Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eberlestock Halftrack Inital Review

The Eberlestock Halftrack is one amazing bag. I purchased this bag because I wanted an updated bag that not everybody had like the Camelback BFM. Military Times gear scout did an assault pack Cordon and Review of different assault packs with guys in Afghanistan. The Eberlestock was well liked and rode well with body armor which is one thing that I looked for. The addition of the radio rack and the ability to carry 4 bladders was also a plus. The quality is the great, Eberlestock didn't cut any corners which is rare these days.
The logo and a spot for an American Flag or other morale patch.

Carry Handle, just the right size.

Behind the molle webbing is another stash 
pocket which is convenient for small items. 
The buckles are all tactical style and are pretty
quiet for a plastic buckle. A nice feature that
surely wasn't as cheap as they could have gone.

The top cave is really nice for storing your camera,
Gerber, or other smaller item that you need quick,
convenient access to. 

Another view of the top cave with my Surefire G2 LED.

The inside with the shelf folded down and radio rack up.

 With the shelf up and radio rack down. There are plenty of small
pockets on the inside that are great for organizing all of your little
accessories and random gear. I was also able to stash my ACH helmet
inside which I was unable to do with the BFM.

This compartment was designed for the built in rain cover. You are 
able to stash a knife, flashlight or a small handgun if you were to 
take out the rain cover. You may not be able to get to it super fast but 
it very well may be overlooked by someone going through your bag in a hurry.

The cave when empty.

 The harness is very adjustable. There is also molle webbing 
on the waist belt. Internal adjustable aluminum supports are 
another solid feature that helps with the stability of the pack.

 Multiple steps for adjustment to suit many different torsos.

The top has additional rows of molle and a spot for a name tape
for identification purposes.

I've only had the chance to use this for a week during Bradley Gunnery. I will definitely follow this up with a long term review to see how it is holding up and any additional features that I find or forgot to mention. You can get one HERE starting at $229 for most colors. Not all colors are available at all times but they are very good at responding to emails. I had to wait about 2 months to get the ACU pattern to match my uniform. Overall it's a very solid pack that I don't see myselrf replacing anytime soon. Thanks for stopping by.