Re: Stick bag or Vicpack
Vic Firth makes a backpack? Really?
I'd find a regular ol' stick bag, and use a regular backpack to carry stuff. The less you look like a drummer advertising brands the cooler you'll be. If your plan is to be playing for the rest of your life, why not invest in a stick bag that will actually last the rest of your life? I purchased a Reunion Blues small stick bag made out of solid leather over 25 years ago and it's still in use today. I also have a solid leather cymbal bag too, that's still going.
Buy once, cry once, especially for things that will be in constant use, like stick and cymbal bags.