Tactical Assault Gear???

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I'm currently looking for a backpack and I came across this site from a thread in one of the forums here : http://store.tacticalassaultgear.com/back-packs.html

The company is "Tactical Assault Gear", and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with thier products and/or company. The pack that has caught my eye is Kelty MAP350: http://store.tacticalassaultgear.com/keltymap3500.html

I currently have a Maxpedition Condor, and its a good bag.... its just that its in Desert Camo and I want something a bit less tactical looking (so i go to a store named "Tactical Assault Gear"...:rolleyes: )

So if anyone has any info on this company and/or products, please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,
-Jay
 

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silvercall said:
I'm currently looking for a backpack and I came across this site from a thread in one of the forums here : http://store.tacticalassaultgear.com/back-packs.html

The company is "Tactical Assault Gear", and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with thier products and/or company. The pack that has caught my eye is Kelty MAP350: http://store.tacticalassaultgear.com/keltymap3500.html

So if anyone has any info on this company and/or products, please let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,
-Jay

Maybe this will get moved to GB&U, maybe not.

I have dealt with TAD Gear. On a scale of 1-10 I would give them a 7 or 8 for good, solid products, and a 5 or 6 for customer service.

I called one of the owners sort of a dumbass for something that he designed that did not make sense to me. I had to buy two of their survival tubes to make 1 piece that worked for my configuration. Maybe I'm the dumbass, or my OCD gets the best of me.:D

Anyway, you can reliably do business with them, and if you don't like the product, you can return it for a refund, which you will get, eventually.

Best Regards,

STeven Garsson
 
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That assault pack you are looking at (the one built by Kelty) looks like a slightly enlarged (add a couple inches to the bottom) Kelty redwing 3100. I have one of these and love it for what it's designed for. You can currently get last year's design Redwing for 79.00 and this years for 100.00 in many colors (non-tactical). It is a good, heavy duty pack that will serve you well.
 
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Thanks for the responses guys.

Victory, I think my Condor is great! It holds what I need and I use it every day. I just want a more discreet looking bag. If all else fails, I may just get a Condor 2 in a different color.

Steven, I think we may be talking about different retailers. Im not talking about "T.A.D. Gear" http://www.tadgear.com/index2.html Im talking about TAG (http://store.tacticalassaultgear.com/keltymap3500.html)... but thanks for the heads up on T.A.D. since i've looked on thier site many times (thier F.A.S.T. pack looks nice and they do sell knives).

That said... I now realize that the pack I like is made by a company called Kelty and not T.A.G..... I'd rather not start a new thread so I'll just restate my question here: Does anyone have any experience with packs made by Kelty? Im just wondering if they are good quality and well built. As mentioned before, my last pack was a Max. Condor. I used it pretty much everyday (to work, school, hikes, where ever I had to go) and the Kelty MAP 3500 would see the same use. Anyways, any info on Kelty backpack quality would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,
-Jay

edit: thanks Bigbcustom!! I just realized that Kelty and TAG were 2 different companys. Ill take a look at the Redwing. Any recommendations on where to purchase?
 
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Just asking about the company? Well Kelty has been around forever in the camping world. They're almosts as big a name as Coleman.

Their gear is sound, but rarely the best in any category. You can find lighter, or more durable, or cheaper, but not all in one place. Kelty generally sells a good mid-ranged product. If you want better, they're right at that point where better means a big step up in price.

They do make some high end stuff, mostly in the area of backpacks and tents. But for the price on their high end stuff, there's usually someone making a better product in the same price range.

Dave
 
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I would say Kelty is a very decent company. Like Kkimo said been around forever. They are not top of the line, but unless you are looking for an internal frame pack that is to be used on expedition-style hikes, I would think that Kelty could provide well for your use. I am in no way associated with them, but I have used their products (still use my Kelty tent) and have been quite satisfied with durability, functionality and price.
 
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I love my Kelty Redwing 2900 backpack.

And, yes, that photo of the desert-tan pack looks an awful lot like the Redwing.

It looks like a great pack.
 
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