Straps Ain't good enough
After about a year or so of carrying this as a first response medical backpack for EDC, the bottom right strap part where it attaches to the back has almost ripped off, so i had to make it one strapped. Seemed good for about 2 weeks, then its almost ripped at the bottom left. It was great at first but the bag i replaced i used for 5 years and yet it was barely ripped, only reason i switched was to get an OCP camo one for my uniform to carry around on base. Not good for 65.99 at the PX when my other one was 35.00 and never was ripped.
We are really sorry for the inconvenience. That fabric is a licensed product and its use requires us to pay a royalty, which is why it costs more. Additionally, that fabric is relatively new for us and we are still learning how to best use it in the construction of the pack. Your experience and feedback will really help us make a better product. Our bags are covered by a lifetime warranty. One of our representatives will be contacting you so we can send you a replacement bag.
I've had this pack for several months now & used it on a few missions. It was purchased it to replace a small Condor pack. The nylon exterior is VERY rip & abrasive resistant. The interior is lined with a thick water repellant material similar to whats used on river rafts. Multiple pockets store gear efficient & securely. The main storage area opens up completely & has a clear zippered pouch dedicated to a 10" touchscreen tablet. As said before the exterior is VERY forgiving. I've used it several times as a sandbag to steady the rifle. With just soap and water all traces of blast residue wipe away.
Now no product is perfect so here are two suggested improvements.
1. A flap or lip to cover the zippers. On my last mission I was caught in a HEAVY downpour. I'm talking about max 100 meter visual. A little water made it thru the zippers. By no means was I upset by the amount that made it in the bag, i was actually happily surprised.
2. Put release clips on the bottom & side compression straps.
I wholeheartedly reccomend this bag as a 48 hr bugout necessity.