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I have a Swissgear backpack that finally bit the dust. Shoulder straps are shot and zipper for computer compartment broke. I’m seeking something that is internally tactical and well organized, but on the outside appears like any other bag. It must have heavily padded shoulder straps too. I’ve surfed Amazon and the night nes I tend the like run north of $150. That just seems high to me. Opinions?


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1) I've had my Swissgear bag for 10+ years at least. My big issue is not enough padding on the shoulder straps. With my 17" work laptop and other stuff it just digs into my shoulders too much.

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Vertx bags.

How long did your old bag last? If it's more than a year, I think a good backpack is worth 50-cents a day to get a $100-150 bag.

JMO. My Vertx EDC ready bag is going on 2 years and looks great. Worth every penny.
 
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Maxpedition has a few options like that, especially the new "Entity" line. Spendy, but very well built and will last many years. My Maxpedition EDC pack has been going strong for 5-6 years, plenty of long day hikes, still looks basically new.

https://www.maxpedition.com/co...enabled-edc-backpack

https://www.maxpedition.com/co...?variant=28168844369




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I'd recommend the Vertex EDC Carry Pack

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Yes, it's $150 but email me for a code to get 25% off (believe code is still good).


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Vertx or Maxpedition. And you can usually find Maxpedition on sale and get a great deal.


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I can’t understand why anyone would want to carry a backpack daily.

I have been trying to carry as little as possible my whole life.

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I can’t understand why anyone would want to carry a backpack daily.

I have been trying to carry as little as possible my whole life.

Bob

Want to? No. But when I take public transit to work (3-4 days/week), I use one. It handles my lunch if I pack one, a book to read on the train, whatever paperwork I need to take with me, a smallish IFAK/trauma kit, and sometimes a laptop. When I drive to work I leave the backpack at home (the car has big FA and trauma kits in the trunk).
 
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Vertx bags.

Worth every penny.


Yep.

Keep an eye on forum classifieds and eBay. I've gotten a couple screaming deals on lightly used ones. (~$80ish)
 
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I have the EVOC Stage Technical 18L Bike Daypack which is about $120 on Amazon. Great, very versatile pack. They make various sizes and uses. Mine is geared towards Mtn biking but I use it for hiking, travel, events. It's very comfortable, lots of compartments, rain fly, high build quality. Holds a water bladder in it's own spot. It also has special padding and venting that works really well to keep you cool. Check em out. I got one after a friend recommended it and then also got my wife a slightly different model that she also loves.
 
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Vertx Gamut. Outstanding product.


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How long did your Swissgear backpack last?
 
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Vertx Gamut. Outstanding product.
Another great pack, just too big for me - I order both a Gamut and EDC Ready to compare and the EDC won out on my smaller frame.

But for more outdoor activities, I can see the value of the Gamut.
 
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I can’t understand why anyone would want to carry a backpack daily.


People that live in cities and use mass transit use them. And people in college/school, etc, to carry their books and laptop.

Us old geezers that live out in the sticks don't need a daily backpack, but some folks do.


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Alpha One Niner Evade. The design was aided by members of EDCForums.com (and they're helping with version 2 as well). It's from Helm Ashiblie who has offered some bags here on SF in the past.

http://www.alphaoneniner.com/s...econ9-evade-backpack
 
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Vertx EDC Ready or the Gamut.
Both are excellent.


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I am on my second Swiss Gear backpack over the last 12 years. They seem to last me about 6 years or more each time. I would highly recommend them. God Bless Smile


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I have used a Maxpedition Malaga for the last couple years. It fits a laptop or a tablet. Two different places for ccw. It wears like iron. I didn’t want a murse or big pack but I needed something that fits my work needs.
https://www.maxpedition.com/co...s/malaga-gearslinger





 
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Palm has this barely used GoRuck listed in the Classifieds for $125.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/4740011944
 
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I live in the middle of nowhere. I carry an EDC pack with me everytime I use my car. My EDC pack is a combination of survival, snivel, and medical gear. Here, help is 20+ minutes away, if you can get cell signal. If someone has an ND on the range, better have the gear.... My pack is a Tactical Tailor Fight Light removable operator's pack.


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I have a Vertx Commuter sling. I love it. Holds my computer and a bunch of other crap every day.

https://www.vertx.com/edc-commuter-sling

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