TYR Tactical

And Now, For The Rest Of The Story

Earlier in the week we showed you the awesome, Tigerstripe attired mannequin in the Velocity Systems booth. What we didn’t show you was the back.

This prototype assault pack is inspired by the British PLCE Bergen side pocket which in turn came from the Berghaus Vulcan removable side pocket. Slightly bigger, Travis added a bungee and some Velcro. I told him he should put it into production. What do you think?

5 Responses to “And Now, For The Rest Of The Story”

  1. Ray Forest says:

    I like it. I have a Flash22 22L day bag from REI that’s very similar and it’s a perfect size. I could totally see having it as a back panel on jungle kit. This looks about 25L maybe? The Berghaus stuff was a great concept. They had the singles and as I recall a way to zip two singles together as well. I remember seeing these in pics from NI. The REI bag has two water bottle sleeves on each side that might be a nice option. The also conveniently fit a 152. In this application I’d like some attempt at standoff spacing for ventilation. That’s a lot of cordura contact with your back in the jungle without something help air pass through.

  2. Mel Terkla says:

    That’s a cool little pack?! As a pack designer, I love anything that has British roots…yes, build it?!

  3. Iggy says:

    They already do a good pack around this volume at a good price that beats this in every way. Those Bergen pockets were horrible as packs, replaced by proper small packs that ran better.
    I’d save production for something more functional.

    • Ray Forest says:

      I think the only comparison to the bergans is in its size and shape. They suffered from poor straps and adaptation to standalone set up. This is the common design for ultralight trail packs now and has been for some time. This is just an adaptation of that 20-30L pack body to a load carriage system not a removable pocket like the Bergans. It could be argued that its essentially the same size and role as the MAP and Mini MAP and that was wildly successful. This is just sewn into the webbing not standalone.

  4. robert says:

    i want that boonie