Large Field Pack with Internal Frame and Combat Patrol Pack
The large field pack with internal frame is used to transport the individual's existence load in all environmental conditions. Even load distribution is achieved through the adjustment features. The patrol pack is used for short missions, and can be attached atop the field pack.
Description of Item
The field pack has two major sections; the sleeping bag compartment, and the main compartment. The main compartment has a false bottom that may be opened for full use of the pack when a sleeping bag is not carried. The outside of the pack has one long tunneled pocket and two smaller cargo pockets, all using compression straps for securing contents. Equipment attachment points in the form of 2 1/4 inch webbing and 1 inch webbing loops are located throughout the pack.
The internal frame is comprised of two aluminum staves running the full height of the pack. The staves are removable. The suspension system is adjustable allowing the user to position the pack where it is most comfortable. The pack has lower back padding as well as an extended lumbar support pad and the shoulder pads are made of bi-laminate foam. A softer, open cell foam is against the body for comfort followed by a stiffer closed cell foam for stability and good recovery after compression.
Two straps assemblies with quick release buckles allow for the attachment of the Combat Patrol Pack atop the field pack when both packs are used together. When used in combination with either the Grenade Vest or the Tactical Load Bearing Vest, the Field Pack shoulder pads are worn over those of the vest, where they are retained by two one inch of webbing.
The weight of the empty pack is 8 lbs.
The Combat Patrol Pack was designed for short missions and offers 1200 cubic inches of cargo space in two compartments. The main compartment is padded to protect the back from heavy, sharp items. The main compartment incorporates two tie-down straps that can be used to stabilize equipment such as a field radio. The patrol pack has a separate shoulder harness. When used in combination with either the 40mm Grenade Vest or the Tactical Load Bearing Vest, the Combat Patrol Pack shoulder pads are worn over the vest shoulder pads, and retained for stability by two one inch pieces of webbing.
The field pack is constructed of an 8.0 ounce back-coated nylon fabric which has excellent abrasion resistance and water repellency.