Crossfire DG16 (85L) Large Field Pack embodies everything we’ve learnt in over four decades. Materials science, ergonomics, systems integration, all with enduser feedback.
This pack has been engineered from first principles. There is nothing else like it, anywhere. The pack is universally adjustable, so one size.
DG16 Polymer Frame
The trick is to source aerospace level resin and invest in vastly expensive high pressure injection moulds. Then use finite element analysis to tune the frame to flex at the same rate as the human back. Too little flex, like metal frames, forces the hips and shoulders to fight with every stride. Fatiguing. Overflexing forces the shoulders to fight angular momentum as the load swings wide with each step. Waste of energy. The DG16 flexes just right, hips and shoulders move freely, stride is longer and less exhausting. Active ventilation keeps things cool, reminding you of ALICE. The window shape snugs over a body armour plate. The harness system can be quickly set at different levels to accommodate different torso lengths.
DG16 Shoulder Harness
The harness arms are laminated from multiple layers of speciality, expensive materials. Plastic plate reinforcements distribute heavy loads, memory foams to customise to the user. Shoulder straps are shaped and tapered to work over CBA and smoothly transfer load away from the brachial plexus nerve group. The whole shoulder harness yoke assembly can be quickly extended up or retracted down with three height settings built into the webbing attachments.
It is our belief that any pack which uses a 25mm plastic side release buckle as a load element is not fit for service. Such a culpable object should be recalled and destroyed before it injures the user. Such buckles were never intended for heavy, load-bearing use. They can release or break inadvertently, slewing the fully loaded pack and wrenching the spine. The DG16 shoulder harness uses reliable, strong yet easy-to-release-under-load military-proven buckles.
Because we really do care.
Hip Belt System
Choose the set up according to personal preference and type of rig. There are three plug-in adjustment levels for the padded components so they can be tuned to back length, set high to clear a belt rig, or set low to hip load. Or remove hip fins and use lumbar loading.
DG16 Pack Bag
Military long-range volume, single compartment bag with lower access configurable as double-compartment bag by fastening the built-in divider shelf in the horizontal position.
Multiple access options:
- top access via resistance-free, easily operated, double-draw-cord throat (use of metal eyelets eliminated)
- top access via horizontal radio/hydration tube zip above frame side radio access via long vertical zips with interlocking cover flaps – both sides
- wide bottom access via fold-out zipped gusset
- Fully open at back hydration bladder pouch and radio attachment IAS panel, fitted with necessary webbing straps
EVA foam sandwich base panel virtually eliminates abrasion wear.
Weight-saving IAS/MOLLE Crossfire 20/30 webbing bands on all available external surfaces.
ET front pouch and lower side pouches (all Hypalon reinforced internally, both faces)
Side IAS on separate panels,
Face full compression strap system – side, bottom and over-throat
Internal lower bag compression strap system
Detachable helmet attachment web net fitted to back panel
All crucial side-release buckles field-replaceable in seconds.
DG16 Colour Choices and Sizes
- DPCU, TBas Khaki, Black. One pack bag and frame size, fully torso-length-adjustable harness settings.
- Weight: 4.5 kg, complete including external frame.