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Recommend some inconspicuous sling/backpack bags for an old guy :)

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by rod g, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. rod g

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    Figured this group would be the ones that can best provide the info and answers.
    I'm looking for a sturdy, non-tactical looking bag that I can throw my wallet, phone, keys and medications in and still have room for a lunch sandwich and bottle of water and maybe some snacks for daily use, odd short hike while hunting small game or taking the grandkids to the park.
    As I live in British Columbia, a Canadian source while not imperative would be nice.
    What say you good people of the forum :)

    Tb
     
  2. Lannister
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    I have a Keep Pursuing (KP) sling pack. It is suited for the urban environment and would most likely fit for what you want to pack. It is on the smaller side of things, so not sure about hunting with it... KP is a US company, but their S&H is reasonable (I am in Canada too) I have the Army green one, but is does not appear tactical at all.
     
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  3. rod g

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    Thanks, I'll check those out :)
     
  4. Grappler

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    Timbuck2 bags are pretty slick I would go with either a Small or XS Small based on your needs. They are based stateside but there's a retail store in Toronto.
     
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    Check out Kletterwerks Summit or Day packs. Old school non-tactical styling and excellent quality from the same folks that brought us Dana Designs and Mystery Ranch. The Osprey Flapjack is one that I have been considering that might suit your needs.
     
  6. Spyke

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    Love my Evade...check it out....I'm an "old guy" too.

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  7. Jean

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    Do you have any pics of the Inside of that sling pack? Thanks (I don't know why so many vendors don't take pictures of the inside.)
     
  8. Lannister
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    I just took a few for you

    The main compartment. For reference the little orange flashlight is 3"[​IMG]

    Another inside view. Three mesh pockets (1x 5" and 2 x 3")

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    The top panel has a pouch that fit an iPhone 6+ with a case (Roxform)

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    That is the flat pocket that runs the edge of the bag. It is slightly padded with soft material. it would fit an iPad mini with a small case.

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    Finally, a flat pocket directly facing the back of the pack. It runs the length of the bag.

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    I hope this helps
     
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  9. Jean

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    Helps a lot, probably sold one of those. I don't get why they don't do that from the factory.
     
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    Great and yes it is a major fail when you cannot see the inside.


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  11. FuriousGeorge

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    I'm a fan of Mountainsmith's lumbar packs for a small general purpose bag. You can carry it as a shoulder bag, lumbar bag, or backpack with the strapettes.
     
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    I have a KP Sling and that's my quick short trip bag. One note: the bag is asymmetrical to the point that using it on your left shoulder does not work. I usually carry sling bags on my left and for this one I carry it on my right.
     
  14. rod g

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    Wow, lots of options to look at, thanks gang :)
     
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    Have you taken a look at what MEC has to offer in packs? Canadian co-op, good reputation, excellent quality gear and easy exchange / warranty policy.
     
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    Mountainsmith came out with a new bag called the Knockabout. A hybrid sling pack.
     
  17. rod g

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    Whoa, lots of good suggestions, now to decide which I guess is also part of the fun. thanks gang:)
     
  18. creekster

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    Patagonia makes a sling pack and it looks very similar to the kp.
    I just used mine over the weekened and carried just about everything you want to carry.
    Very nice.
    There is one on ebay right now.
    Hope you find something that fits your needs and style.