Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Frankenstein, Sep 17, 2016.
Yeah! They work great!
They're better than nothing! We keep a 12 pack in our overnight packs!
I don't think I have any more. Murph may have a few of his.
Here's a comparison photo I found in my bucket of the MAP next to a Max Falcon II I sold:
Here's a few more:
Max Falcon II.
Only pack I currently own, Tad litespeed. Usually only carry spare clothes, stuff I need for the day, and a lot of things the 4 year old needs.
I like that Kelty MAP for a daypack for myself and some extra stuff for the kids. I'm kinda torn between the MAP 3500 and the Maxpedition Vulture II though....
I can't speak for the Maxpedition Vulture II, but the MAP is a nice pack. I liked the Max Falcon II I had, but it was a bit too small. I could put the Falcon II inside the main area of the MAP.
My EDC pack, get home bag etc. 5.11 COVRT Boxtop
The Eberlestock HalfTrak. Pouch on front with red cord is my blow out kit. Secondary wilderness FAK is in main compartment, designated with red reflective tape on zipper pulls
patch details.....CDN Forces patch, with a CDN quarter Remembrance Poppy edition. Held in place with two rare earth magnets. Something to always remember by.(FYI, i am not now nor have i served in Canada. But the patch was a gift, and i know lots of army brats here, and have great respect for them)
Arteryx ECHO, big load hauler.
Kifaru G2 E&E, day pack, woods bumming pack, add on to other packs
Granite Gear Tactical CHIEF
Kelty MAP 3500
Arteryx ECHO, big load hauler.
How do you like the Arteryx ECHO?
Hauls a lot, comfortably, pack becomes part of your body once dialed in. Can be ditched in a hurry if need be with the drop and run disconnects on the harness.
I looked at some Arteryx packs but wanted to see one in person before I took the plunge
It's sometimes tough to spend the kind of money we do, on packs we've never tried on. The last few pack purchases I made were based on feedback when researching. Blind leaps of faith that they would work out for me. So far so good! I really like those Mystery Ranch packs for an overnighter pack, but can't justify the purchase since my Osprey works just fine for overnighters for now. I've really been looking for packs in the 3day assault sizes. Never tried the Vulture II nor the MAP 3500. Either choice will be another blind leap of faith! I do have experience with my Falcon II and I love that thing for a compact daypack, but it's a little small for a winter daypack though. This is swaying me a little towards the Vulture II. Choices choices!
My largest pack is my laserna I ditched my ruck and a couple 3 day assault packs I just can't hump the load in the heat. Summer on a good year is February-November last few years we had no winter at all. I'm trying to score a falcon II to add to the mix but right now I have a dragon egg from DAG and a maxped 12x5 for EDC with some accessory pouches for them all
Man, I hear that. We have no stores that carry these sorts of items in the flat lands of corn and beans I live in. Not exactly a hiking mecca around here, haha. I'm in the same boat, go by what others have said. There's so many variables that come into play though. Long torso, short torso, general height, etc. What works for one doesn't work for another.
You see this a lot I find like with 5:11 packs guys hate them and I've liked all I've owned. Comfort is a common complaint over build but I found the rush 12 & 24 models comfortable personally
A main problem I have, is my size. I'm not Godzilla or anything, but at 6'2", 280lbs, and a former weight lifter, packs are hard to find that fit me comfortably.
I know what you mean I have the same trouble with underwear.
Stop buying your Superman underwear from the kids section.