I need some hard use bag ideas. My main purpose will be 24-36 hour hikes/overnight stays, but also something that can be used as a 'go bag' or something to keep in my car at all times.
I have tried a Maxpedition Falcon II, a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack and a standard hiking lumbar pack from Cabelas. I have not been very happy with any of them.
I have decided this pack needs to be a standard backpack style. I like the military bags with the many dividers and pockets, but I like the lightweight and low profile style of standard hiking gear. Problem is, there aren't many bags that offer both those features.
I need something about the size/carrying capacity of the jumbo versipack. If you're not familiar with the versipack just recommend a size that your typical minimalist hiking would use for a day or two. Holding a water bladder would be nice but comfort is my main priority.
Also, I'd like to stay within $100.
What say you?