I am trying to make rucking my G3 even more comfortable, and adding extra padding sure made this even better. No necessary, but nice.
Bought a G1 little brother pack in mil green to use as prs and long range gear hauler. Although a fine pack, after using for a short time I noticed the need to upgrade the load carrying ability. After getting everything needed for a one day match loaded in, the weight caused the pack to sag while being carried and didn’t maintain any kind of shape.
To remedy these issues placed a call to customer service and after getting some great advice I ordered a gossamer frame and large hip belt.
The order arrived fast, shipped from Idaho to Washington state, luckily, as my next trip out was about a 2 mile hike to the remote shooting spot carrying 40 mike mike tripod, pint size game changer, two full 40/40 ammo carriers, kestrel elite, fury binos, spare mag, fix it sticks all in one kit, storm tactical data book, magnetospeed, midway lightweight tactical shooting mat, snacks, and 100oz hydration bladder. All said my pack was pushing 50lbs and fully loaded with no room to spare, plus the 14lb rifle I carried. I couldn’t believe how much easier, relatively speaking, and comfortable it was to carry the pack fully loaded with the help of those new additions.
About two weeks later had a prs match with moderate walking distance between stages, and again very impressed with how the pack and upgrades made carrying gear less strenuous.
Thank you Eberlestock for making great products that are easily adaptable to changing needs, and offering modular solutions to shooters, hunters, mil, and LE.
Order was canceled, large pad was to big for F5, need just large which is out of stock. Great packs though
I returned it.
That's a heckuva belt for $30, and a cheap gamble and I scored. Adapted it to my ancient North Face Badlands 75L. The Velcro matched perfectly. Molle webbing and rugged fabric allows creative redneckery to secure this hip belt to the wreckage of the old aluminum stay plate. She's solid and ready for the trails again.