Decided to buy another, after 10 years
Have had an earlier version of this back pack since just after Navy bootcamp. My father purchased it for me as a gift for graduation. The new version has a velcro spot for a patch right where I used to pin on patches or place a label etc. Stuck an old flak patch on the new one. Only quarrel is the slot pouches on the inside don't accommodate the cell phone sizes of today... Not quiet deep/low enough to clear the pouch zipper for my Galaxy S8 Active... and larger phones might be to wide. They do however accomadate ID's, passports, credit cards, business cards etc nicely. However that aside this has been a really durable backpack, you can't beat it for the price and the aesthetic design is perfect. Doesn't scream "taticool" which makes it great for liberty and is perfect as an aircraft carry-on. The description about it being a basic pickup that does it's job is spot on. Glad this product was still available! I have loaded up with anything and everything over the years. Clothes/uniforms/beach gear/laptops/gym and even took it camping. This has always been my "personal effects" carrier when deploying, going overseas or long training ops. Easy to clean too! Reason for the replacement? Years a go a strap broke and I tied it off at the waist bolster. Saw that a new one was under $35 on base here, was surprised.to see it, it had the spot for a Velcro patch, so treated myself to this new model!