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    Recently I've been looking at this diamondback tactical 3 day assault pack.
    (sorry i haven't posted enough to submit a link.)
    I've been looking for some reviews on it and haven't found anything so far. Does anyone have one and if so is it a good bag, is the material durable, and does it come with any kind of warranty?

  • #2
    This one?

    http://www.diamondbacktactical.com/T...ve-P856C0.aspx
    "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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    • #3
      They make decent stuff, though personally I prefer LBT, although I admit I may be a bit partial to them since the owner is a friend of a friend and he has treated me very well when visiting their shop. Most of my gear is LBT or HSGI. For my somewhat civilian packs, I have a Gregory ruck and a Lowe Alpine daypack.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Skyowl's Wife View Post
        This one?
        Yeah that one.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Chupathingy View Post
          Yeah that one.
          You got your link!
          "If Howdy Doody runs against him, I'm voting for the puppet." - SkyOwl's Wife, 2012

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          • #6
            Thanks alot

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            • #7
              DBT is a good company that puts out quality kit. Jason the owner really stepped up for me while I was downrange. That pack is a solid, well designed pack that will prolly outlast you. Of course it's not as lightwieght as a civilian pack but that's a trade off with bombproof gear isn't it.

              The USAF has been issuing that pack as part of several different "Kits." They seem to be happy with it. I've seen many young Airman who don't give a shit about their gear abuse the piss out of them and never had any fail.

              Another friends security company (contracted) bought 30 or so of them to be used as medic bags while running and gunning in Iraq. These bags were more than abused and were still going strong a lil' over a year later.

              Quick write up a "Jeff Cooper" did on the pack;
              Following is a descriptive review of the DBT SOF Assault Pack. Descriptive at this point, as I have yet to really get some use into it, that will follow at a later time. This pack is not a direct copy of any one pack, but an assemblage of features of many of the best features of many proven pack systems. I purchased the pack in DBT's "Camel Tan", which is lighter in color than Eagle's MJK. Construction is solid, materials used are of the highest quality. The cordura seems a lot less stiff than say Eagle's AIII, so it has that "broken in feel".

              This panel loader has a large main compartment, two smaller zippered compartments on the back panel, two full-length sleeve pockets along the sides. Each of the compartments feature grommets for drainage. The sleeve pockets also feature zippered access to a separate pocket the length of the sleeve. The pack features PALS/MOLLE webbing at just about every practical surface, to include the entirety of the rear of the main compartment. There is a slot for an optional frame sheet, and/or a hydration system. There are three covered ports for antenna/hydration to exit the pack. There also attachment points on the inside of the loading panel for included organizer pockets.

              A detail I noticed was the compression straps. A problem with a lot of MOLLE compatible packs with compression straps is, "what do you do when you attach a pocket to the side of the pack?". DBT has made their straps extra long to reach over a pocket to still allow compression. Nice.

              The main reason I purchased this pack is for daily carry of the implements of my job. To include a 17.5" laptop, which stretched the functionality of my Eagle MOLLE AIII (I could get the laptop and it's sleeve in, but nothing else). The DBT SOF measures 20.5" H x 13.75" W x 10.25" D. plenty of room for my laptop, with plenty to spare for the rest of my stuff. The pack also meets the carry-on specs of most major airlines (check with your carrier first!), this is important to me due to my upcoming month-long trip to Alaska this summer.

              The shoulder straps and back panels are well padded, in an ergonomic pattern. Thicker padding at the shoulder areas, thinner along the spine, with a hump in the lumbar region. This lumbar hump also accommodates the optional waist belt.


              Just a suggestion but if your getting the pack from DBT make sure to order the frame sheet and belt when you get the pack. They make things a lil' easier in the long run.

              IMHO, YMMV..........
              Last edited by Mags; 08-03-2009, 03:08 PM.
              Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.

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              • #8
                Thanks Mags, thats some really good info

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                • #9
                  Very welcome, my pleasure....
                  Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.

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