We got word just a bit ago that 5.11 Tactical (home to such alluring coquettes as David Hein Willem Driessen) has released a limited edition version of their Covert Boxpack in MultiCam Black. Previously available in Black (black), Storm (brownish), and Storm (grey), the Covert Boxpack is a pack we’ve discussed before. It’s a rolltop style pack (water-resistant, not –proof) that doesn’t doesn’t have too much 5.11 Tactical brand labeling, which is a plus; “low-pro” gear frequently isn’t, and labels are often part of the problem.
Some people will complain that the MultiCam Black color way is less than low profile, etc. etc., yada yada, to which we respond:
“First, 5.11 is going to sell a bunch of these whether you complain or not. Second, lots of people are wearing cammie colored shit these days. Worry about a pack with a reasonable profile less and your body language and haircut more — but most importantly avoid the SHOT Show tuxedo or contractor chic clothing combo. Wearing a day pack, even in a fancy cammie print? Not a huge flag, though definitely an indicator. Wearing this pack sporting a T-1000 haircut or a high’n’tight, Oakley Razors, pants with a gozillion pockets and desert-suitable boots? Why yes, that could be problematic.”
But we digress. Here’s what 5.11 tells us about the pack.
The Limited Edition Multicam Black™ Covert Boxpack is engineered for speed, agility, and dependability in any environment. A slide-adjusting sternum strap and reinforced padded shoulder straps ensure a stable and comfortable carry when you’re on the move, and the roomy TacTec™ main compartment is designed to remain covert but allow fast access to your sidearm or backup. A water resistant finish keeps your gear dry in wet climates, dual side zip pockets are ideal for accessories or a hydration bottle, and internal elastic retention straps allow secure storage for additional magazines.
All-weather roll top backpack
Multicam Black™ exterior
Multiple externally-accessible pockets
Dual size zip pockets with internal elastic retention
Slide adjusting sternum strap
Reinforced padded shoulder straps
Bottom pocket for general storage
1680D ballistic polyester
Water resistant finish
Authentic YKK® zippers
Durable Duraflex® hardware
Find it online here.
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