About ILBE Assault Pack
Closeouts. Whether your next assault includes peak bagging or just a long day on the trail, this ILBE Assault pack comfortably carries vital gear and has a plethora of attachment points.
Specs about ILBE Assault Pack
- Pack material: N630 (630 denier nylon) 1680 denier polyester ballistic
- Frame type: Internal
- Frame material: Molded foam
- Hydration compatible: Yes
- Pack loading: Top
- Ice tool/trekking pole loops: Yes
- Recommended use: Daypack,Backpacking Day or Overnight
- Dimensions: 19x10x8"
- Pack capacity: 1500 cu.in.
- Volume liters: 24.5
- Weight: 2 lb. 3 oz.
- Fits torsos: 16-22"
- Made in United States of America
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Most Helpful 4-Star Review
Reviewed by Jason from Missouri on Friday, May 2, 2014There seems to be a consensus among the previous reviewers that there are better packs for the money. From what I have seen, I disagree. I've tried Marmot, Columbia, Osprey and Kelty. This pack is just built better; you will have a hard time finding a pack this stout - the stitching, the straps, the buckles and the compartment material are all a few notches above most box store packs. I've used this pack all over the middle east and Asian pacific in environments ranging from dry rocky desert up to 126 degrees, to wet, humid tropical jungle, to negative temps and frigid landscapes in Korea. The pack I used has been tossed around, ran over by vehicles, piled under 30 guys worth of gear, and has been overstuffed, gone without cleaning for a VERY long time, and has survived fatal cuts, abrasions and things like motor oil, diesel fuel, and of course weapon cleaning solvents and carbon from gun powder. This pack never skipped a beat.
Personally, I prefer a pack with a large main compartment - I don't use any of the accessory compartments on most of my trips; usually I just d-ring anything I need readily availible to the shoulder straps. Would I pay STP's asking price for this? No, I never pay asking price with STP, I always wait for 45% off deal flyer coupons.
If you want a pack that looks cool, has bells and whistles, will make you stand out, etc., than this is not your pack. If you want a rugged, single compartment daypack that will hold up forever, then sign up for deal flyer and snag one with a coupon code.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mountain Hiker from Georgia on Sunday, April 20, 2014I was disappointed with this pack. There are many more functional packs available at the same price point. First, the pack does not ship with the internal plastic frame sheet. However, I was able to buy the frame sheet from another supplier. Second, attention to detail and quality control is lacking. For example, the stitching is sloppy and several bar tack points appear to be incomplete. Inside the pack, there are unfinished edges of pack cloth that I would have expected to have been doubled over and stitched for a more finished look.
On a positive note, the pack cloth is thick and appears very durable. The molle webbing is a great feature. There are numerous molle compatible pouches available, which makes this pack very versatile.
However, I cannot recommend this pack. Unless you are set on the MARPAT color scheme and need the molle webbing, STP offers much better packs near the same price point
Reviewed by Marine & Backpacker from CA on Saturday, December 28, 2013I haven't purchased this pack, but I'm a US Marine and this looks identical to what the USMC issues to us. I've used it many times at work including deployments. It works for the USMC, but no way would I recommend it for personal use. Priorities for the USMC are very different than priorities for a typical backpacker/hiker. For example, the materials on these packs are THICK and durable, zippers are big, bells & whistles are minimized; the USMC wants these things to last 10+ years as they get abused and passed around from one person to the next. This is one size fits all and doesn't have a lot of adjustment potential. The pack has no support framing in the back and the waist belt isn't comfortable at all because we often have to carry these over our very thick body armor which completely changes the dimensions of how it sits on our body. I have a couple of daypacks I purchased from STP, both were purchased for significantly less than this pack is currently listed for, and both are many times better for my day hiking or backpacking excursions.