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Top Five Assault Backpacks

Updated on February 8, 2015
Top Five Assault Backpacks
Top Five Assault Backpacks

Best five assault backpacks review, comparison and everything else you need to know about buying the perfect assault backpack for your outdoor activities or job.

Assault backpacks are usually used in the armed forces to carry equipment and tools needed for different tasks. Because of their functionality, durability and appearance they are also appropriate for civil use. They are made of quality materials which ensure durability and safety. Another great benefit of the assault backpacks is their low weight and most of them are compatible with hydration systems. Wearing an assault backpack will make your appearance tough and professional.

In the armed forces assault backpacks are used on patrols, multi-day expeditions, marches and practically on every job where a soldier needs to have his equipment and tools.

In civil life you can use assault backpack for different outdoor activities such as backpacking, camping, caving, fishing, hiking, hunting, mountaineering, paintball and airsoft.

You should choose a backpack which is appropriate for your activities. If you need a backpack for one or two day trip then you should buy a backpack with the capacity between 20 and 50 liters. For longer trips you need a backpack with a capacity above 50 liters. Most of the assault backpacks are also equipped with MOLLE – Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment system. MOLLE allows you to attach various MOLLE compatible accessories and pouches on the backpack. You can see the MOLLE system on a backpack as rows of nylon stitched into the backpack.

So which are the best assault backpacks?

Comparison

Specification/Model
Condor 3-Day Assault Pack
Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50l
Vvv Gear Paratus 3-Day
Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack
Molle 3-Day Assault Pack
Size (H, W, D
22” X 17” X 11”
20,1” X 11,4” X 11,1”
13” X 12” X 5,5”
20” X 11,5” X 11”
22” X 17” X 11”
Capacity
50 Liters
50 Liters
45 Liters
50 Liters
50 Liters
Colors
Black, Tan, ACU, Olive, A-TACS, Multicam
Black, Tan
Black, Tan, Olive
Black
Black, Green, Tan, ACU
Hydration System Compatible
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Compartments
7
4
3
7
7
Gear Straps Inside
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Molle
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Velcro ID Panel
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Waist Band
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chest Strap
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Special
 
 
3 Attachable Pouches Included
Stowed Shoulder Straps and Belt
 

Condor 3-Day Assault Pack

Condor 3-Day Assault Pack
Condor 3-Day Assault Pack

Condor 3-Day Assault Pack

Condor 3-Day Assault Pack is appropriate for one to two day trips if you are carrying sleeping bag in it. Otherwise you can use this backpack for three to five day trips. It has seven compartments which allow you to organize your things perfectly. The main compartment opens up with a zipper and has two mesh pockets and straps to secure your gear. In the second compartment there are three different slots for maps and documents, slots for pens and two radio pouches. The lower compartment also has two mesh pockets. In the side pockets you can put different things which you need frequently during your activity because they are easily accessible. The backpack is Molle compatible and has a compartment for a 3L hydration system. At the top it has carrying handle, shoulder straps are padded and it has a chest strap and waist band.

Pros:

  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Molle compatible

Cons:

  • Cheap zippers

Condor 3-Day Assault Pack Review

Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50L

Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50L
Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50L

Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50L

Mil-Tec Patrol Assault Pack 50L produced by MIL-TEC, manufacturer of high performance military products known worldwide, is made of high quality polyester. The backpack is water resistant and has 2 large compartments with zips and 2 front pockets. There is also a built in pocket for hydration system up to 3 liters. The lower front pocket has 2 slots for documents and several pen slots. The top of the backpack has a carrying handle. The back and shoulder straps of the backpack are padded and ergonomically designed. For comfort wear it has an adjustable waist belt. It is MOLLE compatible so you can attach additional pouches to it. It is a good backpack but it doesn’t have Velcro ID panel or gear straps inside.

Pros:

  • Water resistant
  • Good zippers
  • Comfortable

Cons:

  • No Velcro ID panel
  • No chest strap

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VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day

VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day
VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day

VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day

VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day is a good looking innovative backpack perfect for outdoor activities and tasks in the armed forces. It is made of quality nylon which ensures durability. It’s different from the other backpacks listed here because it has a rapid deployment pack included. You can attach the rapid deployment pack and two side bags to the backpack if you need them. That is a great benefit. If you need more space you just attach them to the backpack and if you don’t need extra space you detach them. You can also use the rapid deployment pack and side bags separately. They are Molle compatible so you can attach them to other backpacks. The backpack has only three compartments but if you attach side bags and the rapid deployment pack you will have enough compartments to organize your things. In the rapid deployment pack there are three compartments with pen holders and internal dividers. It also has a carrying handle if you will use the rapid deployment pack separately. With everything attached VVV Gear Paratus 3-Day definitely looks innovative and striking. The shoulder straps and back are padded and comfortable. VVV Gear Paratus 3 Day is definitely a backpack worth buying.

Pros:

  • Zippers
  • Modular

Cons:

  • No chest strap

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Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack

Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack
Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack

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Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack

Rebel Tactical Assault 3-Day Pack is made of durable nylon material and it can be used for outdoor activities. It is perfect for travelling because shoulder straps and waist belt can be stowed. This will make your travelling by airplane much easier and it will protect the backpack during the flight. It has 7 compartments and three handles as well as a special pocket for hydration system up to 3 liters. The backpack is Molle compatible so you can easily attach additional pouches on it. It has a waist and sternum straps as well as padded shoulder straps for comfortable wear. With three carrying handles you can also use it as a bag. However, it doesn’t have gear straps in the main compartment or a Velcro ID panel.

Pros:

  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Molle compatible

Cons:

  • No gear straps in main compartment
  • No Velcro ID panel

Rebel 3-Day Pack Video

Molle 3 Day Assault Pack

Molle 3 Day Assault Pack
Molle 3 Day Assault Pack

Molle 3 Day Assault Pack

Molle 3 Day Assault Pack is a typical three-day pack used in the military and for different outdoor activities. The shape of the backpack is similar to Condor 3-Day Assault Pack. It has 7 compartments. The main compartment has gear straps with which you can secure your gear and two mesh pockets. The front compartment has three slots, pen holders and two radio pouches. They allow you to organize your gear perfectly. The lower compartment has 4 mesh pockets. There is a compartment in the back for hydration system up to 3 liters. The compartment is insulated so the fluid won’t heat up. The back and shoulder straps are padded and allow you to wear the backpack in comfortable. You can additionally fix the backpack with chest strap and waist band. Despite the fact that this backpack is not designed innovatively, it’s a good backpack for the money and you definitely won't have problems organizing your things.

Pros:

  • Multiple storage pockets
  • Molle compatible

Cons:

  • Zippers
  • Material

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