Re: All-time favorite smith designs?
I've had my MS daypack for over 25 years, and it still works great.
that lead me to the tailgunner1, which I've been running for almost 10 years now, would love to have an updated version of this available. Served me well is the bush, fishing, in town, and even got me through two kids and all their stuff when they were young. I'd buy another now if they were available. Will probably end up copying and improving it since it's not likely to come back...
then theres's the E&E, another hugely effective pack... I don't hunt or fish for days at a time anymore, so it's great for a long day or overnight. Handy as a bailout bag too.
those are my top three, I also have an old MS bugaboo, great for long weekends. Then there's my old MS delta elite, getting to old to load that up, but talk about a great pack...
i have yet yet to wear out any of them, the original MS are showing the age, but the tg1 & e&e, are bombproof, they'll outlast me... wish those lines weren't going away,. I'd love to see the scout and tg be updated. After using them for so long I have a lot of ideas to tweak them a little and really make them rock these days.
"At least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that 'news' is not something that happens to other people. He might learn how his ancestors lived and that he himself is no different--in the crunch his life depends on his agility, alertness, and personal resourcefulness." - Robert Heinlein