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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnO View Post
    Hill People Gear and London Bridge Trading Co. are my go to sources these days.

    I have a NorthFace day pack I used in college in the 80's still going strong. Back then NorthFace was a specialty shop brand. I would be surprised if they still are of the same quality.
    I've an old North Face Borealis that was a go to for years, but since last Christmas, this pack is my go-to for everything. It wasn't 'tactical' looking, and holds alot of stuff.
    Not too big, not too small, and can be worked with my Recon Kit bag.https://hillpeoplegear.com/Products/.../ProductID/128

    Barely mediocre with every platform.

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    My many-years-long quest thread on this forum about my rotation of various ďdad bagsĒ is quite the trip down memory lane for me.

    https://pistol-forum.com/showthread....ed-new-dad-bag

    As a dad, the needs over the years change as kids get older and circumstances evolve. Iirc when my quest first began we had smaller kids, we had Disney annual passes, etc. and so I ďneededĒ a larger bag/backpack because it wasnít just me I was schlepping for.

    Now that I only carry my own crap, the Fanny pack is where itís at for me. I just flew with it for the first time and now that I have an iPad mini (on which Iím typing this) that fits in it, Iím in love with the solution, and my bag in particular.

    Mine is the Aer Day Sling 2, and I have the OD
    https://www.aersf.com/day-sling-2-black

    They now make a ď3Ē
    https://www.aersf.com/day-sling-3-black

    Carried it all around a music festival yesterday and just love it more and more all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    Thanks for the heads up!

    How the heck does a retailer fail to post any photos of the product actually being WORN?

    https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/aer/day-sling-3/

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyGBiv View Post
    Thanks for the heads up!

    How the heck does a retailer fail to post any photos of the product actually being WORN?

    https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/aer/day-sling-3/

    I didnít realize they reduced the capacity from the 2 to the 3 until I read that.
    (4.5L for the Day Sling 2, 3L for the Day Sling 3).

    I would Think that could be a problem for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I didnít realize they reduced the capacity from the 2 to the 3 until I read that.
    (4.5L for the Day Sling 2, 3L for the Day Sling 3).

    I would Think that could be a problem for me.
    I prefer the smaller size... definitely considering the 3.
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    In order of size, I use and like:

    1) Viktos Upscale Sling Bag in black. Itís pretty versatile - for vacations, itís usually my road trip/travel bag. I actually just finished packing mine out for an upcoming trip: cables and charging bricks, a battery bank, flashlight, IFAK, some snacks, an extra spare mag, etc. Or you can use it for its intended purpose, which is carrying a gun in the fast-access compartment. I think Iíve done that like once at the beach. The main compartment barely (and I mean barely) fits my 11Ē iPad pro, so that or another small device like a Kindle would also fit.

    2) Vertx Tourist Sling. This is my work bag and, when I fly, my carry on/personal item/whatever theyíre called. Dimensionally, it works very well for carrying an iPad, electronics, chargers, and accessories, tools, an IFAK, some spare mags, some of that water flavoring stuff, tuna packets, pens, work badges, medications, wallets/passports, and all sorts of other small, handy stuff thatís useful when flying or traveling. I bought it because the gun compartment is just big enough for the Microsoft Surfaces they give us at work, but I hate my work Surface because it sucks and I kind of hope my dog eats it so work will give me a new one so I rarely carry it. It is not big enough for a traditional laptop.

    3) Hill People Gear Tarahumara. Completely overbuilt, pass-down-to-your-kids-someday, American-made hiking daypack. Carries a pair of Naglenes, some snacks, a first aid kit, and some light emergency supplies. Stuff can be docked to the main compartment if need be, and thereís shock cord to stuff a jacket into. Has served me well through local hikes and Glacier, Yellowstone, Yosimite, Zion, and soon to be Rocky Mountain National Parks. The harness is very comfortable.

    4) Eberlestock Switchblade. Apparently this was designed to EDC a rifle/PDW/whatever, so it has some rifle magazine pouches on the inside of the otherwise very useful top compartment that I wish were shaped a bit differently. Size wise, itís about a 24-36 hour pack in my opinion. The only mod I did was to add shock cord to the useless not-molle on the exterior of the pack. Externally itís discrete, but the lead character in The Terminal List does prominently pull an M4 out of one on screen so more people may recognize it for what it is. Harness is nice and breathes well. Mine is pretty comfy loaded with about 30lbs of stuff. The zipper is pretty cool and allows me to get at different stuff inside the pack without unloading the whole thing. If I packed right, this and the Vertx Tourist Sling would probably serve me quite well for a long weekend flight with no checked baggage.

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    My favorite ruck: Eagle comms pack, USA made.

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    "You can never have too many knives." --Joe Ambercrombie
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_s View Post
    I didnít realize they reduced the capacity from the 2 to the 3 until I read that.
    (4.5L for the Day Sling 2, 3L for the Day Sling 3).

    I would Think that could be a problem for me.
    I have been looking at these since you posted. What size do you think is useful? The Day Sling 3 Max is 6 liters and slightly larger. Is that too large?

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    Tom Binh and Filson are what I use. ULA Equipment, an ultralight backpacking gear company, makes some stuff too that I'd get, but there's a little durability sacrifice made for weight.
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