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New TAD FAST Pack EDC for 2018

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by EFX, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. EFX

    EFX Loaded Pockets

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    TAD have made a new version of their FAST Pack EDC.



    They have basically:

    - Removed the roll top sleeve
    - Moved the external side pouches inside (but there is still an external 'flashlight cave', on at least the right side of the bag, which is again accessed from below via a zip)
    - Shoulder straps are slightly wider than before

    I think that's it.

    I actually really like the roll top sleeve even though I don't use it often. I think it's cool and I haven't seen an integrated-roll-top-sleeve-pouch design like that anywhere else, ever. But maybe it's not as useful as they hoped it would be.
     
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  2. swedishelite22

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    Drinking game, take a sip at every "uh" or "um".
     
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  3. Myrddraal

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    You'd be trashed after the first 2 minutes!
     
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  4. RoboSim

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    Maybe it's just me, but it seemed like TAD phoned this one in. The removal of the external side pockets is disappointing. If anything they should have kept those and just added in the two new internal pockets. The other changes are just 'meh'.

    There's nothing here to be excited about really IMHO. New FAST Pack iterations are usually met with some excitement over what new features would be added. Here we have some (somewhat useful) features taken away.

    If it ain't broke, remove it? Thanks, TAD?
     
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  5. EFX

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    Yeah, I do actually use the side pouches, and I like them specifically because I can access the stuff in them without opening the main compartment, especially if the transporter tail is attached. Also, having an integrated roll-top sleeve is just a cool idea.It did mean more frame sheets adding to the weight though. I think the shoulder straps are good on the current version, who knows, maybe they've made them even better.