Just ordered a Tactical Backpack! [UPDATED WITH VIDEO]

Discussion in 'Razer Gear' started by TheRazza, Mar 13, 2016.

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  1. Does anyone own the mercenary backpack? It looks really cool, but I curious why it's 20$ cheaper than the tactical backpack. Does the latter have unique design features over mercenary backpack?
     
  2. Burgz

    Burgz Well-Known Member

    Probably for these additionals -
    • Soft padded shoulder straps and back panel
    • Adjustable chest buckle
    • 2 large interior compartments
     
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  3. HelldiverL9

    HelldiverL9 Active Member

    Thanks for the further update to more insights! I guess its more for those who travel without a laptop or a much smaller computer and need less accessories. But looking at it, I will be sticking to my current Utility Backpack for a while longer.
     
  4. Lorenzo.vD

    Lorenzo.vD New Member

    How is the quality of the back? is it easy damaged or not? And how are the stiches holding together?
     
  5. TheRazza

    TheRazza New Member

    Well keep in mind it's less than a month old, nowhere near enough time to see how wear and tear is but the build quality is excellent and I would not forsee this thing being easily damaged at all.
     
  6. I have the razer blade 14, razer kraken and razer naga + iPad pro
    The question is; the Tactical Pro is made for up to 17.3 laptops; while I have 14" laptop; will the Tactical Standard version be better than the Tactical Pro?
    In other words, I feel like the Tactical Pro would be a huge bag; you get what I mean?
    Help please?
     
  7. Just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting a video up of what the inside of the bag and all the different compartments. I was in two minds about ordering one for my son as an extra birthday gift but this has made my mind up and I'm now off to the store to order it for him.
     
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  8. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    While the laptop section will be a bit deep for your laptop, it won't matter in the least. Your laptop would still be perfectly safe inside and won't shake/move hardly at all. I own both of the Tactical backpacks, and they're almost identical except for the height. While that means extra space in the laptop pocket for you, it also means extra space to fit everything else in the other main pockets.

    I just took photos of both of mine, and I'm going to be creating a new thread showing them side by side, it seems that these questions get asked quite often. :)

    Edit: that posting can be found her: Backpacks: Tactical Pro vs Tactical
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  9. mnrtjedennis

    mnrtjedennis Active Member

    Cool video! Thanks
     
  10. Creambuzzthink677

    Creambuzzthink677 Active Member

    I wanted to mention two other differences in addition to the lack of front MOLLE pouches on the Tactical backpack. From your video, it looks like the "cover flap" of the Tactical backpack does not cover the compartment closest to the straps (the one dedicated for laptops).

    On my Tactical Pro, the top cover covers both large compartments.


    Second, the Tactical Pro has a sweet rain cover that is stashed into the bottom of the backpack. I didn't think I'd be using it, but it's worked really well. Regardless of my umbrella size, the front face of my backpack always gets wet when it rains. It'd be super annoying to remove the front MOLLE pouches, towel them off, and let them air dry before reattaching each time it rains. I keep my water bottle in one side pocket and my phone in the other. I can still get to both compartments relatively easily by shifting the rain cover when it is on, yet the cover securely covers the compartments in the rain.
     
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  11. im3dmundlee

    im3dmundlee Active Member

    nice video, hope to see more
     
  12. mnrtjedennis

    mnrtjedennis Active Member

    oh wow! thanks didn't know that.
     
  13. Portalboy

    Portalboy New Member

    Knowing Razer, I'm surprised this backpack doesn't come with Chroma lighting and require a USB port to charge...
     
  14. ttouchdown77

    ttouchdown77 Active Member

    Was tossing up between the tactical and tactical pro bags myself. Hadn't seen a review of the tactical yet, so thanks for that. Pretty much a done deal now that I will get the tactical pro.
     
  15. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    These are also things I noted in my post Backpacks: Tactical Pro vs Tactical where I posted photos of the two. Tons of info for folks to see differences and make good choices if they just look around for it.

    Also, great video here!!
     
  16. DieselLag

    DieselLag Active Member

    Good video really showed off this bag's beauty
     
  17. crisgarcia6OT

    crisgarcia6OT Member

    Is the Razer Tactical backpack can be usable to college?
     
  18. R3AP3R

    R3AP3R Active Member

    I have a few questions to ask before jumping into buying the Tactical Pro backpack:

    1. Is the Tactical Pro backpack really tear- and water-resistant?
    2. Will its water-resistivity wear off after several wash?
    3. Can it withstand heavy rain?
     
  19. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    In my experience it has definitely proven to be tear and water resistant, the Tactical Pro Backpack even more so since it has the rain cover - and that mostly answers your #3 as well.

    Will it's water resistance wear out after washing, I doubt it. It's more about the kind of fabric that was used instead of a treatment on the fabric. Though, I've taken my Tactical Pro on outings with my son in the Marines, to sporting events, to ComicCon and other places, and it's never needed to be washed. I had to use a barely damp washcloth to wipe off some dust after the USMC event, but other than that it's been a non-issue. So, I'm going to say that unless you're abusing it in the dirt or letting food/drinks spill on the inside then you probably won't need to toss it in the laundry.
     
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  20. Hegdaddy

    Hegdaddy Active Member

    As someone who uses molle pouches and other equipment for work regularly (and often gets them well beyond 'wet'), experience tells me that you do not need to remove the pouches in order to dry them out :D

    The Razer bags look functional enough; however, IMO they are too marketed towards kids and don't look very professional (big green things all over them). I roll with a black 5.11 Tactical Rush pack (with my Blade in a Razer Armor Case) which looks great, is super functional and also designed to take a beating (and does so very well).
     
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