User Review: U.S. Armed Forces ALICE Pack
Max. Load Carried: 65
Height of Owner: 5'8"
Price Paid: $15
A simple pack that can take pretty much ANYTHING you throw at it, and I have never had it fail me. Rain, dust, freezing temperatures, overturned canoes, it's proved itself every time.
I'm partial to earth tones, so the O.D. suits me just fine. A bit heavy, but it is worth the added weight knowing there is no zipper to jam or break. You can load it with a great amount of gear, and by adding the Vietnam issue sleeping bag carrier as well as additional pouches, you can really get a boatload of gear together for camping, or for an extended BOB.
The only problem I had was the mid bar on the frame rubbed my back after an accident, and the bone was fused making my back bulge out. I cut the middle bar out, and it works fine for me. A chest strap was added to the shoulder straps, using this in tandem with the waist buckle.
Overall a great rig, much better than the MOLLE in my opinion.