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I've been using one for about a few weeks now that I bought as a day pack, GHB. It works well enough for that because I'm not packing a lot, but too much weight in a sling bag and it's a bad design for carrying it in my opinion. These will not make a good BOB for anyone looking to me. It's a quick to put on pack though and as long as you keep it pretty light makes a nice GHB or day pack. Even a work pack. The Maxpedition quality is the same as ever. Smart, well built gear, for particular uses. I bought a Monsoon. It's a nice sling bag, but they could really take some more of the pockets and make them with zippered closers than open like they are in my opinion. I've had some of the things I've put in them fall out already. Small things especially. I'll continue to work around it and probably add on a Admin pouch.

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Been dragging one with me every time I've gone hunting, camping, in the woods for anything for a couple years now. LOVE THE THING!

A handy addition is the stainless steel Nalgene bottle, and a stainless cup with folding handles (got both at Dick's Sporting Goods). The bottle lid is attached so it doesn't get lost while hiking, but is easily removed so you can boil water or cook in the bottle. Or tie the cup handles to a stick and cook / boil water in it over an open fire (ramen noodles / cup a soup / squirrel).
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Edible plant, and the knot tieing ones will be in my next order I think. ;)
 

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I actually use the Red Rock Rover sling bag.. It is not large by any means but plenty big enough for my EDC stuff.. They come if 4 colors and I have 1 in each.. I use the tan for my med kit here on the ranch and it always goes with me on horseback or in the truck,tractor and on 4 wheeler.. They are priced right at SportsmansGuide and are very well made IMO.. I have beat mine to hell and keeps on going..

Red Rock Rover Sling Bag - 704999, Tactical Bags/Packs at Sportsman's Guide
 

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Had I to buy it again, I think I would buy the Malaga version. Good zippered pockets are a must to me these days. I like the Monsoon, but I'd be happier otherwise. I'll work it though and it will see some of the same use you guys are using yours for. Except horseback at the present time, since I don't own a horse. I'd like to correct that, but I don't have room for one either or the funds to put to one right now. I've got the new Ndur filter/canteen in mine with a stainless canteen cup and use the side pocket with pull cord for other drinks. It does fit a usgi canteen though a little tight. The thing I really like about these and you guys may have found also, is that it doesn't get in the way of your carry sidearm. A backpack strap can or if you conceal carrying, it pulls your shirt/jacket down tight on it making it print big time. That's one of the main reasons I was drawn to picking a new one up. I use one years back, but it's long gone and wasn't Max quality. I need to order a new bladder for it now.
 

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I actually use the Red Rock Rover sling bag.. It is not large by any means but plenty big enough for my EDC stuff.. They come if 4 colors and I have 1 in each.. I use the tan for my med kit here on the ranch and it always goes with me on horseback or in the truck,tractor and on 4 wheeler.. They are priced right at SportsmansGuide and are very well made IMO.. I have beat mine to hell and keeps on going..

Red Rock Rover Sling Bag - 704999, Tactical Bags/Packs at Sportsman's Guide
How's the quality of the red rock? I know the maxpedition is STRONG stuff, i've bought a few maxpedition and 5.11 bags/organizers/etc and they are all great (if not too well constructed - makes them heavy). I want to put together a cheaper but still quality kit and the red rock looks like it might be better than the junk condor and others put out?
 

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How's the quality of the red rock? I know the maxpedition is STRONG stuff, i've bought a few maxpedition and 5.11 bags/organizers/etc and they are all great (if not too well constructed - makes them heavy). I want to put together a cheaper but still quality kit and the red rock looks like it might be better than the junk condor and others put out?
Let's just say I'm rough on my gear sometimes and they work great.. I have even overstuffed them on occasion and the zippers stand up very well. They could charge double the price and would still be worth it IMO.. I am not a "name brand whore" that has to have the most expensive brand t keep up with the Jones'.. It is not the biggest bag but holds everything I need perfect with room to spare.. And for less than $30 it is a no brainer..
 

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Let's just say I'm rough on my gear sometimes and they work great.. I have even overstuffed them on occasion and the zippers stand up very well. They could charge double the price and would still be worth it IMO.. I am not a "name brand whore" that has to have the most expensive brand t keep up with the Jones'.. It is not the biggest bag but holds everything I need perfect with room to spare.. And for less than $30 it is a no brainer..
Thanks! Do you have other items from them? I do hate how much maxpedition and 5.11 cost... you really start getting diminishing returns on them IMHO.
 

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As of now, I do not have any of their other stuff.. I am planning on getting a few of their assault packs in different sizes to see how they hold up..And with the prices SportsmansGuide has them at they are hard to pass up.. I have a few packs that are in the several hundred dollar range but I am looking for a better price point.. Red Rock seems to be the way to go.. For me anyway..
 

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Biggest draw for this type of bag to me was the ability to spin it down in front of you and have full access without stopping at all. Just keep hiking along and with one quick tug it spins down in front of you for full access to GPS, map, drink, bug spray, rain parka, even your CCW gun.
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Saves a LOT of time, and getting everything covered with dirt or mud because you had to stop and put your pack down to dig around in it.

No matter which brand you choose, I suggest as soon as you get it you burn any stray strings from stitching off with a lighter to clean them up and keep them the stitching from ever coming loose. Then spray the whole thing down with a can of Kiwi Camp Dry. Good stuff! ;)
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I need to pick up some more Camp Dry. It's good stuff and I ran out. I could use to spray quite a but of stuff down again. :)


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The Maxpedition bags and gear are expensive. No doubt about it, but you're getting a high quality tough pack to use for a part of kit it's dangerous to cut corners on. With Max gear you end up getting your moneys worth by how long it lasts when other bags and gear rip and fall apart. My Fatboy is one of the first pieces of Maxpedition I bought. It's over a decade old and seen unbelievable use and abuse and is still going strong. And it doesn't look that much different from when I got it. It was and all the Max gear I have now, is worth the money spent. Cheaper is nice, but you often get what you pay for.
 
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