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Greetings!

I am new here and willing to know about the tactical backpack. Actually, as a beginner, I have made a foolish mistake of purchasing distressed backpack as a tactical one but now, I want the best advice. My budget is not more than $190 so, it would be great if you give expert advice. I also want to keep my tablet in this bag. So, you can suggest the right one with strong straps.

Waiting for your suggestions. Yes, it should also be a lightweight one because as newbie, it sounds tough to carry a bag for me.

By the way, you can also say me a warm welcome here :yup:
 

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What are you using this “tactical backpack” for? If I just needed a backpack for a tablet, there are plenty in the $40-50 price range.
 

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Of course not. I don't only need a tactical backpack for tablet. I just said that I also want to carry gadgets like a tablet with me. If a good quality one is available in a range of $40 to $50 then it is great but I need a tactical one.

Actually, it would be a good idea if you give your suggestion among these backpacks:

http://www.magforceus.com/all/magforce-origin-pack-tactical-backpack.html - could be a good option but I have few details about it. Would be great if you share your experience.

https://gearmoose.com/best-tactical-backpacks/ - I like Mystery Ranch and Rush 72 from this list but prices of Mystery Ranch

https://www.thedrive.com/reviews/31432/best-military-backpack - CONDOR 3 also sounds great from this list.

All in all, I need the best advice.
 

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What "tactical" features are you looking for?
 

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Maxpedition & REI make very good quality products although not everything not everything they make is "tactical" it is very good quality kit, IME.
 

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Maxpedition & REI make very good quality products although not everything not everything they make is "tactical" it is very good quality kit, IME.
I am at MAXPEDITION's site and I liked the Riftpoint 15L and Falcon II 23L. What are your views about them? Especially I want strong straps, good space for water bottle and stitching. Actually, I found some bad reviews about the bottle holder and stitching but I don't believe web reviews a lot. That's why I am here.
 

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Hi Ronda, and yes, please accept our warm welcome into this fine forum.

As for a tactical backpack, I used to own one, but I never used it. I have a small daypack, but I rarely carry my piece there. I learned a few years back how far superior a concealed holster is to carrying off body (such as a backpack, purse, or briefcase.)

Part of the issue is security of the firearm. Once you set your backpack down, it's in less of your total control. The other issue is accessibility. How much trouble is it to find the piece if you need it quickly. (As they say in the airlines, items tend to shift around. And, heavier objects like guns find the bottom quickly.)

Hope this is useful. Stick around and enjoy our discussions. I've learned much in a few years corresponding hereabouts.

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Welcome from the Texas Gulf Coast.

About "tactical backpacks". Most of the discussion here centers on backpacks with ballistic body armor panels inside. I suppose you could say the one sitting on the floor next to me as I type this is a "tactical backpack", but it really is more of a "tactical computer bag." It is a bag designed to carry a 17" laptop with an 11x15 inch Level IIIA ballistic pad and an 11x15 inch Trauma Pad inside. It doesn't carry a laptop however. This is inside:

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Sub 2000 in 40 S&W with 120 rounds of 180 grain Federal HST in 30 round magazines.

It looks like this:

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Swiss Gear Messenger

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Where I would keep my hunting rifle and other stuff if I go with your suggestion? It looks like a laptop bag for students and business people.
 

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Did not realize it needed to fit a hunting rifle. It does not look like any of the linked bags can accommodate a hunting rifle. This would work better with a breakdown rifle such as Old Chap recommended, or handguns.

The look is what drew me to it. It doe NOT look "tactical". Best of luck in your search.
 
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So you're really looking for a recommendation for a BugOutBag, not a generic tactical bag?

For the best advice; you've got to provide the most details on what the intended use is.

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Where I would keep my hunting rifle and other stuff if I go with your suggestion? It looks like a laptop bag for students and business people.
None of the bags you mentioned so far would fit a hunting rifle. I’ve used an osprey bag, as well as some other backpack that I don’t know who makes from bass pro, and a larger north face muti day pack and I’ve been really happy with each of them. None are really “tactical” though, just well made. For me and my needs, part of being tactical is not looking and being labeled as such.
 

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I am at MAXPEDITION's site and I liked the Riftpoint 15L and Falcon II 23L. What are your views about them? Especially I want strong straps, good space for water bottle and stitching. Actually, I found some bad reviews about the bottle holder and stitching but I don't believe web reviews a lot. That's why I am here.
I am not familiar with those particular models but as far as quality stitching, durability goes if it's Maxpedition its good to go! Whether it meets your individual needs is up to you. Good luck!
 
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IMO there's nothing really "tactical" about a bag. Find one that fits the needs of the things you will be carrying in the price range you can afford and you are GTG. I think firearms are best carried on your person instead of in a bag strapped to your back. It would take far too long to access a weapon if the perverbial SHTF. As far as carrying electronic devices an numerous EDC items, no problem.
 

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Not sure what’s your requirements but this is what I use for a bugout pack. I don’t want to carry a “go to war” backpack like a solider. It has a tablet compartment and a bladder compartment (but I use them for something else). There is also a pistol compartment that can be easily accessed from either side. This would be the bag I grab if I only have 1 minute. My pistol is in a holster in the bag along with extra mags that I can put on my person later.

5.11 COVRT18 Tactical Covert Backpack, Style 56961, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TA1PG9A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Hw9fEbHTMYW8R
 
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