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Posted: 11/27/2007 1:42:44 PM EDT
I am looking to get another backpack and am thinking of getting this bag:
www.botachtactical.com/mabacoba.html

what are your opinions on this? is it a good size? pros? cons?

how would it compare to a CTD type like this: cheaperthandirt.com/PACK120-1191-1964.html#ReviewSection
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 2:03:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2007 2:03:54 PM EDT by Ziggy2c]


Well the baby condor seems to have a good capacity, the only draw back I see just reading their web site is that you can't carry much water. Call me picky but if I can't slide the 100 oz. bladder in, I don't look at it.

As for the pack on CTD, the reviews don't sound very good so if it's between these two go for the baby condor.

my $.02
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 2:39:48 PM EDT
Holy Moly!

someone IMed me this. for $15 I can't pass trying it out.

www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1599
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 2:47:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Holy Moly!

someone IMed me this. for $15 I can't pass trying it out.

www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1599


You will get what you pay for.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 2:59:25 PM EDT
thank you for your opinion
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 3:21:59 PM EDT

Holy Moly!

someone IMed me this. for $15 I can't pass trying it out.

www.centerfiresystems.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1599


I bought one of those tore it up the first day, sent it back the second. Then I bought one from CTD same deal just plain ole garbage.

My 02 from experience..

Link Posted: 11/27/2007 3:25:53 PM EDT
I know it probably will but for $15 it gives me the chance to see and use the size. if I like it I will get the maxpedition that it was knocked off from.

I got the larger bag from CTD and it has held up suprisingly well. I have it as my BOB and I take it 3 day hiking atleast one every other month. (even on the hottest weekend in GA!) it outlasted a north face that my wife carried on a couple of hikes.

I'll give it a try and see how it holds up. I tend to be pretty rough on my stuff anyway so it will be a descent test.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 3:42:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2007 4:47:08 PM EDT by gaffney6]
DON'T DO IT!!! You would be wasting a good $15.00 bucks. I got the same one from CTD and I took it out for a hike one day when it was raining. The color all but ran from the back onto my back. My bag is now purple instead of black. The buckles and straps are less than stellar. Get the condor. It is a great pack. I have one and I am getting another. Try LA police gear they have good prices.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 3:47:02 PM EDT
Maxpedition
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 3:50:53 PM EDT
The Baby Condor is one of my favorite medium sized packs for when you don't need add-on options. Well built but doesn't have all the exterior webbing - can pass as a book bag.
Link Posted: 11/27/2007 4:00:50 PM EDT
I hate chinese knockoffs
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 7:22:44 AM EDT
LA Police Gear has the Baby Condor on closeout for $50:

www.lapolicegear.com/mabacoba.html

Link Posted: 11/28/2007 7:28:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2007 7:34:51 AM EDT by JPC]
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 8:08:47 AM EDT
Looking at packs etc. myself. My only beef with the "tactical" (maxpedition/kifaru) packs is this:

They're heavier, smaller, and cost more. For what I can possibly imagine using any of my gear for, the "civilian" type packs seem more practical.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 8:41:39 AM EDT
I just ordered th Baby Condor this morning from Lapolicegear.com been wanting one and since it dropped 10 more bucks in price to 49.99 couldn't pass on it any longer. Will post a reveiw when I receive it.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 3:15:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
LA Police Gear has the Baby Condor on closeout for $50:

www.lapolicegear.com/mabacoba.html



Thanks for the heads up. Just bought 2. Never can have enough packs.
Link Posted: 11/28/2007 4:59:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
LA Police Gear has the Baby Condor on closeout for $50:

www.lapolicegear.com/mabacoba.html



Yea I knew about that deal, that is why I posted the question. I didn't post the link because I didn't want them all bought before I got my answer.....thanks for letting everyone know about it

JK

I already bought me one too. and I bought the $14 CTD one from CFS.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 10:46:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:

Originally Posted By Dave_Markowitz:
LA Police Gear has the Baby Condor on closeout for $50:

www.lapolicegear.com/mabacoba.html



Yea I knew about that deal, that is why I posted the question. I didn't post the link because I didn't want them all bought before I got my answer.....thanks for letting everyone know about it

JK

I already bought me one too. and I bought the $14 CTD one from CFS.




I ordered one in khaki for myself today.
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:19:16 PM EDT
well this can't be good. the tracking number that LApolice Gear sent me shows delivered....in 2006! but in the deatils it shows it moving....
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:24:43 PM EDT
Type: Package
Status: Delivered
Delivered On: 06/28/2006 4:00 P.M.
Location: FRONT DOOR
Delivered To: SPRINGFIELD, VA, US
Shipped/Billed On: 11/28/2007
Service: GROUND
Weight: 1.00 Lb


DORAVILLE,
GA, US 11/29/2007 4:40 P.M. IN TRANSIT TO
ONTARIO,
CA, US 11/29/2007 1:39 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
11/29/2007 9:03 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
LOS ANGELES,
CA, US 11/29/2007 7:37 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
LOS ANGELES,
CA, US 11/28/2007 11:12 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
SYLMAR,
CA, US 11/28/2007 10:39 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
11/28/2007 7:03 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
SPRINGFIELD,
VA, US 06/28/2006 4:00 P.M. DELIVERY
US 11/28/2007 7:37 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 2:56:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2007 7:38:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scoutinlife:
I just ordered th Baby Condor this morning from Lapolicegear.com been wanting one and since it dropped 10 more bucks in price to 49.99 couldn't pass on it any longer. Will post a reveiw when I receive it.


Son of a bitch! I just ordered mine at $59.99 a few days ago!
Link Posted: 11/30/2007 3:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SkullFarmer:

Son of a bitch! I just ordered mine at $59.99 a few days ago!


They had the desert camo baby condors on closeout for $39.99 a couple years ago. Maybe they will keep falling if they don't sell out first.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 6:32:23 AM EDT
What is this good for..I mean it is a little small....
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 7:39:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SkullFarmer:

Originally Posted By scoutinlife:
I just ordered th Baby Condor this morning from Lapolicegear.com been wanting one and since it dropped 10 more bucks in price to 49.99 couldn't pass on it any longer. Will post a reveiw when I receive it.


Son of a bitch! I just ordered mine at $59.99 a few days ago!


That's my luck typically!!!! The 10 bucks difference they got as well order a 100 ft of paracord and one of the water bottles on clearance as well.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 8:28:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrDeath:
What is this good for..I mean it is a little small....


Looks like it'll be about the right size for my law books.

I also ordered a Pygmy Falcon for non-school EDC.
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