Airsoft Canada

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Gear Discussion
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Backpacks for 24 hr milsim games


Gear Discussion

Thread Tools
Old December 6th, 2017, 23:04   #1
Delta_Charlie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Backpacks for 24 hr milsim games

Hey guys,

I'm in the market for a good backpack for next year's milsim games and I'm just curious what people are using? Any input will be greatly appreciated.


Delta_Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2017, 10:51   #2
docholiday's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto
Really depends on the season/type of game and the resulting load requirements. From smallest to largest load requirement what I have been using and have been very happy with.

- Mystery Ranch Day Lid (14.7 L)
- Mystery Ranch 3DAP (30 L)
- Mystery Ranch 3DAP with Day Lid (30 L+ 14.7 L)
- Arcteryx Khyber 80 (although I would recommend one of the larger Mystery Ranch packs over the Arcteryx offerings due to overall comfort) (80 L)

If I had to pick one pack to rule them all I would pick the MR 3DAP - built quality, design/layout and comfort are amazing.
docholiday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2017, 13:58   #3
Desmodus's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Meadowvale, Mississauga, Ontario
For longer weekend games I run the USMC ILBE 70+L, for shorter games I use a either a 45L ruck or 28L 6sh104 pack.

Like Doc said, really depends on the season and type of game.
Guardians of Asgaard - KF25 -

Primaries: LCT AKS74UN, VFC M4 CQB Mk2
Secondary: Latino heat, TM Glock 17
Desmodus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 7th, 2017, 14:32   #4
Stryker's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: 'A' (eh!) land
Check this out, if you haven't seen it yet.
MODT - tu fui ego eris
Stryker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 10th, 2017, 02:21   #5
LUser Title
AnthonyG's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Pickering/Toronto
Here's my Eberlestock Halftrack next to a friends Alice pack:

I don't always run the pack this heavy, and in this image I have a lot of "extras" strapped to the outside since this was a setup I was testing for a 40h game. On the bottom I have a USGI bivy, on the back is an Adapt pack, and a GP pouch below that. On the right side is some condor pouch with my jetboil. I also have two EI-style zippered med pouches on either side of the waist belt to hold tools and quick-access items I need while wearing the pack.

I built this setup with the idea that I can drop the main pack and detach the adapt pack, and still have all of the essentials with me (water, spare mags, some food etc...); although I find myself doing this less and less. My goal is to eventually grab a single, larger pack (probably mystery ranch) that in theory should carry and distribute larger loads more efficiently. I've found the halftrack to be somewhat of a "squat" pack, and given the way I have it set up in this image, I feel loading it up on the outside of the pack causes it to hinge away from my body and put extra pressure on my lower back; all the extra pouches = extra weight the pack wasn't designed for.

All said and done this setup weighed about 45lbs with my water and wet-weather gear (a bit more once I strapped a spare gun to the outside). This is the heaviest I would ever go with this pack, or probably any pack for that matter.

So... think about how much capacity you need, and definitely consider the dry-weight of whatever packs you are looking at.

*Busy signing for his packages*
AnthonyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 11th, 2017, 02:48   #6
EastCoastShooter's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Charlottetown, PEI / Fort Lauderdale, FL
+1 for Eberlestock. Love my Battleship and LoDrag
EastCoastShooter is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Gear Discussion


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Airsoft Canada

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 19:12.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.