Austrialpin - No Comparison

Archive for the ‘Packs’ Category

Gunner’s Fact Or Fiction – Does The Marine Pack Frame Hold Up?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

There's been a lot of scuttlebutt about the integrity of the Marine Corps' pack frame. If you tell a Marine he can't break something, he's going to prove you wrong and then tell his buddies how to do it as well. But, this time MARCORSYSCOM is one step ahead, as Gunner Christian Wade demonstrates in this video.

Kelty – Spur

Friday, July 21st, 2017

The Kelty Spur is a sling bag.

-Ambidextrous shoulder carry
-Air mesh/EVA shoulder straps & back panel
-Stowable, 3-point harness
-External zip accessory pockets
-Large, u-zip main opening
-Internal, hook & loop pocket
-External shove-it/water bottle pocket

Volume: 549 in3 / 9 L
Weight: 13 oz / .38 kg
Torso Fit: One Size
Dimensions: 15.5 x 7.5 x 6 in / 39 x 19 x 15 cm

For those of you interested; no, it’s not made in the States. However, of the offered colors, several are great for the potential Grey Man.

Mystery Ranch – Crewcab Pack

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Crewcab_15-coyote-hero (1)

Mystery Ranch believes the Crewcab is one of the most innovative and adaptable packs ever made.

Crew Cab with bot Profile

Born out of a unit’s need to haul ammo cans, this famous variable-capacity pack can collapse or expand to carry loads that vary dramatically in size, shape, and weight. At its smallest, the Crewcab is a low-profile, 1900 cu-in pack, but can be expanded out to carry more than 6000 cu in. It can carry EOD gear, Pelican cases, robots, MR Load Cells, ammo cans, even casevacs in a pinch. The CREWCAB excels at carrying weird loads.

Crewcab_25-multicam-NICE Overload 3 Zip BVS-system

As a NICE framed pack, the Crewcab can haul the biggest loads in comfort. The NICE frame’s adjustable Futura yoke and lumbar wrap system —a three-dimensionally shaped belt— make sure you get a custom fit for any body type.

Warrior East 2017 – LBT Vented Comms Pack

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

LBT designed the Vented Comms Pack to help overcome radio overheating. Some radios in hunmid environs have become so hot that they’ve melted fabric. The VCP features two roll down flaps with removable mesh windows. Additionally, the rear panel, constructed of HANK, can be unzipped for additional ventilation.

The zippered top flap incorporates a softshell pocket and cable routing slots. The side panels are also constructed of HANK with laser cut PALS slots. There are two antenna holsters made from softshell along each side panel. Finally, the pack can be worn alone but will fit an ALICE frame for added stability.

Kifaru – Pack Covers

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Kifaru has two pack covers, a Medium and a Large which are made from a single seamless Coyote colored silicone coated fabric sheet. Their bungie cord drawstring tightens around the pack, covering packs from 25L – 128L.

Varusteleka – Särmä TST RP80 Recon Pack

Friday, June 16th, 2017


Varusteleka is a Finland-based company which specializes in military and outdoor gear and related products. They, in collaboration with Finn-Savotta Oy, developed the RP80, an 80 liter sustainment pack which is designed to be tall and slim. This design distributes weight closer and above the wearer’s center of gravity and spine, and also allows unrestricted arm and elbow movement when skiing; a must for Nortic and Arctic users.

The RP80 sports a DUR-Aluminum frame designed specifically for the pack, while the pack body is made of 1000D Cordura nylon. Features include:

  • Max. dimensions 85 x 37 x 25 cm + bottom corner pouches.
  • Weight 1700 g.
  • Drawcord divider inside, top compartment height 60 cm, bottom compartment height 25 cm.
  • Roll top closure with added security/compression strap.
  • Zippered bottom flap with two security/compression straps.
  • Two large baggy bottom corner pouches. Volume approx. 2,5 liters per pouch.
  • Two 75 cm long compression/tie down straps on each side.
  • Hydration bladder compartment inside.
  • Two horizontal tie down straps inside against the back.
  • Carry handles on the sides and lower back.
  • A seamless, uninterrupted 7 x 22 PALS matrix goes around the whole upper half of the bag.
  • Two vertical attachment point straps along the back.
  • The RP80 is assembled in Finland and Estonia.

    ADS Federal Range Day – LBX Tactical Minimalist Gear Pack

    Monday, June 12th, 2017

    The Minimalist Gear Pack (LBX 0321A) looks like a mini 3-Day Pack and it’s intended as a 24-hour pack, but its design is meant to work in conjunction with LBX’s Modular vests and panels. The pack’s overall dimensions of 14.5″H x 11.5″W x 5″D offers two zippered compartments.

    As you can see, it incorporates padded adjustable shoulder straps as well as an adjustable sternum strap. Additionally, the back is padded with air channels for when it’s worn alone.

    6×6 loop modular webbing, compatible w/ LBX & LBT hook lined panels
    Zippered admin pocket w/ 6W x 3H loop panel for identification patches etc
    Each side has 2×3 modular webbing for accessory pouches
    Drain grommets on rear and bottom
    Reinforced carry handle

    Offered in MAS Grey or MultiCam Black.

    Dear SSD – Can You ID This Pack?

    Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

    An SSD reader, who also happens to be an Aggie, sent us this photo and wanted to know the make and model.


    He thinks it might be a variant of the Proper Medic pack, but this member of the US Army’s The Old Guard seems to be using it for K9 purposes. Interstingly, there’s a tag on the side, but unfortunately, the photo isn’t high enough resolution to read it.

    Since we have the greatest readership the world over, we thought one of you might know the exact model.

    Photo shared under Fair Use.