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Posted: 9/28/2004 1:30:58 PM EST
What do you think of the general quality and usefulness? After running from all of these hurricanes it'd be nice to have a pack I can put a couple of changes of clothes in. which one would I need to do that?

I'm considering the A-III PACK (A-III-P)
eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?PartNoID=7




and two of the A-III PACK ACCESSORY POUCH (A-III-ACCP) to go with it
eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?PartNoID=3

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:32:16 PM EST
Yes, I have a RAID, which is basically an A-III Large with MOLLE webbing all over it. Excellent construction, and very modular. Get the frame sheet, it makes carrying heavy loads more comfortable.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:33:08 PM EST
Eagle Packs are Great. I have two, the Becker Patrol Pack and the RAID. Both are awsome packs. the RAID is the Pack de jour right now though.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:38:07 PM EST
I don't see a RAID listed on the packs page, little help?

eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?SubCatID=36
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:42:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
I don't see a RAID listed on the packs page, little help?

eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?SubCatID=36



It is only available from LIGHTFIGHTER.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:54:07 PM EST
I have an Eagle A-III pack in OD. Best small/med size pack I have ever owned. I use it for my BOB and as a carry-on when I fly. It's a great 3 day pack - you'll love it. The only drawback I see with it is lack of PALS webbing. If this isn't an issue for you (it's not for me at all) I'd say go for it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 1:59:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By DOW:
I have an Eagle A-III pack in OD. Best small/med size pack I have ever owned. I use it for my BOB and as a carry-on when I fly. It's a great 3 day pack - you'll love it. The only drawback I see with it is lack of PALS webbing. If this isn't an issue for you (it's not for me at all) I'd say go for it.



Yeah, I finally tracked down the RAID over at lightfighter and I looked at the Kirafu. I don't think all that extra snag points would really help me much. Especially for the extra money.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:01:24 PM EST
I have an A-III and a large Airborne pack. Both kick ass.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:02:14 PM EST
You can't go wrong with the AIII. Very high quality like all Eagle products. I especially like the way it incorporates a hydration unit so easily. Go for it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:03:58 PM EST
Norman,

As a resident geardo, I can tell you that I lurk through a LOT of sites which discuss packs and similar gear. I have never, NOT ONCE, heard a BAD thing said about Eagle gear.

I have a HAWG and a MotherLode pack, both of which are made by Eagle for sale by CamelBak. If those packs are anything like the quality of regular Eagle stuff, you can't go wrong.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:41:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:44:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
I have a Becker Patrol Pack in black that needs a good home now that I have upgraded to the RAID in tan.

(Excellent stuff, BTW)

How much do you want for it?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:45:22 PM EST
My eagle becker patrol pack is top notch, can't say a bad thing about it.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 2:46:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 2:47:12 PM EST by Cincinnatus]
RAID baby, RAID....

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:29:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
RAID baby, RAID....

www.hunt101.com/img/179897.JPG



Well, when you put it like that, it does seem mildly interesting....
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:41:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:43:33 PM EST
Shape your pack for your mission (or hike).

Extra mag pouches.

PVS14 pouch

Extra water

Pop up flares.

Smoke grenades.

first aid kit.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:48:37 PM EST
Eagle makes some of, if not, the best kit out there... They will stand behind their product too and I mean five years from now.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 3:50:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Shape your pack for your mission (or hike).

Extra mag pouches.

PVS14 pouch

Extra water

Pop up flares.

Smoke grenades.

first aid kit.



That's what I'm thinking. Perfect for an urban bug-out like a hurricane, a short trip down to the keys for some heavy boozin & whorin, a good carryon for a weekend getaway, or as a hiking/camping pack. And then of course I could use it when the zombie hordes invade as well!
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 4:04:52 PM EST
I put an AIII pack frame in it.
It expands to be a pretty big "three day" pack.
Add the pouches, it's good for a week.

I lived from mine for 6 days.
All my chow, gear, hooch and bag. (water was resupplied.)

BUT... it cinches down to a nice, small day-pack.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:05:25 PM EST
Yep...mine configured for a week loadout - pouches are all Paraclete:
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 5:50:58 PM EST
I have a Eagle medical pack. Tough as nails, well designed, excellent construction. It's a replacement for a Blackhawk pack which fell apart after a couple of years of moderate use. The Eagle has already outlived the blackhawk, and still looks brand new.

Link Posted: 9/28/2004 10:29:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
RAID baby, RAID....

www.hunt101.com/img/179897.JPG



Well, when you put it like that, it does seem mildly interesting....



I kept mine simpler, two medium Paraclete GP pouches on the pals webbing. IM your Email and I'll shoot you a pic.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 10:36:05 PM EST
Never owned one..........YET!

I am very impressed with the Becker Patrol Pack!
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:38:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:39:36 AM EST by Esto3955]
I recently got the Camelback BFM, which is made by Eagle, and is advertised as the largest pack from Camelback. Great pack. Lightfighter sent it to me in Iraq and I got it in less than 10 days.

Esto
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:35:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
What do you think of the general quality and usefulness? After running from all of these hurricanes it'd be nice to have a pack I can put a couple of changes of clothes in. which one would I need to do that?

I'm considering the A-III PACK (A-III-P)
eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?PartNoID=7
eagleindustries.com/images/prodimages/P_A_III_P_CA.JPG



and two of the A-III PACK ACCESSORY POUCH (A-III-ACCP) to go with it
eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?PartNoID=3
eagleindustries.com/images/prodimages/p_A-III-accp1.jpg


Do it! This pack will not disappoint you. I've had mine for 4 years and the side pouches about 3. It's been all over the country and have had no problems. I got mine from Brigade Quartermaster for $100, and the pouches from Eagle. Not even the Eagle LE deal could touch that. I've got a ton of Eagle gear now, it's great stuff. I also just got the slip in frame thing. I'm even happier now.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:54:22 AM EST
Tag for later.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:05:18 AM EST
I have a couple Eagle Packs.

Eagle Recon Hydro Pack OD
Eagle RAID CB
Eagle LRP Force Ruck CB

Awsome packs, I haven't had a problem yet.

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