In part 1 of my review of Spec-Ops Brand THE Pack, I mentioned its impressive 2550 cubic inches of internal storage space. That’s a lot, but it’s also a little difficult to visualize. With that in mind, I stuffed THE Pack full of most of the things that I though a three day pack might need for a field operation.
- Large Capacity
- High visibility interior
- Hydration pack ready
- GRID-LOK attachment loops (compatible with X-system, MOLLE and
- Comfortable shoulder straps
- Chest and waist belt, adjustable
- Heavy duty, reinforced, pull handle
- Large rugged zipper and pulls
- Weather proof access ducts for commo and hydration
- Several subdued colors to choose from
- Zippers bind sometimes
Procuring a quality tactical backpack that fits common operational needs can be a daunting task. All too many of the commonly available packs aren’t durable enough, have inadequate storage space, or are unavailable in subdued colors. Many have extraneous options like external webbed pockets that appeal to the hiker, but can cause your gear to get snagged on underbrush or other obstacles while maneuvering in tight situations. A few backpacks that are branded as “Tactical” are simply civilian hiking packs that have been produced in camouflage or black. While they may work for a while, they haven’t been designed for or buy anyone with tactical movement in mind, and frequently are not up to the rigors that soldiers and other operators may place on them.
It’s for these reasons that Spec-Ops designed T.H.E. Pack. The acronym stands for Tactical Holds Everything, and while that isn’t quite literally true, it is a versatile and reliable piece of gear that meets the demands that a contemporary tactical operator will place on it. It can also carry damn near anything you might want it to. Continue reading