U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)– Not too long ago I received an e mail announcing the opening of five.11’s 50th enterprise-owned retail shop. As additional proof that the venerable gear enterprise is pushing forward, I’ve been capable to obtain a box complete of five.11’s new goods for Fall 2019. Amongst the products inside is however an additional addition to five.11’s well-liked AMP line of backpacks. The AMPC even so, has a new trick up its sleeve.
Let’s commence with the fundamentals initial, with the tech specs from five.11:
- Most important Compartment -17.25″H x 9.0″L x five.0″D
- Total Capacity – 976 cubic inch / 16-liter total capacity
- Can mount straight to the backs of All Missions and TacTec® Plate Carriers
- Integrated HEXGRID® 9×9 Gear Set™”
- 500D Nylon
- Hydration bladder strap and complete loop back panel in major compartment
- Integrated Hypalon tab for zipper quit or compression
- Gear Set™ compatible external & internal
Let’s cover the functionality of the anticipated characteristics and functions prior to seeking at how the AMPC modifications factors up. Relating to the shoulder straps, five.11 has opted for a wide profile applying lightweight material. Even though this would get uncomfortable (promptly) with a larger pack, the AMPC does not have the volume to get weighed down also significantly. I have not identified the straps to be a comfort concern.
The AMPC continues a trend in the AMP line, with the inclusion of the 9″ x 9″ Hexgrid gear set. The Hexgrid enables for pouches of almost each attachment sort to be mounted vertically, horizontally or diagonally. If that is not your game, rip the complete panel off and you have a
Velcro hook/loop sheet to slap on compatibly-backed pre-produced gear sets, from five.11 or other suppliers. Above the Hexgrid is a patch panel for nametapes, unit patches or killer morale patches. Above that is a smaller pocket ideally suited for sunglasses.
The interior is similarly equipped, with a loop backing that enables for the gear sets to be mounted internally. I have a hook-backed holster from a assessment lengthy ago which not only secures 1 of my Glocks or my 1911 inside the AMPC, it does so in any of the 360°’s I’d like. There is also a couple zippered mesh pouches inside, a handy spot to shop spare straps, cables or other miscellaneous tactical bric-a-brac.
There is a couple good, bonus characteristics to be identified right here as nicely. Beneath the Hexgrid panel are a couple of straps, which interact with a could of tabs on the sides of the AMPC to either type a zipper quit or to compress the maximum thickness of the pack. I’ve identified the zipper quit to be much more valuable to me, as I never want a pack that clamshells all the way open (except for photographs), and the quit tends to make a excellent reference point to leave the zipper pull-strings at for effortless nighttime access.
All the stitching has been performed, and nicely. I’ve gone more than the AMPC with a fine-toothed comb, with no faults identified to reward my time spent with some thing to loudly complain about. five.11 has been undertaking this for a lengthy time and undertaking it nicely. They have the method down pat.
At initial glance, the AMPC is a nicely-engineered, smaller-to-medium-sized day pack. What sets it apart is its potential to stow the shoulder straps and attach to five.11’s plate carriers, either the TacTec or the All Missions PC’s, turning it into a constructed-in mission sustainment kit. Swapping it from backpack to Computer attachment is a speedy process, beginning with unsnapping and stowing the shoulder straps in the hydration compartment.
Weave the mini-straps identified at the leading of the AMPC by means of the leading couple Molle rows on the plate carrier, securing them with the “fish-hook” finish. The bottom flap of the AMPC (unstowed) heads into the bottom of the plate carrier’s cummerbund flap, and you are in small business.
It really is not surprising to see five.11 coming out with new gear, that is anticipated of each enterprise. What is surprising to me are the fresh concepts and new twists the style engineers continually bring to the five.11 line-up. The AMPC is not only nicely produced as a standalone day-pack, its versatility as a plate carrier add-on just offers enhanced worth. five.11 is operating really hard to retain their lineup fresh and stuffed with innovation. Nicely worth a appear for the really serious gear enthusiast or higher mileage finish-user. The AMPC runs $119.99 and is out there in Ranger Green, black or kangaroo.
About Rex Nanorum
Rex Nanorum is an Alaskan Expatriate living in Oregon with his wife and little ones. Developing up on industrial fishing vessels, he identified his subsequent adventure with the 2nd Bn, 75th Ranger Regt. Soon after five tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, he adventured about the west coast becoming a industrial fisheries and salvage SCUBA diver, rated helicopter pilot instructor (CFII) and private trainer, prior to becoming a gear reviewer and writer.”