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Deathmachine
02-12-2003, 03:23 AM
Love the site Love the board waiting for my pack and will be updating this string constantly when I do
Mel stand by for Photos beside the molle and large alice ruck. also with all the gear I may carry as a morterman. Truthfully I hate the molle and have tried the cfp-90. Big review coming soon.

Deathmachine
03-03-2003, 12:08 AM
Got my pack last week. been a little busy, but have had time to work on pack. lookin for a place to post some good pics any suggestions. first reaction this pack is huge. going to send it though all its paces over the next month.

rickdog
03-03-2003, 03:51 AM
You are allowed to carry a nonissue pack as a tubestroker?
wow
cool

Deathmachine
03-03-2003, 06:53 PM
yes all of us can use our own packs as long as it is od or camo. All marines can.
btw supply just got 1 of the new pack check out marine corp times a while back for article.

Deathmachine
03-03-2003, 07:52 PM
Lets see if this link works Posted some pics.

<a href="http://www.imagestation.com" target="_blank">http://www.imagestation.com (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4290581683)</a>

Mel
03-03-2003, 09:21 PM
Deathmachine:

Thanks for posting the link to the photos, and they look good. Looking forward to seeing some more, especially the comparison photos. Keep us updated with the reviews. Just to let you know, our Auxiliary Holster can carry an 81mm round. You can lash it to the ruck with a Horizontal Lash Kit. They've done it up at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport.

Mel

Deathmachine
03-03-2003, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the tip.
For now I will try the sustainment pouch from my molle.

rickdog
03-04-2003, 02:31 AM
Must be the New Corps I keep hearing about.
Would they let you use a coyote brown pack?
Check six, check six often.

Deathmachine
03-04-2003, 05:02 AM
I don't know cheak with the command. with the brown pack I would check my six more.

Deathmachine
03-10-2003, 04:35 AM
Thanks to all who checked my pics! I'am here for you. For those who haven't seen them click the link above. I posted 5 new pic. just now. Full review coming soon with more pics.

Deathmachine
03-12-2003, 02:23 PM
BIG RIVIEW: Part 1

First: Lt. liked it and had no problem with nonissue packs. Squadmates like, but not the price tag.

Second: Bad about it
The side zippers come open when stuffed full and no pouches.
The frame is hard to put back in w/o empting pack.
Many straps tie me up trying to hook the shouder bukle.

Thrid: The good
Excellent suspension,great frame.
More room then I need which is good because we are usually veh. mobile.
Can lash 81's system on w/o any added straps.

Mel
03-13-2003, 06:52 AM
Deathmachine:

Thanks for the review and input. I'm really curious about the side zips coming open when the pack is stuffed. I have a couple questions about it. Where were the zipper pulls located when it happened? All the way at the top or bottom, or in the middle? Was the side compression strap cinched tight across the zip panel? This is the first I've heard of this problem, and something we will want to look into. Keep us updated with the reviews.

Mel

Deathmachine
03-13-2003, 02:04 PM
Ok I stuffed the pack with no pouches and no compression straps cliped on, it cameunzipped both at the bottom and top. This has happened several times when stuffed. When I lashed on the 81's I used the side compression straps to hold it in place. I have tried to fix this by looping the strings together. I will keep you updated.

Mel
03-13-2003, 05:30 PM
Deathmachine:

Another thing you might try is to hold the zippers together, and run them the full length, top to bottom several times. With new zippers, you sometimes have to do this to seat them completely. Also, the middle compression strap needs to be cinched, to take the stress off the zipper. We've had several EMR's out undergoing testing in the field with various units, and this is the first time this has come up. One in particular that stands out, is the EMR they have up at the USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, CA. It's been in continuous use out there for the past 11 months, with no problems reported to date. Hope these tips help.

Mel

Deathmachine
03-13-2003, 05:46 PM
I understand what you mean by the straps, but I will contuie to use my wp bag making the side zippers unnessary. I also use ziploc bags for the extra waterproofing. Which w/o the wp bag got snaged on the zippers and torn on one occation. Just wanted to bring up that point. I like the concept,but not many concepts work in the field. Look at the molle,good concept, poorly excuted. I dont want to knock the side zippers,but would have prefered the emr w/o.

New pics
<a href="http://www.imagestation.com" target="_blank">http://www.imagestation.com (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4290536837)</a>

Burt Gummer
03-14-2003, 05:00 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by Deathmachine:
I understand what you mean by the straps, but I will contuie to use my wp bag making the side zippers unnessary. I also use ziploc bags for the extra waterproofing. Which w/o the wp bag got snaged on the zippers and torn on one occation. Just wanted to bring up that point. I like the concept,but not many concepts work in the field. Look at the molle,good concept, poorly excuted. I dont want to knock the side zippers,but would have prefered the emr w/o.

New pics
<a href="http://www.imagestation.com" target="_blank">http://www.imagestation.com (http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4290536837)</a> </div></div>Nice pix. I admit that I wish the zips could be optional. I have an EMR on order. Perhaps they need to break in a bit. I dunno.

I am believing they are just coming "undone", not busting apart at the teeth.

Email me.

executionstyle@hotmail.com

Deathmachine
03-14-2003, 06:19 PM
I'am sorry if you think the zipper was busting they are only opening apart.
None of the zippers have busted.

Burt Gummer
03-14-2003, 06:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by Deathmachine:
I'am sorry if you think the zipper was busting they are only opening apart.</div></div>No sweat. Your pix were very helpful, but I just wanted to make sure. I'd prefer no zips myself, but I am sure I'll be satisfied. I should be getting my Marauder in a few days, and I should be getting my EMR in 1-1/2 weeks.

eggroll
03-18-2003, 10:05 AM
Burt - get yerself any azzblasters or graboids lately?

hah!
egg

Sgathak
03-18-2003, 02:13 PM
Naw, they only have them out in Nevada.

Burt Gummer
03-18-2003, 07:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Originally posted by eggroll:
Burt - get yerself any azzblasters or graboids lately?

hah!
egg</div></div>:D /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Too bad in real life my alter ego is a piece of crap liberal.

Blech!

Jan
03-22-2003, 02:14 AM
Hi,
is there any update on that zipper problem? Is that just a one time problem or maybe a common situation? Why does it happen? What causes it?
Questions, questions, questions. Thanks,
Jan

eggroll
03-24-2003, 09:01 PM
thats odd, b/c I have not had this occur in my EMR
I wonder what underlying causes exist that cause this.

Mel
03-25-2003, 05:53 AM
On the issue of EMR side zips: This is the FIRST and ONLY time this problem has been reported to date. If you have the pack stuffed full, you must cinch down the compression strap over the side zip and put both zipper pulls together at one end of the zipper.

Mel

Deathmachine
03-26-2003, 06:33 PM
My wording may have confused you. the zipper would unzip themselfs w/o the compression straps. they didn't bust at the threads.

Deathmachine
03-28-2003, 06:32 AM
Be patiat (and sorry) about the pics si1nce going to Fuji, I am limited on resocouses and sorbity.
This last week I understand the emr alot more in regareds to the adjustment I must make for flak jackets and lbv.
frist I didn't adjust the straps that Mel had made for my body(thanks).
second when I did adjust the straps just before the second hike,They were to long so I had to adjust them again. That was my fault and was not a result of reading the insuctions wrong(which I had on hand).
Also I'am understanding MY own limitations and will liten my pack next week when I go out again. this is not defeat It is adjusting.
third If ever I found a desendtant of the vecter pack(btw My new Lt. has)I would hold it to the hard standard of Kifaru.

eggroll
03-28-2003, 10:16 AM
I have had Vectors - Loco and Scout, as well as LCS84 (OD LOWE precursor to CFP90) and too many renditions of the CrapForPack-90

The Kifaru hands down beats them all.

EGG