I got Blackhawk's 3 day pack 8 years ago and have taken mountain climbing, on 2 deployments, hiking/ camping, to every range, essentially everywhere I have gone and it hasn't failed once in any way. It's still going strong. Its available in coyote brown.
Its flaws are only 3 compartments (large, medium, and very slim) and it doesn't have many ways to add attachments but I have never had any problems doing so.
I'm after a decent day pack in khaki or multicam, for under 200 bucks. Something that won't fall apart and hold about 3 days water, food, equipment etc. Preferably one made in Aus because postage from the US is a ****load.
I've been looking at a few including the platatac spur, the eagle AIII or the MRP Bravo pack made by hard use industries.
I've seen lots of diggers with the spur, but since so many people complain about the quality of platatacs products i don't know if i should get it.
Anyone got first hand experience with any of these packs? (or any other good ones)
Links would be great, Thanks.
You have all listed some very good packs from some great manufacturers. We have sold in excess of 4000 SPUR Tropical' to DoD over the years and i saw none come back with problems with manufacturing, I did see one come back with bullet holes in it that we replaced under warranty as we figured the digger got shot and deserved another pack. We have also sold hundreds of the Spur MSM into the UK market with zero coming back. Not to mention all the other packs we have sold over the years.
I will also say that we back our products 100% and if you do ever have a faulty product please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively if you are happy with something you have bought off us let us know.
FWIW, I have found the Maxpedition Vulture to be a great pack for hiking. It is comfortable, well-made, tough as hell. and has plenty of nice features. It has good internal volume and lots of handy pockets inside to keep your gear organized. I have a 100 oz. hydration bladder in mine. There are lots of molle attachment points on the outside.
I'm Australian which means to reach adulthood I've survived horrors you couldn't imagine.
Just be cautious buying from LE Gear Australia- their return and warranty policy can be iffy and unfriendly. I've had trouble in the past getting items replaced under warranty (specifically, a set of Oakley SI boots.)