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Triple Aught Design Spectre 34L Backpack Review

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The Triple Aught Design Spectre 34L backpack is a stylish, water-resistant, and highly modular alternative to your typical run-of-the-mill trail pack.  For TAD fans, the Spectre 34L is a lighter weight and less tactical alternative to the Fastpack EDC.     SPECIFICATIONS: Material Dimension Polyant LS-42 and X51 Tweave 4-way stretch Panels Closed Cell Cross-Linked […]

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First Look: GWA Citadel Gen.1 Backpack

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Gear Whores Anonymous is now taking pre-orders on the GWA Citadel Gen.1 backpack.  The Citadel is a mid-sized EDC pack measuring 19″ H x 11″ W x 7″ D.       It checks most of the boxes that you’d like to see in an EDC pack including built-in pouches for organization, internal loop panel […]

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First Look: Evergoods CPL24 and MPL30 Backpacks

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I’ve come to the realization that I’m in a pretty major EDC pack rut.  So, I’m currently curating a selection of new EDC packs to try. They won’t be from brands like TAD, GoRuck, Arc’teryx, Hill People Gear, or Mystery Ranch.  I want to branch out and experiment with some gear from lesser known manufacturers […]

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First Look: Triple Aught Design Spectre 34L Backpack

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Triple Aught Design has ventured into the outdoor pack realm with its launch of the Spectre series.  The Spectre packs are designed to be lighter weight and modular while still maintaining the durability that TAD enthusiasts expect in their gear.  What’s intrigued me about […]

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Hill People Gear FrankenPack Review: Umlindi, Connor, and M2016

The Hill People Gear Umlindi with a M2016 Top Lid and Connor Pocket

When I was a kid, I loved playing with Legos.  I guess that’s why I dig this Hill People Gear kit.  It’s like Legos for pack nerds.  The Connor has been my day hiking pack for 18 months now.  I recommended it to a couple of my close friends and they carry one now too. […]

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Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 Being Released April 7th

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TAD is releasing the third bag in their X-Pac line tomorrow.  The Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 is a slick backpack design made from waterproof VX (X-Pac) sailcloth.  Jordan Lam, a member of the TAD Junkies forum, was visiting the mothership yesterday and snapped some pics of a prototype.     As the name would […]

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What Packs Are Your Keepers?

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If you subscribe to this site then you’re probably as much of a gear whore as I am.  A lot of gear comes and goes here at Loadedpocketz but certain packs have been mainstays in my collection.  I’m not talking about closet queens.  I’m talking about packs that have seen frequent use for more than […]

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First Look: Mystery Ranch Front Pack

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Our friends in Bozeman have released a slew of new packs lately but none more intriguing to me than the Mystery Ranch Front.     Why?  I’ve long obsessed over the 1DAP but it’s lack of availability here in the states coupled with specs that aren’t “big dude” friendly convinced me not to acquire one. […]

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First Look: All-New 2017 Camelbak Urban Assault Pack

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The Camelbak Urban Assault has been one of my favorite EDC packs ever since I reviewed it back in 2012.  Now the company has released a follow-up.       The All-New 2017 Camelbak Urban Assault is slightly larger than it’s predecessor and features an internal wire frame and ergonomically shaped back panel that is […]

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First Look: Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack

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I just got in the Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack.  I initially purchased the Black/Brindle version but quickly sold it and put in my order for the all black edition along with the Admin Panel 1.       The Black/Brindle combo was interesting but I just love all black bags.  And, as you can […]

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