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TAD's new Spectre Pack

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by yugotprblms, May 19, 2017.

  1. yugotprblms

    yugotprblms Loaded Pockets

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    http://store.tripleaughtdesign.com/Spectre-22L-Backpack

    What thinks you guys? I like the less tactical look of it, while still retaining some of the useful features that tactical stuff has. It looks real nice. Not a huge fan of the price though. But as it is TAD, we know it will sell because TAD.
     
  2. 62Tele

    62Tele Loaded Pockets

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    Nah - the new packs and duffels are kind of ugly and over-designed for me. Maybe it's the material.
     
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  3. Ike582

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    I also like the less tactical look, but for this type of pack they are now entering into a different market space. You'll find some killer packs made from Dyneema, Cuben, Spectra, etc. from some serious brands.
     
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  4. karlito

    karlito Loaded Pockets

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    From what i can tell from the pics, I like the general design but not the color scheme (material?). Looks "clean", but in actuality, I would miss external pockets. I wouldn't shell out the coin for it.
     
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  5. TacticoolMike

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    The pack is geared to outdoors use, hence a non removable/stowable belt. The material is brand new and only comes in that one color (for now, hopefully). The real winner is the Ranger Green webbing option. That gives me hope that TAD will be bringing Ranger Green to their Litespeed and EDC line. That would be epic.
     
  6. CanvasNBrass

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    Same overpriced junk.
     
  7. Ken Watson

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    I'm no mega Tad fanboy, but 225 for a made in USA pack from premium materials does not seem overpriced to me. I think that price is very competitive with the market Tad exists in.

    I like the design too, I think it is a great concept and not even light companies make packs this style. For me personally I have a long torso and 22L is the very bottom end of what I consider useful for a pack. It is was a little longer and a little bigger I'd probably have it on order. The only thing that sorta turns me off about TAD is I've never really heard any good stories about their warranty. With kifaru or goruck you know part of what justifies the cost is if you have issues they are gonna take care of you. Also noticed the zippers are #5? Maybe it's fine but for me zippers are a weak link on any bag and bigger is always better.

    Overall I "get" this bag though, it makes sense. I can't say the same for some of tads recent products so I am glad they made this pack.
     
  8. Jordan Smeenge

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    This ls42 sail cloth is from my understanding far more durable than cuben fiber or dyneema. Tad stated it was the most abrasion resistant and puncture resistant fabric they have worked with.


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  9. PreparedCitizen

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    I am not a big fan of their recent releases.

    Over priced junk? Hardly. You sound a little bitter, maybe outside your price range?
     
  10. MinistryOfTruth

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    Idk why but i'm not feeling their direction lately besides the messenger bag. I'm sure it's going to be hard-use long lasting stuff.

    I'm still waiting for them to make a "civilian" (no outer molle on front or something) version of both/either their already awesome backpacks.
    I'm a bit of a fanboy since i tried their stuff out but these last few packs, meh.