EDC Bag recommendation

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EDC Bag recommendation

Post by masayako » Mon May 14, 2012 10:33 am

I've read tons of the reviews, and now I'm almost worse off finding the bag I want. Too many option.

Mainly daily use. Carry to work, day trip day. Black, tactical, low profile preferred. I don't want a huge bag, I got a 5.11 Rush 24 as my BOB, I am just looking for a small bag. Much appreciated.

12 inches laptop
32 oz Nalgene bottle
Pocket knife
Wallet
Small FAK
Flash light
Phone
9mm Sig handgun (optional)

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by Red_Snow » Mon May 14, 2012 10:38 am

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by TheLastOne » Mon May 14, 2012 10:54 am

Maxpedition sitka if it'll fit your laptop or Maxped Kodiak

Or a TAD Lightspeed :twisted:
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by JackBauer » Mon May 14, 2012 2:36 pm

An Osprey Raptor 14 is an excellent EDC bag and will fit those items. I love it, got two years every work day, all kinds of weather, construction environments...

Here's a post with mine http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4#p2034051

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Re: Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by mmaiolo81 » Mon May 14, 2012 5:30 pm

TheLastOne wrote:Maxpedition sitka if it'll fit your laptop or Maxped Kodiak

Or a TAD Lightspeed :twisted:
I don't think the sitka will fit the laptop, the Kodiak will fit it from what I understand, I have a sitka and love it, I had a jumbo that just got too small...

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by PackLemming » Mon May 14, 2012 5:39 pm

Nalgene bottles can be microwaved yes?
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Post by mmaiolo81 » Mon May 14, 2012 6:52 pm

PackLemming wrote:Nalgene bottles can be microwaved yes?
A bit off topic, but I think so... they can be freezed, and can put boiling water in them....

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by Kiwi Bowhunter » Tue May 15, 2012 3:49 am

I EDC a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack,
You can fit a whole lot of crap in it, but don't think a 12" laptop would fit tbh(Can measure if you want, but I'm 99.99999% sure lol).
There's a bigger version, the Maxpedition 'Mongo' versipack. Seems to be the same thing, just wider.
Otherwise one of the smaller sling-bags could be what you're after??

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Post by Silent Kube » Tue May 15, 2012 4:14 am

It won't fit your laptop but the versipack is great. If you're on a budget the utg knockoff is surprisingly well made. I used mine for years before upgrading to something bigger because I carry too much crap.
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by RatDrall » Tue May 15, 2012 5:36 am

A Maxpedition Larkspur Messenger Bag will fit everything you described, if you want to keep your stuff at your side. For a backpack, a Pygmy Falcon has exterior pockets for 32 oz Nalgene bottles, and would fit a small laptop well.

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Post by opksrj » Tue May 15, 2012 2:14 pm

they mystery ranch packs are really hard to beat
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by jfc3po » Tue May 15, 2012 2:21 pm

5.11 tactical MOAB 10. Concealed carry pocket. Attaches to the back of the larger Rush packs.

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by hutchb25 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:26 pm

Cockroach wrote:An Osprey Raptor 14 is an excellent EDC bag and will fit those items. I love it, got two years every work day, all kinds of weather, construction environments...

Here's a post with mine http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/view ... 4#p2034051


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My girlfriend has the Raptor 14 as well. It's a great little bag...well built, rides nicely, and the Osprey warranty is pretty solid, judging from the paperwork anyway.

I'm kind of torn between an Osprey or a Hill People Gear 'Tarahamura' as an EDC/day pack.
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by madwolf » Tue May 15, 2012 5:40 pm

I live on the road and my gear has to be usable and very tough. Hiking packs and such just don't stand up to the abuse that I give my gear on a daily basis so I've switched everything over to Fox Tactical bags. They're fairly inexpensive and tough as all hell. Protip: most of the bags that aren't big name like 5.11 on LA Police Gear are made by Fox Tactical. I EDC this bag --> https://www.foxoutdoor.com/ItemDetails. ... &cscid=936" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I think I paid $50 for it, or so. It holds my 16" lappy (just barely) in a nice padded compartment and has pleny of room for all your daily necessities and then some without being overly large. It's just about perfect for a daily use bag. My only complaint is that it could use another divided compartment, but really, that's just because I was used to my old pack that had three main zippered compartments and this one has two.
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by JackBauer » Tue May 15, 2012 10:31 pm

madwolf wrote:I live on the road and my gear has to be usable and very tough. Hiking packs and such just don't stand up to the abuse that I give my gear on a daily basis so I've switched everything over to Fox Tactical bags. They're fairly inexpensive and tough as all hell. Protip: most of the bags that aren't big name like 5.11 on LA Police Gear are made by Fox Tactical. I EDC this bag --> https://www.foxoutdoor.com/ItemDetails. ... &cscid=936" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and I think I paid $50 for it, or so. It holds my 16" lappy (just barely) in a nice padded compartment and has pleny of room for all your daily necessities and then some without being overly large. It's just about perfect for a daily use bag. My only complaint is that it could use another divided compartment, but really, that's just because I was used to my old pack that had three main zippered compartments and this one has two.

Please keep in mind not all hiking packs are created the same. Which brand did you have issues with?
I have over 10 years of extreme tough use on an Osprey hiking pack still works like a charm. Not intending to be contrary but I tried the 5-11 bags and was not impressed by quality or usability.
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EDC Bag recommendation

Post by Dabster » Tue May 15, 2012 11:24 pm

What say the tribal council regarding small backpacks vs. messenger bags for purposes like OP intends?
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by RatDrall » Wed May 16, 2012 5:29 am

Dabster wrote:What say the tribal council regarding small backpacks vs. messenger bags for purposes like OP intends?
A messenger bag doesn't carry big water bottles, like the Nalgenes, as well as many backpacks are designed around.

I use a Maxpedition Larkspur everyday. There is room in the main compartment for a laptop, paperwork, etc. Lots of room for lots of stuff. Then, in the two large, flat outside pockets there is room for three 500 ml water bottles in 1, and a decent trauma/first aid kit in the other.

The outside pocks are covered by a flap. It looks no different from the messenger bags that the yuppies carry.

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by Pieter » Thu May 17, 2012 2:22 am

If you do consider a messenger bag (which I think is a great choice for an urban edc bag) I would suggest you look a TNF basecamp messenger bag. It's available in different sizes and colors, does not attract attention (pretty mainstream), it's made from totally waterproof and virtually indestructable materials, it has a padded laptop compartiment and probably available at your local outdoor store. I'm really pleased with mine.

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu May 17, 2012 4:39 am

EDC to me means every minute of every day, as much as possible. it's a lot easier for me to work a manpurse/messenger bag that way than a backpack.

And since everyone here has gone the high-speed expensive route for recommendation: go surplus.
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Backpacks and "breadbags." The map case might hold a laptop as well. MAxpedition and other "tactical" gear for EDC always looked tacky to me. I mean, fuck OPSEC (mostly BS) I'm all about fashion, baby.
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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by RolandTHTG » Fri May 18, 2012 3:31 am

Pieter wrote:If you do consider a messenger bag (which I think is a great choice for an urban edc bag) I would suggest you look a TNF basecamp messenger bag. It's available in different sizes and colors, does not attract attention (pretty mainstream), it's made from totally waterproof and virtually indestructable materials, it has a padded laptop compartiment and probably available at your local outdoor store. I'm really pleased with mine.
Ditto, I'm EDC'ing this one as well...

It's a well made and sturdy bag. Only problem I have with it is that it's so easy to fill up with too much stuff... :roll:

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by AcidGambit » Sat May 19, 2012 7:29 pm

I use T.H.E Messenger Bag from SpecOps bag. Extra large size.
I picked mine up for 70$ (had aloooot of discount points)

The shoulder strap is nicely padded.
Plus its highly durable

A lot of people bitch because the main compartment has no organizational capabilities.
But it does have a molle grid running inside the entire length of one wall of the bag.

I usually carry:
*Goretex shell (switches to a winter weight during winter)
*brunton water bottle (a little over 20oz)
*extra cell battery
*lighter
*keys
*inova keychain light on a zipper pull
*surefire g2
*multitool
*and my 10 inch tablet, at one point it was a 14 inch laptop.
*first aid kit

It carries comfortably.
Plus its water resistant.
I had a crappy nalgene fliptop bottle that opened up inside and it didn't leak at all. I didn't even realize it until I got to work.
I walk 6 miles a day with it.

As for water bottle storage, a took a SPEAR M16 3 mag pouch and molled it inside. It holds a 32oz nalgene perfectly (with the lid to the side).

Plus the messenger bag flap has a zipper that allows main pocket access while on the move.

There's plenty of molle on the outside. Its also big enough so it doesn't look to sissyesh


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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by congochris » Sat May 19, 2012 11:39 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned ZS's second favorite kool-aid, CountyComm and their bail out bag. I've got the regular and the XL. I used to regular until I got the XL for a man-purse/"tactical" diaper bag for quite a while. No laptop sleeve, but that's easily fixed with an aftermarket laptop carrying pad stuffed in. Grante dnow they both just sit around since I started using my rush 72 for my work EDC and day-hike bag.

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by the_alias » Sun May 20, 2012 2:36 am

I did a review that was lost in the downtime a year ago. Here are some pics - it is a great bag I use it every day and have even done mock bugouts with it.

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Re: EDC Bag recommendation

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sun May 20, 2012 4:28 am

:D The standard ZS unit of pack capacity will no longer be the cubic inch (or the litre), henceforth it shall be the 'Gilbert'

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