Based on a time tested, battle-proven and widely accepted US design that is hard to ignore, SORD has added to this great design concept enhancing its comfort, strength, and inter-operability. One of the most prominent additions is our load attachment buckle with its Mil-Spec high tensile hardware and webbing, allowing the STRIKE pack to be attached to any vehicle or strop and will not come loose, tear off or break free (battle-tested in Afghanistan). Backface lining has been replaced with an extremely comfortable air-mesh material. Internal tear away MOLLE panel allows the attachment of MEI’s and various other pouches. When not required simply pull the insert out and set it aside. Twin antenna/hydration hose ports with Velcro down flaps. Two internal zip mesh pockets are large enough to fit a wide array of items but have been kept small enough to limit drooping. Each internal pouch opens via a single zip slider to minimize slider creep when loaded up. Six external compression straps with Fastex clips control loads and take the pressure off the main lid zip. Large Velcro square panel for IFF / ANF tabs and various "bling". Large tube tape carries handle. Side sleeves have been kept in place for longer tools such as shotgun, machete, breaching tools, etc. Quick-release Fastex buckle shoulder straps. This is definitely not a cheap knock off, rather the enhancement of an already effective proven design tweaked and modified with the aim of providing added user comfort, strength, and adaptability. Constructed of all the finest materials at our factory in Melbourne.