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Recommendations for an EDC backpack that's non tactical

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by revilo951, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. revilo951

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    I currently have a backpack that's starting to fall apart a little, and it's a bit small too. What I carry in it is:

    • *14" laptop (t480) and charger *misc cables (ethernet/usb/usb c adapter for hdmi,ethernet/etc)
    • 2 x baofeng uv-82
    • toiletries style bag full of electronics (bluetooth speaker, usb battery bank x2, car charger, misc cables, customised 26660 flooder light)
    • ram mounts windscreen phone mount
    • usb dvd drive
    • keys/thumb drives
    • small bottle of contact lens solution and a packet of painkillers
    • roll of duct tape
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Uzna

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    I have a Vertx Gamut and EDC Ready Pack. I love the Gamut because of its organization and it's extremely low profile for the size. I did find it was a bit larger than what I need for an EDC pack which is why I got the Ready Pack. The EDC Ready Pack is a bit smaller and set up more like a "regular" backpack but suits my needs for EDC and diaper bag for the little one.

    Based on what you carry, I think either would suit your needs just fine, it would just depend on if you want the few extra liters in the Gamut.

    I have tried a few different 5.11 packs and in my opinion the Vertx bags have more features and the layout is much better than the 5.11 packs.

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  3. T Shrapnel-Carruthers

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    My EDC backpack is a Camsafe v25 from Pacsafe. As the name suggests it is designed to be used with a camera, with about 50% of the bag intended for a camera and a couple of lens, with access from the side. The padding is removable and the whole bag can be opened up if you need. Has a separate laptop section and Pacsafe's usual array of anti-theft features.
     
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  4. Journo

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    I have a Timbuk2 Spire, the more I use it, the more I love it. It is slim and low-profile and sits well on my back, it does have some velcro and a little bit of PALS webbing but quite a lot of bags do today. There's a quick access zip for a laptop and it will hold everything you have listed and you will still have some space for extra stuff too.
     
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  5. FiaOlleDog

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    Several backpacks from outdoor gear providers (REI.com may provide a good market overview) may fit your requirements.

    As mentioned in recent similar threads here: you may find it worth looking at the Osprey EDC 24/7 series. An Axis 18 for example fits a 14" laptop tight (a 15" wouldn't fit).

    Other good options may be, as already mentioned, Timbuk2, Vertx, or the non-tactical 5.11 Dart series.
     
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  6. revilo951

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    OK, some of those look great, I'll check them out.

    Thanks for your suggestions everyone!
     
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    Covert 18 from 5.11.
     
  8. Captdave13

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    North face surge is one I use a lot that meets your requirements.


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  9. dndahead

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    I have a Vertx Gamut so that's the only bag I could comment on but when I was searching or a non-tactical bag, the Vertx Gamut and EDC Ready, Alpha One Niner Evade, and the 5.11 Covert18 were the ones that I considered. I think they're all worth a look for what you need/want.
     
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    The Alpha One Niner Evade has been my EDC bag for over 2 years. Well built with an excellent layout (add the Matroskya pouches for even more organization) and non-tactical styling. I carry mine for work (corporate office setting), but I could just as easily carry it outdoors. Great pack.
     
  11. JC807

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    Look at the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault. Not tactical at all and not expensive.
     
  12. Ronin101

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    Love my vertx edc ready bag!!!!!
     
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    Hi @Ronin101 would be great if you could give us some details why you love this pack. Thanks!
     
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    Osprey on clearance still carries the lifetime warranty


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    I really like the AlphaOneNiner Evade. On the outside it is a very plain looking backpack, with the exception of the small patch panel. On the inside, it has a lot of organization options built in which I love.
     
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    I am a huge fan of Kletterwerks for what you describe. I think they shifted production overseas, though.