With all of the backpacking and hiking that we do, we like to try out as many packs and outdoors gear that we can get our hands on. Sure, we have our favorites but when we get a chance to sample a new piece of gear then we usually jump on it.
The time came for me to take a look at the Condor 3 Day Assault Pack and it made me kind of upset that I hadn’t gotten around to it sooner.
Below is great overview and closer look at the pack from guys over at Condor Outdoor:
When I said that we have our favorites it’s true (just like any other outdoors adventurers) and the Condor quickly became a pack that we are going to find hard to put down. The bag has a lot of uses and it’s this versatility that we’ll talk about a little later (a couple of times).
The pack has 7 compartments in all and is huge!
The total capacity is 50 liter or 3038 cubic inches and the internal framework is sturdy. The pack is made of the some of the most durable material on the market today; 1000-Denier, wear and water resistant nylon. The entire pack is ruggedized for the military, large enough for multi-day, multi-person hiking or camping trips and affordable enough so that anyone can own it.
You can get the Condor 3 Day Assault Pack in an assortment of colors and it really just matters what you need it for and what your preference is.
You can get the pack in Olive Drab, Black, Tan, Red, MultiCam, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, A-TACS FG, A-TACS AU. That’s a lot of options for just about any purpose. If you’re hunting or going tactical then you can go discreet and camouflaged. If you’re hiking and don’t necessarily want to be invisible or if you’re using it just as your every day carrier then you can opt for the red or mandrake.
Here’s the second time that we’re going to mention versatility in this review. There really isn’t anything that this pack can’t do. The compartments, MOLLE, Velcro attachment and tie-down straps make this pack even bigger than the 3038 cubic inches of the inside.
Map, Document and Radio Compartment: A Must!
This compartment is 10 x 14 inches (25 x 36 cm) and is made for storing and carrying maps, periodicals, travel guides, journals, pens, pencils and that kind of thing.
Double zipper-pulls open and close the compartment and inside the compartment is 3 separate pockets made of staggered nylon dividers. This pocket can also hold radios, transmitters, water purification filters, and even your cell phone if you need to keep it safe.
Hydration Pack Compartment:
Again, you get the durability here with double zipper-pulls and just like all of the zippers on this pack it comes with a water resistant zipper flap. The hydration compartment is large enough to hold two, 3-liter hydration systems.
The Velcro pocket flaps hold on tight, keep water out and allow the drinking tube of the hydration systems to protrude and be easily accessible.
We liked to use the front compartment as our miscellaneous pouch. If this were a military pack and we had a load requirement, then this is the compartment that would most likely be designated as the “personal compartment”. It is 11 x 12 inches (28 x 30 centimeters) and is pleated for expansion.
We were able to stuff food, a first aid kit, a fishing kit and some extra rope in this compartment pretty easily. This compartment opens with from the side with a single zipper-pull.
The main compartment is the “living room” of this pack. It was so big that when we used it on our trip we joked that we could have just slept in it.
It is 13 x 20 x 10 inches (33 x 50 x 25 cm). Inside the compartment is like an ISU (individual storage unit) with plenty of compartments and internal tie downs.
It’s About the Space and Options:
The thing that really makes this kind of bag so special is that despite its size, it actually organizes very thoroughly. Despite its thoroughness it is simple to use. Despite its size it is surprisingly lightweight. It is by far the most well-rounded bag we have used.
MOLLE and Velcro:
The MOLLE and velcro external attachments increases the size of this pack even more. There are so many things that you can hang from the outside of this pack to make it even more special. Of course, if you want to stay tactical then it’s best to silence anything that you hang, however it does make it bigger.
The side pockets add a whole element to this pack that we haven’t even touched on yet. The side pockets are able to hold water bottles, ammo, etc. Each side pocket is 9 x 5 x 2.5 inches (23 x 16 x 6.5 cm). They open wide and both have double zipper pulls.
One last thing about versatility:
This is a bag that has been reviewed and marketed as many things: A hiking bag, a tactical backpack, a bug-out bag and even an everyday carry along for the active man. Whatever you use it for this is a pack that will last a long time and have plenty of room to do what it is you need it to. From hiking mountains to disappearing in emergencies when you need to…this is a bag that can do it all.
All in all, this pack has 7 compartments! We’ve only touched on the most important ones here. You can see how much potential this single piece of equipment has to be any kind of pack that you want it to be.
Important to note about the Condor 3 day Assault Pack is that it is not water proof. Although measures have been taken to make the pack water resistant, it is not completely going to keep everything dry. However, there are grommets in many locations around and on the bottom of the bag to ensure that it does have the ability to adequately drain.
Did you know that sometimes retailers will charge a lower price for a product if you choose a different color?
Just click the link below on the different color choices for this product on Amazon and see which colors are cheaper than the others.