For a fully customizable, versatile line pack, go with the COAXSHER FS-1 Ranger. This pack is tough and built for abuse. Whether you’re heading out on the fire line or you’re trekking out for a SAR mission, this pack has you in mind. There’s no cheap thrills with this one. Here’s the specs:
- Fire Shelter Case Drop-Down Feature Counterbalances Weight While Digging
- Compression Straps Keeps Load Secure
- Modular Pack System for Multiple Set-Up Options
- Aluminum Stay Harness Structuring for Ultimate Hiking Comfort
- Patent Pending D.A.S. Dual Action Stabilizer
- Main Pack Side Pockets w/ G-Hook Compression Strap
- Holds MOLLE or Alice Clip Accessories
- 4 Grommets on Each Side Pocket Provides Maximum Drainage for Fluids and Dirt
- Additional Inside Mesh Storage Pockets
- Daisy Chain with Built In Ladderloc Provides the Ability to Attach Belt-Loop Accessories
- Quick-Release Buckles on All Connection Points for Maximum Speed when Converting Pack
- Adjustable Hip Belt/Torso to Fit Multiple Sizes
- Ergonomically Designed Harness System
- Webbing Reinforced Stress Points
- 3.0L Water Reservoir Case w/ Dual Hose Ports (H2O Reservoir Sold Separately)
- New Generation Fire Shelter Case w/ PALS Webbing
- Glove Pocket on Fire Shelter Case
- Fusee Loops on Fire Shelter Case
- Two Side Pockets for Water Bottles (Capacity: 4 – 32oz.)
- Total of 13 Pockets for Organization
- Tool Loops to Secure Tool to Pack
- Two Side Pockets for Fusees
- Velcro for Patches/Name Badges
- Webbing Daisy Chain for Carabiners
- Covered by our 100% Guarantee
Made from 1000 Denier Cordura, box stitching and reinforced stress points, your FS-1 Ranger pack is made to withstand extraordinary conditions.
If you’re a thru-hiker, I would look at this pack, too. It can work for you if you believe in the ultra light weight thru hike or heavy thru hike. It’s simply up to you what this pack does! With all the anchor points, you can expand its carrying capability very easily from 50 liter to a 75 liter. Modular to the core! Not to mention this, but, this pack is right up there with the best mil packs in comfort. This pack distributes all the weight directly to the hips, with absolutely no weight distributed to the shoulders. On a 30 mile backcountry hike, that’s important to me. Go check it out for yourself.
As you can see, I have started to configure mine for my purposes. It’s up to roughly 65 liters, and I’m shooting for at least 75L. For my term of service with Americorps Montana and Montana Conservation Corps, I need a set up that’ll sustain me for 10 days on trail for base camp and line.
On top, I have my trauma kit in the front, easy to access and distinguishable from the rest of the pack. My foam mat sits securely on top, thanks to my med kit and its additional straps. I haven’t settled on a location for my fire/water resistant tarp yet, but it will likely go on top since I will be carrying tools on the bottom PALS webbing. The great thing about this pack, is that all of this configuring is endless. I’ll be able to modify this set up throughout my term of service.
If you’re interested in learning more about my mission with Montana Conservation Corps as an Americorps Member, visit my blog post on that.