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Outings => Day Hikes => Topic started by: Graphyfotoz on January 27, 2015, 09:47:08 PM

Title: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Graphyfotoz on January 27, 2015, 09:47:08 PM
I was using a Maxpedition Sitka for the past year.
BUT.....with 15lbs of gear single strap was killing my neck.

Just ordered a Vanquest Trident 20 should fix my problem.
Looks like a great pack....anyone else use Vanquest?

Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: SwampHanger on January 28, 2015, 03:52:07 AM
I bought a Red Rock molle sling pack that's small but has room for hiking/hunting gear which isn't more than water and bi-noc's. With a snack and a few extra rounds. It works perfect for me as I can keep my shooting shoulder free of a strap and get a good stock weld. I thought they looked a little funny to wear but this one aspect has sold me on them. The red rock has held up pretty good but I will be looking for a better quality one as some of the stitching is failing. I'm hard on gear but I expect it to hold up. I will have to check out the Sitka.
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: zbass on January 28, 2015, 06:05:38 AM
HPG Tarahumara
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Duece111 on January 28, 2015, 07:11:04 AM
Under armor ridge reaper series day pack,nice pack but eish it had a waist strap
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: OutdoorEnvy on January 28, 2015, 07:28:39 AM
Frost River Summit    :thumbsup:

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2860/11689960533_64959ffc34_z.jpg)
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: kanukkarhu on January 28, 2015, 07:30:49 AM
Winter time I was using a camelbak BFM (I think?) - it's a big 40l fella. Recently bought a slightly smaller and slightly lighter 511 rush 24.

I have an old canvas kitbag and a few assorted shoulder bags, including a Maxpedition Malaga gear slinger which I don't use that much...

So, large pack in winter, smaller one in the other seasons.


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Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: madmax on January 28, 2015, 07:54:46 AM
I have an oooold Lowe rucksack that is always ready.
A Blackhawk something or other for more rugged hikes.
And I've been using a modded gas mask bag from beast for short stuff.
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: greyhound352 on January 28, 2015, 08:09:19 AM
I have quite a few day bag setups. Most of these setups are limited to the 15 pound load limit that you talked about.
 
My primary geocaching bag is a maxpedition jumbo versipack with a mini rolpolly pouch attached for an additional bottle of water.

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Another setup is the maxpedition 12x5 bottle carrier with a janus pocket extender. I like this setup for short outing when I don't need a lot of gear.

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Next would be a Maratac sat-com bag with a Condor wattle bottle carrier attached. Really like how this bag rides.

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Lastly is a web gear setup with Condor H suspenders and battle belt with a few accessory pouches and a Spec Ops buttpack.

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Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: wsdstan on January 28, 2015, 10:12:28 AM
I have two pack that I use.  A Fjallraven rucksack with two outside pockets and one large center compartment.  It works well for up to about 15 pounds.

My other is an older Lowe Mountaineering frame-less bag.  It will carry a little more weight and is a pack I used when I did some rock climbing.  Lately it gets used for hunting and activities like cross country ski trips and snowshoe treks. 
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Yeoman on January 28, 2015, 10:22:18 AM
75% of my dayhikes are done with a simple canvass satchel.
Other 1/4 are normally with a Arc'Tyrex 30.
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Electric Cowboy on January 28, 2015, 12:14:57 PM
Tactical Tailor 3Day Plus, Lifetime guarantee, Made in Tacoma Wash.
I beat it like a rented mule, hardly shows any wear.




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Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: SwampHanger on January 28, 2015, 05:06:46 PM
Sweet Bow
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Spyder1958 on January 28, 2015, 05:58:27 PM
Mod gas mask bag from beast. If I really want to play and carry a lot of gear to mess with a canvas backpack.

I'm with Swamp cowboy, good to see other traditional bowhunters. like your quiver to
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: diogenes on January 28, 2015, 05:59:52 PM
For the past couple years an REI 18 liter pack. Basically just a stuff sack with straps. I like it a lot though. It's comfortable and forces me to be smarter about what I pack.

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Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: MnSportsman on January 28, 2015, 06:28:54 PM

Quote
What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?

Depends on what I plan to do.

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Just ordered a Vanquest Trident 20 should fix my problem.Looks like a great pack....anyone else use Vanquest?


No.

:)

Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Moe M. on January 29, 2015, 11:07:09 AM
  I have two packs that I really like,  the first is better suited to overnight tripping but is also very versatile, I have used it for day hikes and it has worked out very well,  it's an LL Bean waxed canvas Continental Ruck,  the other is a Frost River Sojourn Pack in the standard model, it weighs only a couple of pounds,  it's about 13" wide, 16" high, and 5" deep,  it's a bucket type pack with a soft divider on the inside back and a medium sized zippered pocket on the inside front of the pack,  it also has a slip pocket on either side of the pack,  it has leather flap straps and 2-1/2" web shoulder straps, you can pack it light for day trips but will take enough gear for a weekend camp out.
 Both packs are very comfortable to carry especially if the weight is kept below 25 lbs,  my usual day hike load out is about 12 pounds,  over night loads is dependent on weather but usually runs under 25 pounds including food a water for a couple of days.
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: upthecreek on January 29, 2015, 04:48:08 PM
I use one of these two, or tote both. Condor bottle holder with a few add-ons and a molle satchel of some sort. All kinds of crap in it. The condor I use most. Holds water, camera, fire stuff, small FAK, has knife. can attach hatchet, compass. I like it. Both have comfortable shoulder straps and if I take both I wind up with too much stuff.

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Creek
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Punty on January 29, 2015, 06:59:28 PM
  Swedish LK35 Ruck.

   I always bring my cookset and cook something, and a big gatorade bottle of water for coffee and cleaning stuff, so the space gets used. Great pack for $15-$20....I have two.

(http://commando.wargames.sk/Images/lk35.jpg)
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: woodsrunner on February 01, 2015, 09:04:13 PM
  Swedish LK35 Ruck.

   I always bring my cookset and cook something, and a big gatorade bottle of water for coffee and cleaning stuff, so the space gets used. Great pack for $15-$20....I have two.

(http://commando.wargames.sk/Images/lk35.jpg)
i rarely use a daysack during winter months as i am constantly in training, therefore i carry a full ruck even on dayhikes, this keeps me in shape for the longer more difficult summer trips.
the swedish LK35, large alice, and an old kelty are my favorite rucks...on that rare occasion that i use a daypack, it is usually a linen czech rucksack...woods
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: mneedham on February 02, 2015, 10:49:10 AM
I use this one a lot.  Its been on 4 continents with me, including Anarctica...

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Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: Punty on February 02, 2015, 03:50:34 PM
  Swedish LK35 Ruck.

   I always bring my cookset and cook something, and a big gatorade bottle of water for coffee and cleaning stuff, so the space gets used. Great pack for $15-$20....I have two.

(http://commando.wargames.sk/Images/lk35.jpg)
i rarely use a daysack during winter months as i am constantly in training, therefore i carry a full ruck even on dayhikes, this keeps me in shape for the longer more difficult summer trips.
the swedish LK35, large alice, and an old kelty are my favorite rucks...on that rare occasion that i use a daypack, it is usually a linen czech rucksack...woods

  My main pack is a Kelty Trekker. I love external frames. Heavier...but a hell of a lot more comfortable, in my opinion.
Title: Re: What Pack or Bag you use for Day Hike?
Post by: woodsrunner on February 02, 2015, 04:52:29 PM
  Swedish LK35 Ruck.

   I always bring my cookset and cook something, and a big gatorade bottle of water for coffee and cleaning stuff, so the space gets used. Great pack for $15-$20....I have two.

(http://commando.wargames.sk/Images/lk35.jpg)
i rarely use a daysack during winter months as i am constantly in training, therefore i carry a full ruck even on dayhikes, this keeps me in shape for the longer more difficult summer trips.
the swedish LK35, large alice, and an old kelty are my favorite rucks...on that rare occasion that i use a daypack, it is usually a linen czech rucksack...woods

  My main pack is a Kelty Trekker. I love external frames. Heavier...but a hell of a lot more comfortable, in my opinion.
+1 on the external frames Punty and that LK35 is a heluva pack at three times the cost!...woods