It's nice but I was a little disappointed. I felt the advert/listing was a bit misleading. The images clearly show the hydration bladder with this package, but when I received it, there was no hydration bladder. So I looked at the invoice, and there was a notation on it saying "No H2o bladder included" or something to that effect. Well, like I said, the images clearly show the hydration bladder.
The listing also claims that this is "new". Upon first glance, and inspection of the materials, I would have accepted this as the pack and components did not appear to have any wear. However, when I unzipped the side pocket on the assault bag, I found a contact lens case that had contact lens solution in each compartment. And to add to this, one of the lids on the contact lens container was only partially tightened and the contact lens solution was starting to drip into the pocket on the assault bag. So, I guess the term "new" is subjective.
My purchase was through Forron, and held off on my review until it was put through its paces.
Prior to my purchase I had a number of questions, each time I contacted the Seller (Forron) I received a prompt and clearly answered response within 15 minutes, kudos on that as it made my buying decision that much easier.
Now, I had plenty of experience with these Packs during my military career, but this purchase was for my young petite female college student who was entering the USMC PLC Program.
I went through all items upon arrival, everything. The Main Pack, Assault Pack, Camelbak, even the Hip Belt were Brand New (as described).
The Main Pack fully loaded on her small frame has gone through a good workout this summer and performed great.
This is worth noting. The Pack did come with a Medium size Hip Belt, great if your waist size is 34", I did order a separate Small size Hip Belt from this same seller and it fit her 27"...
I am an avid outdoorsman and have been my whole life. I've done everything from basic state park hikes to summiting Castle Peak (14nr) outside of Colorado Springs. I used to use my Kelty pack for everything but due to the smaller cargo capacity, my wife inherited it and I purchased this. I was already familiar with the packs/hydration system due to USMC basic training/boot camp so learning it was easy and if you are not acquainted with it you can easily do a basic search on youtube to discover everything you need to know about the pack. With 4500CI of space, you can store all of your essential survival gear and still have plenty of cargo space on the exterior for your rifle, plenty of molle to strap anything you want on. This is also one of the toughest packs on the market and will withstand anything you want to put it through, i.e. water, snow, ice, rain, hot, ANYTHING. Don't just take my word for it, try it out yourself or don't and be wishing you did when your buddy has one on the...
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