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 Post subject: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Dudes.
I'm in need of a new pack I'm looking for a good one high end brand like Dead bird, Norrona ,Bergans of Norway, mystery ranch and so on. I want a pack from 50-90L

Give me a quick rundown on what you like about it and what you don't.

feel free to post pics of the pack you are recomending.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Have you considered the Recon Pack Syncroflex?
Without the side pockets it's 90-something liters.

The quality of the Recon Pack we all know and love, with the added brilliance of the new pack frame design.
Replaced my old model with a Syncroflex a few weeks ago, and it's like night and day.

You could also consider the Norröna Para Ranger, which is a smaller anatomical version of the Recon Pack.
I've never used it myself, but my NCOs have spoken very highly of them.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:06 pm 
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No I'll give the Para ranger a look, i want the pack as light as possible, the recon pack weigh's allmost 5 kg empty

Apreciate the tip though mate :D

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:12 pm 
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For what it's worth, the Syncroflex is far lighter than it's predecessor.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Do you have a specific use in mind for it?

Big fan of Lowe Alpine and Arc'teryx packs. For example Lowe's TFX Expedition weighing <2,5kg (http://www.lowealpine.com/eng/prod_app_ ... 4&type=man). Good pack that isn't that expensive.

Or the Arc'teryx pack that is REALLY on my wishlist: http://arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?EN/Men ... 5#Over_60L. Maximum load of >90L and weighing around 3kg and it's waterproof. Only reason I don't have it yet is the pricetag that's hanging from it.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Mainly hiking not more than 5 days as light as possible high end. i have to be ale to do easy climbing with it. and made for tall guys :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:45 pm 
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What about a Berghaus Vulcan?

http://store.berghaus.com/p/packs/mens- ... ack/461218

The quality is excellent, and it does not cost an arm and a leg....

IMO the Recon Pack or Para Ranger are retardedly big packs, and definately not needed for civilian hiking trips.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:06 pm 
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I have a Kelty Falcon 4000(65 Liter) and I'm glad with it.
Here's a video review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB63U92K ... ata_player

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:37 am 
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Totaly forgoten about Berghaus thanks.
True about the two Norrøna packs they are to big, i still shrug when i see a recon pack.

Kelty not to shabby thanks, keep em coming boys :D

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:37 pm 
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I would give thumb up to Granite Tactical Gear CHIEF Patrol - the suspension systems is truly awesome. I've ready in some outdoor magazines that only two companies are using such solutions - Berghaus and Granite Gear and these are some most advanced backpack available right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:06 am 
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what about Mystery Ranch Crewcab?
empty weights 3.5kg and it is up to 82l. i like the versatility, although its quite heavy with the minimal 31l setup


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:06 am 
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I'd say Mystery Ranch, look at the NICE BVS Frame and pick a pack that fits your bill.

Off hand, the Wolf Alpha is 69L, the Mountain Ruck is 75L, and a Crewcab can expand from 31L to 82L.

The perk for Mystery Ranch is you buy one frame for yourself, and get it sized and squared away. Then you pick the pack you want to use and attach it via slips and a few buckles. You can get small bags or large, specialized or generic.

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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:50 am 
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I have to agree with blunter.
Lowe Alpine packs are my prefered choice aswell.

I'm currently using a Lowe Alpine Saracen and Strike, and really like there quality and innovative back support system.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:54 am 
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Yes, the Saracen and Strike are good, quality (military) packs. I have two Saracens and they can take a very serious load. The Strike certainly isn't my favorite when it comes to covering longer distances and carrying several days worth of load. The Saracen has better back and hip support features.

I don't know if they are what Fred is looking for though, since these packs are a little heavy and the Saracen really is a 120L+ pack.


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 Post subject: Re: Need a new pack
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:38 am 
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Everyone has a different need or want but what helped me was finding a local tactical/l.e./military supply store and lining multiple brands of new packs up, trying them on, weighting them down and asking the sales reps about there personal favorites. I end up continually supporting the local guys which happens to be Tactical Tailor. Have had multiple 3 day assault packs from them go through 3.5 years of "down range" time and they just keep asking for more. Best of luck in your quest for a pack!

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