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ONE299 Frame

At the recent IWA in Germany, I noticed that Polish brand Direct Action was experimenting with ADA’s ONE299 pack frame from Australia. I had previously mentioned it during SHOT Show 16, so it was great to see it getting out there.

The concept behind this expandable, polymer frame is that it is designed to accommodate the 1st through 99th percentile Soldier. Via five length configurations, the frame will telescope from 413 to 528mm.

There are multiple attachment points throughout the frame to accept various packs and suspension systems.

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15 Responses to “ONE299 Frame”

  1. E Henderson says:

    I’ve been lucky enough to have a play around with this frame set up on one of their packs. Very slick and relatively easy to adjust once you figure it out. I would be interested to hear feedback from the short and long people who always seem to have issues with OSFA load carriage gear.

    Are the shoulder straps in the photos from ADA as well, or from elsewhere?

  2. Dev says:

    Interesting. Last I heard about this was the flimsy build and frames snapping under hard use. As someone who is vertically challenged, the 1606 has been my go-to (although preferred would still be the NICE from MR) choice for rucking but this could be a viable alternative if it actually does become issued or go commercial.

    • Linz says:

      ADA at SHOT claimed they were aware of the breakages: a result of customer spec, not them

      • JustinK says:

        Customer spec as in ADA’s or the Aus Military? I know it doesn’t meet the US Army or USMC specs for frames, but I haven’t seen how the Australian contract compared in that regard.

  3. Eddie says:

    Be advised: “Hm, wonder how this would work with the ALICE.” guy incoming.

  4. IheartPTbelts says:

    I would love to get my hands on one of these frames. Any issued frame i used sucked with my short body.

  5. Jesse Ables says:

    A review of the frame, as used on the ADA’s large ruck, can be found on Packs & Beyond:
    http://packsandbeyond.com/2016/08/review-ada-large-assault-pack/

    • Mick says:

      Harsh review, but insightful. I have no idea if that guy has some dog in the fight or not (perhaps somehow affiliated with a losing design?) but it was pretty clear he was NOT impressed.
      So all you short guys putting this on your wishlist, read the link first!

      • 22F says:

        Well Mick, I state quite clearly in the review notes that I have some affiliation with other companies who ran entries in that tender.

        It is part of our efforts at Packs and Beyond to still be independent and impartial (or at least state where any bias may be present) when it comes to our reviewing activities.

        As an aside, Packs and Beyond has participated with ADA in some serious conversations about that review and other issues. I’m very pleased to say that ADA sees P&B as an independent body in the Australian industry. There will be more news on that front published on P&B in the near future. It is part of my intentons to have ADA vice their side of that conversation in the interests of fairness.

        Now, if only I could find more time to publish all the articles I have grand plans for and maintain my cool-guy internet persona!

        And whilst I think of it, a big thank you to SSD for allowing and encourging this discussion.

        • Mick says:

          After more careful re-reading, I see that. I have no reason to doubt your independence and impartiality. It’s a great, detail-oriented review, just the type of thing gear-heads need before they make a purchase decision.

          Well done!