|I bought this backpack in A.C.U I bought this backpack for a SHTF/BOB I would have preferred it in multicam, but couldn’t bring myself to spend literally double just for multicam. For reference I am 6’ 200lbs.
Where do we start. I love this backpack.
-Backpack has straps 2 high and 2 low on the sides to help keep the profile down as well as secure the load to keep it from jostling too much during movement. A Eastwing camp axe fits well secured between a high and a low strap. The material seems sturdy enough, nothing lasts forever, but this exterior material seems like it will go the distance. Molle webbing on a good amount of the backpack. Shoulder straps and waist strap comfortable and supports the weight well. This pack can take weight. Has drag handle on each side as well as top and all are sturdily sewn on. Has 4 Molle webs on bottom designed for straps, I bought two and it holds my sleeping secure.
-Main compartment (largest): Has 6 internal straps to hold down gear inside, this helps keep it from shifting around and redistributing weight while running with it on. Very roomy, fit 2 boxes of 50 10mm inside, 500 .22 multicam BDU pants and jacket, 2 person tent and hiking boots with room to spare. The main compartment also has 4 zippers, so that you can access whats on the bottom without having to dig (very useful). Interior wall has mesh zippered pocket/areas lining its entirety, designed to keep things organized, holes in the top with vecro flaps designed for camelbacks.
-Second main compartment (second largest): This compartment shares a wall with the main compartment. The material lining the inside of this pocket feels flimsy, it has several divider type pockets on the inside made of the same material, these pockets are not meant for much abuse, this compartment would be good for anything soft, smooth and unabrasive, put anything in this pocket with sharp edges and it will rub a hole in it. This compartment has lots of divider like pockets as well as enough space to hold a lot more stuff. Pen and pencil pouches, 2 rifle magazine pouches. I have battery packs, lights, other odds and ends inside, haven’t filled it by far, but also haven’t decided what all I want to put in it.
Side Pockets (2): Fits Powerade 32oz containers nicely
-Bottom Pocket, mesh w/elastic top dividers inside, could be good for more mags
-Furthest from the back pocket: no dividers, just more space for gear.
-Behind the pack compartment (secret compartment): this pocket is deceptively large, its skinny because its behind the back and the main compartment, but it has a zipper from right shoulder that goes all the way to the bottom left of the pack. This compartment would be perfect (is) for a large state road atlas. The ones you put in your car that have all the major roadways and even backwood roads.
Pros: did you read the review?
Cons: As stated in previous reviews how the shoulder strap attaches to the backpack makes it seem that it will give over time, I have mixed feeling regarding the matter, I agree the design makes me concerned but I believe ultimately it is sturdy enough to survive the distance.
Bottom Line: I am pleased and would suggest owning this backpack|