The Tradesmen Multi-Role Assault Pack was designed to quickly and easily be set up to meet the specific needs of all the billets on the battlefield while being a solid standalone patrol pack.
Carry: one of the key features about this pack is that it is meant to be clipped into your armor to mitigate blood circulation loss, stock weld problems, pistol presentation problems, maritime release entanglement and excessive straps over the shoulder associated with traditional shoulder straps. There are 2 types of hardware to attach the shoulder straps to a carrier. 1 the web anchor which weaves around a MOLLE on the upper front plate bag and locks into a tri-glide. This will allow the pack to be attached and detached from the carrier but may hinder maritime doffing of armor. the second attachment hardware is the snap on male SRB this can be used on our FLEX CAS, FLEX Assaulter, and our FRC Kit-RS cummerbund retrofit kit so that you may attach and detach the pack via the clip but in the event of a maritime release the pack will come off with the rear plate bag. In the event that you must throw the pack on under duress and are unable to clip the pack on the straps can be elongated and clipped together to make field expedient traditional shoulder straps. If you plan to use this pack without armor you may also add the Padded Shoulder Strap Upgrade for wear as a traditional pack.
Main compartment: The zipper for the main compartment is asymmetrical giving you a full 3x panel of MOLLE on one side. On this same side externally, there are 6 cinch strap anchors that allow you to use the Static Cinch Straps to attach things like tripods, law rockets, and A-barrels in a vertical manner. On top, there is a handle and to ports for hydration tubes, comm wires and antennas as well as the beginning of the zipper. on the opposite side, the zipper continues to 3″ from the bottom allowing for 2x MOLLE down to the end of the zipper where it goes back to 3x MOLLE for attaching MFPs. On the bottom, there are 4 anchors for Static Cinch Straps for attaching items like SMAW or Mortar rounds. Internally there are 3 anchor points on top on both the body side and the opposite side for hydration bladders and the Radio Lifter for PRC-117G and ASIP radios, as well as 2 small hooks for dummy cords and small critical items. There are 2 dividers breaking the main compartment into 3 sections with the middle section draining through 2 grommets in the bottom and the body side section venting through a grommet in the lower body side panel. the main compartment is large enough to fit 2 7.62 cans stacked on top of each other.
Top AMMO compartment: much of the Tradesmen’s versatility comes from the adaptability of the ammo pouch. It can carry 6×5.56 mags, 6×7.62 mags, 1×200 round saw drum, 2×107 mags, 3x smoke grenades, 3x 500ml IV bags, or 10x 40mm long rounds. It has a loop on both internal sides allowing you to switch from 6 mag divider to LMG flap with or without 6 mag divider to 40mm insert to 3 flap with or without 6 mag divider, or zippered GP. It also has a 1.5″ elastic band that goes around the pocket allowing your mags to be held snug and SILENTLY weather you are running 6×5.56 mags or 6×7.62 from shock cord or the 3 flap. the pack comes stock with the 6-mag divider, shock cord and pull tabs.
Small pouch: the small pouch is a zippered pouch located between the ammo pocket and the GP pouch. it is large enough to fit a large format smartphone and has a glove hook anchor in it.
The Gap: the gap between the ammo pocket and the GP pouch makes excellent rifle support for shooting long guns
GP Pouch: the GP pouch is large enough to fit 1x 200 round saw drum. it has 2 rows of elastic loops internally to help keep your gear organized for quick access at night as well as another glove hook. Externally it has 9×3 MOLLE for attaching the Helmet Flap or the 5x40mm Horizontal pouch. It also has 2 grommeted drain holes to the bottom which in conjunction with the 2 drain holes in the main compartment can be used for a dynamic cinch strap for securing light loads to the bottom of the pack like Gortex, woobies, ponchos etc.