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Small Daypack suggestions?

Discussion in 'Carrying' started by Corso, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. IC_Rafe

    IC_Rafe Forager

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    You can get them in just black. It doesn't stand out much imo. I doubt there's a pack which will meet all of your requirements without making it yourself tbh ;). The normal daypacks which you find (like the osprey ones) will be the ones which come closest, but the packs made to be used as a daypack will not have an admin pouch, and the ones made for edc and city use, won't have the parts you want for daypack use (like bigger side pockets).

    I don't understand your problem with the side pockets though. You say they are too small, but if they would fit your requirements, they would be much too deep? Sounds a bit like a contradiction. (I don't know how big they are, maybe you can see in a store. Better than looking at pictures and speculating ;) )
     
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    Day backpacks were always an issue for me due lower back problem. Any suggestions?
     
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    30L Gouter sack from Aiguille Alpine. Excellent daysack, extremely well made and tough as old boots.

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
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    I've had a couple of backpacks from here. You're quite right in them being re-badged highlander bags and very nice they are too. I've been using the 25ltr version everyday for the last 18months as a work bag and it's still in great condition. My other bag (33ltr) is used for days up the woods and/or daytrips to nature reserves carrying my flasks, food, clothing and camera equipment. The zips and clips are all nice and robust, the fabric is very durable, I was very impressed at the quality and for £12 you've not much to lose.
     
  8. Scots_Charles_River

    Scots_Charles_River Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I've had my eye on the Exped Typhoon 25 as a new day pack, dunno if that would work for you?

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    Honestly, do not spend £150 on a 20l backpack! That's just throwing cash away when you could use a 5p plastic bag from Tesco.

    Buy yourself a simple, inexpensive, serviceable bag and spend the rest of the cash on going somewhere nice for a few days rather than giving it to some fancy brand name so they can spend it on magazine adverts to promote the latest "must have" feature you need in a bag.
     
  11. Corso

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    I don't see £150 being a lot, its the going rate for hiking boots and a lot of the standard bushcraft knives out there whether production or lower end custom.

    I've tried a lot of bags and there is a real difference with higher end brands in comfort alone. I'm not a brand hunter hell I don't own a knife over £30 and most of them are low end Moras but I do expect quality and function and most of the cheap brands fall apart far too quick

    That's the conclusion I'm coming to, to be honest....
     
  12. Rabid

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    If you are happy to spend that sort of money why not speak to one of the makers on this forum.
     
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    A pocket with some elastic to sort stuff (mostly pens) and room for something to write on and some small bits and pieces that a soldier need. Some have room for more stuff.

    Buy a larger pack and just don´t fill it.
     
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    Bugout Gear 55L or if that is too big a 5.11 Rush 12
     
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    Got a pack yet corso....did you reject that tasmainian tiger bag from earlier on in the thread?
     
  16. Jaeger

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    Aye Up,

    This might fit your spec - TNF Big Shot.

    TNF BS.jpg

    I'm not sure if you can still buy this new (mine is nearly ten years old) but if interested you might track one down on ebabe or even here.

    One of the best rucks I've ever owned - compact and low profile but like a Tardis! Non military looking and subdued colours. Very robust, very comfortable to carry, very user friendly.

    Mine has been used, mod'd and abused time and again and it has taken everything that I have thrown at it.:)
     

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