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Offline Gray Ghost

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Best Ruck Sack
« on: February 11, 2010, 04:25:29 PM »
I am looking for a new pack in the 4,000 - 5,000 cubic inch market. What are the recommendations out there. I do not want anything REI sells. I am looking for something more sturdy. So far I am liking the bags that Kifaru has, but would love to see some other options.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 04:37:47 PM »
Kifaru is nice but steep in my dept. I use a snugpack rocket pack and it holds everything I had in my old large alice plus more. Its at 4500 in size with removable rockets. Love it easy to use.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 05:25:02 PM »
I really like the gear from Mystery Ranch. They are a bit heavier compared to some of the other gear out there, but by every indication are functionally indestructible.

I have a friend who has one and is a member here. I'll see if he'll pop in and do a review.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 06:07:34 PM »
I just got the new Paladin Mission Packs in stock.  I'm surprised at how nice they look.  I gave one to a friend to T&E and he'll be taking it on the next National Guard weekend (later this month).  For the price these look like a real winner.



FWIW, my friend had a Lightfighter RAID and a Tad Gear pack he brought over to compare with the Paladin.  The Paladin was larger and seemed better built than either of the others.  ;)

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2010, 08:06:10 PM »
Why not get a "new" old large alice pack? :D :D

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2010, 10:53:02 PM »
Gray Ghost.

Check out the Snugpak Rocket Pack. Here is a link to it at Sportmans Guide. http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/pro-force-snugpak-rocket-pak-backpack.aspx?a=370397

It can be used as three different packs, if you buy the optional yoke.

Dave Canterbury did a video review of it but I could not locate it to post here.

Here are some reviews of it that I found.

http://www.oldjimbo.com/Outdoors-Magazine/Snugpak-RocketPak-review.pdf

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=52319

Seems like a good pack to me. I will be getting one soon.

Shop around online, you can beat that price that Sportsmans has.

TW

 


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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2010, 11:54:49 PM »
I dont know if your married to tactical or nylon modern packs but the packs that Duluth Pack makes are very rugged. They are also very traditional style pack that comes with a tumpline. I really like this line of rucksacks and they have a ton of options.
I got mine from http://www.nwwoodsman.com

Much of my outdoor gear is old style but I have found that the traditional canvas gear is just about as good, and most of the time better than some of the new gear. It doesnt have the bells and whistles but its rugged as all get out!

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 06:44:50 AM »
I just got the new Paladin Mission Packs in stock.

Looks like a nice bag, but smaller than what I need. I have a Maxpedition Vulture II that is about that size already.

Why not get a "new" old large alice pack? :D :D

I can't say why, but I just don't like Alice packs.

Check out the Snugpak Rocket Pack.

TW, I have looked at those a couple of times. They do look like good packs.

I dont know if your married to tactical or nylon modern packs but the packs that Duluth Pack makes are very rugged. They are also very traditional style pack that comes with a tumpline. I really like this line of rucksacks and they have a ton of options.
I got mine from http://www.nwwoodsman.com

I don't often say this, but those are good looking packs. Not enough support for me, but very nice.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 06:59:12 PM »
I really like the gear from Mystery Ranch. They are a bit heavier compared to some of the other gear out there, but by every indication are functionally indestructible.

I have a friend who has one and is a member here. I'll see if he'll pop in and do a review.


Nice bags! Hope you bud gets a chance to stop in and tell us a little about his.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 10:33:37 PM »
Going to have to throw out Eberlestock packs into the ring...I've had my

G4 Operator for over a year now and this thing seems near bombproof and the

way the storage is set up is incredible...you trade weight for durability, but

I'll take a tougher heavy pack over a lightweight damage prone pack anyday!!

I never thought I could spend that much coin on a pack...but I figured as a BOB

my life was worth the peace of mind...
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 10:35:38 PM by screwby »

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 02:36:52 PM »
May I ask why nothing from ReI? ???

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 07:48:05 PM »

I just got the new Paladin Mission Packs in stock.


Looks like a nice bag, but smaller than what I need. I have a Maxpedition Vulture II that is about that size already.

My wife and I have been looking at the maxpedition vulture for light backpacking and possibly our g.o.o.d. bag. What do you think about your bag. Is it durable? Is it a comfortable pack to hike while carrying? Any help or experience you can give I would appreciate.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2010, 10:27:26 PM »
The Paladin pack seems much larger than the Vulture. Plus the shoulder straps are adjustable at the top which I consider a mandatory feature on a pack that will be used for longer trips so you can adjust the pack so the waste belt is at the right height. Plus the waste belt is superior.

I do think the Vulture is made from heavier material. That's both a plus and minus. Strong but heavy.

I had a friend in the ANG test it out. He feels it is a better backpack than the Vulture.

I had both out at the recent Boise gun show and sold all of the Paladins and didn't sell any of the larger Maxpedition packs.

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2010, 04:43:50 PM »

Seems like a good pack to me. I will be getting one soon.

Shop around online, you can beat that price that Sportsmans has.

TW


TW - wondered if you ever got one of these and where you bought it from.  Thanks DH

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2010, 12:28:52 AM »
TW - wondered if you ever got one of these and where you bought it from.  Thanks DH

dieselhead,

Unfortunately no, I have not bought one yet.

Massive tax bill this year, so Sis said no new toys for TW.

TW

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2010, 03:11:00 PM »
I do not want anything REI sells.

Just curious about this statement?  Most of my packs are or were sold at REI and are incredibly sturdy and reliable.  I've had the Arcteryx Bora-80 for 6 years now and its a great one.  Its rather pricey but you get what you pay for...

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Re: Best Ruck Sack
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2010, 05:52:50 PM »
G.I. CFP-90 COMBAT PACK - BLACK



This our largest pack, I will sell you one at cost if you want to try it out, send it back if doesn't work out for you.  It still might be a little small for what you are looking for.  Send me a PM if you are interested.