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help me find a decent edc bag

Post by man in black » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:59 pm

okay, ive been looking for a while now, and i have searched through the forum for an hour and a half and found nothing too crazy helpful so i was wondering if you guys could make some suggestions to me, I am a college student in dire need of a new bag that i would use for my edc. normally i am going to be EDCing a notebook, some textbooks, a small FAK, a flashlight a multi-tool and some other various sundries. I prefer to use all canvas messenger bags and need at least a 15 inch wide bag with a ten inch length minimum. the problem is, i cant find a bag because most i look at are either too feminine for me or way too mall ninja for me.


do you guys have any suggestions?
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by calicojack » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:41 pm

i've been eyeing a jansport all canvas bag at targhey lately.

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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by WhoShotJR » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:53 pm

I don't know of any specific bags that fill your needs, but a great site to look is

http://www.ebags.com

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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by ninja-elbow » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:21 pm

Have you looked at some of the more common brands like Timbuk2 and Chrome? Both are good (and owned by me :) )

Timbuk2
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Chrome
http://www.chromebagsstore.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are about 30 more non-tactical options too.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by thelight » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:27 pm

Sling bags, or any bag that you carry with only one shoulder, are really bad for your back.
When I was in college I just used a standard day pack that the school gave us with our laptops. It was a real solid bag and held up for all four years just fine.
If you're insistent on a sling-type bag, take a look at this bail out bag. I used it as an EDC in NYC sometimes and it handles quite well.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by praharin » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:52 pm

http://www.filson.com/products/field-ba ... 70232.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I would recommend the Filson Medium Field Bag, but it doesn't quite fit your dimensions. I have the smaller version, after some internal debate between the two. The medium would have been too big, but the small is very nice.

http://www.filson.com/products/original ... oduct=1019" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

that one should suit you nicely, based on your given parameters. They also make a slightly larger version

http://www.filson.com/products/briefcas ... oduct=1019" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Frost river has a lot of nice offerings too.

http://www.frostriver.com/shop.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


IMO, neither are feminine. I don't know about Frost River, but Filson has an excellent warranty.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by Vash the Stampede » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:47 pm

Maxpedition has some good stuff. Practically tailor made to the loadout you described.

http://www.maxpedition.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Post by elkhills » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:00 pm

man in black wrote:okay, ive been looking for a while now, and i have searched through the forum for an hour and a half and found nothing too crazy helpful so i was wondering if you guys could make some suggestions to me, I am a college student in dire need of a new bag that i would use for my edc. normally i am going to be EDCing a notebook, some textbooks, a small FAK, a flashlight a multi-tool and some other various sundries. I prefer to use all canvas messenger bags and need at least a 15 inch wide bag with a ten inch length minimum. the problem is, i cant find a bag because most i look at are either too feminine for me or way too mall ninja for me.


do you guys have any suggestions?
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Post by muscleman_coffeemesto » Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:19 pm

ninja-elbow wrote:Have you looked at some of the more common brands like Timbuk2 and Chrome? Both are good (and owned by me :) )

Timbuk2
http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Chrome
http://www.chromebagsstore.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There are about 30 more non-tactical options too.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by man in black » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:19 pm

i am definitely eyeballing the maxpedition larkspur that looks mighty fine.
thanks for all the help and if you have any more suggestions keep em coming.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by Andrewhall » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:46 am

Man in black, see if you like this Briggs & Riley messenger bag (http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/pr ... -Bag_VB410). It’s cool as it is functional. Besides, it meets your size requirements perfectly and will hold all your essentials. The messenger bag has a detachable computer sleeve that you can use if/when you start carrying a laptop to class.

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Post by the_alias » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:44 am

http://www.heinnie.com/Bags-and-Wallets ... -776-5390/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In black might not be so mall ninja...

I really want the little brother to this bag+
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Post by nyarlotep » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:39 pm

I haven't used, but am a fan of the style of, Kakadu bags. I've heard good things about them. You can look around but this place has decent prices.
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Post by RatDrall » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:14 am

man in black wrote:i am definitely eyeballing the maxpedition larkspur that looks mighty fine.
thanks for all the help and if you have any more suggestions keep em coming.
I wanted a bag that I could carry my work stuff (paperwork, small computer, etc.), in addition to a first aid kit, some water, and anything else I might need day to day. I tried a Maxpedition Attache, but the exterior pouches looked rediculous. I sold it and got the Larkspur Messenger bag and couldn't be happier.

It has a ton of room inside. Since I started wearing a suit I've kept a pair of shoes in the main compartment, as well as a full change of clothes (jeans, shirt, belt, etc.) in case my car breaks down and I have to change a tire, or hike through some emergency to get home. The two exterior pouches are great, they are big enough for an 8.5 x 11 notebook each. I have bottles of water in one, and a basic surrvival kit, first aid kit, and trauma kit in the other. The best thing is that when the bag is under loaded it is still very comfortable and stable. I should add that it looks very clean.

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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by ImfromtheGovt » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:46 am

man in black wrote:i am definitely eyeballing the maxpedition larkspur that looks mighty fine.
thanks for all the help and if you have any more suggestions keep em coming.
I EDC a Maxpedition Gleneagle (the bigger version of the Larkspur) and I can tell you it is a GREAT bag. I got the khaki / foliage color because I don't care two beans about it looking "military mall ninja" although I can tell you it seems more "Indiana Jones / Eddie Bauer / LL Bean" than "mall ninja" at least to me.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by SteelWolf » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:27 am

County Comm Maratac XL Bail Out Bag, OD GRN (Love it so much, bought one for the wifey and ordered another in Tan)
http://www.countycomm.com/bobxl.htm

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Top pouch - first aid - basic boo boo kit, epi pen, glucose tablets and gel, gloves and hand sanitizer, CAT, Izzy, Shears (Just rapid access shit... I have a STOMP II and a Ferno bag in my truck)
Bottom pouch - assorted chem lights, 2 road flares
Flashlight pouch: Shurefire G3 w/ red lense cover
Assorted pens
Streamlight Penlight
Side pockets: Stainless Steel water bottles my wife bought (at all places...) at home goods.... 4 for $10... weird colors and patterns... but cheap.

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Left pouch: Water purification tablets, car fuses (weird mix.. I know)
Top Middle pouch: Sunblock, Chapstick
Bottom middle pouch: Fire starting kit
Right pouch: Multitool, pocket knife (Gerber Gator), knife sharpener

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Main pouch
Jumper cables
100' 550 cord
socks
undies
t shirt
mechanics gloves
Countycomm Diplomat Organizer (More pens, sharpie, tire pressure guage, hand cuff key, countycomm technicians screwdriver and knife repair kit, write in rain notebook, emergency contact info card, med alert info card, 10 ft duct tape wrapped around fake-mail credit card - this also can go in my cargo pocket)
more chem lights
Safeway brand Crystal Light
2 more water bottles, plastic, 16 oz
zip ties
duct tape
batteries (AAA, CR123)
TOILET PAPER (NEVER leave home without this)
Baby wipes
Flex cuffs (3 pair)
Spare radio battery
Spare radio antenna
Binoculars (Cheap Big 5 minis)
Strap cutter
Reflective belt
Emergency poncho
Emergency blanket (2)
WB radio (Compact)

So... lots of shit in a not too big bag.
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Re: help me find a decent edc bag

Post by Kommander » Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:43 am

Wow...looks like a boom time for the shoulder bag industry. I use the aforementioned LAPG every day at work. However it is rather military looking and since it has pockets full of stuff on both side (IE no flat back) I would not want to carry the bag on my shoulder for very long.
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