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Ray Lockwood

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The Oakley kitchen sink is the greatest backpack of all time in my humble opinion. It'll cost you between $100 to $350 depending on which version, but the one I'm showing here is the standard and it can be had for around $150 if you shop around, $200 if you buy it from Oakley. Maybe a bit on the pricey side but this premium piece is the porn star of packs and will be the last one you'll ever need for any application.
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Weighing in at 2.8 pounds empty due to it's very high quality construction, this bag is indestructible. It's made mostly from thick double ripstop nylon, a branded polyester lining inside, and some kind of waterproof matte rubberized pseudo-leather in key places. The zippers are good sized cable loops are lockable with any size padlock.
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Whether you need a trackpack, bikepack, hikepack, or even as a school bag, this bitch will haul approximately a metric shit tonne of gear (34 liters with expansion capacity up to over 70 liters). If that's not enough space or you pick up too much treasure on the trail, go ahead and unzip the bottom and an extended compartment pops outta there like some giant hernia. The metal fastenings are all aluminum with some type of plasticised coating on them so they are not shiny or noisy at all. There are three big metal loops good for attaching carabiners and hanging extra gear or strapping your sleeping bag and tarp on.
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Don't be fooled by this photo, this lower "hamper" compartment is actually a little bigger than the bag itself and will hang down apast your ass. Now you have more than double the carrying capacity and all the shit in the main compartment just slid down to the bottom so you can load up in a hurry. It also functions as a drainable section for shoes or wet gear if you use it like this.
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As you can see here there's little grommet sieves for drainage. Also, there's a little button strap to go through the zipper so it doesn't unzip itself. The bottom is waterproof in case you set the bag down somewhere moist, water won't wick it's way up.
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The main compartment is covered up so it's not fast and easy to access without opening up these metal clips that attach to a cable, but that's a good security feature, you won't have sly dogs reaching into that section in a hurry.
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But that's why you have the remora like compartments on the side, to stash shit you need to get a grip on regularly. They're deceptively large, able to hold two 710ml bottles, or one of the big rectangular 26ers of hard liquor so you have ample water AND vodka, and you don't have to hit the road without water anymore! They both have three velcro straps across the pockets so you can strap belt pouches on there.
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The top pouch is clutch, it's kind of hard so you can put shit in it that normally gets crushed anywhere else like your sunglasses, glass smokeware or electronics. It even has a little slot for your headphones or a charger wire to come out. I use wireless headphones but I still use the little slot for quick deposits of things like money, pens, just general pocket shrapnel. There's also a really robust metal handle at the top so you can carry the bag low cuz maybe your guitar is on your back or some other shit.
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There's a padded laptop compartment with easy side zipper access, and it's one of the few bags that can hold a 17" laptop comfortably. I have a tiny laptop so I utilize the extra space to keep my logs and journal.
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There's an easy to access flap on the front with nice hard pockets inside, perfect for your multi tool, flashlight, knife, pocket pussy, whatever you need fast and dirty access to. Plus there's a lot more room below those pockets extending all the way to the bottom of the pack and it's a great place for chargers and adaptors cuz they stay out of the way down there but can be accessed quickly.
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The chest and waist straps distribute the weight very well and the shoulder straps are nicely padded up. There's no internal frame but the back is well padded and semi rigid like a shell.
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The waist strap/belt has additional pockets on it with velcro straps to hold gear down and it's removable in case you don't want to use it at all, or maybe you just want to wear the belt by itself!
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The ubiquitous cell phone pocket is on one shoulder strap but I like my phone in my pocket. It has a velcro strap as well as a well-elasticized mouth so anything in here is secure. If you put your smokes in there, you won't be bothered by moochers cuz the pocket is mesh but it's completely opaque.
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My road dog complains about it's lack of a secret stash pocket but that's a feature you'll want to add yourself, that way it's in a location that only you know about. Put it in a spot that's padded, that way your git kit will go undetected and assumed to be padding (provided it's small and soft).
There is an XL version of the same bag with several extra pockets and a drawstring closure if you really gotta lotta shit to haul around.
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And there's a little 23/43 liter version called the bathroom sink if you're a cheapo or a lightweight or something.
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It comes in many colors besides the original black, two-tone, urban camo, khaki, green camo, even red or white. I didn't show red or white here because who really gives a fiddler's fuck about those colors. Can you say "heatbag"?
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There's a fully waterproof "designer" version for an extra fifty buxx but it's a little too shiny for my taste, although claiming to be "stealth black".
 
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You'd never see me with such a flashy pack, you'd stick out easily. And all those pockets and compartments leave for less overall capacity in my opinion. Also even if you lock the "loops" it doesn't matter if someone steals your pack. Like Art101 said, sticking with my ALICE ruck.
 
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To each his own. It's not a "flashy" pack anymore, got a lot of rust and grime on it and with the bottom bladder out the bag more than doubles in size. In fact the day I got it I emptied the contents of my loaded ALICE into it and still had room for the empty ALICE and more. When I get home next week I'll post photos of mine fully loaded as proof. I'm living out of my guitar bag right now which I have had to fight for, and is a bigger risk. Such is life.
 

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That expanding pocket is such a good idea though. I need something like that for food I always got a plastic bag full.
 
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The critical opinions are important to me though, don't get me wrong here. I need to know cuz I haven't had this thing south of the border yet but I will this spring. Canada's a little different I guess, people up here tend to haul great big expensive "Armageddon" bags more often than not.
 

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this wouldn't be the kind of bag i use, but i can definitely see it's advantages. i think this might work for a lot of people that pack light and want a certain level of stealth, so thanks for the review!
 

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I would never go with Oakley, but if it works...it works. I agree with Art though you are kind of asking to get mugged, whether you have a knife or not. For me personally I have recently decided to steer clear of brands like Oakley and REI...imo they are geared towards day backpacking excursions or short multi-day trips...although this definitely looks more durable. I just picked up a 5.11 tactical 43 liter pack in black. It was expensive I won't lie, but the heavier material and array of pockets seem quite durable.

How long have you had this pack and have you had any issues with straps breaking, stitching falling apart, etc?
 

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The Oakley kitchen sink is the greatest backpack of all time in my humble opinion. It'll cost you between $100 to $350 depending on which version, but the one I'm showing here is the standard and it can be had for around $150 if you shop around, $200 if you buy it from Oakley. Maybe a bit on the pricey side but this premium piece is the porn star of packs and will be the last one you'll ever need for any application.
View attachment 35321
Weighing in at 2.8 pounds empty due to it's very high quality construction, this bag is indestructible. It's made mostly from thick double ripstop nylon, a branded polyester lining inside, and some kind of waterproof matte rubberized pseudo-leather in key places. The zippers are good sized cable loops are lockable with any size padlock.
View attachment 35322
Whether you need a trackpack, bikepack, hikepack, or even as a school bag, this bitch will haul approximately a metric shit tonne of gear (34 liters with expansion capacity up to over 70 liters). If that's not enough space or you pick up too much treasure on the trail, go ahead and unzip the bottom and an extended compartment pops outta there like some giant hernia. The metal fastenings are all aluminum with some type of plasticised coating on them so they are not shiny or noisy at all. There are three big metal loops good for attaching carabiners and hanging extra gear or strapping your sleeping bag and tarp on.
View attachment 35323
Don't be fooled by this photo, this lower "hamper" compartment is actually a little bigger than the bag itself and will hang down apast your ass. Now you have more than double the carrying capacity and all the shit in the main compartment just slid down to the bottom so you can load up in a hurry. It also functions as a drainable section for shoes or wet gear if you use it like this.
View attachment 35324
As you can see here there's little grommet sieves for drainage. Also, there's a little button strap to go through the zipper so it doesn't unzip itself. The bottom is waterproof in case you set the bag down somewhere moist, water won't wick it's way up.
View attachment 35325
The main compartment is covered up so it's not fast and easy to access without opening up these metal clips that attach to a cable, but that's a good security feature, you won't have sly dogs reaching into that section in a hurry.
View attachment 35326
But that's why you have the remora like compartments on the side, to stash shit you need to get a grip on regularly. They're deceptively large, able to hold two 710ml bottles, or one of the big rectangular 26ers of hard liquor so you have ample water AND vodka, and you don't have to hit the road without water anymore! They both have three velcro straps across the pockets so you can strap belt pouches on there.
View attachment 35327
The top pouch is clutch, it's kind of hard so you can put shit in it that normally gets crushed anywhere else like your sunglasses, glass smokeware or electronics. It even has a little slot for your headphones or a charger wire to come out. I use wireless headphones but I still use the little slot for quick deposits of things like money, pens, just general pocket shrapnel. There's also a really robust metal handle at the top so you can carry the bag low cuz maybe your guitar is on your back or some other shit.
View attachment 35328
There's a padded laptop compartment with easy side zipper access, and it's one of the few bags that can hold a 17" laptop comfortably. I have a tiny laptop so I utilize the extra space to keep my logs and journal.
View attachment 35329
There's an easy to access flap on the front with nice hard pockets inside, perfect for your multi tool, flashlight, knife, pocket pussy, whatever you need fast and dirty access to. Plus there's a lot more room below those pockets extending all the way to the bottom of the pack and it's a great place for chargers and adaptors cuz they stay out of the way down there but can be accessed quickly.
View attachment 35330
The chest and waist straps distribute the weight very well and the shoulder straps are nicely padded up. There's no internal frame but the back is well padded and semi rigid like a shell.
View attachment 35331
The waist strap/belt has additional pockets on it with velcro straps to hold gear down and it's removable in case you don't want to use it at all, or maybe you just want to wear the belt by itself!
View attachment 35332
The ubiquitous cell phone pocket is on one shoulder strap but I like my phone in my pocket. It has a velcro strap as well as a well-elasticized mouth so anything in here is secure. If you put your smokes in there, you won't be bothered by moochers cuz the pocket is mesh but it's completely opaque.
View attachment 35333
My road dog complains about it's lack of a secret stash pocket but that's a feature you'll want to add yourself, that way it's in a location that only you know about. Put it in a spot that's padded, that way your git kit will go undetected and assumed to be padding (provided it's small and soft).
There is an XL version of the same bag with several extra pockets and a drawstring closure if you really gotta lotta shit to haul around.
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And there's a little 23/43 liter version called the bathroom sink if you're a cheapo or a lightweight or something.
View attachment 35336
It comes in many colors besides the original black, two-tone, urban camo, khaki, green camo, even red or white. I didn't show red or white here because who really gives a fiddler's fuck about those colors. Can you say "heatbag"?
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There's a fully waterproof "designer" version for an extra fifty buxx but it's a little too shiny for my taste, although claiming to be "stealth black".
How has it held up against the elements thus far?
 
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How long have you had this pack and have you had any issues with straps breaking, stitching falling apart, etc?
Sorry I should've included this info in my review from the get-go.
I've had the pack for 4 years now, it's been through the war, figuratively. I only ever had one rip which was in the seldom used polyester hamper which comes out the bottom, and it was full of sharp tools which that compartment was never intended to hold but it patched up fine and I still overload it only I always make sure my clothing is at the very bottom. Oakley is one of the few big companies that consistently makes premium quality gear, tarpers I've worked with in the ports swear by their shoes. I have to upload a picture of mine fully loaded, without that you don't get an idea just how much this thing holds, the lower drop-out hamper more than doubles the capacity, this thing is like 4 feet tall fully loaded and extended. Also pictures of brand new ones do look pretty bait but with a few coats of drywall dust, rust, grime, some paint splatters, it's really not as bait as everyone seems to think it is, it just looks like another bag. After all, I still have it four years later and I've been living on the skids in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax. I read a review written by a former Navy SEAL who just loved the bag, and that's why I bought it in the first place.
 

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I've had the pack for 4 years now, it's been through the war, figuratively. I only ever had one rip which was in the polyester hamper which comes out the bottom, and it was full of sharp tools which that compartment was never intended to hold but it patched up fine and I still overload it only I always make sure my clothing is at the very bottom. Oakley is one of the few big companies that consistently makes premium quality gear, tarpers I've worked with in the ports swear by their shoes. I have to upload a picture of mine fully loaded, without that you don't get an idea just how much this thing holds, the lower drop-out hamper more than doubles the capacity, this thing is like 4 feet tall fully loaded and extended. Also pictures of brand new ones do look pretty bait but with a few coats of drywall dust, rust, grime, some paint splatters, it's really not as bait as everyone seems to think it is, it just looks like another bag. After all, I still have it for years later and I've been living on the skids in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax. I read a review written by a former Navy SEAL who just loved the bag, and that's why I bought it in the first place.
Thanks man. I look forward to seeing some of your pics and what all you fit into it. Which size did you get?
 
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It's 34liters but over 70 when expanded and fully loaded. I should have just waited until I get back to Toronto and posted my review with my own pictures, I'm just visiting family on the East Coast right now and living out of an extremely overloaded guitar case. I wonder what gems I'll find on this forum if I search guitar case?...
 

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I agree Oakley makes great kit.I own a pair of their boots that I have beaten the crappola out of.Not to mention a pair of sunglasses(best pair of sunglasses I have ever owned) that I scored at a pawn shop.Still have them after 5 yrs.I guess on some things Im still kind of old school lol.
 

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