Check out Direct Action’s Dust Pack

Direct action LLC’s Dust Backpack has some really nice features. It’s worth checking out.

“The Dust is a 20+liter backpack oriented towards use as EDC and is essentially a one day backpack,” according to Direct Action officials. “Externally there are 3 flat pockets- one on each side and one on the front of the pack. These additional side flat pockets can carry small and flat items. After unzipping the side pockets, they will fit a standard U.S. canteen or Nalgene water bottle. The zippered side accessible flat pocket on the front surface is a good place to keep smaller items that need to be easily accessible without opening the packs compartments.”

The Dust is made of 500D Cordura fabric and features a water-resistant, laser-cut MOLLE/PALS system.

The main compartment has a mesh pocket and a padded sleeve for hydration bladder or up to a 15-inch laptop. The smaller front compartment has an internal organizer for notepads, GPS, writing utensils and other essentials, plus a clear vinyl pocket for maps and documents.

It has a paracord drag handle that contains two, 2.5-meter sections of cord. It weighs 2.56 pounds and holds 1,220 cubic inches of gear.

The Dust has a lot of other nice features and is available in five solid colors for $119 each and seven camouflage patterns for $139 each.

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  • Lance

    Still take my ALICE pack.

  • Eric B.

    Nice that it has side compression straps that can carry add-on side pockets to extend its capacity. Internal side pockets can still be accessed by loosening the compression straps.

    This is the absolute maximum size I’d want to carry without an internal frame and padded hip belt to transfer the load off the shoulders and to the hips.