The rucksack was primarily used by the United States military during the Vietnam War and also in the arctic and alpine regions of the world. The packs original users were Special Forces, reconnaissance patrols and mountain and arctic troops. Now, Able Archer if offering their version of the Common Drawstring Ruck.
Each rucksack features dual side entries allowing fast access underneath the lining. It’s separated into two discrete sections, each with internal elastics and mesh pockets for attuned organization and mounting of accessories. Storage wise, each pack holds up to a 17” laptop in a neoprene-lined compartment with waterproof zippers alongside two hidden stash pockets at the waist that can safely hold lens caps, EDC, and other small items. All told, the Able Archer Rucksack boasts a height of 22”, width of about 12”, depth of 5” and a storage capacity of 22 liers. Prices start at $350 and they are available now through the brand’s website. [Purchase]
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