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Posted: 5/3/2009 11:40:02 AM EDT
SKD has the new Camelbak 500D Cordura line available. Anybody got the new Motherlode or BFM yet? I was planning on getting one of those two this month. Any major differences between the two beside the external side pockets?
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 11:49:51 AM EDT
Can't speak of either of those, but for the HAWG, which I picked up to check to see if I wanted to carry that line, they made it a little bigger and added a top pocket lined with microfleece.  I suspect the BFM and ML have a similar added pocket, if my recollection from 2008 SHOT is correct, plus they'll be a bit bigger in capacity.

Instead of making the packs the same size, but lightening the weight due to the difference between 500D and 1000D, it appears they made them a little bigger for the same weight as the 1000D packs.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:19:24 PM EDT
IIRC, the BFM is bigger by something like 400cc, and about 1lb lighter than the standard pack
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 12:37:23 PM EDT
I picked up one of the Ambush 500D's.  It's pretty damn fantastic.
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