- 1000 denier nylon exterior
- Total Volume: 2,050 c.i.
- Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz
- Dimensions main bag: 21"h x 12"w x 7"d
I have been an infantry Marine for the last decade and I have used many different pack systems. I wish I found this company a long time ago! I purchased this pack for the purpose of having a versatile pack for patrol base operations and it has served me very well. I lived out of this pack very comfortably for 10 days without any issues. This pack caused me to buy the terminator pack for longer operations and I am more than excited to use it on a upcoming 6 week training operation.
The quality and versatility of this make was way more than I was expecting. Well made and ready for more than I'm capable of. This is the last pack you will ever need.
I've bought two.
I'll start off by saying that I have been up and down the long road over backpacks, off the highest and the lowest quality standings, and I have not had the privilege of thoroughly examining all of eberlestock's products, but I have only ever seen a small handful of packs of this stature in years! This is quite possibly the most versatile, durable, workhorse of a pack available on the civilian market. The very spacious batwings built on to this, along with at the very minimum zip a little brother pack plus a spike duffle , or two spike duffles, or multiple batwings because of its 4 possible zip location(2 on the main bay, 1 on each batwing). The center molle panel, which you can rig or strap, in an assortment of ways, almost anything to the center load bay. All seated on an Alice frame, that I know is worth it weight in gold on its own in the bush. The material, seams, and zippers are almost over done, and the buckles make most of the other higher end hiking backpack buckles and straps look like cotton twine. The only thing I would like to ask is when are you guys making more zip on features, and also some other companies make some zip on panels and pockets and I'm curious as to whether any of them would be compatible. Great job with this pack! I would have paid double!
On the premise of “don’t be an idiot and use un-tested gear”; that’s exactly what I did. And it was GREAT!!! Here’s all the things I did wrong:
1) never tested it before a 3 day trip;
2) didn’t size the harness well;
3) didn’t buy some accessories that would have been great until well after the fact.
And the results:
1) it’s such a great pack that I was still pretty happy with my trip. Hills, swamps, lots of rain, 61lb pack without water.
2) Although I eventually sized it right after the trip, I was pretty comfortable throughout. The pack’s ability to keep the center of gravity close to the user is almost unheard of in other brands that would rather just make the weight taller. Getting back to the proper sizing: I found the Eberlestock sizing video when I got home. Watch that, it’ll also help with a bit of familiarization with the gear.
3) The rain cover I wanted was sold out, but everything was in ziplock bags. My hydration bladder was slung on the side behind one of the main compartments. It worked but wasn’t pretty. The FannyTop is on the was.
I’m so glad this pack was made to be better than me as a user. Now that I’ve hopefully smartened up, I have a new 5 day trip on the horizon, some accessories coming, it’s sized properly, and I’ve even tested it more by throwing some weight in it and going up and down 75 flights of stairs in my building with no complaints (at least for the pack).
This pack makes you look forward to carrying heavy things.