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#274801 - 04/09/15 06:14 AM Spec-Ops
ATN Offline

Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 46
Does anyone use Spec-Ops products like T.H.E. Tactical pack. I was thinking about using one as a 72 hour/ BOB bag and was curious about others' experiences with their products. Thank you.

#274803 - 04/09/15 02:29 PM Re: Spec-Ops [Re: ATN]
Alan_Romania Offline


Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 610
Loc: Arizona
I have used a number of their products over the years, none of them have disappointed me in quality or durability.

I still use a very simple hydration sleeve that I have used for wildland firefighting for at least 5 years.
"Trust in God --and press-check. You cannot ignore danger and call it faith." -Duke

#274812 - 04/10/15 02:26 AM Re: Spec-Ops [Re: ATN]
UncleGoo Offline

Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 348
Loc: CT
I've only used a Mini pocket organizer: stuffed with a singlecell flashlight, a rite-in-the-rain notepad, Fisher space-pen, spare USB battery to recharge a cellphone, a bic lighter, band-aids, and dental floss. Works well, still using it. Would buy more.

No affiliation, other than as a customer.

#274813 - 04/10/15 03:10 AM Re: Spec-Ops [Re: UncleGoo]
hikermor Online   content
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6436
Loc: southern Cal
At 2250 cu. in., I would prefer something a bit larger, around 3500 cu in or so. There are plenty of sturdy alternatives. The most important characteristic for any pack is fit, and this varies depending upon the individual. What works for me might not work for you.
Geezer in Chief

#274818 - 04/10/15 05:06 PM Re: Spec-Ops [Re: ATN]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
I just got THE Pack when they had it on sale last month for about half off. Despite it being 2200 cu in it holds more than my ALICE pack which is a lot larger cu in wise.

The alice pack is IIRC 3000 or so. I took the contents of the ALICE and my 700 cu in camelbak and put all into the THE Pack.

Edited by Eugene (04/10/15 05:07 PM)

#274878 - 04/17/15 01:34 AM Re: Spec-Ops [Re: ATN]
Hanscom Offline

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 75
I have used the Pack Rat as EDC for several years and it shows no sign of wear. Only 220 cubic inches, but very well organized and accessible.

I have also stuffed it into a Jansport daypack as an organizer when I needed more space.

Right now I am searching for something maybe twice the size.


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