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So somewhere close to a year ago I picked up an Arc'teryx Khard 30, and did a review shortly after taking it out to a bombing range and misusing it. I have since ended that career and am now a full-time student. The bag is currently used to tote my books, tools, and lunch back and forth to class. Yes, it's far less exciting, and doesn't really make for interesting pictures, but Mr. Bobby Volumes wanted to see how the pack was holding up.
One thing to keep in mind is that I'm still not gentle with my gear, and this pack is my all-in-one bag. It goes to class, the shooting range, hiking, tossed in the back of my SUV, etc, etc. During class I usually hang the bag from non-load bearing points (the hydration pass through) with a carabiner, and the stitching there shows no signs of surrender. There are a couple of spots on the lid that have some minor abrasion damage (not sure what from), and I have developed some irish penants (frayed thread ends). The IPs aren't bad or a sign of stitching coming undone, it's just the unfinished ends of the stitching that have worked themselves out into public view. This is easily remedied with careful use of a Bic lighter.
Here's the Abrasion and the IPs on the daisy-chains, which were probably caused from lifting the pack by the daisy-chains.
Here is an example of the stitching on the bottom of the straps. Everything is holding up great.
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While I'm not interested in doing a full inventory and explanation of my gear, I will provide a quick showing of the contents. It doesn't look like there's much room, but it's always held what I needed it to with room for more. Keep in mind, I make it a point to not pack it to max capacity, just to leave my options open.
Here are some overall pictures, the ITS Tallboy first aid kit is still going strong.
Edited by spenceman, 24 December 2014 - 04:14 PM.