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5.11 Limited Edition MultiCam Black Boxpack Now Available

5.11 Tactical has advised they're releasing a limited edition version of their Covert Boxpack. The new load carriage option will be available in MultiCam Black and will retail for $119.99. Like its more conventionally colored predecessor, the limited edition version is a roll-top design intended for inclement weather (though obviously suitable for everyday use). It has a slide-adjusting sternum strap , reinforced shoulder straps (which are comfortably padded, if the Covert model is any example), and dual side zip pockets. The primary carry compartment is Tac-Tec compatible (Tac-Tec is their hook-and-loop/PALS modularity platform) with roll-top closure and an outer back pocket to carry a handgun, magazines, etc. There is another zippered pocket on the bottom for additional compartmentalized carry.

Here's how 5.11 articulates all the features:

Industry News: 5.11 Limited Edition MultiCam Black Boxpack Now Available

PURPOSE BUILT:
The Limited Edition Multicam Black™ Covert Boxpack is engineered for speed, agility, and dependability in any environment. A slide-adjusting sternum strap and reinforced padded shoulder straps ensure a stable and comfortable carry when you're on the move, and the roomy TacTec™ main compartment is designed to remain covert but allow fast access to your sidearm or backup. A water resistant finish keeps your gear dry in wet climates, dual side zip pockets are ideal for accessories or a hydration bottle, and internal elastic retention straps allow secure storage for additional magazines.

OVERVIEW:
All-weather roll top backpack
Multicam Black™ exterior
Multiple externally-accessible pockets
Dual size zip pockets with internal elastic retention
Slide adjusting sternum strap
Reinforced padded shoulder straps
Bottom pocket for general storage

SPECIFICATIONS:
1680D ballistic polyester
Water resistant finish
Authentic YKK® zippers
Durable Duraflex® hardware
Imported

How does it compare to other packs in the 5.11 lineup? Unknown. It's almost certainly good to go for its intended purpose, but I find it hard to believe it could replace the Covert 18 (COVRT18) in my affections. That's likely the best pack 5.11 has ever made — my older boy is still using my original COVRT18, and that thing is at least 5 years old (with some pretty tough mileage). Follow 5.11 Tactical on Instagram, @511tactical, to keep an eye out for lifestyle shots of the Boxpack in action.


 

 

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