This is the official "issue" assault pack that the Army distributes to deploying units, in addition to the MOLLE Rifleman Set and other items in the RFI ensemble. Can be worn alone or attached to the MOLLE Rucksack. Consists of a large main pocket, zippered front cargo pocket, and a small utility pocket with velcro closure for smaller items. Also has a slot for a radio antenna or hydration drink tube. This assault pack is approved for airborne operations.
Many units require their Soldiers to use this item, although others allow the use of aftermarket assault packs made by Blackhawk, Tactical Tailor, Camelbak, and other companies.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Sep 2011
I've had a pack like this and it worked out great but regarding past reviews there is a HUGE difference in what a civilian would carry in this back back and what the army would carry. They would rule out all wants to take with them and what they need.
Posted by Mortar SSG on 28th Mar 2011
This bag is amazingly small. There is no way to pack for a three day mission in this bag. You may get a few bottles of water in this bag along with some batteries for you optics but you better find somewhere else ammunition, cold/wet weather gear, and your MRE's because they are not going to fit. This time around I am going to purchase a civilian made bag rather than trust what the army gave me.
Posted by SPC on 10th Feb 2011
Staff Sergeant's right. These things are nearly indestructable. The one I used in Africa on my first deployment is the one I still use, two deployments to Afghanistan later. These things will probably outlast their owners in all actuality.
They can carry enough stuff for a day of Civilian camping or hunting, and you wont ever find a commercial variant as tough.
Posted by SSG on 8th May 2010
This version has everything I needed in a 3 day assault pack. Afghanistan is a rough place but this pack took a beating.