Discussion in 'Packs, Bags & Pouches' started by roesso, Mar 10, 2012.
Could you please post pics of your day packs
Anything in particular you are interested in?
Here's my current favorite, the USGI MOLLE II Assault Pack:
For day pack use I can also recommend the L.L. Bean nylon Continental Rucksack, the medium ALICE pack, the Spec-Ops Recon Ruck and the Spec-Ops T.H.E. pack. All are good bags and all have their strengths and weaknesses.
Perhaps the best value in a large day pack right now is the medium ALICE. It is possible to find good used examples with shoulder straps for around $30, even less if you look hard.
Coleman Canvas Bag I been rocking past week or so off and on.
Either this one the frost river eagle mountain knapsack
Or this the frost river summit expedition
A 20+ y/o and yet still functional North Face Alpine pack. I like it so much I just can't give it up.
Maxpedition Condor II with 2 M-4 pouches, and an FR1 First Aid Kit. I can extend this into a three day bag with the modular pouches.
you gotta fix those TACTIEs - your pouches look very bouncy but should be way more snug.
This picture is from february. I have since sinched those suckers tight
ah very good - bouncy pouches def make for a more tiresome walk around in the woods
if I'm in the canoe -
FCC canvas -
If I'm on the bike, hike, wade fishing, or just tramping around
Molle ii assault pack -
---I'm a sucker for those old school summit packs
Gregory Z-22. Really good suspension for a small pack.
Maxpedition Falcon II
Tactical Tailor - Urban Operator
And a Mountainsmith Tour
This is my 30+ year old Millet rucksack with extra pockets not currently attached. I think I bought this when I was working at REI durring college.
Alps pack from a local store. Been looking to upgrade.
My Finn bag.
It works great for dayhikes, and will hold a lot more gear than you would think.
It's also nice not to have your back get all sweaty from a backback when you really don't need that much capicity.
I like to go very light.
I like to pack everything.
resting at home
at play in the bush
I have a REI Flash 18 that I use when I'm biking lately.
It's a great little pack and very light.
Italian canvas pack
Lovin your ruck there woods, even got a pocket for a piece of foam pad, nice!...Uncas
hey! that's my bag!
seriously. it's an old german bundeswehr rucksack/combat pack.
edit: posted new photo.
I have the same one as the OP but mine is sand coler, I am looking for some attachments to add.
For short day outings I grab the Field&Stream Blackfoot pack. Longer day trips with a couple of meals planned it's the med. ALICE.
I bought this Mountainsmith pack almost 20 years ago to haul books around in college. It's been fantastic. It's my day hike, snowboarding, bow stave expedition, overnight, carry-on, do it all bag. I can't tell you how many times I've had it loaded down with 50-60#s of steel wedges, axes, and maul for a woods hike to cut bow wood, yet it's still none the worse for wear.
HPG Tarahumara for light day hikes. I use shoulder straps from a Kifaru Scout on the Tara.
I dont have any pictures right now, because i don't have a camera, but i like my Kelty Redwing 2650.
Condor EDC bag with a water bottle carrier added on the side. Additional utility packs added as needed for the day.
I love my 3 day assault pack, made by Voodoo. It's my day hike bag and 3 day pack out bag also. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-y1e4LOI6eMQ/T3FXjAHhsgI/AAAAAAAAAFs/-Uy24ZVMlJc/s1600/Voodoo+Tactical.jpg
What pouch do you have on that pack? It looks like it has a zipper on top of it.
My favorite day pack is a home-made version of the Duluth Pack Rucksack. The base material is 1000 denier Cordura with lining of ripstop nylon and mil. Spec. nylon webbing. All seams are bound with nylon grosgrain ribbon and sewn inside-out so there are no seams exposed externally. The pack is fully lined with a padded back and 1” x 1/16” aluminum stays. The pack straps are padded, contoured and removable. Quick-release buckles allows the pack to be dropped virtually instantly is necessary. There is no belt. The strap connection causes the pack to wrap around the body so the pack is worn almost like a vest.
The pack front, sides, flap and bottom all have PALS webbing with the standard spacing of 1” between rows and 1.5” channels. The PALS allows gear to be strapped on and MOLLE-compatible pouches and pockets to be attached. The MOLLE system of weaving the attachment straps through the PALS grid secures the pocket almost as though it had been sewn in place.
The pack is a drawstring-closed top loader. I have no way to exactly determine the capacity but estimate about 1100 cu. Inches.
The flap contains a Velcro-closed flap pocket and the interior of the pack has a small, removable stash pocket for small items.
The pockets shown are also made from 1000 denier Cordura with MOLLE connecters on the back. I find the flat pockets very useful for organizing small kits without shifting the center-of-gravity
I usually carry rolled rain gear strapped to the top row of PALS on the flap. So far, I haven’t had any need to strap anything to the bottom. The pint flasks are carried in foam padded/insulated carriers. Unused PALS channels can carry pen-type tools and accessories. The strap pockets carry a GI trauma bandage, and a small fire-making kit. The pack is large enough to carry enough gear for an emergency bivouac.
I’m considering a re-design of this pack, essentially the same but with slot pockets on the front, sides, and back and a removable padded belt, all made of 500 denier Cordura.
I picked up this little pack on ebay a few weeks ago for cheap.
After adding a 2 liter platypus bladder its turned into a pretty good day pack!
Maxped typhoon w/ 10x4, small maxped pouch(cant remember name) and USGI canteen kit. The only thing I don't like about it is having to attach the canteen in that spot if I wanna carry 2 quarts of water.
Took my Spec-Ops pack on a recent day hike. Weight was 19 lbs, including water and lunch, the main compartment was about half full.
+1 on the Assault pack
My go to daypack. Duluth Pack Wanderer.
hey bud, I've been lookin' around for one of these coleman packs. how do ya like it? Can't seem to find a place to order em online though. cheers
I don't know what that pack is but its georgous, Is that wierd to say that about a backpack? Meh...
Don't like the back so much straps look a little uncomfy but everything else looks great.
thanks thats my czech ruck and the straps are padded and quite comfy!...woods
Woods those straps look like something off of another euro military type gear. Correct?
Ive had this day pack for years. I simply love it. It has held up very well as the years go buy. It holds a hydration bladder and is quite comfortable.
Getting a lot of mileage this summer out of this Kelty. Carries all the gear I need for field work, including a Manfroto digi tripod inside.
you nailed it panz!
those straps are from an old austrian ruck
they worked out just about perfect...woods
Camelbak Motherlode, 2010.
I don't have a chipmunk on mine, just cat hair.
A Condor 4x10 bottle holder, Maxped. roly poly (not on tonight) modified Condor dual pistol mag pouch holds my hatchet nicely. Condor medic pouch and a Condor Cellphone/GPS Pouch completes my get-up.