Large Tactical Transport Pack

I had the opportunity to purchase this pack just  about 4 years ago.  I have a digital camouflage version.  I have used this pack for hiking, hunting, camping, extensive traveling, and much more.  I am going to go over a few things I really like about this pack and maybe a few things I don’t.

This pack is available in the DDP Shop for $65.00.  Click the tab at the top. Shipping costs included in all pricing.

You can find this pack online from Amazon, or anyone that sells military or tactical gear.  This is a cost effective pack, in the fact that you can spend far more for a similar pack.  Beware of pricing.  I have seen this pack selling for around $55.00 however shipping was outrageous.

Starting at the top of this pack is a carry handle.  I use this actually a lot.  Especially when going through the airport.  The carry handle does not have the rubber handle, but it is more than sufficient to use under a full load.  The pack is made from heavyweight 600 Denier Polyester.The shoulder straps that are on this pack are padded nicely and curved to fall under your arms and back to the pack properly.  The straps have 2 small D rings on them which I like because I can use that to carry my compass or clip anything small to the straps for easy access.  The only issue with the D rings is that there are 2 sets.  The top set is really tough to use because they sit so high on the strap.  The straps also have a sternum strap that is adjustable.  The strap is not something I typically use, but it is designed to help distribute the weight.  The buckles at the bottom of the straps work well and are easy to adjust after placing the pack on your back.  The part of the pack that seats against your body is padded and has a mesh material to disperse heat and moisture.  This pack is also hydration compatible, so the hydration bladder pocket is just above  the mesh part of the pack and just below the carry handle.  the bottom of the pack has a waist strap which I have never used.  I have thought about getting rid of this strap, however it does tighten up nice and sits below the pack to be out-of-the-way.

7289-side_angle_view-hrThe side of the pack has some compression straps that have worked well for me.  I can unlatch them and then stuff this pack full, or I can carry a light load and pull these latches tight to compress the pack.
7282-G-DThere are 5 storage compartments on the this pack.  The first being the hydration compartment, the main storage compartment, a very usable mesh pocket on the inside of the main compartment that has  zipper closure.  The main compartment is spacious and lined in a water repellant material to keep everything dry.

7289_bigThe fourth storage compartment is large, and a great place to put gear that you need to access all of the time without having to unpack your main storage.  However the size of this compartment will decrease depending on the load you have in the main compartment.  This has never stopped me from packing what I needed, and I have never had to leave anything behind I wanted to take.  The last compartment is a zipper compartment on the front of the pack.  It has a zipper closure, and will hold a fair amount.  There is a strap the runs the front of the pack and latches, acting as another compression strap.  The tip of the strap contains a small D ring.  The bottom of this pack has some loop straps that I have never used.  They are small and I can’t imagine even a bedroll being able to fit into these for carry.

7234-DOverall I love this pack.  I have had this pack and use it extensively for  4 years.  All of the stitching is intact and all of the buckles are still in good shape, even though the are molded plastic, none have broken, and all work.  Although I would not rely on this in a full combat deployment, this pack has served me well and I have had no issues.  I constantly get asked where I got it.  This is one of the packs I have and I am very happy with it.


SF personnel must conduct a detailed mission analysis to determine the need for pack animals in support of their mission. Military pack animal
operations are one of the options available to a commander to move personnel and equipment into or within a designated area of operations
(AO). Pack animal operations are ideally suited for, but not limited to,  conducting various missions in high mountain terrain, deserts, and dense
jungle terrain.  Personnel must have a thorough understanding of all the factors that can
impact military pack animal operations. The objective of this chapter is to familiarize the reader with military pack animal operations and to
outline the planning considerations needed to successfully execute them.

In a worst case scenario, I know this is going to be a method of transporting people and goods.  To view online or download, click the link below.

511 Tactical COVRT Z.A.P. 6 (Zone Assault Pack)

Lets get one thing straight before you read the post,  I am not the type of guy to carry a handbag, shoulder bag, “european handbag” that the wife bought you, or anything like that.  If I am out hiking I have a small day pack, but that is it.  I do not carry concealed in a hip pack like you used to see so often back in the 90’s.  I have not seen a good little pack that I would consider carrying, especially for CCW, until now that is.  The Covrt Zap 6 (Zone Assault Pack) first off is a good looking small pack.  I do not like to hang things off of one shoulder due to the fact I feel vulnerable to someone snatching it, and I do not like the feeling of a cumbersome backpack in public.  I love how this fits over one shoulder, and I can carry my Springfield XD with ease.  This pack retails from 511 Tactical for around $110.00 dollars, and on Amazon for $79.99.  To view from Amazon, click the ink below.

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