Sunday, June 29, 2014

US PALM Draco Hardened Backpack in A-TACS Camo

With a continued focus on the great gear from US PALM, A-TACS Camo takes a look at the Draco Hardened Back Pack offered in their A-TACS AU Pattern for Arid and Urban environments.

The Draco Hardened Back Pack [HBP] from US Palm was created in response to numerous agency/unit requests for an integrated assault pack/plate carrier solution.  Through many design iterations and after reviewing field test evaluations from Real-World end users, the design team at US Palm landed upon the current design.  Equally at home running Border Op’s or responding on the backs of a QRF operator half a World away, the Draco HBP has the adaptability to answer any missions needs.

Draco Hardened Backpack in A-TACS Camo
By having the plate pocket align with the TOP of the pack, it lines up appropriately with a front side plate carrier option.  Features of this pack include an 1800 cu/in main compartment, separately accessed large SAPI plate pocket, full MOLLE lined interior compartment, full MOLLE front panel, 2 column MOLLE sides, “Armor” compatible shoulder straps with sternum strap, hydration port, (2) interior zipper access flat pockets, and a hanging mesh pouch.  The bottom of the armor pocket provides a small discrete space, which perfectly accommodates their Mini-Vis Signal Panel (sold separately).

Interfacing the Draco HBP with the ACS Collar (sold separately) can be accomplished 2 ways: First, by simply threading the supplied shoulder straps through the ACS Collar, the operator can realize the benefits of a padded collar. Secondly, the HBP can interfaced with either a DTPC or MPAR/AKARv2 with their Side-Release Kit.  Utilizing these options creates a near Outer Tactical Vest solution.

The Draco HBP is constructed of 500d Cordura nylon, and utilizes made in the USA hardware and materials. Completely Made in the USA, and fully Berry Compliant. For more information on the Draco and other A-TACS Camo products from US Palm or, to purchase one online or find a dealer, visit them online at