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On a slightly different track for trousers (pants) - I’m a fan of the 1941 pattern herringbone twill fatigues worn by the US marines. Very durable, useful pockets, relaxed, roomy fit. And they fade and develop some softness and character with time. Not everyone’s cup of tea but different to denim and hiking pants.

Also- they work splendidly with Iron Rangers.


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On a slightly different track for trousers (pants) - I’m a fan of the 1941 pattern herringbone twill fatigues worn by the US marines. Very durable, useful pockets, relaxed, roomy fit. And they fade and develop some softness and character with time. Not everyone’s cup of tea but different to denim and hiking pants.

Also- they work splendidly with Iron Rangers.


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Those might be a little too roomy then what I need. Comfortable no doubt. For awhile I was looking for a NOS WWII or Vietnam Era Military tan or green Twill trousers. These are nice, wish I could find them in Tan


The Railcars are nice but the tapered look is one i’m trying to avoid, which is mirrored in the Taylor Stitches from Huckberry. I’m really digging the Triple Aught Design DC, but the break in period scares me, also the double knees might be a “TAD” (pun intended) utilitarian for me.

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I’m probably gonna settle for the Icon RS Pants. Maybe I’ll pick up both.

 
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So GORUCK has finally made a backpack that could certainly compete with that of Filson, but also stand out on its own. They certainly could've went the Vermilyea Pelle route and just made their version of a very beautiful (but still somewhat of a knockoff) Filson. However, using their own unique formula, created something truly spectacular. It's called "The Heritage", made with Waxed Army Duck Canvas with beautiful leather accents


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The fabric isn't as thick as Filson or VP, that's for sure, but GORUCK definitely doesn't need any help in the durability department, as their stuff could certainly stand together in the same ring. Speaking from experience since I've owned both bags

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Very tasteful leather accents and for a competitive price (same as the Journeyman)

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Lifetime Warranty and made in USA. Too bad they sold out so quickly or that it wasn't offered in a GR2 34L

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So GORUCK has finally made a backpack that could certainly compete with that of Filson, but also stand out on its own. They certainly could've went the Vermilyea Pelle route and just made their version of a very beautiful (but still somewhat of a knockoff) Filson. However, using their own unique formula, created something truly spectacular. It's called "The Heritage", made with Waxed Army Duck Canvas with beautiful leather accents


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The fabric isn't as thick as Filson or VP, that's for sure, but GORUCK definitely doesn't need any help in the durability department, as their stuff could certainly stand together in the same ring. Speaking from experience since I've owned both bags

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Very tasteful leather accents and for a competitive price (same as the Journeyman)

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Lifetime Warranty and made in USA. Too bad they sold out so quickly or that it wasn't offered in a GR2 34L

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This is a very cool bag and would definitely make me look twice if I were in the market. They use leather from SB Tannery which is owned and operated by Red Wing boots, so the leather accents are using the same leather as the iron rangers I love so much. Thanks for sharing!
 

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So GORUCK has finally made a backpack that could certainly compete with that of Filson, but also stand out on its own. They certainly could've went the Vermilyea Pelle route and just made their version of a very beautiful (but still somewhat of a knockoff) Filson. However, using their own unique formula, created something truly spectacular. It's called "The Heritage", made with Waxed Army Duck Canvas with beautiful leather accents


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The fabric isn't as thick as Filson or VP, that's for sure, but GORUCK definitely doesn't need any help in the durability department, as their stuff could certainly stand together in the same ring. Speaking from experience since I've owned both bags

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Very tasteful leather accents and for a competitive price (same as the Journeyman)

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Lifetime Warranty and made in USA. Too bad they sold out so quickly or that it wasn't offered in a GR2 34L

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That's the first GoRuck bag I would actually consider. Very good looking bag - and does have the 'vibe' that so many on here like. Not in the market for a backpack (just sold my Journeyman, in fact) so don't need this, but they've done a nice job with this one!
 

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That's the first GoRuck bag I would actually consider. Very good looking bag - and does have the 'vibe' that so many on here like. Not in the market for a backpack (just sold my Journeyman, in fact) so don't need this, but they've done a nice job with this one!
Glad you and @TinMan3 both liked it. You can never tell until you post something how the reaction is going to be, and to be honest I am a little surprised :fonz:

If you do find yourself in the market, there is one currently available for sale on eBay at the moment. It's the Dark Oak version which I guess one could call Brown. However it's being listed with a $170 markup


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Here's one of those steals of a deal that comes around every once in awhile. Otter Green #256 from the YKK Pad less Strap Era. Interior looks to be in good condition and the exterior has very little patina. All for the low price of $161.99 which is about half the price of a brand new one.


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Here's one of those steals of a deal that comes around every once in awhile. Otter Green #256 from the YKK Pad less Strap Era. Interior looks to be in good condition and the exterior has very little patina. All for the low price of $161.99 which is about half the price of a brand new one.


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Nice one. If that had been a 257, I might have been tempted.
 

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This is a very cool bag and would definitely make me look twice if I were in the market. They use leather from SB Tannery which is owned and operated by Red Wing boots, so the leather accents are using the same leather as the iron rangers I love so much. Thanks for sharing!
Interesting...I thought the interior brand and model patch looked Amber Harness like, but didn't make the correlation until I read your comment.
 

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Did anyone see this in their emails yet? Apparently Filson has a new collaboration with a very well known and respected tent maker. Filson contributed the colorway and the bridle leather.


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Having spent quite a few nights along the Delaware River across several free range kayak camping trips I am having a difficult time trying to figure out why someone would need a tent that is over 6 feet tall but only a 7 x 9. Considering heat rises it seems counterproductive.

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For myself I use a NorthFace tent that is about 7 years old and still going strong, despite being crammed into a tight space in the waterproof hatch in the stern of my kayak. It has just enough room for my cot and gear

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Some interesting eBay listings to share, who knows maybe someone here will snatch them up.

1. This one took me by surprise, I don't believe I have ever seen this Filson before and it just looks awesome, like it belongs in the movie "Tombstone". Build date appears to be 9508 (August 1995)


Filson Duster (w/ a Mackinaw Wool Collar)

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2. Albeit not as slick but a beautiful example of a Talon No.262 Rucksack with gorgeous brown leather



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Some interesting eBay listings to share, who knows maybe someone here will snatch them up.

1. This one took me by surprise, I don't believe I have ever seen this Filson before and it just looks awesome, like it belongs in the movie "Tombstone". Build date appears to be 9508 (August 1995)


Filson Duster (w/ a Mackinaw Wool Collar)

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2. Albeit not as slick but a beautiful example of a Talon No.262 Rucksack with gorgeous brown leather



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If you ever see a medium field bag at a solid price, I’m your huckleberry!
 

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If you ever see a medium field bag at a solid price, I’m your huckleberry!
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It might just be a strange coincidence but I just bought a Rye that is rumored to be Doc Holliday's go to whiskey. It was also once the official medicinal whiskey of the US Navy way back during the World Wars. It's exceptionally good for the price. Oldest whiskey line in the US. It was also a featured episode on the critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire (modern reference)

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