This Go Bag has a purpose that is slightly different than the Maxpedition below. You’ll notice both Go Bags have been sanitized of gear on the outside before posting here online – no sense in advertising all my business.
I bought this Eagle A-III Pack about 6 years ago and it has served me without a single complaint. I think Eagle is going out of business, which is a shame. Their customer service has been great – I’ve been buying their gear for more than 20 years and I still own everything I’ve ever bought from them (and they are all still in great shape).
One complaint I have had for about 5 years, and I wrote Eagle about it, is that they have failed to keep up with the evolution of design and utility so many of their competitors have succeeded in mastering. If you are searching for a pack/bag – consider the Eagle, but I honestly must counsel you to look at several brands before you hand over your dollars. This is a very important purchase, and your survival may depend on the design you choose.
The A-III is a true 72 hour backpack, where the Maxpedition below is a 72 hour sling pack.
Each has its place and purpose.
You won’t go wrong with either product, depending on your needs.
One thing is certain: You need a serious Go Bag ready to go for immediate tactical action. I set up all my bags for 72 hours of serious offensive and/or defensive action. If you suddenly need to step off the porch, you need to reach for one pack and go. Everyone in your Tribe needs the same ability.
Think about it.