Reviewers on You Tube commented on its comfort to wear, with its narrow design it certainly is unobtrusive.
I have removed the plastic backplate to save on a little weight, and it still rides nicely.
The adjustable harness system is a Godsend, so quick to alter. When practicable I remove the velcro waistbelt and carry the pack as high as possible.
The two rear pockets are of a good useful size. I would have prefered the organizer pouches in the top, the bottom accepts a lightweight thermal smock.
The lid pocket easily fits a basha/tarp kit or waterproof jacket. The two long deep side sleeves I find ideal for stuffing ready things, like a hammock.
The side bottom pockets, although not designed for, can carry a canteen. A rubber band threaded through the MOLLE and around the spout keeps them secure.
Along with the quick-access opening front, make this an unbeatable pack for me. The zips are so smooth in sliding, and the pull-tabs easy to catch even with
gloves on. I have though sewn on another grab handle above the top rear pocket.
This IS the rucksack I have been waiting years for.. and obviously strongly do recommend it.
very functional and roomy, beautiful color a bit heavy but like all military backpacks
Was a positive surprise when I started using the backpack. Very practical with the different opening options. Have full understanding that FAC has chosen this type of bag.
In addition, being well received by Varuste and a quick delivery does not make things worse.
Excellent, high quality and functional backpack! I am very satisfied.
The backpack worked really well. The backpack fits well with equipment and I personally like the pockets on the front of the backpack for small items. I chose this backpack instead of Halftrack partly because of the front pockets and because I didn’t feel the big pockets on the side were necessary.
The open pockets on the sides are large enough to hold a walkstool, thermos (0.75l Thermos) or Jetboil zip.
The backpack is comfortable to carry and can be well adjusted, even if you are wearing a plate carrier.
The only consideration for those of you who are considering a backpack. If there is a lot of stuff in the backpack pockets then a little challenge to the backpack DG to get the stuff. The pockets "bulge" inwards and thus take up some space inside.
I believe and trust that my backpack will serve for a long time in work use. I recommend!
Backpacking nobility, indestructible and insanely good to carry.