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Posted: 10/4/2005 4:50:10 PM EDT
I'm about to buy a Spec-ops Brand T.H.E. Pack. For about $130, it seems to be what I'm looking for at the right price. There are a few packs I like just as much, but they are closer to the $200 range. I'm just a few days away from pulling the trigger on this purchase. Just wanted to get last minute input. Oh, by the way, I couldn't find this pack on lightfighter.com or elitetacticalsources.com web pages. They both carry this pack, don't they? Can anyone provide some links?  

Thanks.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 8:49:46 PM EDT
Some of the people that have them say the straight shoulder straps make it uncomfortable over extended periods of time.
Link Posted: 10/4/2005 9:37:54 PM EDT
One of the most well thought out and built packs out there right now. I love em. Check out how instead of sewing 2 straps on they took 1 strip of webbing, ran it into the top of the pack, folded it over and ran it back out, to create 2 straps. Lots of nice pockets and molle. Great pack all around for the $.
It will serve you well.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 3:03:19 AM EDT
I would have to diagree with the previous post. I am serving overseas and had this bag for the first week of my deployment. I will NEVER reccomend it to anyone. I dont know what you are using it for, but if you are thinking about using it for serious hiking, mountainerring, or most importantly for use with LE/MIL operations, you must not consider this pack. Horrible for loads over 20 lbs and extremely vulnerable to the elements. Some soldiers have them and they have fallen apart. Spend the extra dough and get something nice. I would reccomend a kifaru- you can never go wrong, but if you dont got the money, go with a TT, BHI, or Eagle 3-day padk for around the same price. And if you DO end up getting this pack, dont pay 130. Look around- got mine for 99.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 4:45:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/5/2005 4:58:58 AM EDT by TxLewis]
Well, I have one, and like it.  It seems to be made very well.  

However, the above post is from a guy using it in it's intended environment.  I use mine to carry my crap to my car and such.

His is the first negative post I have seen on it.  However, he is probably using it a heck of alot harder than I am.  

Unless you get a bunch of other users to refute what the above said (Or find out he works for blackhawk)  I would listen to what he said.

TXL


ETA  I sent an email about this thread to Spec Ops.  Would like to see the soldiers deployed taken care of concerning their issues with THE PACK.  It has a lifetime warranty.  Hopefully, they won't require you to ship it back to the factory before replacing the pack, thereby leaving you without until you get fixed.



Link Posted: 10/5/2005 6:39:16 AM EDT
I have it and I like it (I'm not in military)....it's very well made. you can find it for less $$ in the PX stores: I paid mine 99.95$ with ACU camo  here in Camp Ederle (Vicenza,Italy).
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:43:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By scotchrick05:
I would have to diagree with the previous post. I am serving overseas and had this bag for the first week of my deployment. I will NEVER reccomend it to anyone. I dont know what you are using it for, but if you are thinking about using it for serious hiking, mountainerring, or most importantly for use with LE/MIL operations, you must not consider this pack. Horrible for loads over 20 lbs and extremely vulnerable to the elements. Some soldiers have them and they have fallen apart. Spend the extra dough and get something nice. I would reccomend a kifaru- you can never go wrong, but if you dont got the money, go with a TT, BHI, or Eagle 3-day padk for around the same price. And if you DO end up getting this pack, dont pay 130. Look around- got mine for 99.

                                       

I would recomend T.H.E. pack over TT,  TT is far overrated. THE pack I have has held up nice it has been used   extremely hard.   At the end of the day I can always recomend Eagle products. and most will agree. the A3 can be had for about 100.oo also.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 11:46:37 AM EDT
Also look at the Camelbak BFM and the Motherlode.  I saw the BFM for 130 and its a much better pack!
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 6:35:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Goback:
Also look at the Camelbak BFM and the Motherlode.  I saw the BFM for 130 and its a much better pack!



+1 for the Motherload

I was also looking at THE Pack by Spec ops and am happy that I was pointed elsewhere.
Link Posted: 10/7/2005 9:33:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 9:36:21 PM EDT
I have (1) THE Pack in COYOTE BROWN for sale, check it out!

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=90&t=299547

email me at Lance1775@aol.com
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 12:48:37 PM EDT
I love the T.H.E. Pack, and think it is one of the best packs out there for under $200. Don't forget, Spec-Ops has a lifetime guarantee, so if it does "fall apart" they will replace it for free. I say go for it!
Link Posted: 10/9/2005 12:50:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scotchrick05:
I would have to diagree with the previous post. I am serving overseas and had this bag for the first week of my deployment. I will NEVER reccomend it to anyone. I dont know what you are using it for, but if you are thinking about using it for serious hiking, mountainerring, or most importantly for use with LE/MIL operations, you must not consider this pack. Horrible for loads over 20 lbs and extremely vulnerable to the elements. Some soldiers have them and they have fallen apart. Spend the extra dough and get something nice. I would reccomend a kifaru- you can never go wrong, but if you dont got the money, go with a TT, BHI, or Eagle 3-day padk for around the same price. And if you DO end up getting this pack, dont pay 130. Look around- got mine for 99.



I can't begin to imagine why you would recommend Blackhawk over Spec-ops. Even if BHI did hold up better, I wouldn't buy  Vietnamese made gear.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:34:58 AM EDT
I've got a THE pack, and I love it.  I carry mags, frags, smoke, water, MRE, ANCD, GPS, NVG and boatload of other tactical acronyms.  And a blow-out kit on the PALS outside.  I'd estimate 30-35 pounds, full up.  I DON'T hump it long distances, rarely carry it over both shoulders nor more than 100 meters- back and forth to the truck, or bird.  It's my daily go-bag.

And I x1 what BiggerStick opined- I'd rather carry my gear in a trash bag than (pay to) carry it in other-than-American made gear.  

All The Way,
RED
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:39:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:00:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By red1911:
I've got a THE pack, and I love it.  I carry mags, frags, smoke, water, MRE, ANCD, GPS, NVG and boatload of other tactical acronyms.  And a blow-out kit on the PALS outside.  I'd estimate 30-35 pounds, full up.  I DON'T hump it long distances, rarely carry it over both shoulders nor more than 100 meters- back and forth to the truck, or bird.  It's my daily go-bag.

And I x1 what BiggerStick opined- I'd rather carry my gear in a trash bag than (pay to) carry it in other-than-American made gear.  

All The Way,
RED



+100 heres what I think of blackhawk,

and if you suggest black hawk over spec ops, you are gravely mistaken blackhawk is vietnamese made junk thats sold under a name that used to mean something. I also served in IRAQ, In fact I was there throughout all the major fighting (Crossed the border March 19, was in Al Nasariya, Jalalabad air base, Al Somali and Al kut) and ALL my gear was US made, I only buy gear made in the US not that I am a snob, just believe in making consiencious decisions where my money goes.
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