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PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack
PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack

This is a pre-sale item from Australia, meaning there is a lead time of approximately 40-60 days. Note that stock is limited. Once these sell out they're gone forever.

We've got our hands on the last batch ever of CrossFire's DPCU pattern DG-16s. Still factory fresh, they're a strange transitionary glitch from when Australia was in the process of moving to their own multicam pattern, yet apparently still making top-tier gear in their 70s spec camo.

It's a long range patrol ruck that’s more load bearing system than just backpack. The amount of time, blood, sweat, tears and super-computer simulation runtime devoted to the design of these packs is mind-boggling.

It's designed with military end users in mind, configurable in countless different ways for any expedition and sports cutting edge ergonomics. If you’re looking for a “buy it for life” bag, this is it. 

To do it proper justice, It needs to be broken down into it's components.


The Frame

These frames interface with a luxuriously padded, fully adjustable “H-Harness” shoulder strap system. The shoulder straps meet a large upper back pad instead of attaching separately. This helps avoid the pressure on the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in the shoulders for a much more comfortable fit under load. 

You can adjust the shoulders closer or farther from the neck, move the harness up or down on the frame to fit with your height, and adjust the sternum strap to manage tension and accommodate a well-endowed chest. The cushy hip pads are also removeable and adjustable with a simple pull-forward design.

(For more info on the adjustment, see Crossfire's manual for this frame system)

The finite element analysis that went into the frame's design and aerospace grade resin construction is what makes it more than just a light weight polymer grid frame. It's specifically designed to store and release energy with every stride so you get an extra boost with every step.

With more tactical applications in mind, this pack's frame is designed to be compatible with plate carriers and other armor. It has a deep cavity in the middle of the frame that swallows up a plate carrier or allows for unfettered airflow for those going sans armor. For emergencies, the shoulder straps can be doffed in under a second by pulling on the quick detach buckles on the straps.  

The Main Bag

It can be compressed down to the size of a standard ALICE pack, slicked down with no frills or extra straps, or expandable up to a hulking monster with an extra assault pack. It's versatility in this regard is basically unmatched.

The bottom 1/3rd of the pack is divided internally from the main pocket, and can be accessed through a slicked zipper to get to your sleep system or other equipment without removing everything else in the pack. It has an internal cinch system to keep it compact, and a “butterfly” compression clip system on the outside to keep it even slicker.

 

On the inside removable mesh dividers help organize your gear and keep it visible and quickly accessible without digging into the cavernous main pocket. Straps and Velcro allow you to move the pouches around to any desired configuration. A large hydration pouch is tucked behind a MOLLE panel that allows you to add even more pouches or MOLLE compatible accessories.

This bag has MOLLE  all around the exterior, with slightly elongated distances between the webbing to make mounting extra pouches and equipment much easier. The bottom of the pack has multiple MOLLE rows as well to accommodate soft ammo pouches or running extra webbing to support a bedroll.

The outside has two water bottle pockets, both oversized and capable of accepting Australian or USGI 2-liter canteens. On the front of the pack, there's a reinforced E-tool pocket and webbing to cinch down other equipment. Heavy duty velcro-flap protected side zips traverse the full length of the pack on both sides allowing quick access to gear without undoing the top of the pack. Additionally, there is removeable webbing on the front of the pack to secure a helmet (great for high cut helmets). The shoulder straps feature several MOLLE slots all the way down, allowing for smaller items like Grimlocs, clippable radios, or small lights to be affixed.

24-Hour Assault Lid

 

The top-lid is removable and the pack comes with an extra “patrol lid” that doubles as a 24-hour assault pack. Tucked away in the top, there's a waterproof cover that folds out and down to keep the interior of the pack protected even with the optional lids removed. If you’re stashing the pack and using the 24 hour assault pack this keeps the pack and its contents safe from the environment.

 

Wrapping It Up

Its rare that we get access to cutting edge kit like this, and it's even rarer that it was made in perfect time to still be sporting a camo designed in the 70s. We use them ourselves during our 15+ milers at 7000+ feet, and we’re in good company as these are becoming the favored bags of the SAS, Australian Commandos, Finnish/Swedish Jaegers and our own illustrious 10th Special Forces group.

Would you like to know more? Check out Bush Lore Survival's 25+ minute long-term review of the pack and its features.

 

Specs

  • 8 Pounds Unladen, 10 lbs w/assault lid.
  • 500D Cordura Construction
  • 85 Liter Capacity + Assault Pack Lid (Approx. 15L)
  • Included extra webbing, repair buckles, and mesh pockets
  • Rare Australian DCPU colorway
  • Designed for patrols/hikes lasting 96 hours or longer, scalable down for shorter expeditions 
  • Features Crossfire’s Lightweight Ergonomic 20” DG Frame, fully adjustable (manual here)

PRE-SALE Crossfire Australia DG-16 Long Range Patrol Pack

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This is a pre-sale item from Australia, meaning there is a lead time of approximately 40-60 days. Note that stock is limited. Once these sell out they're gone forever.

We've got our hands on the last batch ever of CrossFire's DPCU pattern DG-16s. Still factory fresh, they're a strange transitionary glitch from when Australia was in the process of moving to their own multicam pattern, yet apparently still making top-tier gear in their 70s spec camo.

It's a long range patrol ruck that’s more load bearing system than just backpack. The amount of time, blood, sweat, tears and super-computer simulation runtime devoted to the design of these packs is mind-boggling.

It's designed with military end users in mind, configurable in countless different ways for any expedition and sports cutting edge ergonomics. If you’re looking for a “buy it for life” bag, this is it. 

To do it proper justice, It needs to be broken down into it's components.


The Frame

These frames interface with a luxuriously padded, fully adjustable “H-Harness” shoulder strap system. The shoulder straps meet a large upper back pad instead of attaching separately. This helps avoid the pressure on the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles in the shoulders for a much more comfortable fit under load. 

You can adjust the shoulders closer or farther from the neck, move the harness up or down on the frame to fit with your height, and adjust the sternum strap to manage tension and accommodate a well-endowed chest. The cushy hip pads are also removeable and adjustable with a simple pull-forward design.

(For more info on the adjustment, see Crossfire's manual for this frame system)

The finite element analysis that went into the frame's design and aerospace grade resin construction is what makes it more than just a light weight polymer grid frame. It's specifically designed to store and release energy with every stride so you get an extra boost with every step.

With more tactical applications in mind, this pack's frame is designed to be compatible with plate carriers and other armor. It has a deep cavity in the middle of the frame that swallows up a plate carrier or allows for unfettered airflow for those going sans armor. For emergencies, the shoulder straps can be doffed in under a second by pulling on the quick detach buckles on the straps.  

The Main Bag

It can be compressed down to the size of a standard ALICE pack, slicked down with no frills or extra straps, or expandable up to a hulking monster with an extra assault pack. It's versatility in this regard is basically unmatched.

The bottom 1/3rd of the pack is divided internally from the main pocket, and can be accessed through a slicked zipper to get to your sleep system or other equipment without removing everything else in the pack. It has an internal cinch system to keep it compact, and a “butterfly” compression clip system on the outside to keep it even slicker.

 

On the inside removable mesh dividers help organize your gear and keep it visible and quickly accessible without digging into the cavernous main pocket. Straps and Velcro allow you to move the pouches around to any desired configuration. A large hydration pouch is tucked behind a MOLLE panel that allows you to add even more pouches or MOLLE compatible accessories.

This bag has MOLLE  all around the exterior, with slightly elongated distances between the webbing to make mounting extra pouches and equipment much easier. The bottom of the pack has multiple MOLLE rows as well to accommodate soft ammo pouches or running extra webbing to support a bedroll.

The outside has two water bottle pockets, both oversized and capable of accepting Australian or USGI 2-liter canteens. On the front of the pack, there's a reinforced E-tool pocket and webbing to cinch down other equipment. Heavy duty velcro-flap protected side zips traverse the full length of the pack on both sides allowing quick access to gear without undoing the top of the pack. Additionally, there is removeable webbing on the front of the pack to secure a helmet (great for high cut helmets). The shoulder straps feature several MOLLE slots all the way down, allowing for smaller items like Grimlocs, clippable radios, or small lights to be affixed.

24-Hour Assault Lid

 

The top-lid is removable and the pack comes with an extra “patrol lid” that doubles as a 24-hour assault pack. Tucked away in the top, there's a waterproof cover that folds out and down to keep the interior of the pack protected even with the optional lids removed. If you’re stashing the pack and using the 24 hour assault pack this keeps the pack and its contents safe from the environment.

 

Wrapping It Up

Its rare that we get access to cutting edge kit like this, and it's even rarer that it was made in perfect time to still be sporting a camo designed in the 70s. We use them ourselves during our 15+ milers at 7000+ feet, and we’re in good company as these are becoming the favored bags of the SAS, Australian Commandos, Finnish/Swedish Jaegers and our own illustrious 10th Special Forces group.

Would you like to know more? Check out Bush Lore Survival's 25+ minute long-term review of the pack and its features.

 

Specs

  • 8 Pounds Unladen, 10 lbs w/assault lid.
  • 500D Cordura Construction
  • 85 Liter Capacity + Assault Pack Lid (Approx. 15L)
  • Included extra webbing, repair buckles, and mesh pockets
  • Rare Australian DCPU colorway
  • Designed for patrols/hikes lasting 96 hours or longer, scalable down for shorter expeditions 
  • Features Crossfire’s Lightweight Ergonomic 20” DG Frame, fully adjustable (manual here)
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Pleasure

I used to carry all my camping gear in my hands like a FOOL. Piled high in my arms for miles at a time, I just didn't understand why people liked camping. I eventually got to the point where I could juggle my camping gear as I walked and that was a little better. And then I saw another hiker wearing this thing on their back. They had ALL their stuff inside. Way easier. R8 8/8 m8

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High quality

Fast shipping. High quality product. Probably the best pack on the planet.

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Aussie Bush Sorcery

This pack is insane, not only is the frame extremely comfortable, unlike most external frame packs such as ALICE packs, it also makes a 100lb load feel light as a feather compared to some of the other stuff I've rucked with. It also has enough MOLLE attachment spots to make a JROTC cadet drool, so if you wanna slap 15 different pouches on the outside you can go right ahead.

Only real downside I've found so far is that it's a bit of a tight squeeze with the straps if you keep a sleeping mat/pad on the outside of your pack. Just gotta suck it up.

10/10 would recommend, wish the government spent more money on getting more gear like this for grunts instead of 2 trillion dollar alphabet projects

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let's put another shrimp on the barbie

Received this pack, sized it, put in on, got a boner, emptied Mystery Ranch ruck into it, still comfy, still hard, put Mystery Ranch pack up for sale, came.

This pack is that comfy and spacious. I always struggled with MR bc it's either the SATL which looks like a blown out roastie, or it's too small and you end up awkwardly adding side pouches that don't fit well on the 4x3 webbing. Any case, you wish you had bought the larger pack and shell out $700 for it. Fuck that.

Steal of the century and 100% worth it, because I feel like I got it for free after flipping my MR pack.

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Extremely adjustable, good quality

Pros:

- Extremely size-adjustable. I'm 5'10" & 150 pounds, with a 28" waist, and I can get it to fit with no armor and light clothes. It will absolutely fit bigger people well.

- Material construction is superb. No loose threads. Zippers, buckles, drawstrings, rings are all excellent. Frame is durable but flexible, high quality polymer.

- DCPU is a hot pattern.

- Very customizable top lids, three options.

- Option for a divided internal compartment, with the compartment at the bottom for a sleeping bag, or a very large internal compartment with no division.

- Protective internal 3L hydration bladder sleeve built-in.

- Design is well thought out.

Cons:

- The "tab" system of holding the pack together can sometimes fall apart. However, this can be very easily fixed as the tabs are hollow, allowing you to put pieces of 550 cord inside them to better lock them in position and prevent them from being tugged through. I have found that some tabs will get yanked through their slots with heavier loads unless you do this, especially the tabs that hold the load lifting straps and the hip-belt straps.

Summary:

This pack seems very good, and the adjustability of it to the user is borderline absurd. The pack has so many different sizing and comfort adjustments that I'm still, after hours, getting it to be exactly where I want it. To give you an idea of just how adjustable this pack is, it has:

- 3 Hip-belt heights (low, medium, high)

- 3 Harness heights (low, medium, high)

- 4 Load…

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