Blackhawk Velocity X3 Pack Review


The Blackhawk Velocity X3 is a mid-sized backpack/rucksack that comes highly recommended and meets U.S. Army Special Forces specifications.
The Blackhawk X3 is an excellent choice for a variety of situations and activities whether it be jumping out of planes in a military situation, walking a police beat, or on a simple hiking trip with friends, this pack is a pleasure to wear and use.

blackhawk-velocity-x3-pack-back-strapsIt’s durable, lightweight, spacious, and loaded with handy features. Made from heavy-duty 1000 denier nylon, the Velocity X3 is tough enough to stand all kinds of punishment. As noted above, the Blackhawk backpack is constructed to U.S. Army Special Forces specifications, and as such it has to be durable and damage resistant. Additionally, this pack is compatible with other military grade equipment such as the Blackhawk Hydration system, and the S.T.R.I.K.E. ® Cutaway Tactical Armor carrier.
The dimensions of the inner main compartment are 22 inches (length), 13 inches (width), and 8.5” (Depth). This provides plenty of space for storage of a variety of items without making the backpack too bulky. This Blackhawk backpack also has a sizeable top-front pocket that measures 18 inches (length), 13 inches (width), and 2 inches (depth). Small equipment and accoutrements can be placed in this front pocket, while clothing and bulkier items can fit snugly into the main compartment. A small map storage pocket is also included. The entire interior space of the backpack measures 3290 cubic inches.

All in all, the X3 has abundant military-grade features which make it a great option for nearly Blackhawk-X3_2all exercises. Other points of interest include the fact that it has an integrated single point release harness, a number of interior and exterior tie-down straps and loops (20 in total), padded shoulder straps with dual-adjustment metal hardware, and 6 adjustable compression straps. Also, it sports a pull-out protection flap with S.T.R.I.K.E.® webbing on the bottom of the pack, a removable belt and chest strap, and contains S.T.R.I.K.E.® webbing over the entire pack. This pack is even compatible with U.S. Army jump hardware, containing items like universal leg strap attachment points for static-line or free-fall configuration, and a reinforced attachment and harness system. Truly, this pack is designed for all kinds of adventurous use both on land and in the sky; how can you go wrong?
I’d also like to point out that the Velocity X3 has great load bearing abilities as well. Whether the wearer is hiking along a trail or free falling to the ground, the Blackhawk carries any reasonable amount of weight like a champ, assuring the user both a comfortable experience and extremely minimal wear and tear. This is high quality equipment that exceeds expectations in both military and civilian situations. It is larger than its predecessors (such as the X1), and therefore offers greater carrying capacity while still maintaining durability, comfort and load transfer.
blackhawk-velocity-x3-pack-bottomThis is the kind of quality one would expect from an industry leader and Blackhawk is just that. The company was founded in 1993 and has been making high end equipment for tactical, military and law enforcement theaters ever since. The company deals in a wide range of products such as tactical gear, holsters, body armor, protective gloves, knives, law enforcement gear, hunting gear, and various related types of clothing and footwear. Blackhawk is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia and has manufacturing plants in Idaho, North Carolina, and Montana so you know they are committed to jobs for americans.
Consider the Blackhawk Velocity X3 for you next tactical military assignment, wilderness expedition, or casual day-hike. This backpack combines affordability with high quality and performance. It brings military-level quality direct to the consumer and offers high quality and dependability to purchasers from many different backgrounds.


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