Mardingtop Tactical Rucksack & Assault Pack Review
An excellent option for the civilian or military user seeking strong integration of MOLLE webbing with comfortable and secure design, the Mardingtop Tactical Backpack is definitely a choice offering for hauling gear or personal electronics and daily carry items.
Furthermore, with a convenient drag handle, large zippered pockets on the back and sides, and durable, water resistant construction, the Mardingtop offers many premium features in smaller, value-priced package. Let’s take a look at what sets this model apart from its competition.
High Quality Construction Materials
Both water-resistant and ruggedized for outdoor use, the Mardingtop is a medium capacity rucksack made to last. Regardless of intended use or circumstances, a daily carry rucksack needs to keep water out and your gear in without fear of ripping or tearing even under harsh conditions.
Fortunately, this tactical backpack is up to the challenge, and with tough zipper closures with fold over liners, this pack is all set to keep things dry even on the outer pockets.
Most military accessories sold today are compatible with the military’s MOLLE harness attachment webbing system. Everything from smartphone holders to water bottle hangers can be clipped, wrapped, or Velcroed to a MOLLE harness.
The Mardingtop offers MOLLE harness spaces across the back and side pockets for mounting all possible necessary accessory holders and gear mounting, including hydration tube clips, magazine carriers, holsters, and any number of other carriers, pouches, sleeves, or D-ring clips and adapters you could need to make your rucksack as mission-ready or morning rush-ready as it needs to be.
Hydration Bladder Ready
When you are on the go and active, you need to stay hydrated to stay effective, be that on the trail or on a mission. The Mardingtop comes standard with a padded compartment that can support either secure laptop storage or a hydration bladder, and with its MOLLE-compatible straps and backing, you can easily install and use a tube management system to make hands free hydration simple and easy.
S-Curve Carry Straps
A unique innovation from Mardingtop, the carry straps for this model are curved to better distribute weight and enhance comfort even when worn for extended periods of time.
The s-curve contours to the shoulders and back more efficiently, re-balancing weight evenly across the back, shoulders, and chest. Also, this straps have integrated D-rings that allow users to add a sternum strap for further comfort and support when carrying gear for extended periods of time.
- Rugged polyester construction
- Water resistant
- Hydration bladder ready
- S-Curve shoulder straps for enhanced balance and comfort.
- Less diverse compartmentalization inside the bag
- Not waterproof
- Cannot carry both a laptop and a hydration bladder
- MOLLE webbing restricted to the back and sides
- No included sternum strap
Q. What is the storage capacity of this rucksack?
A. The capacity is about 40 liter altogether with side pouches.
Q. Can the waist belt be removed?
A. The waist strap is not removable as designed, but it does fold out of the way and tuck behind nicely.
This is a good military-friendly option with lots of storage space and a more traditional backpack/rucksack design. It functions well for military or civilian use, and the addition of MOLLE webbing on various surfaces make it ideal for customization.
The ability to add a high capacity hydration bladder and tube management system is also a particularly attractive feature, and you could not want for a better offering in a day bag for work or trail rucksack for hiking. It is an excellent buy for an excellent price.