Spec Ops Recon Ruck Ultra

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  1. Foilist

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    that's an incredible deal - so are the 2 sizes of accessory pouch on the blow-out page.
     
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    Just picked picked up 1 each of the pouches in Multicam. Thx for the heads up.
     
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    Great deal!
    Sure wish they'd put their knife sheaths on sale like that.
     
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    That is really a great deal. Must resist, must resist!
     
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    Bomb proof pack at a crazy low price. I had one that I sold a couple of years ago for twice that. Didn’t really need it, but I had to grab one at this price. It’s destined to be my new truck pack.
     
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    Is this really better then a modern pack? It seems a little small and requires an external frame.
     
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    It’s built to be able to mount to a frame, but I’ve carried it frameless without issue. It really depends on what you want in a pack. If you’re a fan of a medium Alice pack, this is a really good option. Made in the USA, 1000d cordura, tough as nails. If you’re a fan of lighter weight gear, this isn’t your best option. Would I choose it to hike the AT? Nope. Bug out bag/get home bag/truck bag, day trip into the woods? Yup.

     
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    Ok I was weak, could NOT pass on this deal, $50 counting shipping. My wife will be in touch with you @Foilist :4:.
     
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    I just need a woodsloafing bag that's a little bigger than my day pack. I'd use a modern pack for serious hiking.
     
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    This is a CRAZY good deal! These sell all year for $178. And then when stocks get low and they get ready to produce next years models. They blow them out at cost like this. $45! Can you even find a used ALICE for that cheap? Close maybe. But not in a new and improved one with the ability to run a waist belt. Without a frame. I bought one in OD green. Only wish they still had multicam left. This is a great day hike bag. Or GHB, BOB, VBOB. How many school backpacks are in this price range that don't come close to this quality. 1000d cordura. GREAT stitching. No fail in this bag at all. Not for the longest torso on a long hike. But a great "ruck". And for $45 if you left it in your truck and it got stolen you wouldn't cry. Well maybe a little. Cause you got such a good deal. lol. But seriously. This is the nicest bag for a GHB or VBOB or camping or short hikes on the market right now - for the money.

    There are also a couple good improvement reviews online and on youtube. Adding a stiffer board in place of the foamcore(?) back board makes it alot more comfortable. From what I've read. Replace it with a stiffer plastic. And forgo the frame. Or I also saw someone put one of those frames on it with the bottom tray that folds out for heavy loads - like meat. Good little hunting pack too. Depending on what your hunting.

    I wore an ALICE in the Marine Corps. And although I wouldn't recommend them for someone with a long torso like myself. For a ruck and bumming about the woods type bag. Or something to just keep all your gear in. This is a great bag. Medium size and smaller guys should have the waist belt hitting them right at the hips. Longer guys like me will be "rucking" it. As the waist belt will run a bit high. More like on the top of your pelvis vs down on your hips. But even with a long torso this is a GREAT bag for the money. As an everyday pack or one where your not depending on it for long hours on the trail (if you have a long torso. If your medium sized or smaller this is a great everything backpack. Long hikes included). It's a great bag. Think of it as a bombproof day pack. Spec ops makes great stuff. And did I mention MAde in the USA?! Ya.

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    I have 2 coming, have some 1606 frames and molle/FILBE belts and straps in a box. I can get rid of some larger rucks in favor of these. My busted back won't carry much anyway ;)
    Great deal on bulletproof gear.
    Spec OPS and TT are my preferred commercial nylon companies.
    Bill
     
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    Great deal. I'm a taller gent so I'm not sure about fit when using a down east frame, or I'd be all over this.
     
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    Thanks For The Heads Up @Foilist , grabbed one in OD Green. ....
     
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    I got the same color. It should arrive in the next day or two. I will probably make an internal frame sheet out of stiff plastic, but I don't expect to load it heavy enough for an external frame.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    +2 ditto, OD.
     
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    Link doesn't work for me. Must no longer be available.
     
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    yup - all gone.
     
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    Just got mine. Two quick changes and it's good to go. I rerouted the top straps. The x design just didn't make sense. I also moved the chest strap down below the loops.
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    They've changed the buckles since the last one I had. They seem a little cheaper, but still bombproof. Thanks @Foilist for the heads up. Great deal.
     
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    Mine came today too. I'll unbox it later and likely do the same things, as well as experiment with internal frame sheets. I plan to take it out this weekend.
     
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    Okay, I "moved out" of my usual woodsloafing bag (a Condor Compact Assault with a USGI waistpack) and into the Recon Ruck. It swallowed everything up with plenty of room to spare. I adjusted the straps and moved the sternum piece, and it fits pretty well.

    It's rather wide compared to my Condor, and that will take some getting used to. Also, I'm accustomed to having lots of organization, and this ruck is basically a giant, cordura bucket, so I'm scrounging various ditty bags and pouches to keep small things together.

    Very robust, everything -proof pack. I'm looking forward to heading into the woods with it.
     
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    If anyone picked up more than one and want to sell an extra shoot me a PM. :D
     
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    If I decide it's not working out for me, I'll let you know.
     
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    Now that the deal is over, I've started a thread in the packs and bags subforum.
     
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    USPS just delivered, Thanks again @Foilist.
     
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    Are there any of those pouches left? I was tempted by them.
     
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    May be a few Mini’s left. The BDU organizers are sold out if I’m not mistaken. ...
     
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    If you click on the "blow out" link on the Specops page the pouches still show available for $8.50/ea. Shows $34, but if you click on the pouch it shows $8.50.
     
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    I ordered some similar Condor products before I noticed that. The price was about the same though, so no great loss.
     
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    Well I got my two olive drab Recon Ruck Ultras in today and what do you know they threw in a black one! I have to call them tomorrow and see if it was a mistake so I can send it back if it was.
    Who knows maybe it's such a blowout that they're just throwing in freebies to unsuspecting buyers LOL!
     
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    Let us know what they say. I'm very happy with mine.
     
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    Missed the sale, if anyone decides they didn't want theirs =)
     
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