Gear: The ALLE Pack
If you’ve hiked or marched with an ALICE pack before, you know just how thin the regulation shoulder straps are, and how sharply they bite the shoulders. The hip belt isn’t much better.
If you read AR15.com you might recognize the ALLE Pack or “Hellcat”, but those who haven’t seen it before may benefit from the experience of another. Basically, it combines an ALICE pack and frame with a MOLLE sleep system carrier, belt, and shoulder strap set.
I’ve assembled one of these, and added a few pouches. So far, it has held up, but I have yet to take it out on a full field exercise. I like that it has some of the modularity of the MOLLE system, but retains the low price of ALICE components – sure beats the $370 you’ll pay for a MALICE 3 pack from Tactical Tailor, and for about the same cargo space.