The CHIEF Recce contract was granted through Naticks Special Operations Office after an extensive source selection process and rigorous testing of packs from six other companies. The backpack meets the U.S. Special Operations Forces requirements to provide a load carriage system that delivers top-performance.
Torso Sizes: Short | Regular | Long
Capacity: 110 liters
Load Capacity: 45.36kg
500D Nylon Cordura Body
Tweave Stretch Woven Fabric
CHIEF FRAMESHEET A 3-D molded framesheet fits the contours of the back, and flexes with the body while maintaining exceptional support.
PIVOT POINT HARDWARE - Comfort is achieved with pivoting anchor points for shoulder straps and belts that also help maximize body movement. Torso length and shoulder harness width are adjustable for a custom fit.
BODY ARMOR COMPATIBLE HARNESS - The harness is customizable to fit over body armor. Extra shoulder strap padding is removable, and a lumbar pad is added for better load transfer.
HIGH OUTPUT HYDRATION - Hydration pockets on both sides allow easy access to hydration bladders. Bottom routing of the tubes permits more efficient flow, and bite valves attached on the shoulder straps allow soldiers hands-free operation.
ACCESS PANEL Two vertical zippers open the front of the pack and allow for rapid load / unload of inner contents.
RADIO POCKET - Fits the 117 radio, and straps below carry 2 spare batteries close to the frame. Antenna/Communications ports are accessible through the lid.
NIR SOLUTION-DYED FABRIC Both the base fabric (500d), and webbing (1000d) consist of solution-dyed nylon (SDN) CORDURA fabrics that provide maximum Near Infra-red (NIR) signature reduction concealment properties.
COMPOSITE HYBRID INTERCHANGEABLE ERGONOMIC FRAMESHEET Naticks requirements for the SOF Patrol pack was to be able to carry 45kg comfortably, survive a 12m drop fully loaded, and weigh 3kg or less. The CHIEF frame is the key to meeting those requirements. The CHIEF System is engineered from a proprietary, continuously reinforced thermoplastic with distinct zones of flexibility, matching and supporting the soldiers natural spinal contours. The CHIEF frame can flex, but always returns to its original shape, never deforming like aluminum stays frequently do.