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12 Days of Tactical Christmas – Day #5

Tactical Tailor is sponsoring Day #5 with their Removable Operator Pack. Designed as a ‘Quick Attach Assault Pack’ it features a large main compartment as well as a side entry front pocket. The outside has modular webbing for attaching additional pouches and padded shoulder straps stow away when not in use. Also includes heavy duty zippers, sternum strap, grab handle, loop material for patches and 3l hydration pocket.

Also, don’t forget, today’s winners as well as every other winner, will receive a 2012 Tac Girls Calendar. (Just the calendar, not any of the girls)

To Enter
In the comment section of THIS post, here on soldiersystems.net, tell us if you prefer a top loader or a panel loader. In a few hours we’ll close the comments section and randomly select a winner. Don’t dilly dally. We could close comments at any time. And, remember to use a valid email address so we can inform you in case you win. One entry per email address per contest. You have to enter each one separately in order to win.

Details at soldiersystems.net/the-12-days-of-tactical-christmas.

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218 Responses to “12 Days of Tactical Christmas – Day #5”

  1. JRA says:

    Panel loader with items sorted into pouches.

  2. stef says:

    Top loader for main pack, panel loader for a day pack.

  3. Alex says:

    Top loader. If you put some attention to detail in you can stay just as organized as with a paneled system but the value of a compartments isn’t beyond me.

  4. Ed g says:

    I have only really used top loaders but I can see how useful panel loaders can be. I’ll take a top loader.

  5. SSG Stoney says:

    It all comes down to the task at hand. If I’m headed out for a quick trip or a really heavy load I usually prefer a top loader for being able to throw items in and go. If I’m going on a long trip or have a detail load out I prefer the panel loader. It’s better for organization and maximizing allotted space.

  6. stu says:

    got a GoRuck GR1 top loader (did the goruck challenge with it). pretty awesome pack, quick access to anything you’ve got not to mention the laptop panel/hydration bladder panel. awesome bag for traveling or the field.

  7. sludgeEOD says:

    72 hour bag and smaller – panel. With anything larger, I still like my top loader.

  8. Brent says:

    Top loader for a ruck, panel assault pack.

  9. Danny says:

    Top loader, but sometimes, depending on the use of the pack, panel comes in very handy

  10. Kenneth Kinder says:

    I prefer a panel loader. Everything has a place and everything in it’s place. If I need something I can go right to it without having to root through everything else.

  11. Josh says:

    Top loader for rucks and bags attached to a frame, panel loader for everything else.

  12. rodney Flowers says:

    Top loader is all I’ve ever known

  13. shawn says:

    Top loading for when you’re humping a lot of shit. Panel for less shit. It’s all shit when it’s on your back, but that’s just me.

  14. Kenneth Kinder says:

    Panel loader as it is easier to get to and fing your gear. Everything has a place and everything in it’s place so you don’t have to root through it to find something.

  15. Sean says:

    Top loader for heavier loads and a panel for specilized loads.

  16. Per says:

    Top for big loads, panel for smaller packs

  17. mandaloin says:

    Panel loaders all the way

  18. Mumf says:

    At the moment I am running a top loader, but have been known to use a panel loader. Panel loader allows for better organisation of your kit, as well as easier access to it, but with a top loader you don’t need to worry about zip breaking, and it allows for a ‘stuff it all in’ method of packing.

  19. sevy says:

    top for rucks, panel for assault.

  20. Jerret PArk says:

    I prefer a panel loading pack for ease of organization.

  21. Jake says:

    Panel loader – access makes all the difference

  22. James says:

    For years I used a top loader as that’s all I was issued, but I took a panel loader with me the last time I deployed and it made getting to specific bits of kit simple.

  23. Justin says:

    Panel loader for smaller packs, for large loads top loaders have always been good to me.

  24. Travis says:

    Panel loader so you can get to what is needed.

  25. Bryan G says:

    Panel loader so I can find my stuff when traveling. Top loader the rest of the time.

  26. Ross says:

    I prefer panel loaders for all but the largest loads.

  27. Ricky says:

    Top loader, the less zippers the better.

  28. Derek says:

    Between the two, top or panel loader, I would choose a panel loader. I have no issues finding what I need in a top loader if packed correctly but for ease of use I would want a panel loader.

  29. John Sprecher says:

    Top loader. I might have to dig a little bit, but I don’t have so many zippers.

  30. Cap'taine says:

    I prefer a panel loader.
    Thank’s !

  31. Al Trombetta says:

    Panel loader its more organized

  32. Panel loader works much better for me than a top loader.

  33. Bryan G says:

    Panel loader for travel and top for everything else

  34. Bryan says:

    Top loader, as its usually easier to get at the contents of the bag.

  35. Eric says:

    Top Loader – easier and faster to get the items that I need.

  36. Charlie says:

    Top loader would serve me better.

  37. Tracker6 says:

    Panel loader. I don’t have to dig too much.

  38. James says:

    I prefer both! I have an eagle pack that has both it easy both ways. I saw some recon guys with one so I bought one myself. Also the ILBE pack does both as well even though I mainly just top loaded since I alway had it stuffed to the brim when I used it. My Tactical Tailor Malice III that was issued is nicer than the ILBE for fitting more stuff in the top.

  39. Jeff says:

    I prefer a top loader-it’s easier to get in and out of, and your stuff doesn’t explode all over the place every time you dig a piece of gear out.

  40. Steve says:

    Panel loader

  41. div says:

    Top loaders are good for large/heavy packs, stupid strong design.
    Panel loaders are great for day packs, easily get what yo want.
    So assuming that I use small pack more often (edc/hike) – Panel Loader wins.

  42. Joe says:

    Top loader, I’ve found it easier to pack stuff. Although the Mystery ranch Y shaped zipper setup is pretty sweet.

  43. Jesse says:

    Top loader! Easier to pack and manage.

  44. mark l says:

    I like top loaders best , but have both.

  45. Jason Lee says:

    Top loader; when the zipper fails I can fix it with a safety pin (or whatever) and not have crap falling out.

  46. Martin says:

    Top loader

  47. Mike says:

    Panel Loader- easier to get to all parts of the compartment.

  48. Sean says:

    I used to be all about top loaders, until I got an Eberlestock Operator. I may never go back to top loading rucks.

  49. Charlie says:

    panel load so you don’t have to unpack to get to what you need, which is always in the bottom!!!

  50. Depends the size of the bag but panel for three day top for anything longer