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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2004, 22:01:55 »
Sorry, I should have clarified. The pack that roto 13/14 had. It was garbage. They had us hand them back on out clearance from VK and I was happy to be rid of it. I am eagerly awaiting the new issued small pack.
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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2004, 05:04:24 »
Sorry, I should have clarified. The pack that roto 13/14 had. It was garbage. They had us hand them back on out clearance from VK and I was happy to be rid of it. I am eagerly awaiting the new issued small pack.

I just got issued one. Now, we do actually need to hear from the real soldiers, but as a briefcase commando who has spent a bit of time in the mud (albeit a few years back-I can recall overhead fire by catapults....), it looks and acts like a good piece of kit to me. It has a good amount of space inside, several blister pouches that you can add on in different spots,(including one that I have experimented with as a buttpack on the TV)  lots of straps for securing/adding additional items, an inside water resistant pouch, nicely padded shoulder straps and a chest strap and waistbelt. What do other users think? Cheers.
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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2004, 11:48:07 »
PBI,

Sounds like the pack you have is modular. The one I was issued in Bosnia I believe was the 'interim' pack to be given to the troops until the new small pack was released. I can't speak for the new issued pack, but I can certainly say that IMO the interim pack was / is garbage for anything resembling field use.

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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2004, 16:03:22 »
Yeah I have the Avenger pack and this is crap ! This is not made for Military use.
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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2004, 04:21:07 »
Yeah I have the Avenger pack and this is crap ! This is not made for Military use.

Yes-by all accounts it was crap, but I really think that this latest one is a keeper. Waiting to hear from other users who have carried loads for any distance under op conditions. Cheers.
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Re: Issue Small Pack - Any reviews?
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2004, 13:43:22 »
Does anyone happen to know what the timeline to issue all the Small Packs is?  According to the manufacturer, the production run is supposed to wrap up in December, but how long before the PRes gets it?  I just sucked it up and bought a nuke bag in the interim, since I figure it's going to be a while (like always)...
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