it might not have a large compartment and overall a little too small. Ergonomic straps and a sternum strap is a must as this will be for small hikes and bike rides. Molle straps is a plus too. All input welcome. Thanks!
     
  2. brokedave

    brokedave Uber Prepared

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    I have only owned 2 packs i can remember. A swiss army pack. Its suprisingly tough for the money. I have haf it for at least 10yrs. Its not tactical looking at all. So no molle straps but it fits your other criteria. A plus is there are many different styles, price points, and a lot of retailers carry them. I got mine at staples. My new daily bag is a 5.11 Rush 24. You can get it for just over 100 dollars if you look around. I love it. It's tough, Cool looking, and has molle. The only draw back is if your going hiking you may want a waist belt which it doesn't come with. But you can add it on later. Also its a bigger bag. Some say to big to edc. But its fine for me. Check out some youtube videos. While i dont really care To much for for review videos i think you can get better idea or things like size, and funtion then you can from pictures
     
  3. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Check these out. Can't beat the price or quality. EDC Backpack offer for Forum members

    I thought it may be similar to the Jansport you were used to.

    Good luck and let us know what you get:)
     
  4. Katjang1

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    That looks awesome! Have never seen anything quite like it before.
     
  6. alecgold

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    My personal preference is to not buy maxp. I think just a bit of forbearance might go a long way.
    Karimor is a good old brand.
    If you want more molle, look at Eagle patrol pack. Just don't do as I do and buy a knock off on fleabay. Bought two for $190 in total and they didn;t last me a month. grab handle fraying, shoulder band coming loose, Velcro strarting to degrade. Both packs within weeks.
    Kelty has satisfied users.
    T.H.E. pack is strong and USA made, sales models are around $100 and has plenty molle.
     
  7. FL Woods Bum
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    FL Woods Bum Your Grace!

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    Can you give us some more info so we can provide more streamlined feedback? I.E. budget, size, and color? Unfortunately Jansport bags come in at least three popular sizes.

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