I'd go with a S. o. Tech bag if you can afford it. I've carried the carried the "go bag" for a couple years and in Afghanistan as an E&E/egress kit.
Im looking into the Mission Go Bag because I need the capability of carrying a laptop for my civilian job now. I have also carried the Maxpedition Monsoon Gearslinger pack. Any of the gearslinger bags are good ones, the only downside is Max bags are not made in USA. 5.11 makes great gear too for a decent price. Again also not made in USA as also noted by a previous post.
Really it matters on what your mission/goal/task, your philosophy of us for the bag. How much you want to spend, what kind of gear you plan on loading it down with, and if you care where the bag is made.
Saw this post and it got the brain going. What'd you put in your E&E bag for Afghan? I went there twice myself, and am currently attempting to set one up. I can't find any good sources for it on the web.
Also I currently have the cheaper Paladin Mission Go Bag that I use as an EDC/quasi-GHB of sorts. The only laptop that's gonna fit in there are the military Panasonic Toughbooks.
Edited by Jersey0311, 03 November 2013 - 10:33 AM.
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