New Rucksack from Karrimor - Predator - Sabre 45 replacement?

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Shewie

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I like the shape of the new packs but ...

How practical are the Molle attachments for general bushy activities ? I've often wandered why civvy folk go for these kinds of systems as I was always taught to pack all my kit on the inside and main pockets. I can see why they're useful for the forces but the idea of attaching small pouches and other paraphernalia to the outside of a pack is all wrong to me.
 

johnboy

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I like the shape of the new packs but ...

How practical are the Molle attachments for general bushy activities ? I've often wandered why civvy folk go for these kinds of systems as I was always taught to pack all my kit on the inside and main pockets. I can see why they're useful for the forces but the idea of attaching small pouches and other paraphernalia to the outside of a pack is all wrong to me.
I don't know about you Rich but I often take one of these Bushcrafting with me.




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Neil1

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I'm popping up to see Ian at Red Deer Outdoors on Sunday as he has both models in stock and while I really don't need another sack (to add to the 16 others!!!) he assures me they are very , very ,very nice.
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helixpteron

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I'm popping up to see Ian at Red Deer Outdoors on Sunday as he has both models in stock and while I really don't need another sack (to add to the 16 others!!!) he assures me they are very , very ,very nice.
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Hmmm!

16 packs... That's great! Its not just me!


Neil, don't let the little irrelevance of 'need' detract from your choosing to buy another pack... Its never stopped me!
 

Glosfisher

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I like the shape of the new packs but ...

How practical are the Molle attachments for general bushy activities ? I've often wandered why civvy folk go for these kinds of systems as I was always taught to pack all my kit on the inside and main pockets. I can see why they're useful for the forces but the idea of attaching small pouches and other paraphernalia to the outside of a pack is all wrong to me.
For fieldwork, especially solo fieldwork on foot, I've found MOLLE pouches invaluable. Empty finds bags in one; full finds bags in another; GPS and notebook in another; pens, pencils etc. on an admin panel; camera pouch on waist belt etc., etc Lunch, drinks and spare clothing stay in a small backpack. The advantage of MOLLE pouches is that they're not long and thin and, consequently, vital bits and pieces don't migrate to the bottom of the pocket.

I entirely accept they look overly militaristic and more than a little nerdy. However, many of my fieldwork assistants have been in the forces (hence the risk of much scoffage) and they can see exactly why I've adopted the system.
 

helixpteron

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Had a full, rapid reply from Ian Spicer at Red-Deer Outdoors Limited, regarding availability of the pack (in black) and the empty weight, which is 4.2lb.

Looking forward to review and pics...