As I traveled all around the world, at some point I needed another pack (the old one did its job alright but it had come to its end).
As I discovered this pack, I also found out its strengths and its downsides.
Even though it’s rather small, the pack has 7 compartments and fits all the kinds of stuff you need, even for a 3 day survival mission. That’s a plus. But, at the same time, I found the zippers to be quite flimsy and the stitches not long lasting.
Let's proceed with the pros:
When it comes to the cons...
There are other things that I like when I took this with me on a mission. The double zippers on the main compartment make the pack remain flat (and that's useful when you’re trying to be smooth and fast).
There are many pouches in this pack to fit maps, journals, books, pens, radios, and the front compartment is a real junk drawer. It’s pleated and it can actually expand in depth... so you win more space.
Even though I think this pack is not for hiking, it works great as a survival and first aid kit (you know, the type „Grab what you can to stay alive!”).
There’s a lot of Molle webbing on this pack (the main compartment, the front, the side pockets).
This pack has a capacity of 3038 cubic inches/50 liters and has an internal frame, which helps with weight distribution.
My biggest concern goes to the zippers and the stitches, but, so far, so good. The pack has done its job pretty well in all military and rescue missions I’ve been, as well as out in the wild. And if it helped me, I’m sure it’s good for the extreme adventure fans also!