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The EVADE Pack from Alpha One Niner

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Recently Alpha One Niner released their new RECON NINE EVADE pack. You could safely call it a pack for gear nerds, by gear nerds–but you don't have to be a gear nerd to appreciate and use it. It all started the summer before last with a discussion about crowdsourcing a backpack on the popular site  Getting everything down to a decent compromise took months before production could even be dreamed of. So, what you're about to see is a culmination of all of the ideas, with a skilled eye at deleting the extraneous and combining features to maximize useful space.

Here's what they have to say about it:

“I've been 1K or Platinum with United for a couple of years now and have been through enough security and covered enough countries to have more than just a basic idea of what I'd like to see in a backpack. I've covered East Africa to East Timor in the last 10 years and I always needed a backpack that I can go from daypack to extended trips to basic operational use when needed. And thanks to input from members of the EDC Forum, we've got a winner here especially with the ability to mount the simple yet innovative Matroskya pouches!” ……..Helm Ashiblie / Founder, Alpha One Niner


The list of features is impressive, and it's available in multiple colors, camouflage patterns, and even base materials. Here are the details:

  • Available in 1000D in Solid Color Nylon, 500D in Camouflage Nylon Cordura, and 420D Diamond Ripstop Nylon
  • With 210D Nylon lining.
  • Dimensions 18.5″ (H) x 12″ (W)(at base, tapers to 10″ top)  x 8″ (D)
  • Volume approximately 27 liters / 1650 cu2
  • Weight approximately 3 pounds / 1.36 kg
  • Four (4) compartments
    • A back dedicated laptop compartment (with a well padded base) that will fit up to a 17″ laptop, and sleeves for your tablet and periodicals.
    • A middle main compartment that includes two (2) zippered mesh pockets on the front wall.
    • Front organizer compartment.
    • And a rear concealed/covert compartment lined with Velcro loops.
  • EDC / Quick Access Pocket to hold your basic EDC gear or all immediate travel needs like your passport, boarding pass, some cash, flashlight, etc.
  • Padded Dual Adjustable Shoulder Straps to accommodate different body types and height.
  • Side Elastic Pods (pouches)
    • For you to put away your belt, wallet, watch, mobile phone, etc before you go through airport security.
    • Will fit a 32oz Nalgene bottle.
  • Padded tubular webbing carry handle
  • Adjustable chest strap
  • Side compression straps
  • Removable Shock Cord that mounts through 7 loops (you can reduce it to 5) on the front of the pack.
  • Heavy Duty Duraflex & WooJin Hardware
  • D-Ring Loops in the main compartment and the front organizer to accept Matroskya pouches.
  • #8 Reverse YKK zippers


To purchase or for more information, visit Alpha One Niner online here. Also be sure to checkout the video below

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