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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT a 50Litre backpack, 9 May 2012
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This is a well-made small pack. As reviewers here say, it is suited to school and college kit, and would be excellent as a small overnight or flight bag, providing space and protection for a laptop or a camera kit.

However, I bought it as a military style, 50 Litre backpack, capable of carrying significant weight and fully integrated with the MOLLE system. I intended it for short summer trips including significant walking, at least 20 miles per day. The size is about 30L, to be generous; the harness and waist belt are far short of military reqirements for comfortable weight carrying; there is no chest strap; and the MOLLE strips are mostly decorative. For example, The side strips have only three openings and only the middle one is sufficiently wide to take standard straps. This limits attachments to tiny knife sheaths and the like. A couple of small pouches could be added to the back of the pack, but the harness will discourage putting significant additional weight there.

It is a nice pack, and in black, quite elegant, so I will pass it on to my wife who will almost certainly find it useful. However, how long will people keep advertising this as a 50L? - or is this just a brand name?
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Initial post: 7 Sep 2012 02:58:58 BDT
joe says:
is there a better alternative?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 20:39:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 10 Sep 2012 20:41:46 BDT
It is hard to find a Molle bag at 50litres. The nearest I own is the superb 5.11 Rush 72, which is 43Litres, and can easily be augmented with pouches to reach 50. You can even strap a smaller 5.11 bag called a Moab10 on and reach it immediately. 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack - Black Until recently this has been available at £80 but has now gone up. The problem with this one is that it is a full-sized assault pack and therefore short and deep. So, while a beautiful piece of luggage and capable of serious load-caryring it strikes me as not as suitable for serious distance backpacking as the balance is off without waist and front loads. There is a similar Rush 24 which is 35L, less deep and currently better priced at £80 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 Backpack - Black My other Molle pack which is again around 35L is the Pro-force Tomahawk. This is well-made andd comfortable and can be added to. It is very easy to strap on additional items as it has many Molle straps. This is certainly a possibility for camping and walking. (I carry some items on my belt, or the belt of the pack if necessary.) Army Tomahawk Special OPS Pack MOLLE MLCS Rucksack 35L Black They also do a number of larger bags but I haven't used them. The only other alternative I have explored is the Karrimor Predator serries, which are hard to get and expensive. Some of them are very specialist which is one reason I rejected them, but they take additional pouches, rather like an army Beregen. Karrimor SF Ruck Sack Predator TECMAC 50 I hope that this helps.

Posted on 26 Sep 2012 04:40:38 BDT
superman47 says:
Yes, I bought a molle 25L assualt pack for £42.99 on military 1st & its looks pretty much the same size but far better quality, check it out !
Arrizon wolverine monolith backpack do a 50 70 & 90 litre. They have the molle system of attaching pouches & they look good but are expensive thats where my cash is going. Thanks for the info.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Oct 2012 06:45:33 GMT
clavius says:
Pro-Force Tomahawk Elite LX MOLLE Rucksack Military Hydration Backpack 40L Olive Green

it's advertised there as being 40ltr, but most other places as being 45ltr. I bought one about 4/5 months ago. i'm inclined to think it's nearer 45ltrs. It compresses pretty small, but can take a serious amount of kit if you need it to. the MOLLE straps aren't for show either, and it's actually used by some forces personnel. it's an awesome pack for the money.

Posted on 14 Dec 2012 22:35:42 GMT
Punisher says:
I checked the company Miltec is 36 liters not 50!!!!!!!!

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 23:28:16 GMT
GenericJam says:
In the product description it says it is 51 x 29 x 28, which if you calculate that would give a maximum (outside) capacity of 41412 CCs which converts to 41.412 L so it's maximum a 40 L bag.

Posted on 14 Feb 2014 16:07:18 GMT
aa17 says:
50 quid for a pack that has military level quality and can handle hikes etc seems a bit low to me. Especially given the pricing of the Rush series which is a bit more realistic. Two of my friends had a very similar bag to this, both broke rather quickly. Not sure if there's an actual decent version out there or if they're all junk, which is why I don't recommend them.

Posted on 13 Sep 2014 20:11:07 BDT
Mooresey says:
I think you will find it says 36L, so you are correct it's not 50L. Want 50L, buy a 50L, don't slate something for being not what you want.
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