We have had the Agilite A.M.A.P II for the better part of a year now. It has been with us on zip line obstacle courses, snowmobiling in Northern New Brunswick, and through 100’s of kilometers of ATV Trails. While we haven’t attached it to one of the K series plate carriers like the K5 Plate Carrier we can confirm it makes a comfortable pack.
In order to attach to K series carriers, the Agilite Modular Assault Pack II has a unique back panel setup. Two verticle strips on the pack can be Velcroed open and attach to your carrier. Then for extra security, it has clips to attach it to the carrier. You can see this in the video below.
On the exterior of the pack, you get a helmet carrier with two cinch straps. We have used this to carry bicycle helmets, Neosoverboots, climbing gear, and clothing. Its extremely versatile and the two adjustment straps lock the contents into the elasticized pouch well. There is also a loop of webbing in this area you can attach a carabiner to hold your gloves or other items. The top of the lid on the pack has a large Velcro area we adorned with a Breach Bang Clear patch.
The sides of the pack are covered with PALS webbing for additional pouches if you please. The top of the pack has two oversized holes on it for passing even the beefiest bite valve through them or comms equipment. The Velcro covers keep things out when not in use. The grab handle on the pack is long with the webbing folded over to form a comfortable handle. The pack features a sternum strap on the chest straps as well as routing straps to keep your hydration tube within reach.
Inside the main compartment of the pack, you will find a zippered pocket on the lid that runs the full length. The lid also has a hook for attaching keys or other valuables you don’t want to inadvertently fall out of your bag. The bottom of the pack has one large drainage port on it to keep sand and liquids from mucking up the bottom of your bag. We would have preferred the port to be one of the mesh ones as it’s large enough you can lose smaller items like pens through.
The back of the inside of the pack has a pocket to keep your hydration pack safe and a hook to keep it upright. It fit our 3l Source hydration pack well and the large routing ports on top made getting the bite valve out easy. The hydration area has a drawstring and cord lock on it to help keep things from sliding around. The area in front of this has a strap with a buckle on it. This can be used to keep a radio in place if your stuck being the comms guy. Nothing is worse than going into the prone at mach chicken only to receive a radio in the back of the head because it slid forward.
After all this time with the A.M.A.P. II, I can say I really like the bag as a daypack. It has just enough room to carry the essentials for whatever adventure that may be either for fun or for pay in a foreign unfriendly land. The fact that it interfaces seamlessly with the K5 Carrier is awesome. We would have preferred some form of internal frame sheet to give the pack a bit more rigidity and stop smaller sharp items from stabbing you in the back however the included padding does a decent job. The pack is available in Multicam, black and coyote brown for the price of $149 USD. Rumor has it that you might be able to get a deal with our friends over at Agilite if you bend the knee to House Morningwood.
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