Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack

The design of the Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack is exactly what you need to ensure that you always feel prepared and ready! The super high quality of construction, materials, and specifications ensure the bag will always perform at top level and be ready to support you in a full range of occasions and needs. featuring a well padded and ergonomic support/fastening system the Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack is sure to make spreading the load and long treks easier with constant comfort and a well-positioned load. Finished with a full range of storage pockets, YKK zips and a durable water repellent coating (DWR) making it the perfect Bug out Bag.

The Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 is a favourite with Serving Members of the British Armed forces. It is highly robust and has great expandability options thanks to a number of PCLE Pocket options and the abundance of MOLLE / PALS webbing.

My only gripe with this amazing Backpack is the number of loose straps, but this can easily be remedied using strap ties or ranger bands.

 

Features at a Glance:

  • Karrimor Predator Patrol 45 Litre Rucksack
  • 45 litres
  • S-shaped shoulder harness
  • Compatible with side pockets
  • Zipped lid compartment
  • Compression straps
  • Rotproof thread
  • Reinforced with bartacks
  • DWR
  • YKK zips
  • Fully adjustable
  • Ergonomic fit

If you are interesting in Purchasing the Karrimor Predator or another Backpack from the SF range I find the best prices are usually found from buying directly from Karrimor

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Direct Action Foxtrot Tactical Waist Bag

Direct Action Foxtrot Tactical Waist Bag

Direct Action Foxtrot – Tactical Waist Bag

My new EDC bag is the Direct Action Foxtrot ! I had seen a few reviews on this bag and decided to invest. Delivery was a little slow, but I guess this was due to its high demand.

The Direct Action Foxtrot is a lightweight waist bag. The Belt flaps can be folded into dedicated pocket in order to transform the bag into a small handheld or shoulder bag (makes a great Camera Bag too).

I currently use the Foxtrot as my EDC Bag but this also then comes becomes part of my Bug Out Solution when paired with my Direct Action Dragon Egg II that carries the main part of my Bug Out Kit.

Direct Action® Foxtrot® is a versatile and lightweight tactical waist bag designed for military and law enforcement operators. This waist bag has a wide camo and solid colour selection that also makes it a great tactical pack for shooters, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can also get it in snow camo – PenCott SnowDrift™ for winter activities. The Foxtrot can also be used as an Everyday carry (EDC) bag. If you’re looking for a heavy duty MOLLE pack for your iPad, tablet, eBook reader or just a solid base for your bug out bag (BoB) – Foxtrot® made by Direct Action® is the best value for your money.

The Foxtrot® main compartment is lined with Velcro which allow adding some extra equipment, like holsters & magazine pouches. Special pocket inside main compartment keeps your tablet or other electronic devices protected. There is also a zippered mesh pocket under the lid for smaller items. Main flap is closed with two way YKK® zipper. Bag also features two front pockets closed with zippers, and two small side pockets – one zippered cargo pocket and one open water bottle pocket. Shock Cord on top allows strapping additional equipment like raingear. Bag features laser-cut modular system compatible with MOLLE/PALS. Side panels of the bag features zipped pockets for flat objects like maps or documents. Belt flaps can be folded into dedicated pocket in order to transform the bag into a small handheld or shoulder bag. Both belt flaps have a flat zippered pocket for small items like keys or lens covers. They flaps also have PALS/MOLLE platform for additional pouches. Laser-cut does not absorb water like traditional MOLLE/PALS webbing. Made of durable 500D Cordura® nylon fabric with water resistant coating.

Features:

  • 100% 500D Cordura fabric with water resistant coating for durability
  • Lightweight, durable, non-moisture absorbing laser-cut MOLLE/PALS system
  • Heavy Duty, glove friendly YKK® zippers
  • Main compartment lined with Velcro  for individual customisation
  • Sleeve adapted for secured carrying of tablet or small electronic devices
  • Two external side pockets- One zippered and one open
  • Two zippered external front pockets
  • Two zippered flat pockets on side panels
  • Adjustable shoulder strap (120 cm x 3.9 cm / 47in x 1.5in )
  • Drag handle
  • Velcro id panel (7.6 x 4.5 cm / 3x 1.75 in)
  • Shock Cord on top for strapping additional gear
  • All clips and buckles are made by Duraflex®/WooJin
  • PenCott™, Kryptek™ and Multicam® camouflages are NIR treated

 

 

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Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII

Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII

Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII

The Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII makes for a perfect Bug out Bag or EDC pack. The Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII is a lightweight and versatile backpack designed for Military and Law Enforcement operators. This medium sized pack comes in a wide selection of camouflage and solid colour options, making it a great choice for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can also get it in snow camouflage – PenCott SnowDrift™ for winter activities. The camouflage / colour selections with the low profile look and feel makes it a perfect Everyday Carry (EDC) bag. If you’re looking for a heavy duty MOLLE backpack for your laptop, tablet, iPad, hydration bladder, etc. or just a solid base for your bug out bag (BoB) – Dragon Egg® made by Direct Action® is the best value for your money.

Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII is a 25+ litre backpack suitable for either short patrol duties or larger EDC pack. The pack features three zippered compartments. The main compartment has an internal hydration sleeve and mesh pocket. The main compartment also has a centre tube exit for a hydration tube. The rear pocket features a padded sleeve which can be used for safely carrying multiband radio devices or up to a 15” laptop. The front pocket of Direct Action® Dragon Egg® features a zippered mesh pocket and internal organiser for notepads, GPS, writing utensil, and other small essentials. 2 Additional side pockets can carry small and flat items, after unzipping, the pockets will fit a standard U.S. canteen or water bottle.

The Direct Action® Dragon Egg® also has a soft velour lined zippered pocket for glasses, cell phone, etc. The pack also has daisy chain webbing that runs along the front panel seam for attaching any carabiners or similar gear to the pack. Laser-cut system compatible with MOLLE/PALS makes the backpack not only fully modular, but also still maintains a low profile look. Laser-cut does not absorb water like traditional MOLLE/PALS webbing. Thanks to the egg shape, the pack has a smaller height and width than other packs with similar capacity and makes it more comfortable with belt kits or ballistic vests. Suspension system is based on comfortable shoulder straps and internal stiffener in the back. Waist belt is detachable and can be stowed away. Made of durable 500D Cordura® nylon fabric with water resistant coating. Combat Vent System®, the innovative ventilation system used in backpacks, and provides increased comfort for their users. Made of contoured foam profiles with multiple air channels that are combined with airy mesh, CVS® keeps the pack off the back, which enhances air circulation preventing heat build-up and sweating, while the stiff foam ensures comfort and stability.

Direct Action Dragon Egg

Features:

  • 100% 500D Cordura fabric for durability
  • Unique Patented CVS-Combat Vent System® for operator comfort during prolonged use
  • Lightweight, durable, non moisture absorbing laser-cut MOLLE/PALS system
  • Heavy duty, glove friendly YKK® zippers
  • Main compartment features internal mesh and hydration pocket
  • Two additional zippered external pockets
  • Two small side pockets that expand when unzipped
  • Additional zippered back compartment for hydration bladder or the padded sleeve can be used for carrying up to 15″ laptop
  • Paracord drag handle (contains of two 2.5 m cords)
  • Additional side handles
  • Quick release shoulder straps
  • D-Ring attachment points for attaching quick access items
  • Side and bottom retention straps with buckles for attaching additional gear like tent or trek poles
  • Daisy chain webbing for attaching extra gear/carabiners
  • Velcro panel (10.1 x 5.1 cm / 4 x 2 in) for ID patches
  • All clips and buckles are made by Duraflex®/WooJin
  • PenCott™, Kryptek™ and Multicam® camouflages are NIR treated

 

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Karrimor SF Predator 30

Karrimor SF Predator 30

Karrimor SF Predator 30 Litre

The Karrimor SF Predator 30 Litre is a great piece of kit at a sensible budget and is a perfect choice for Bug out Bag and Bushcraft.

I have long been a fan of Karrimor products, I think it stems back to my Secondary School days back in the UK, when schools had to use their budgets wisely and buy great quality gear without breaking the bank. Karrimor was the choice for my school and I still remember the Canvas Rucksacks and Leather walking boots supplied for our school camping trips being as tough as anything.

Today we have better materials but the quality of most of the Karrimor range is still great, especially the Karrimor SF (special forces) range of Backpacks (this is backed up with endorsements from British Armed Forces).

Buy the Karrimor Predator

The Karrimor SF Predator 30 Litre is aimed at serious Bushcrafters, Preppers and Survivalists.

The design of the Karrimor Predator 30 Litre Rucksack is exactly what you need to ensure that you always feel prepared and ready! The super high quality of construction, materials and specifications ensure the bag will always perform at top level and be ready to support you in a full range of occasions and needs. featuring a well padded and ergonomic support/fastening system the Karrimor Predator 30 Litre Rucksack is sure to make spreading the load and long treks easier with constant comfort and a well positioned load. Finished with a full range of storage pockets, YKK zips and a Durable Water Repellent coating(DWR).

  • Capacity: 30 litres
  • S-shaped shoulder harness
  • Rotproof thread
  • YKK zips
  • DWR
  • Fully adjustable
  • Ergonomic fit
  • 55 centimeters high
  • 30 centimeters wide
  • Depth: 21cm
  • Height: 52cm
  • Weight: 1.3kg
  • Width : 30cm

The Karrimor SF Predator 30 Backpack is a practical, hardwearing, lightwight day pack that is designed to allow a wide range of Karrimor SF pouches to be attached. The bag features a number of necessary functiions including modular webbing that allows easy attachment/detachment of pouches, zipped lid access and compartments, elasticated side pockets. The 100D fabric is extremely abrasion and tear resistant, it use reinforced bartackk stictching and is treated with DWR water repellent. It also features a reinforced base. The carrying system is very comfortable with padded S shaped straps and sternum strap.

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5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack

5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack

5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack

The 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack is another firm favourite amongst the Prepping and Survival Community. I was using the Rush 72 as my personal Bug out Bag for 2 years until I made the switch to Direct Action and I honestly couldn’t fault it. 

The 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 is a Full-size pack suitable for 3 day excursions. It boasts a main compartment and numerous smaller individual pockets and pouches with several with zipper closures. The pack has lots of organisational options making it popular for people getting into Prepping and Survival.

Features

  • 1000D Nylon with water-repellent PUx2 coating on main body
  • 210D 118T water-repellent PUx2 coating on inside pocket flaps and pocket bags
  • Main compartment: 23″x13.5″x8.5″ (58.4x34.3x21.6cm)
  • Weight: 2100g
  • Capacity: 55 liters (3342 cu in)
  • Self-repairing YKK zippers with large glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Large main compartment
  • One interior stuff-pocket with draw cord
  • Three mesh interior organising pockets
  • One fabric pocket with zippered pull-cords
  • Large, external shove-it pocket
  • Top exterior crescent-shaped Organisation pocket with mesh interior zippered pocket
  • Exterior admin organisational pocket
  • Two exterior, side, flat, zippered pockets
  • Top, quick-access non-scratching fleece-lined sunglass pocket
  • Padded hydration pocket with two back-to-back zippered pull tabs
  • Adjustable, dual density closed-cell foam shoulder straps
  • Adjustable height sternum strap
  • Adjustable hip belt
  • Stiffened back
  • Generous web-platform on three sides with additional attachment points
  • Four attachment points for 1″ webbing to the bottom
  • 1″ Velcro hook and loop closures
  • Four compression straps
  • Velcro name-tape and flag/patch holders
  • Top grab handle
  • High-impact Duraflex plastic accessories
  • Revised rain flap design fits better over zippers
  • Two large metal grommet drainage holes on bottom of pack
  • Coated metal grommets and zipper sliders
  • Doubled-back single needle top stitching
  • Single and doubled-back edge stitching
  • Bar tacks at stress points

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Direct Action Ghost Backpack

Direct Action Ghost Backpack

Direct Action Ghost backpack

The Direct Action Ghost Backpack is a great choice for Bug out / Get Home packs. Amazing quality combined with inventive design this very Rugged offering from Direct Action will not disappoint.

Direct Action have a range of backpacks from their smallest offering “Dust” then the “Dragon” (24 hour pack) to their 72 hour pack called “Ghost”.

Measuring in at about 2950 cubic inches. The Ghost is honestly not that much larger than the Dragon (only about 500CI bigger), but as the Dragon packed more than we expected, so did the Ghost – by a long shot.

The Ghost comes in 12 colours, weighs in at only 5lb 2oz (making it are latively lightweight backpack) and is coated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR).

The Ghost has 2 hydration bladder compartments and as water is a big concern for any Survival Situation this is an ideal feature I haven’t seen on any other similar styled backpack. Obviously, every 72 hour load has its staples, but you’re going to want to add water wherever you can, and with the Ghost, it’s mighty convenient to do just that.

Direct Action build their gear with functionality in mind. The waist belt on the Ghost is great, it’s simple, removable and very comfortable. When you first open this bag you’ll notice on one of the inside compartments they also include a Y harness that can be used with the detachable waist belt – a sub-system all it’s own, and loaded with PALS webbing! 

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