I second that. I have 2 of them and both of them are doing well after about 2 years of use. However, I did have a faulty 1 that fell apart after about a year. LAPS CS was awesome and they warrantied the old 1 and send me a new 1 free of charge!LA Police Gear has had 3-day packs on sale for something like $29.99 for quite some time. I have 3 of them, and they are great for the price. If money is no object, Maxpedition has some great bags, but you are talking $125 and up. To me, the LAPG bags are adequate for my purposes. I don't intend to be hiking into the bush for a hundred miles! I do have one Maxpedition bag that I use for "day hikes", but my "survival" bags are the LAPG ones.
Maybe in the old days, but this is not really true anymore. Saying authorized for military use would be more realistic as today soldiers have a wide amount of products on the commercial market they are authorized to use and wear. I know firsthand that while the Alice pack is a good basic pack, the nylon denier, sewing and design are in no way better than a Maxpedition pack, Eagle, Spec Ops Brand and many others. All of those are authorized gear to be used in lots of units though.The most durable backpacks available are military surplus
Lots of the items in them I see sold as issued or surplus are either cheap Chinese knockoffs or way overpriced for what they are. I shop mostly on the net these days, but I also know what's what mostly and what I want.Most "military surplus" stores are a joke. Stuff is made to stock them these days---just like the retail "outlets"