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MAD Rucksack from RFI Gear

RFI Gear Modified ALICE Pack

Over the last year or so there has been an increased interest for a large pack with fixed pockets similar to the venerable ALICE pack. Naturally, most users want an improved pack frame and suspension and several options have begun to be offered on the market. The modified ALICE Rucksack or MAD is the latest design from RFI Gear and utilized the Down East Airborne 1606 frame. The pack body is crafted from Burly 500D Cordura and critical wear points have been reinforced. The pack features eight zippered pockets, two slot pockets as well as a flat pocket.

RFI Gear MAD Rucksack

An internal hydration pocket holds a 100 oz reservoir. The lid is elasticized to provide a weatherproof closure and a storm skirt enhances weatherproofing and provides increased capacity for large loads. There are slot pockets for skis or mortar tube The pack features attachment points for ALICE clips and pockets and there is a velcro strip for name tag and cat eyes. There are also three grab handles as well as compression straps.

Dual density foam (1 ” thick) is used to pad the frame, shoulder, and waist. The shoulder pads integrate overload stabilizers and both the shoulder and sternum straps feature the Snap Dragon quick release buckle.

The MAD features a 3500 cu in body augmented by 2000 cu in of pocket space all packed in an 8 lbs 6 oz package.

It is made in the USA and currently available in UCP as well as Air Force Digital Tiger Stripe(shown) but other colors can be accommodated on special request. To order contact RFI Gear.


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