Patrol 35L Hydration Cargo Pack
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Advanced 3 day Hydration Patrol Pack
The Patrol Hydration Pack will cover all your needs for a 3 days mission. 35L of cargo space allows you to carry and protect your equipment and the MOLLE/PADS give you the opportunity to add additional pouches. The removable boomerang waist belt adds confort and balance.
- Large main compartment with zippered inside pocket
- 2 generous top- and bottom-front pockets
- 1 outside admin pocket with zippered horizontal access
- Insulated hydration compartment
- Vertical aluminum spine bar stabilizing pack and load
- Removable contoured padded waistbelt with MOLLE loops on the side (easy access)
- Padded shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap and load stabilizers
- Shoulder straps pivot and adapt to shoulder width (and to vests, armor and jackets worn)
- Weaved compression straps
- Internal foldaway organizers for admin items
- Padded bottom protects electronics features 3x6 MOLLE straps
- Made from heavy duty 500D textured nylon (Cordura) and durable nylon lining and separators
- Features MOLLE straps on the back, pack-bottom, hip-belt, side
Patrol Pack Specs
- Liquid Capacity: 3L / 100oz
- Cargo Capacity: 33L / 2013cu in
- Weight (pack): 1.800 kg / 3,96 lbs
- Weight (hydration system): 0.115 kg / 0.25 lbs
- Hydration System: WLPS™
- Reservoir: 435 micron co-extruded Glass-Like™ PE
- Valve: Angled Storm-Valve™
- Tube: Weave Covered 94cm / 37in long
Further Information on SOURCE Hydration Technology
Taste-Free™ System Glass-Like™ Liner technology in reservoir and tube delivers pure liquid taste with no plastic flavor.
Bacteria-Free™ System Grunge-Guard™ Antimicrobial technology blocks bacterial growth for the life of the system.
Technologie Glass-Like™ A multi-layer Polyethylene film utilizing SOURCE's Glass-Like™ technology, which prevents bio-film build up making the system self-cleaning. SOURCE's Glass-Like™ Film is 2000% smoother than standard TPU films, with virtually no difference from glass itself.
Care-Free™ System Glass-Like™ Liner with Grunge-Guard™ antimicrobial technologies eliminates the need for cleaning. For days, weeks and even months of use simply refill and drink again and again with no special care required.
Widepac™ Wide Opening Access Patented slide closure for easy filling, draining and cleaning. Airtight Seal! (U.S. Patent No. 7,648,276,B2)
The first thing I done was packed the thing to the rim with as much weight in as u could possibly fit in to give it a test on a 3 mile TAB . So far all pros no cons, the comfortability and ruggidness of the pack is outstanding. The stitching and design is well thought out, and is the the perfect size. Highly recommended for Armed Forces. Source tactical will be my no.1 goto for cargo or hydration and perhaps a fresh pair of Israeli sandals.
Unlike a lot of other packs I have bought from reputable companies, this pack wasn't bristling with loose threads and messy stitching running everywhere that I had to tidy up. I really can't fault the craftsmanship of this pack. Likewise, none of the seams burst when I filled it or attached MOLLE pouches.
Some things I would like to see for the 35 L Patrol next gen would be some more PALS webbing on the hip belt. The hip belt is a great feature of this pack and is very comfortable, however a couple more rows of PALS webbing would've fit nicely on either side where those blank spaces are. Also, the top pouch where the Source logo is appears to provide enough real estate for a small patch of loop Velcro or a small panel of PALS webbing but aside from that, this is an excellent pack. The best one I have owned.
In summary, it looks great and feels great. Well made and worth the money.
I used it in Spain and Italy on long walks under the mediterranean sun and I can say that the back breath incredibly well. It's well constructed and very rugged; with the belt you can stabilize the weight on your hips (when the pack is not heavy, you can just detach it), the padded shoulders straps can withstand long walks easily with medium/ heavy loads : it's very comfortable even with heavy loads. You can adjust them easily to every morphology. The front pockets are well made and placed ingeniously ! In the lower you can place a softshell or a light/medium fleece and in the higher one, you can store little objects you need hand reachable (keys, ID cards, pens...). This pack sold with an insulated hydration compartment & WLPS hydration system is a very clever formula. It keeps water in a constant temperature (in hot days the compartment is large enough to accept an ice pack). With 35L capacity it's a versatile "workhorse" : you can do everything !
The negative points are :
-no renforcement on the lower part of the rucksack. So be careful cause it can wear out with abrasion in the future.
-the nylon used is not completely waterproof and living in a wet region of France....I know it. But all in all, with a cover ouside and waterproof bags inside you don't have nothing to fear concerning raining. This bag can face to a little rain but don't expect to have your content dry with a heavier raining. Use a cover and/ or nylon waterproofing.
-No quick detach system to the suspenders.
In conclusion, Source has done a really good rucksack ! Keep going !
Quality materials and construction, fast international shipping, great comfort and compartments, and no suprises. I also really appreciate the waist belt being removable, when I am cycling, having the waist belt on other packs has been uncomfortable.
If they offered in a bright color I would buy another one and have one dedicated to hiking/cycling and one for hunting.