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    Rucksack/bag question

    The 'Keeping clothes dry in your tent at night' thread reminded me of something I was looking for last year. At camp one of the cubs had a rucksack that had a vertical zipped opening down the front. This meant that the contents could be accessed just like a holdall when it was off your back & on the floor. I prefer rucksacks to holdalls/bags when camping and carrying kit - but it does mean it can be difficult to access some contents easily, especially in a small tent, and this seemed like a great idea. I'd probably not want to use a bag with such a large zipped entrance for backpacking, especially in bad weather, but for a long static camp it seemed a good compromise. Unfortunately the Cub's parents bought it at a car boot sale and it had no logos and looking in some camping shops and suppliers has failed to locate anything similar. Has anyone seen anything similar and know where they can be bought?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BalooNav View Post
    The 'Keeping clothes dry in your tent at night' thread reminded me of something I was looking for last year. At camp one of the cubs had a rucksack that had a vertical zipped opening down the front. This meant that the contents could be accessed just like a holdall when it was off your back & on the floor. I prefer rucksacks to holdalls/bags when camping and carrying kit - but it does mean it can be difficult to access some contents easily, especially in a small tent, and this seemed like a great idea. I'd probably not want to use a bag with such a large zipped entrance for backpacking, especially in bad weather, but for a long static camp it seemed a good compromise. Unfortunately the Cub's parents bought it at a car boot sale and it had no logos and looking in some camping shops and suppliers has failed to locate anything similar. Has anyone seen anything similar and know where they can be bought?
    I have an old Karrimor [framed] which zipped along the front in a half circle door with protected drawcord flaps. Was great for tents as you could lay it flat but still aceess the contents in any order.

    Its old now but has too many very fond memories to throw out
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    I have one of these. Bought it a couple of years ago from Millets and have now taken it on several camps and expeditions. So far the main section have not given in to any rain but hasn't had much to withstand. The top and bottom sections would cope with anything.

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    Deployment Holdall

    What about this? better picture here
    Great price for a good bit of camp kit. Limited hiking though.
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    Thanks guys! Eurohike one looks most similar. Will try and hunt one down, I can hardly sit up in my Peapod so something like any of these would be great instead of needing to empty the rucksack to find a pair of socks

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    look at THIS thread I suggest a good holdall myself

    look at THIS one
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    If you are after a rucksac that opens all the way round, have a look at the 5.11 Rush 72...


    They are full of little pockets, which are great if you are bit OCD when packing, but they can be ignored if you don't want to use them.

    There are plenty of YouTube vids showing details too if you want to have a better look.

    They are stocked at Tamarack, just tell them you are a Scout (& SimonM sent you) and you get discount...

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    I'll back Simon on that one, I have numerous rucksacks but my favorite ones are ones such as the one shown with Molle fittings around the outside where you can attach further bits such as camelbak, more pockets or almost anything your heart desires. PS Molle is not compatible with carrying the kitchen sink currently
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    i believe they are called travelpacks

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