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Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by My3kidsfather, Jun 27, 2016.
It'll take about ten days. Let you know then.
I see Maxpedition has a new bag called the Ironcloud, in carry on size. Anyone have one?
I really like my Red Oxx Airboss. It has plenty of storage and pockets to organize with and the zippers and fabric are top notch.
ok changed everything. canceled the Headway, ordered a Fliegerduffel™ Adventure Bag - Maxpedition from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
I too like the AirBoss, it's just so expensive here in Canada.. something like $350-400.00 Canadian.
I too like the AirBoss, and the TAD Meridian.. they are just so expensive here in Canada.. something like $350-550.00 Canadian. Then out of nowwhere comes Max with three or four new bags for carry on type business. Things are changing fast.
Just received the Max Fliegerduffel bag, and it is interesting. Thick material (1050 denier nylon), big zippers, three handles, shoulder strap, and tuck-away backpack straps with center tie. Includes interior compression strap, two pockets on inside of lid for toothpaste, etc. Outside compression straps, top flap smaller pocket, two long-side pockets with two mesh bags in each. Lots of tie-on PALS webbing/strapping.
I see no place for a laptop except in the bottom-outside of the duffel where the backpack straps would hide- I do not carry a laptop so much the better. Black foam-filled soft-nylon handle for center body handle; I have tied on a snake knot handle to hide the foam-nylon as it may not last in my opinion if left alone, and changed all the paracord zipper ties as well. I filled it up with clothes our of my dresser just to see how much it would take and found it took one and a half full drawers to fill in up- not bad. It weighs just under 4 lbs. Will be trying it out later this month.
I picked up a Fliegerduffel a few months back and have been pleased with it so far. I used it on a 10 day trip back in June. Mostly shorts and t-shirts, but it held what I needed. It's a very robust bag.
Twin63, what would you change on the bag if you could? Add a long-side handle?
Now that you mention it, that would be a nice addition. I use the shoulder strap most of the time when it's fully loaded. The handle on top is good, but not the best if you are maneuvering through a crowd or tight spaces due to the way it positions the bag at your side. There is enough PALS webbing on the sides to accommodate a handle. I may look into adding one. Great suggestion!
Travel 1-2 weeks a month for 3-5 days a trip.
Tom Bihn Tri-Star for clothes
Goruck GR1 with 2 laptops and personal stuff.
Trip that is 3-4 day
Goruck GR1 or GR2 depending on clothes and laptop load
I no longer use a wheelie unless car traveling.
Sounds like you have a number of good bags, and you are traveling a lot. Your comments are important.
I have the (now-discontinued) MaxP soloduffel. Debated vs the Fliegerduffel (note all 3 of the MaxP xxxduffel bags have been discontinued in favor of the Ironcloud and Ironstorm bags (which, thanks to the nice folks sat ActiveDutyGear.com (no affiliation) I was able to put hands on today), but went with the Solo because it met the now-asinine carry on standards of both domestic and int'l travel. Glad I did, as Air NZ measured and many were gate checked - but not mine.
The IronCLOUD misses the measurement war in only ONE dimension, depth, and that by one inch. Sif you udont pack it to bursting, it should pass measurement AND fit in the stupid box like United uses. Its also a two strap bag, not a single like the soloduffel. It feels great, has more organization than the soloduffel, too, which i liked. Worth a look, IMHO...
Do the 5.11 Rush 24's fit in the overheads on planes? I would love to take my 24 if I travel via air but am nervous about taking it as carry on.
I believe the specs fit within the carry on limits but can anyone confirm this? It appears that it will work but I would just like to confirm.
The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22cm x 35cm x 56cm)
5.11 Rush 24 Dimensions: 20" H x 12.5" L x 8" D main compartment. However loaded I have not measured how much the gear adds
Get your tape out.
Just my two cents, about half of international flights have a max size of 20x14x9 now, I would have bought the ironstorm otherwise. If Max or someone else builds an international size ironstorm I will buy it.
Yes, even packed tight with clothes.
I had a cpap with clothes no problem.
I just purchased the Osprey Farpoint 40 and used it as my only bag for a week long trip. It is carry-on size and the backpack straps are very comfortable for carrying in the airport. You can also use a shoulder strap or the carrying handle if you prefer. The straps can be zipped up so that when you put it into the carry on compartment, it slides in very easy. I really liked it!
I travel 18-22 days a month and have for 21 years. For the last 10 years I have used the Luggage Works which are the ones you see pilots drag around. My first was the aluminum frame Stealth Aviator but after 4 years the frame was too bent from checking at the gate. I now have the Executive Aviator 22" with plastic frame and 6 years later still looks new.
They do not give them away at $215-$315 but I pack for 4-6 days with shoes and I have not needed more room,
I usually take either my Kelty Peregrine or Kelty Map, depending on the trip. The Peregrine is probably my favorite backpack ever...just a very comfortable, streamlined, tactically non-tactical backpack. It even has a plastic frame, similar to a tent pole curved around the inside that helps it carry more weight than you would think. The Map is basically the bigger brother version, and has 4 straps so you can load it up and cinch it down really tight. Both are just excellent backpacks in versatility, durability, and comfort IMO.
I've found what works for me and have lists to reference of past trips. Knowing how I packed for the past makes it easy after you do a few different types of trips.
Weekend for NCAA's in CA vs 2 day work trip to NYC vs 2 day Data Center assessment. It gets to the point you can pack in less than 20 mins. Drives the wife nuts how streamlined I've gotten it.
I can switch from my Goruck Bullet for daily commute to packed for a trip cause everything is grouped in stuff sacks and prepackaged.
Develop your standard load and add subtract as needed. Small Packet folder vs Large vs bundle. The first time or two a new type of trip will make me pause, but then I review past packing lists as the basis for the new situation
I do keep my toiletry bag ready to go and then its just a matter of folding clothes. Prep when you get back. Not when you leave.
Need to take some pics I guess.