The TT Mission Pack is by far my favorite backpack for all things outdoors. I wish I could use it more often, but for my daily routine and short urbex trips in the city, it’s just a little oversized. For anything out in the woods though, it’s perfect! It has plenty of room (37 liters or about 9.8 gallons) and feels really comfortable and light, even when fully packed. And you can pack a lot into it. Here are some of its features:

  • Very big main compartment another zippered compartment inside.
  • A second, slightly narrower but still pretty big compartment with several open pockets of different sizes inside. The pockets work great for fixing things so they don’t fly around. For example, I put my tripod in a pocket so it stays put. There’s also Velcro strips inside for additional fixation.
  • Two zippered pockets on the outside. They’re relatively narrow, but perfect for smaller stuff that you need to access frequently. I use it for my flashlight, spare batteries, lighter, Kindle, money and so on.
  • Hip belt to get the weight off your shoulders. The hip belt also has two small zippered pockets for small stuff you need to access very often.
  • Molle system on the front and both sides, so you can attach more items or additional pockets if you really need to. I don’t see myself using it anytime soon, as the Mission Pack has enough room for all of my gear, but it’s still nice to have it.
  • There are several tiny outlets for drink systems. I never used that and probably never will, but I see how it may be handy when you go on a long hike through the desert or something. The holes are barely visible and are closed up with pieces of rubber, so they’re not allowing rain to get through.
  • Compression straps that allow you make the backpack really flat.
  • Every aspect of the carrying system is fully configurable to your body. I really recommend to spend some time playing with all the straps, so you find the perfect settings for your body size and shape. It really makes a big difference!

And here’s a few things I usually pack into my TT Mission Pack, so you get an idea of what fits inside.

  • Small sleeping bag (Snug Pak)
  • Camping mat
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Two or three 1-liter water bottles
  • Snacks
  • Camping cutlery
  • Flashlight
  • Complete set of spare clothes (sweatshirt, pants, t-shirt, underwear)
  • Pocket knife
  • Lots of small things:
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Spare batteries for my smartphone, camera and flashlight
    • Kindle

In addition to that, I once even managed to squeeze a pair of huge rubber boots in there, when I was planning to wade through a flooded bunker.

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