I still kick-it old-school with an ALICE for jumps, but I have a Tactical Tailor MALICE2 that I deploy with. Not that I ever live outta my rucksack anymore...USMCsniperSEAL said:Wanted to see who stays old school Alice or new age Molle????
For me its Molle internal frame ruck issued by the USMC.
What an interesting connection to make...That's like me saying, "all cars suck because my Chevrolet threw a rod."NastyNate4469 said:Molle gear sucks. After one field op the fram broke on me.
Again, I'm not sure how the heck you can be so bold to say something like that. You're comparing two different things: storage capacity and organizational capability. I can list several MOLLE packs that have WAY more storage space than the large ALICE pack. The Kifaru EMR and MMR come to mind, and I'm sure a few other gear whores here can list one or two too.NastyNate4469 said:There isn't near the amount of storage that the old Alice rucksack has.
And you're allowed to have it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to tell you MOLLE is the best thing since sliced bread. But you're comparing things that cannot be compared and making false assumptions, then proceeding to preach to the rest of us how MOLLE sucks.NastyNate4469 said:But that's just my opinion.
Ah, but you didn't state that just the MOLLE gear you used sucked, you said all MOLLE gear sucked:NastyNate4469 said:And I'm not preaching to anyone. I'm stating that I think MOLLE gear that I used sucks, as it did for me. So need to try and come off all high and mighty. I'm entitled to my opnion no matter how bold or wrong you think it is. I think I spent enough field time with my gear to know what worked for me and what didn't, and the MOLLE stuff didn't. :wink:
See?NastyNate4469 said:Molle gear sucks.
Hehe, Iowa ain't so bad. Granted, it's not my favorite, but after having traveled to 75% of the states in the Union, I can confidently say that Iowa is definitely in the top 10% of places to live when comparing the people, job market, housing costs, taxes, laws, and general standard of living.NastyNate4469 said:**But I guess I can forgive you since you're from Iowa and I used to live there.** :lol:
I have a Lowe Alpine chute II for a "patrol" type pack. Not it isn't a fantastic camo color etc, but it is probably better fit and comfort than most "military type" packs. The backpacking world demands light weight and durability while doing "extreme sports. The civilan world has passed up the military whan it comes to packs. I bough mine at Northern Mountain Supply. Their retail store in where I live, but they do mostly mail order and internet. Look in their sale area, I goy mine for about $40.00 on sale.mele said:Or have other alternatives they like for patrol sized packs?
I wear one at work all day. There are good and bad points to them. It does distrubute the weight more evenly, and you can thighten it up to give some back support, however it does put the weight in front of you insted of behind you. That may or may not be better for your back, eveyone is diffrent. Aslo on hot days it is warmer than a backpack. If you tighten it down for support it can limit some movement and decrease chest expantion when breathing thus causing you to tire a little more easly. You just have to try one to see if it works for you.MTWrangler4x4 said:This may be a bit off the topic but i do have a good question for you guys. I'm not LE, or military, however, I am very big into hunting. Most of my trips are just day trips and not venturing into the really nasty stuff, well except for elk hunting....but thats a different story. The majority of the time it is deer and bird hunting. Personally i HATE backpacks, and i hate the way they distribute weight. As far as 1 day adventures go, what is everyones opinion of going more with an assault style vest? Granted i wont be wearing any kevlar and the like, nor will i be carrying grenades or M16 clips, however, with the sheer amount of pockets some of these things have i could easily fit everything I need for my typical hunts, rope, compass, extra ammo, sidearm, ect ect. I have also seen a few that have pockets for hydration bladders, which is a huge plus. What is everyones opinion of doing this? As well as how are they load bearing wise? IOW how well do they distribute weight for comfort? I'm always searching for something good to carry all the gear I need that is still very comfortable after having it on all day, as well as being QUIET. Even though im only 21, my back is pretty well shot (compression fracture at L1, bulging disk between L1 and L2, straightening of the spine in lumbar and neck, beginning of disk degeneration, this is just to illustrate the issue at hand) so its tough to find something that will distribute the weight well, and evenly, be very comfortable, and quiet, and i can tolerate wearing it for an entire day while hiking all over gods creation in some less than enjoyable terrain. Thoughts? Suggestions? I have never even been able to try on a tactical style vest so i really dont know how it would suit my purpose