Eberlestock Halftrack Pack
The Halftrack pack, like its World War II namesake, was inspired by necessity. The needs are fairly straightforward: carry heavy stuff, and make the thing that does it easy to use. The Halftrack pack is sister to the Phantom sniper pack, and is built from the same pattern. It's a front-loader, with two levels of varying-sized tuck-pockets lining its interior, PALS racks inside and out, and a fold-down shelf that can be used to divide the main compartment into upper and lower chambers. A plastic mesh flap on the rear wall serves as a radio rack.
The Halftrack pack is similar to our G3M Phantom sniper pack; it's built from the same pattern as the Phantom's main pack. It's a front-loader, with two levels of varying-sized tuck-pockets lining its interior, MOLLE-style Padlock webbing racks inside and out, and a fold-down shelf that can be used to divide the main compartment into upper and lower chambers. It will carry two 3-liter hydration kits, mounted in side pockets, or two 2-liter bladders in side-sleeves if you want to keep the main side pockets free for other gear. The waistbelt features a 6 x 2 Padlock matrix on each side.
A radio rack with large antenna portals is fitted to the back wall of the upper chamber. The pack features a robust internal aluminum and plastic frame, is comfortably padded with our deep-cut airmesh foam, and is well ventilated.
Actual weight = 6.9 lbs. Shipping Dimensional weight = 11.0 lbs
I like this pack a lot. I got it for work as a security officer and have to take my gear and lunch and personal items from post to post on a 12-hour shift. It has many pockets/compartments which I needed and the main compartment is ideal for most everything else I need to carry.
What I like most about it is the way it feels on my back. The padding and ventilation is awesome and the shoulder harness is surprisingly comfortable. I've had mine for about 4 months now and I wear it every day. I like the way that the main compartment opens too as it allows enough space to fit all my stuff inside it.
This pack is not for everyone as its priced on the high side for a backpack. I've tried some others and I always "feel" the weight and and the pack on my back. This one is very user friendly and doesn't feel clunky or digs into my back/shoulders. It's also built to last and the quality of the material and construction is second to none.
This was recommended to me by a co-worker who is in the military and he swore up and down I would love it. He was right.
Solid bag. As a civilian, and all the bags I have used and seen, this bag is on top of the list. As a Army Medic, and all the equipment I have seen and dealt with, it stand up to almost any top of the line pack. This pack is well made, has good room for the necessities like: Sleeping bag, hammock, toiletry bag, extra socks and undies, shirts, food storage and my medical supplies. Just add the saddle bag to it and all that and then some will pack into this pack. What I like most about it is the fact that it isn't bulky feeling or looking like our Ruck Sacks we carry. It's streamlined and fits from bottom of my neck to the small of my back. I am 6'2" 180. The finest part about this pack is the shoulder straps, kidney straps, and lumbar support pad in the back. When adjusted to your size, this is the most comfortable pack ever. I will probably get their smaller back for EDC. This pack is perfect for a B.O.B. or even extended journeys. Highly recommended.