UK bug out bag...bags?

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UK bug out bag...bags?

Post by bobthebuilder » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:53 pm

Hello all.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for bags for making a bug out bag, available in the UK.
I've seen the ILBE on here a few times, but they are silly money to get this side of the Atlantic.
And the British issue PLCE began chewed my back to hell last time I tried it (although that was a short back, maybe the long is better)

Any one got any other good suggestions?

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Re: UK bug out bag...bags?

Post by majorhavoc » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:48 pm

If you're willing to expand your options to civilian brands, Deuter, Karrimor and Berghaus have good reputations and I believe offer models in neutral colors like forest green. I have an olive green Karrimor with about a 65 litre capacity and think it's the equal of most of the higher end US packs.

I did a quick Google search and it looks like Osprey and Lowe Alpine have a retail presence in the UK, those are excellent brands as well.

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Re: UK bug out bag...bags?

Post by bobthebuilder » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:35 pm

majorhavoc wrote:If you're willing to expand your options to civilian brands, Deuter, Karrimor and Berghaus have good reputations and I believe offer models in neutral colors like forest green. I have an olive green Karrimor with about a 65 litre capacity and think it's the equal of most of the higher end US packs.

I did a quick Google search and it looks like Osprey and Lowe Alpine have a retail presence in the UK, those are excellent brands as well.
I'm happy to go with civilian brands it they are offering similar quality and toughness to the military bags.

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Re: UK bug out bag...bags?

Post by taipan821 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 pm

bobthebuilder wrote:\I'm happy to go with civilian brands it they are offering similar quality and toughness to the military bags.
You'll quickly notice civilian is an improvement over military packs. I have a SORD Large Field pack, it only gets used when I need to pack everything including the sink, for most hikes 3-5 days it is overkill.

Remember, the bigger the bag = the more useless junk you put in it = heavier bag.
smaller bag = less stuff = lighter bag
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Re: UK bug out bag...bags?

Post by Cephalotus » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:23 pm

One of my favorite bags and the 2nd generation AK57 is also my BOB:

https://www.crux.uk.com/category/alpine ... s/ak-range

Made in UK.

Ultra durable (it's for climbers), very lightweight, very compact, very good weight balance (it's made for climbers), waterproof (not only rain proof) and absolutely no frills.

You have to organize your stuff in stuff sacks, of course.

It's more for people that use their stuff regularly, problaby not for aking you tube videos of bug out bags showing 34 individual pockets.

And they are expensive.

You have to try if it fits your back, shoulders and hips. This is the same with every bag.

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