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?
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.
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?
4 Jun 2017 09:08
Don't know why I'm calling the secondary SPEAR pack an assault pack? It's the patrol pack.
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.
25 Jul 2017 09:26
Yeah it's prolly real, the usual detachment reconnaisance tag has either been replaced by the owner with the transform Nam '64 or it was one of the considerable number of random variations that came out. Looks like a toggle has been self replaced on one of the zip cords by the owner too. I think it's a pretty cool mod actually, always liked that transform tag and wished it wasn't on the inside of my pants…
Size Medium? Don't pay attention. Actually I don't even look at taps listings anymore, retired it all except jackets and readypack. I can't believe I'm saying that but I gave up trying to find enough decent condition cut n sew from the era I love. Stuff now just sucks shit
10 Aug 2017 08:21
Did I say that? Nah I can NEVER give up w)taps. sides the Polo I wear for work is basically taps trad gear's influence from the seasons and pieces I like.
It's back to w)taps base with Masterpiece support.
Looking to do a big eyewear reissue, think slinky optics in a variety of styles..