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Khard 30: 10-month? check up

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#1 spenceman

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 02:55 PM

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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.

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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.

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Here are some overall pictures, the ITS Tallboy first aid kit is still going strong.

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Edited by spenceman, 24 December 2014 - 04:14 PM.

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for the review. Love the lever gun! I hunt with a Marlin 1894 in .45 Colt. Love it. I'm guessing that isn't a pic from school? Ha

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 09:00 PM

No that pic isn't from school, the lighting is no good there. But that rifle did earn me 100% as a refinishing project. It was manufactured in 1906 and the barrel was missing almost all the finish and had deep pitting and deeper gashes in it from a pipe wrench.


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 09:20 PM

A pipe wrench? That hurts my heart

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

I still really want that pack, I'm convinced it is exactly what I need.

Great follow up review Spence!


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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:14 PM

Yeah the pipe wrench hurt my heart, but I got everything out, minus a few shallow marks under the hand guard.

And DStevenson, it is a really good bag. I picked it up when Tactical Distributors had it for $100 off during their winter clearance sale last year.

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Posted 27 December 2014 - 11:45 AM

Love mine too, my bag dump was the first topic I posted here I think.

 

I've had mine about the same time, like the look of the Maxped pouch, might have to pick one up.


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 12:57 AM

FYI everyone, I just noticed this on SSD earlier today. Apparently Velocity Systems is making Khard-specific accessories now. More details at http://soldiersystem...d-series-packs/


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Posted 16 January 2015 - 06:50 AM

Very cool Psybain, thank you for the link.

I'm looking into that PALs kit for my Gamut bag, I'm willing to bet it fits just right in there!


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:49 PM

The panel with the turniquet, leatherman, etc... What is that paracord attached to, to hold those items in place?



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 05:54 PM

That's shock cord. And you can get the panel right here at the its tactical shop.


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