1970 Mercedes Unimog
2004 F150 Heritage Supercab
1974 Holiday 17' Travel Trailer
It's not about the truck and it is not about the distance traveled. Get out there with whatever you have, meet people and see things. Push the envelope of your comfort zone and live.
Quick update on my 602
It's still works great.
Still water tight.
Worn everyday through the winter. (albeit a very mild bay area winter)
Zipper is still very functional but you can tell its worn a little.
It gets my recommendation!
Dave Bennett, Member #203
Travel, Explore, Live: AMERICAN ADVENTURIST
2008 Tundra DC Build
i understand buying the real thing, and probably would more often if it was more cost effective for me. i have been lurking round here for a while before i registered. im prior service, currently in law enforcement and am a proud American. maybe the real thing manufactures need to realize not everyone buying this stuff has a po number waiting to pay the tab. i know about tight budgeted living. the reason you have all these tactical goodie manufactures is to try and get the govt business they dont care about john q public. in their mind we do not effect their bottom line. so they sure aren't gonna effect mine either. besides there are plenty of people of means that by this stuff then sell it because its not the flavor of the day. i got straps and alice pack thats good enough for me.
If Condor's gear is heavy with the fabric they are using, try Maxpedition. Maxpedition uses double of PU coating to make their bags and packs stiffs and abrasive as hell.
I own a Condor softshell, it's economic and serves its purpose, nothing fancy, and I get to keep more money in my pocket to buy other things.
In this case, which I happen to own a Condor softshell. The material is decent, not top of the line and you won't get top of the line unless you want to pay $200+ for a jacket. The dual head zipper suffers from a choppy operation; it's very hard to line up the coil style zipper with 2 zipper heads. But once you line them up, they work flawlessly. You can try to break them in, which it takes a while... But for the price paid, I have no other complaint.