Many people assume that a tactical backpack is designed only for tactical situations, but the durability and versatility of these packs make them appropriate for a wide variety of uses.
Beyond military and law enforcement, tactical style backpacks are ideal for camping, hiking, hunting and adventure seeking. Features like multiple storage areas and ultra-strong, lightweight material make these packs perfect for extended trips on the trail and in the woods.
But if you're shopping around, it's important to remember that not all backpacks are designed the same. While Active Duty Gear sells only the best and highest-quality brands, there are plenty others out there that look OK, but will not stand up to HARD USE.
A high-quality bag from Maxpedition, 5.11, Hazard 4, or Condor will give you great performance and functionality for hard use over a long period of time, outlasting the less expensive bags. When you buy a high-quality bag you will get 2 to 3 times the long-term VALUE. This actually makes them more than price competitive.
A couple words about Condor Outdoor Bags: Condor makes a very high-quality product that is priced at a very good value point. The selection is not always as comprehensive as some, and many of their bags are military focused, but the VALUE is excellent. They offer outstanding high-performance, functional, rugged products that will serve you well.
Factors & Features that Make a Great Outdoor Tactical Backpack
Design – Organization – Versatility
What do you plan to carry in the bag? Just a few items for a Saturday hike? Everyday stuff for work, Enough gear to last you a weekend in the woods? Or a full pack of equipment, clothes and items for an extended tactical situation?
The key here is that you consider all the gear you'll be bringing so that you can choose a bag that will fit it all. Look closely at size specs and also consider what types of compartments you'll need to hold various types of supplies. More pockets may seem unnecessary at first, but they help to keep your gear well-organized and easily accessible.
Does the Pack have attachment straps (MOLLE) so that you can attach additional smaller pouches to the main bag? Sometimes a smaller main bag that has the ability to add other pouches can add a lot of versatility.
Room for bladder / hydration capable packs are also a smart idea if you'll need a quick way to stay hydrated on the go.
Comfort – Load Distribution
Let's face it – you want a tactical backpack that stays comfortable, no matter how long you're carrying it. Make sure it's built with features like padding on the straps and back, which help ensure that you can endure longer excursions without cramping up or needing a break. Designed properly, a pack will ensure good load distribution which is key to comfort. Having a pack that does not shift from side to side is key to comfort and performance.
In warmer climates, padded mesh adds breathability – particularly on the backside of the pack, where heat builds up fast. The padding helps to add some relief to your back muscles, while the mesh construction allows more air to circulate.
Material – Construction – Hard Use
The material your tactical backpack is made of is the biggest factor affecting how strong it is, how much the pack can hold and how resistant it is to moisture or tearing.
Most of the best packs at Active Duty Gear are made with ultra-resilient nylon, which is inherently strong and resistant to ripping, staining or tearing at the seams. No matter what style pack you need, be sure to always check what type of material it's made of.
The right carrying style – Full (2 shoulder straps) – Sling (single strap) – Combination
This one depends mostly on how you intend to use the pack. For example, if you have lots of gear that you'll be lugging during a long trek, then you'll want a traditional-style backpack with shoulder straps, a sternum strap for added stability and waist strap for extra support.
Other available options include single shoulder-strap sling packs, briefcase-style bags, duffel bags, utility leg rigs and many others. Each style has its unique advantages, so be sure to consider all the ways you plan to use it, so you can be sure it will meet your specific needs.
Protection for fragile gear – Special Padded Compartments
Items like eyeglasses, cameras, cell phones and other electronic devices can damage easily if they're not well protected in a backpack. Look for packs that have designated pockets for protecting these items with extra padding and materials like fleece lining.
Find Your Tactical Backpack At Active Duty Gear
Active Duty Gear offers a wide variety of durable, high-quality tactical backpacks available in many different styles and sizes to meet every need: tactical use – hikers - adventure-seekers - campers or other outdoor activities.
At Active Duty Gear, we are a veteran, family owned and operated small business. We believe in giving our customers great value with excellent products that are competitively priced. We have the knowledge and experience needed to ensure that you will be completely happy with your purchases. We will know this when we see that you have returned to our website to discover and purchase the latest and greatest equipment in the marketplace.
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