Categories: New Gear

New Gear: The Maxpedition® RIFTCORE™ Backpack

The Maxpedition® RIFTCORE™ Backpack is an ergonomic pack with quick release yoke-style straps, along with an adjustable sternum strap.  There is also a stowable and padded waist belt with gear loops, which can be easily be adjusted by cinching forward.

The semi-rigid fleece-lined EVA pocket on the front of the pack is ideal for storing sunglasses, electronics, or valuables.  There is also a lower pocket with ample organization.  Four (4) side compression straps take pressure off zippers when fully packed.  The Lattice Attachment System (ATLAS™) allows for modular attachments to be added, and packs can be customized to best suit the user.

The middle compartment, which has a full clamshell opening, comes with multiple loop-lined adjustable straps that can be repositioned to make organizing and locating contents much easier.   The lockable main compartment has multiple Gossamer™ mesh pockets and elastic straps for organization.  There is also a hydration reservoir, along with dual hydration ports. 

The padded rear of the pack has 2-way access to a fully loop-lined rear CCW compartment.  A double-sided Security Lockout Strip is included, so contents do not fall out of the compartment.

The overall size is 12 (L) x 8 (W) x 18 (H) inches, and the overall volume of the pack is 1400 cubic inches (23 liters).  Shapeshift handles have been added for a more comfortable carry.  Positive Grip zipper pulls make opening the pack faster and easier, and seatbelt webbing is very skin-friendly.  Stress points are double stitched, bar-tacked, circular bar-tacked, or “Box-and-X” stitched for added strength.

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