Menswear: Military/JP street + affiliated gear talk


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MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

posted 3 Jun 2017 06:59, edited 3 Jun 2017 06:59
Are you sure you're not me? I've carried all kinds of weird shit across cities using the overload panel on the main pack of the SPEAR, a microwave, flattened moving boxes, a vaccuum cleaner.

I use the assault pack for overnight hikes. Paracord a sleeping roll to the outside (overload panel just adds weight and bulk), sleeping bag and bivy in a compression pack internally at the base, food and water over that. MOLLE pouches on the belt for beef jerkey, cigars and water. Cigars in US Navy waterproof ziplock bags

yeah the 500d cordura is why the SEALs rejected it basically (that and strap management?). It weighs a lot just by itself and when you're on a LRRP for two weeks every gram counts..if you look like the dude in the manual though, I don't think you'd care?
illwill
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2628 posts since 17/5/04

3 Jun 2017 07:27
Talk to me about packs with overload capability that don't cost 700 bucks.

Seems perfect for carrying crates of 1664 at festivals.
FrIEND
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13375 posts since 27/11/03

posted 3 Jun 2017 08:56, edited 3 Jun 2017 08:56
Need more intel - Do you plan on going prone or taking a knee at any point?
MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

4 Jun 2017 09:08
Don't know why I'm calling the secondary SPEAR pack an assault pack? It's the patrol pack.
illwill
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2628 posts since 17/5/04

posted 4 Jun 2017 10:59, edited 4 Jun 2017 10:59
FrIEND wrote: Need more intel - Do you plan on going prone or taking a knee at any point?

I won't be seeing much combat. It's more of a logistics role. Routing for antennae would be a bonus though.
padawan
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3569 posts since 27/6/03

posted 4 Jun 2017 11:17, edited 4 Jun 2017 11:17
MLI wrote: a microwave
Eek


allows for large animal carcass storage!
padawan
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3569 posts since 27/6/03

5 Jun 2017 18:53

*insert caption here*

TIMDOT
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5 Jun 2017 21:16
MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

posted 14 Jun 2017 10:12, edited 14 Jun 2017 10:12
I like this brand called Goofy Creation. too bad it's all "one size fits all", would like to size up on a lot their stuff:


chicagojoe
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49 posts since 1/5/16

20 Jun 2017 16:33
http://item.rakuten.co.jp/filt/mbga39290/

what's this supposed to be used for? dopp kit?
padawan
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3569 posts since 27/6/03

20 Jun 2017 17:53
panty pads?
MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

posted 21 Jun 2017 09:13, edited 21 Jun 2017 09:13
ChicagoJoe it's for a Sony VAIO C1XE. The DISK CHAMBER readypack is also specifically designed to hold a Sony DE-01 discman. Tet and associates all thought Sony was cool at the time. Tet's desk had a full Sony suite, Clie, C1XE, etc etc
MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

posted 21 Jun 2017 10:46, edited 21 Jun 2017 10:46
the interior chambers are to hold all the accessories plus floppies (Taps even put out a full label set for floppy discs)

illwill
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2628 posts since 17/5/04

21 Jun 2017 11:15
Sony were really killing the hardware game until the iPod came out.

Some Vaio laptops from the late 90s wouldn't look out of place today.
chicagojoe
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posted 21 Jun 2017 16:14, edited 21 Jun 2017 16:14
Very cool. I had a de-01 and it was so cool with the disk chamber . So many little touches like the holes to access the eject/charge functions and slot for the external battery. Too bad it broke : (

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k258939416
2nd generation Alice bag for sale but really beat up
MLI
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3357 posts since 6/10/09

22 Jun 2017 09:12
yeah cool, I've got two DE-01s, both working. And two disk chambers. Sometimes I load up other, better sounding discmen (with no G-protection compression problems) into em though, just have to remove to change discs.

illwill - yeah Hiroshi was Japan's best known Apple early adopter and he compares Apple and Sony in the above article, he still mixes the two brands and endorses stuff like Sony high end headphones and other gadgets in magazines. He endorses Beats by Dre tho as well Puzzled