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Tactical Tailor – RHINO RUCK


Tactical Tailor’s RHINO RUCK was developed at the request of a SOCOM client that required an updated ALICE pack tailored to the communicator who is required to deploy across all spectrums of airborne operations.

The RHINO is a static line and MFF jumpable ruck. It is purpose built around the STRRLS, H-Harness, Harness Single Point Release, and the Parachutist Drop Bag. The RHINO features a pass through RTO zipper with optional removable PRC 117G go bag that can be worn as an assault pack or mounted directly to a plate carrier. Rigging channels are cut and sewn directly into the ruck. Additional features include external compression straps, double rain fly, and reinforced hydration and commo channels. The RHINO may be custom modified to meet end user and unit requirements.

For more information, contact Nate Smith – Tactical Tailor’s SOCOM Sales Manager at nate@tacticaltailor.com



14 Responses to “Tactical Tailor – RHINO RUCK”

  1. straps says:

    Nice rig. I’ll leave this here:

    “Shoulder carried bags must be black or matching the camouflage pattern of the worn uniform.”

    I know full well the target market will be covered by the appropriate commander’s memos on this topic…

  2. Joe says:

    No one carrying this pack is going to give a damn about that regulation nor will it apply to what they’re doing.

    • straps says:

      I think I indicated that I “got” that. USASOC isn’t that large a command but it’s large enough that others will consider following suit, thus nullifying a stupid update.

      You shouldn’t have to be a Cool Guy to avoid choosing between a not tactically viable pattern (UCP) and a not tactically viable color (black).

      • Ironmnky says:

        This wasn’t made for USASOC……

      • Jon OPT says:

        Who would wear this as a day bag? That rule applies to bags worn in non tactical environments. This is pretty much the same color as all my SPEAR issued Ricks.

        Maybe I’m missing the sarcasm.

        Jon, OPT

  3. TMedina says:

    Yep – as soon as SOCOM was invoked, it was all good.

  4. Red says:

    If only this was available when I bought my Malice a few months back. That looks like a great pack.

  5. Mike says:

    It’s about time they added hydration ports to a ruck. Now if they would only add hydration slots or attachment points to the interior.

  6. Fly on the Wall says:

    Sweet. Using the ALICE frame is smart as this opens options to use the superb Mystery Ranch NICE STRLLS frame as well as ol’ Alice.

    Is it 500D or 1000D Cordura?

  7. Toby says:

    Well played T.T. well played. I would be happy to use this pack. Not that carrying a giant “tick” on my back is fun but this is well laid out, obviously well made, and uses the blessed ALICE frame design. Incidentally, the ALICE frame pack is the best for surface swims. Just say’n.

  8. Dev says:

    Would this work with the Down East 1606 frame?

    • Terry B says:


      It doesn’t look like it was meant to. The horizontal crossmember with the swept back “arms” on the 1606 rides just below the envelope pocket on the ALICE and similar packs like this RHINO. The fixed sewn pockets on each side closest to the frame would be in the way (see pic #6).

      Perhaps you could order a version without those two pockets – or have them sewn lower on the ruck. Of course you could also saw off the tips of the arms of the 1606.

  9. Jon Meyer says:

    I really like this ruck. I was looking at picking up a TAG recon ruck or a Kifaru Navigator but this one looks even nicer. I wonder is this is available for single unit purchase. Until I can afford one of these my surplus ILBE ($65) can’t be beat.