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Good, but should have been great,
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This review is from: Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol MOLLE Assault Pack Tactical Combat Rucksack Backpack Bag 36L Black (Misc.)This is a very good pack. I wanted something that would enable me to organise my kit so that everything could be easily and quickly accessed. This pack achieves this perfectly with the two main sections, two front pockets and various internal net and zip pockets. However after using several times I've found a couple of small but annoying drawbacks.
Firstly I found the shoulder straps are not as comfortable as I've come to expect from packs from outdoor specialists such as Lowe Alpine. A 50L pack with plenty of scope for accessories via the MOLLE straps can obviously become a fairly weighty pack and one that you may not want to carry for a whole day. It's by no means terrible and does have the waist belt (which can be detached) for long periods with heavy loads but it seems it could have been better without adding much if any expense.
The second relates to the 6 compression straps. This is a very deep pack so when not fully loaded the compression straps are very useful. However 4 of them pull in from the larger of the 2 front pockets, flattening it. For me these pockets are great for quick access to small items and delicates (like my 2 bananas that got totally squashed). Doesn't make sense to me why they aren't all from behind the front pockets like the other 2. The pocket is not large enough to require compressing and doing so makes it a pain to use.
I'm maybe being harsh on what is a seriously good bit of kit but when something seems to have had so much thought go into the rest of the design it's frustrating. It still seems to beat anything else out there for the price though.