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Random Bits from the Outside World => General Outdoor Stuff & Camping Equipment => Topic started by: LandCruisers4Life on April 23, 2008, 12:28:17 AM

Title: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 23, 2008, 12:28:17 AM
Just wanted to share this equipment for those who like very well made stuff. All their daypacks are made of 1000 denier cordura and everything is really tough and focused towards utility and comfort.

http://www.maxpedition.com/
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 29, 2008, 03:40:19 PM
I just got the "Gearslinger Monsoon" in today from Fed Ex... man this thing is stout!!

Only 1600 cu in... Good for day hikes though. Can throw a fuel bottle in the outside pocket, pack a stove, food and rain gear as well as water (holds a 100 oz camelback).... whatever you need. Also has all kinds of ways to clip or strap more gear onto the pack. The whole pack is overkill, and I think it will make a great addition to anyones hiking gear.

The over the shoulder single sling is wide. Most will probably think they won't like it, and rather go with double straps. I feel this design is pretty good, and it's comfortable too. There is also another strap at the hip which goes across from right to left. On the left side is a wide, short section coming off the pack body that has webbing to put more stuff, and a couple of pockets. This is also where the hip strap buckles together. When shoulder strap and hip strap are secured, the pack moulds to your back, and seems very low center of gravity making it ideal for moving and scrambling amongst rocks etc. This pack (I hate to say this being I have caught so much flak already) would be perfect for a Marine, SEAL, or Special Forces operator.

Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: presidio on April 29, 2008, 03:45:47 PM
(I hate to say this being I have caught so much flak already)

Never show weakness.
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 29, 2008, 09:51:35 PM
haha... Well just 'trying to get along'  :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: lighter fluid on April 29, 2008, 09:58:29 PM
This pack (I hate to say this being I have caught so much flak already) would be perfect for a Marine, SEAL, or Special Forces operator.



Hmmm...... :eusa_think: I would hope one would never catch flak for complimenting those who serve and defend our country.
Congrats on the new pack LandCruisers4Life! :eusa_clap:
Title: Gearslinger Monsoon Colors
Post by: homerboy2u on April 29, 2008, 10:33:00 PM
Nice Pack LC4L !!

Olive Drab Green

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Gearslinger monsoon.jpg)

 Even a place for a gun....i would stash peanuts,instead... :icon_rolleyes:

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Gearslinger monsoon black.jpg)

 Black too...so special ops !!!

Desert sand, my favorite
(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Gearslinger monsoon sand.jpg)

Dimensions (main compartment) : 18" (High)
Tapers from 16" wide at base to 6" wide at top.
Total Capacity : Over 1600 cu. in.
Hydration (two) : Up to a 100oz/3L CamelBak reservoir (rear hydration pocket), 32oz/1L Nalgene (side pouch) (sold separately)
Shoulder Support : Wide shoulder strap (tapers from 4.5" to 3")
Waist Support : Concealable 1.5" waist strap
Empty Weight: 2.8 lbs
Optional accessories : Hook & Loop Modular Accessories, Grimloc Carabiner
Color Options : Black / OD Green / Desert Tan / Digital Foliage Camo
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: Peach on April 29, 2008, 10:33:54 PM
Good website...I was just looking at the Vulture-II 3-Day backpack.

Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 29, 2008, 11:03:13 PM
No guns in mine. I got the olive green, which is one of my favorite colors.

I was checking out the Camel-back bladders this evening. Pretty pricey, but worth it from what my buddy says. I'll be looking to buy one of those soon.

This pack is very nice! I highly recommend the product.

Lighter Fluid - I was a reconnaissance Marine almost 20 years ago. I often get flak for being a bit more 'hard core' than the usual outdoors person. I just don't want to step on other peoples toes here.


Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 29, 2008, 11:06:21 PM
Good website...I was just looking at the Vulture-II 3-Day backpack.



Wow that's nice too.... Peach you have great taste!
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: Peach on April 29, 2008, 11:14:42 PM
Good website...I was just looking at the Vulture-II 3-Day backpack.



Wow that's nice too.... Peach you have great taste!

I just ordered it!  :icon_lol:
Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: LandCruisers4Life on April 29, 2008, 11:17:44 PM
I love it !!!!!


Title: Re: 'Bomber' gear
Post by: chisos_muse on April 30, 2008, 07:02:43 AM
That is a very nice pack! :icon_biggrin: