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Like the title says, I really like this bag. It has a lot of features I look for in a pack for longer range/ higher capacity for gear trips. After rucking with it for about 25km, I am confident it will stand up to the abuse I will put it through, and if it does get damaged, its design seems simple enough to repair. My review will largely discuss why I think this one is worth the price premium over the standard pattern 64 pack because I was going back and forth between both.
Here's why: For one, MOLLE. I think MOLLE attachment capability really is the standard anymore for most gear manufactures when it comes to pouches that extend the capability of a bag. It also has a large molle section on either side of the bag in addition to the front pouches making for lots of room. Ammunition, first-aide, or just extra pouches in general to organise kit is going to make this feature worth the extra spend. The snow collar (which is removable because it's mounted with velcro) is a nice touch as well for helping keep kit dry and secure. Since there is a map pocket on the underside of the lid (great for holding papers or other broad flat items). I feel like accessing that pocket would be frustrating without the collar, because items would likely fall out of the main compartment, or just be exposed to the elements. There is a drawstring at the top of the main compartment to limit this if you took the collar out, but because pulling the drawstring on the bag will interfere with the shape of the bag including the molle panel on the side, I would not rely solely on it. Seeing as you bought a pack that is for military, tactical or hunting use I would strongly question the thought of removing the snow collar for weight savings. Zippers on the bag will probably come down to more of a point of personal preference. Realistically I bought this version of the bag because I like zippers more than I like side release buckles, so that was another point for this bag over the original. Finally, and I consider this to be more of a surprising feature, is the floating lid on this version. It is a well thought out feature for cramming that extra piece of awkward gear on this bag. Foam sleeping pads or longer items that you didn't want to secure solely with a7as would work well here.
Upon receiving that bag, I found there to be little-to-no loose threads, and the workmanship was great overall. I have no concerns about the construction of the bag going forward. The buying experience was also fantastic, and the turnaround time was very reasonable considering this is fairly niche, made to order gear from a smaller business. I would be happy to purchase this bag again if it was somehow lost or damaged beyond repair. I sincerely hope the one I got gets approved for use on my weekend ex's and my upcoming IODP1.1 course, it would be a huge help. Otherwise, I will still enjoy putting miles on this pack rucking and camping. Buy Canadian, in this case, the price they are offering is fantastic value for what you get. The only other point to note is that I am running this on a copy of a pattern 64 frame I built myself, so I can't really speak to it's fit on an actual jump ruck frame. However, I can say that dimensionally the frame I have is almost identical to a pattern 64, and I have no issues.
Thanks for the outstanding quality of your products.
Actually got it for a different purpose but with winter it got repurposed due to losing my ice spikes storage bag. Ice spikes fit in perfectly and is now their carry case. No worries of spikes punching through. An application it may not have been designed for but works great. Only problem is now need another to Medium General Purpose Pouch for the original task. LOL
Really impressed with initial quality. Length is ideal (Large). Cobra buckle is nice, and if Warrior could offer the D loop version it would be a good future upgrade. Belt is nice and stiff, while not being too hard to install the Molle kit.
Great quality. Too soon to rate longevity. Would recommend to others, but would say that it could/should be about 4 inches longer for a "Large". The outer belt is perfect, but there is only 2 inches of Inner belt engaging the hook/loop. Otherwise im pretty happy.
Put hip belt on my 82 pattern and what a complete difference. The standard padding caused the frame to rub on my back no matter what I didd. No chance of that with this. I haven’t got any long distances yet but for some quick 5km rucks it’s been great so far.
As I said in my review of the bag, I've been using my 64 since 1988.
First with original straps and no pads, then with modified p82 ruck pads, then with a competitor's.
Yours are the simplest, best fitting over flak vest with plates. I'm sure I will eventually chafe these to death with my armour, but that will be my fault not the product's.
I've been using a p64 ruck since 1988. First with the original rubber bag then the Cordura "life extension" issued bag, then a version from your competitors.
This bag is the finest, toughest bag yet.
Probably outlive me.
Great product and service.
I ordred a pair a year ago. Really well built. Does exactly what is was built to do. Surprisingly, It does not add any bulk to the side of you vest.
I recommand this to any one that need more options on their vests. A cadpat version would be nice when not wearing any pouches.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this flawless setup. I used this 64 pat bag with the pad set on a Alice frame for the duration of my recce course and found the weight carriage/distribution and durability amazing. While other friends had their buckles popping on issued rucks and the aluminum poles poking out due to the weight of our packs, the 64 pat bag superseded in terms of durability and weight. The pockets are great for broken down rations, your poncho, rain gear (not issued) and load of other things. Opting for a day bag on top of the 64 bag instead of a valise let’s you have your day bag ready to go when you drop rucks and need to move instead of trying to jam a daybag underneath the top flap of your gypsy caravan ruck. Not to mention when I picked the ruck up in person the staff was super friendly and helped me rig it all together right there in the shop. Stop overpacking your issued ruck and start saving your lower back with this bag!
I’ve been using the single ply inner belt for a week now, combined with an outer duty belt. I’ve found an increase of mobility and movement with the single ply inner belt. It’s great quality, and exceeded my expectations.
Bought the Double ply. Very good construction. The Double ply belt can work very well as a stand alone belt when required. If you’re only going to use the inner belt with the the Outer then the Single ply is probably better. If you are ever going to use the Inner as a stand alone get the Double.
The double layer webbing inner belt is of excellent quality and finish. Used it a few days now and it works exactly as it was intended to do.
Like every other item I’ve ordered; it’s top quality.