Optics Planet Modifications Tactical Backpack
Optics Planet’s line of gear called OPMOD which stands for Optics Planet Modifications is a a great value for those looking to acquire tough and rugged nylon gear at an affordable price. Over the past couple of months I have been using a couple of their OPMOD tactical packs and have been quite impressed. So much so that I have worked with Optics Planet to be able to offer you a 10% off Coupon Code. Just use “realsur” at checkout to receive 10% off any products on the Optics Planet website! This coupon code will be valid until 20 Jan 2014 so don’t wait too long! Watch The video below to see a quick overview of each pack!
OPMOD Tactical Packs Video Review
The first OPMOD pack and the one I have used the most is the OPMOD Tac Pack 2.0 Limited Edition. You can find more information about this pack on the Optics Planet website by clicking here. Below is an excerpt from that link and give you a look at how Optics Planet describes the pack:
The OPMOD TAC PACK Limited Edition Tactical Backpack is a great way to haul your gear when you’re on the go! We’re always striving to improve our gear, and the current edition of the OPMOD tactical pack has been upgraded with even stronger stitching and improved fabrics. You can seriously load up the equipment with this backpack – it’s got a massive clamshell-opening main compartment that zips shut using a refined and updated zipper and pull system, a slot for a water reservoir so it can double as a hydration pack, and a whole lot of accessory pockets (6 total). This is a full-fledged military backpack. Need to tack on some additional pouches or gear? No problem – the OPMOD TAC PACK Tactical Backpack comes loaded with PALS webbing on the front pockets and on the bottom. If you’re hiking long distances, this OPMOD Pack will keep you moving in comfort with its padded shoulder straps, and it will take the load off your back with its waist and sternum straps. The pack also includes two adjustable compression straps on each side of the back pack, and carry handle straps on the top and on both sides of the back pack. The OPMOD TAC PACK is a tough cargo bag that will keep your gear ready to move when you are. Exclusively sold here, at OpticsPlanet, from theOPMOD line of excellence!
Specifications for OPMOD Limited Edition TAC PACK Back Pack:
|Main compartment dimensions:||18″ H x 12″ W x 6″ D|
|Side pockets (two on each side):||5″ H x 5″ W x 1-1/2″ D|
|Top Front pocket:||8″ H x 4-1/2″ W x 2″ D|
|Bottom Front pocket:||9-1/2″ H x 9-1/2″ W x 3″ D|
Features of OPMOD TAC PACK:
- Front pockets and bottom of pack feature PALS compatible webbing
- Durable PVC construction.
- Heavy Duty zippers
- Includes hydration bladder compartment
- Padded shoulder straps with D-rings.
- Heavy Duty carry straps on top and sides
- Adjustable compression straps on sides
- Adjustable sternum and waist straps
- OPMOD Limited Lifetime Warranty
Overall Impressions Pros and Cons of the Tac Pack 2.0 Limited Edition
The OPMOD Tac Pack 2.0 is a great value for the price. At $36.99 (+10% off for using the coupon code above) you really can’t beat it. It is plenty tough enough to be utilized as an EDC backpack (I have been doing so for about 2 months) or is a good fit for an Urban Survival Kit, a Vehicle Survival Kit or a Get Home Bag. Possibly even a Bug Out Bag if you were intending on moving light and fast. I would estimate that this pack can easily handle 25-30 pound loads on a regular basis. For more info on a Get Home Bag and what to put in it check out this post. On my OPMOD Tac pack 2.0 I removed the waist strap and chest straps as I don’t carry enough weight (10-15 lbs) in it on a daily basis to need them, but they were plenty functional. The plastic buckles and hardware seem to hold up fine and have given me no problems at all. The nylon feels like about 600-800 Denier nylon, though with the waterproof PVC backing it is slightly stiffer than many nylon gear products on the market. It fits a full size man fine, but is also not too big for a petite woman or a teenager either. My favorite thing about this pack is the price and overall versatility. My least favorite thing is that the back area doesn’t have any padding or raised texture / ventilation so it can get hot on your back if worn for long periods. So how does this pack stand up to competitors like Maxpedition and Blackhawk or 5.11 Tactical? Very well. It isn’t neck and neck but it also isn’t far behind at all. Then when you consider that it costs about a third or more of the other packs you can really see the value in adding these packs to your gear. I am confident that the packs I have reviewed will be in use for several years to come! Considering price, overall versatility and quality I give this pack an 8 out of 10 stars.
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