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Offline Griffy42

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I miss my Small Pack
« on: August 24, 2018, 18:21:39 »
My last posting was to Petawawa, so I had a Small Pack. I LOVED it,  I used it everyday to hold my uniform, lunch, kit... everything.  Now that I'm posted to an Air Force Base (Trenton) I'm no longer entitled to one.

I can't seem to find a bag that can hold my uniform including my boots for after PT let alone all the kit that I need with me in the winter.

I'm looking for suggestions! I'm only 5'4" so I'm hoping to find something that's no bigger than the small pack but will hold everything I need.

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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 19:00:19 »
Maybe have a look at MEC, they have some really good gear, a bit pricey but imo worth it most of the time.



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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 19:24:02 »
How about trying a search on Ebay for options.

Might not be Maxpedition-like quality, but fairly less costly.

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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 19:36:29 »
My last posting was to Petawawa, so I had a Small Pack. I LOVED it,  I used it everyday to hold my uniform, lunch, kit... everything.  Now that I'm posted to an Air Force Base (Trenton) I'm no longer entitled to one.

I can't seem to find a bag that can hold my uniform including my boots for after PT let alone all the kit that I need with me in the winter.

I'm looking for suggestions! I'm only 5'4" so I'm hoping to find something that's no bigger than the small pack but will hold everything I need.

Highly recommend 5.11 Rush 72 hr pack.  Great piece of kit. Carries extra uniform, boots, pt gear and more in garrison and it's what I use for exercises that are 3 days or less.

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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 11:25:45 »
My last posting was to Petawawa, so I had a Small Pack. I LOVED it,  I used it everyday to hold my uniform, lunch, kit... everything.  Now that I'm posted to an Air Force Base (Trenton) I'm no longer entitled to one.

I can't seem to find a bag that can hold my uniform including my boots for after PT let alone all the kit that I need with me in the winter.

I'm looking for suggestions! I'm only 5'4" so I'm hoping to find something that's no bigger than the small pack but will hold everything I need.

If you TD to the US, check out the NEX/PX/MCX (dependent on base) for their selection.  SOG and 5.11 have some great packs that are pretty cheap there. 
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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 11:31:56 »
Found at Canex http://www.canex.ca/military/cadpat-gear/mil-spex-cdn-military-pack.html

I have to hand it to them... copying our POS Day Pack and selling it for 90 bucks is sheer 'Dragon's Den Worthy' genius :)
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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 17:10:26 »
If you want an "army-ish" bag there's loads of companies making versions of a "3 day assault pack".

Pro-tip, get it in black so you don't look silly wearing it with civies.
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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2018, 18:13:48 »
https://m.redoxx.com/Default.aspx

These guys make darn good bags veteran owned too in the US.

I of course work with CN rail so I bought the railroad grip off them embroidered and all.. let's just say it is a tank of a bag. It may be worth considering. I am also a chap who is hard on his bags and this thing looks like it will stand up nicely.

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Re: I miss my Small Pack
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 06:04:28 »
If you want an "army-ish" bag there's loads of companies making versions of a "3 day assault pack".

Pro-tip, get it in black so you don't look silly wearing it with civies.

Pretty much this. I have a black bag I got online and it's one of my best investments.