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Improved Alice packs

Posted in Packs on January 5, 2011 by dtacnz
OK been a while so I decided to post something.
The NZDF recently decided to conduct some pack trials and all the big names were represented.  Talking with the organisers I kept hearing about this “quantum leap forward” they wanted.  WTF is that?  Its basically a sack you put on your back and carry heavy stuff around that hurts.  I don’t know about the rest of you but that is my experience with a pack and  I’ve spent 11 years in the Light Infantry.
I sat down with some other  NCOs and Officers in my unit from across the Rifle and Weps Platoons and we talked about what we wanted and what we liked and didn’t like about the current Alice we were using.
This was the result.  Its made out of 500d Cordura and uses a DEI 1606AC frame with shoulder straps.belt pad I designed for the frame.
I learnt a lot from building this and the changes I will make to the next model will be discussed in a future post.