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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:53 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:48 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:35 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:22 pm 
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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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