Here we rank our toughest top ten of the best military backpacks. Each built to pack a punch, with a duty to be durable, versatile and comfortable. As the backbone of your bug out bag, they’re a vital bit of kit. Having got here, you’re on course to unearthing an insane backpack. But… don’t shoot from the hip to invest in the best. Firmly decide on the features you need, read reviews and ratings, and only then pull the trigger…
With an extra large (31L+) storage capacity, Direct Action’s Ghost backpack is guaranteed to allow you to carry more supplies on your mission. More food, more water, more bullets, and additional military equipment – you name it. Not only that, its rugged-built quality also boasts the ability to withstand even the most gruelling conditions on the battlefield. It’s the perfect backpack for soldiers going on a hard, long-term mission. Apart from the 500D Cordura fabric, CVS-Combat vent system and DURAFLEX® clips and buckles, there’s a ton more features.
Our view on these military backpacks: A potentially life-saving, battle-winning backpack. Give yourself a pack on the back with this find. BUY HERE
When it comes to toughness, this is one of the best. Extremely durable as well as weather resistant. True fans of ALICE seek uniqueness and strength. You will notice that the top to bottom pure leather belting network system contributes immensely to the all-round strength and ruggedness of the USGI ALICE backpack. Designed with standard carriage technique and as a 2- component system. First section is the unique belting system with embedded carrier, its double (or more) cases and suspenders. Second section makes up the flexible bag itself. Presentation is exceptional. All thanks to its elements that include a flexible bag cover, flexible bag material, frame and bag bottom seat. It also comes complete with large vented pockets as well as closure pockets inside. Heavy padded shoulder straps provide comfort for long distance.
Our view on these military backpacks: A unique belter – simple to use and convenient to carry. BUY HERE
Solid with supreme storage, Tru-Spec’s Pathfinder boasts unbeaten order, structure and comfort to get the job done. The fully opening zip allows hasty cramming, and dozens of pockets stock undisclosed sections. Conversely, this rugged backpack offers tons of space. In fact, it will hold 2.5kg of gear. Padded shoulder straps allow for comfort by evenly distributing heavy loads. All combined with top quality materials, components and stitching.
Our view on these military backpacks: A Tru transporter. TRU-SPEC continue as a dynamic market leader with this top contender in the stakes. BUY HERE
Mystery Ranch construct accurate backpacks. Proven by the fact that Special Operations are issued their durable kit. Offering exceptional design, the 500D CORDURA® Urban Assault provides stellar function, comfort and quality. His 3-zip feature ensures easy access and single top loading. Likewise, mesh pockets are built in the lid and inside frame, creating further stashing slots. Easy-to-adjust back straps support the load carrier with strength. Versatility is key; being tough enough to push the boundaries, yet sexy enough to handle any situation. Whatever your mission, the Urban Assault is ready. Primed to carry with function, comfort and protection.
Our view on these military backpacks: With hand built quality, this solid day-pack will simply deal. Durability and comfort is due to its design and construction. BUY HERE
Named 24 due to the number of hours the pack should support you in the field. The 37L capacity is aided by a MOLLE system, allowing you to attach virtually anything to the external areas. Side pockets with 2 compartments will further help systematise your load. Furthermore, 2 compression straps on either side of the bag will keep your load tense. Ready for action, the RUSH24 backpack is famed for its tough denier ballistic nylon construction. Hence, it’s not the lightest, but up at the top for strength and design. Quality includes YKK zippers aided by a Para-cord for a gloved hand, 2 drain holes for drying and even a lined sunglass pocket. This detailed design continues throughout with superior organised features.
Our view on these military backpacks: Excellent price for an awesomely tough, carefully constructed backpack. Noted for cleaning up well – still looking great after harsh abuse. BUY HERE
In short, this large pack really is set for the long haul. Constructed with a large internal frame, the CONDOR 3 Day Assault backpack is made from heavy duty Denier nylon, and is water and tear resistant. Massive storage with plenty of spaces gives you easy organisation of tech, gadgets, gear and up to 3L hydration bladders. No wonder it weighs in around 6lbs. Double zippers secure the huge main compartment, boasting 7 foam lined compartments for max airflow and comfort – all possessing their own drainage holes. A further section includes document pockets, radio pockets and even pen-holders.
Internal compression straps are on board to further secure gear. Double zippers feature on each (large) side pocket, for easy access. Smart shoulder straps feature a D ring for surplus gear attachment. A genius expandable front pocket allows the pack to keep small when not fully loaded. Foam further enhances your comfort on the adjustable waist belt. They’ve even thought to tidy loose straps in the webbing. Of course, the Condor has MOLLE capability. Multiple, durable, advanced stitched grab handles assist quick advance or retreat. Moreover, the technology caters for comfort of the tall and the short, due to flexible adjustability. Finally, rain flaps over the main bag, water resistant zips and drainage holes at the bottom guarantee more than sufficient drainage. Juicy.
Our view on these military backpacks: It will last you a lifetime, is fully loaded and ranks as one of the highest in ratings. You know what that means… BUY HERE
Possessing a distinct feel of the future about it, the DRAGON EGG backpack exhibits state-of-the-art design. Constructed with premium materials, including tough 500D CORDURA® and DWR coating with added drainage holes. The setup provides ample support for the weight. There is no doubt it indeed achieves it’s 2 day pack title. Indeed, with a tempting weight of just 3.5lb, this backpack is notably less weighty, and consequently more efficient than others. This is due to its MOLLE attachments consisting of laser holes sliced into the pack for securing that extra kit.
Our view on these military backpacks: The drag handle being 2.5m of 550 Para-cord sums up this pack – ingeniously innovative, with useful and unique features. BUY HERE
Expands exactly where it should, yet purposely narrow in width and deeper in length. Maxpedition know what works in combat with the FALCON II ergonomics, which allow copious range of movement. Multi-directional zippers allow the pack to be fully opened for easy access. In addition are sensibly placed webbed MOLLE attachments for extra kit. In addition, you bigger guys are generously catered for with some extra strap inclusion. Construction consists of water and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon fabric, with a strong rubberized base. Containing multiple areas to arrange your items in the main compartment, second compartment and 2 decent back pouches. Additional straps help secure the pack to the back.
Our view on these military backpacks: Maxpedition to the max. Standing up to expectation, this high-end design allows you extensive range of motion yet still a decent sized pack. Multiple storage areas within a 25L capacity all clinch in tight to your back. There’ll be no escapees here. BUY HERE
Mil-Tec’s Army Patrol MOLLE backpack is heavy-duty polyester, PVC coated and water resistant. Built to cope with harsh environments. This 36L robust pack exceeds all the expectations. Proved as comfortable, even post prolonged use. The padded back and adjustable shoulder straps increase comfort, while the adjustable hip belt and lateral compression straps ensure the backpack’s fixation and volume control. You can stash bulkier items in 2 split large compartments, alongside several 2-way zip and mesh inner pockets. Furthermore, there are 2 smaller front pockets, as well as a built-in Velcro pocket for a hydro pack. Robust nylon MOLLE straps all-round, and loops and D-rings on shoulder straps lend themselves to attaching surplus supplies.
Our view on these military backpacks: Set for the long haul. Finished to a high standard; carrying capacity and ease of use will cope with any operating conditions. BUY HERE
Another RUSH product, paired easily with others from the line using the 5.11 Tier System. MOAB translates as a Mobile Operation Attachment Bag, and this baby is truly tactical. Narrow in body with a single ambidextrous strap, it fits every candidate. Although not a heavy load carrier, pockets allow for ample stashing of sensitive stuff or a sidearm. Including typical RUSH features such as sunglass pocket, internal and external organization pockets, key chain fobs and hydration pouch. No need for dramatics – it sells itself.
Our view on these military backpacks: Typically tactical RUSH. The tech pocket on the strap with a cell phone store, alongside self-healing zippers sum up this pack’s attention to detail. BUY HERE