I spent a lot of time and traveled many miles with the Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder MK2 on my back for the past few months. I lived out of this pack for 3 day on two separate occasions during some sniper competition earlier this year. This pack performed remarkable for all the trials I put it through.
Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder MK2 is a multi day pack designed for combat zones with a volume of 80 Liters/ 4,882 cubic inches and only 115oz. This pack is full of great features:
- V2 Carrying System
- Packsack with snow guard
- Removable section between main and bottom compartment
- Fixation for hiking poles or ice axes
- Height adjustable chest belt
- Compression straps on sides
- Compression around perimeter of base
- Variable volume compression flap e.g. to attach a helmet
- Handle on front and back
- Detachable lid, divided into 3
- Hydration system compatible
- Side pockets
- MOLLE System on all the important attachment areas
- Hook-and-loop strips
I utilized this pack for the Mammoth Sniper Challenge and Vortex Sniper Challenge. These events are 3 days where you must carry everything you will need to travel 10 miles a day, find engage targets with precision rifles and pistols, and sleep outside in the elements. I loaded the Tasmanian Tiger Pathfinder MK2 with 65 pound of gear for both these challenges. The V2 carrying system made this weight very manageable. The large main compartment with the divider made it easy to organize and pack gear that made it easy to go in and out with shooting equipment needed for the stages. While putting tent, sleeping bag and all other camping gear in the lower half of the divide help keep it stored till we returned to campsite every night.
Overall, this pack is a very comfortable, durable, and good looking multi day pack. There is a lot of adjustability in the fit, plenty of room for a multi-day trip, and made of very high quality material.
Durability: 5 out of 5 – 700 denier Cordura® is the good stuff, a perfect balance between strength and weight savings.
Capacity: 5 out of 5 – for a multi-day pack it has plenty of capacity.
Comfort: 5 out of 5 – The V2 carry system on this pack makes it very comfortable.
Aesthetics: 4 out of 5 – good looking pack but camo pattern would be nice to have.
Value: 4 out of 5 – this pack is in the $400 price range.
TOTAL SCORE: 92% EXCELLENT
I received this product as a courtesy from the manufacturer via Spotter Up so I could test it and give my honest feedback. I am not bound by any written, verbal, or implied contract to give this product a good review. All opinions are my own and are based off my personal experience with the product.
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Thanks to Laura Burgess Marketing for the bag.
Dan Posey is an active duty Green Beret.