What's the current pack your using now?

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  1. Tony robinson

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    I'm using Swedish lk 35 rucksack
     
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    I lov my Gregory Z30. I'm thinking I want to get another one in a bigger size. Maybe a 45L.
     
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    I made the mistake of thinking bigger is better and buying sight unseen. I have a tall 65 liter. Like a duffle bag that sits level with the back of your head. On long hikes it hurts your neck. I can't tell you what model is best. I can tell you. Take the time to go to a store and try it on.
    Good luck!
    Jim
     
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    Old Kelty Redwing 50. I love it.
     
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    Gregory Z35 for 3 season use and a Kifaru Tarryall for the winter. Use a Kifaru Dayhunter during hunting season.
     
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    Bison Gear Lost River. I recently talked my wife into modifying the suspension for me.
     
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    Light day hikes; an old Mountainsmith Tyrol
    Longer hikes with more gear; ULA Photon
    Backpacking; ULA Circuit
     
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    Hunting, day hikes: Jansport bookbag. 18oz. No idea what model. Leather bottom, drawstring, single pocket. I sewed a water bottle pocket to it.

    I have experimented with a USGI patrol pack, bigger than my Jansport, for colder weather when i need to bring more layers to sit in a blind all day without freezing, and it's ok, but too heavy otherwise (even after I gutted 8oz of redundant straps and MOLLE webbing out of it.)

    Overnight, summer: GoLight JAM70. 31oz.

    Canoe Trips: GoLight Gust. It's really just a giant bag with shoulder straps and a single pocket. I added two water bottle pouches. Helps me to keep everything in one place instead of all over the canoe and makes for quicker portages. 20oz.
     
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    My combination rucksack and haversack: The HaverPack.

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    Swedish SJ35 overnight. Duluth Pathfinder Haversack for day outings.
     
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    +1 on the kelty redwing 50, short hikes sometimes a osprey stratos 24
     
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    Alice,
    An old school medium ALICE pack.
    I have decided I like it better without the frame. I also added a rectangular trash can inside. It holds the shape, super easy to find things, an I can carry water or wood or anything else I might need in it. I used some webbing to add quick clips to the tie downs on the main pocket. If they were to break on the trail, I can just pull them out of the original clip and use it. Less than a minute I can be back on the trail.
    I'm about to get it broke in, I've only had it about 25 years.
     
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    My EDC/GHB/Day-hike pack is a 5.11 Rush 12. It stays packed as my GHB for my truck unless I need it for something else, at which point I repack it. It's easy to accumulate A LOT of packs/bags which can equal A LOT of money. I found one I really liked and use it as I need.

    For over nights or when I need more I use a 5.11 Rush 24. They have both been phenomenal packs for me. Great organization, not too many pockets, but not too few either. They've both held up well and do what I need them to do.

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    • usually 4800 ci Seek Outside pack for hauling and winter/heavy camping but it is light enough to not be dumb to use for light trips
    • Gossamer Gear G4 for summer/light camping (dry bag in G4 for canoeing)
    • Tactical Tailor Fight Light pack or Kifaru Xray for day stuff and travelling
     
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    I've got the Zpacks Arc Blast. The thing rides like a dream. Plus that ventilated back is so wonderful.


    (I'm in the middle)

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    If I'm just out for the day, I'll bring one of my haversacks I've made. The bigger one was made for blanket roll overnighters, the smaller one has become my favorite for day hikes. It's so comfortable you don't even notice your wearing it.

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    Hazard 4 Patrol Pack Thermo Cap Daypack.
     
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    KIfaru Zulu, Gen 1
     
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    I use the Direct Action Dragon Egg for day hikes. The size fits everything I like to take with a little extra space for a jacket or sweat shirt.

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    day trips - HPG kit bag and/or Mountainsmith Day lumbar pack
    overnight or weekend - Kelty MAP3500 and HPG Kit bag
    trail backpacking - Six Moon Designs Fusion 65L pack
     
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    Hill People Gear- Ute
     
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    ILBE. I'm not a hiker though, more of a base camp bushcrafter.
    I also have a MOLLE that I really like.

    Finnish gas mask bag for my haversack.
     
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    ULA Conduit - Multi Day

    ULA CDT - Long Day/Overnight

    Fieldline Tactical Maxpedition Copy - Day Trip
     
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    Kelty MAP,
    Mountain smith Day,
    Go Lite Jam,
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    For short trips I've been using a Hidden Woodsmen Haversack that I've really fallen in love with, longer hikes find me carrying a Mountainsmith Day with the strappettes and if I need a real pack it's usually a Osprey Kestrel 32.
     
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    I decided to go in a different direction with packs this year and change over from the Zpacks Arc Haul and ULA Photon / Circuit packs, Picked up a HPG Umlindi off the forum, HPG Tarahumara with 717 stuff sack and a ranger belt. I really like the customization / use specific ability the HPG packs offer to better match my outings. Looking forward to taking the HPG setup out for a multi day hike to see if this set up will replace the ULA circuit.
     
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    Deuter ACT Trail 30. It's been a great overnight bag for me.
     
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    day trip/short scouting type trip? butt pack on shoulder strap.

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    anything more than that needed-medium alice that i can easily over pack, and that i'm still having fun modding and working with. someday i might settle on a set up/pack out for it.....maybe.

    i've had others, and still do have a few. but these are the ones that get the real use-and i have learned to love them.
     
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    Great looking leather work! I like your style....are those Stetsons?
     
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    Frost River Grand Marais Mail Bag.

    Small but mighty!

    99% of my outings are just day trips, so this guy is about perfect. This picture was taken this weekend on the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Right on the beach... Looks warm, doesn't it?! Lol!

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    Best,
    Jamie
     
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    My primary day pack and overnighter is a Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II. If I’m doing multi day trips I bikepack or car camp.
     
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    MR ASAP for day stuff and office work

    MR 3DAP for weekend trips/overnight bushcraft and 72 hour (or less) missions

    MR Overload for longer trips and multi day recon missions
     
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    For the last 3 months or so....

    Osprey Kestral 48 for 3 day overnighters

    London Bridge Trading 3 day pack or an Eagle A-III pack for overnighters

    Lowe Alpine day pack for work

    I have way too many packs.
     
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    TT malice pack for field problems( so much better than the molle 2) and a ula CDT / catalyst for over night trips. My go to every day pack is a Patagonia cachubuco. Can't seem to get rid of it.
     
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    I use a 25 year old Camp Trails panel loading day pack.
     
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    Current pack. Hidden Woodsmen Dayruck, Working out nice thus far.
     

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    Deuter ACT Trail 24. I EDC my bag so have a particular weakness for good weight-bearing, yet stashable, hip belts - a surprisingly rare feature.

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    Thank you. The hats are made by Akubra. They're awesome. My buddy and I have had them out on countless hiking/canoeing/camping trips, in the pouring rain, my buddy's has been run over by a truck and his dog has went to town on it. Every time he pops it back in place and it looks perfect like nothing happened to it.
     
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    IMG_20180111_153622331.jpg switched out the GI poncho on the bottom and went to a Sil Nylon/lighter one under the lid . Added a dump pouch on one side and secured my BK-7 underneath through the MOLLE on the sheath . More sheeple friendly and still readily accessible while more or less out of sight .
     
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    0908172008a-1-2.jpg 0908172008-1-2-2.jpg When my health is OK this is the bag I usethat when I can get out. I don't know who makes it I got it at a 2 hand store for about 2 or 4 dollars. Prov 27 : 17
     
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    I've only got four packs...
    An EMS 2500 rucksack for sking, day hikes, you name it. Used to death, and still going strong.
    An EMS 3000 and 3000PL. One is a big bucket, top loader. The other, you guessed it, a panel loader. Both great for a few days out.
    Last, my Kelty Slickrock 6000. The big boy. Great for those long, week long treks into the mountains. It doesn't get used as often as it used to, though I'm hoping to remedy that problem soon.
    On a side note, all packs were purchased between 95 and 97, been used quite a bit, and are still in very good condition.
    I've actually been living out of the 3000PL for the last 5 weeks.
    It's been to Iowa, California, and now I'm in Arizona.
    Who knows where I'll be this week!
     

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