It doesn’t get any better than the Voodoo Tactical Level III Assault Backpack offered by Top Spec U.S. The pack is rugged, durable, practical, and versatile, to name a few of its characteristics. We can’t name one thing we would change or add to this backpack.
The backpack is small enough for everyday use, but large enough for 3-day missions and beyond. One of the best characteristics of the backpack is its ability to compress to the size of its contents with two side straps, two bottom straps and one strap from the top to the bottom. The straps can take the depth of the pack down to around 4 inches. Fully loaded, the straps can be loosened and the pack can be extended to about 11 inches in depth.
The pack has three main compartments, plus a smaller compartment up top that can hold glasses, phones and the like. Underneath that compartment is a larger compartment designed to hold pens, papers and other frequently-used small items. Underneath those compartments is another compartment (that runs the length of the pack) accessible from the top and upper sides that can hold items such as a small laptop, iPad, or perhaps a pistol and some magazines. Underneath that compartment is the main compartment (that runs the length of the pack) that is able to house a larger laptop. In the main compartment there is also a thin compartment for documents.
MOLLE attachment points cover almost the entire front of the pack. There are also two double MOLLE attachment points on each side. Four metal D-rings can be used to attach more gear, including two on the shoulder harness. The pack is hydration system compatible and has built in hose guides. We especially like the paracord zipper handles that are tied in knots for use with tactical gloves.
The shoulder harness is extra-wide, well-constructed, and includes a chest strap to connect the two shoulder straps. But it is the waist-belt where we found the greatest benefit. The pack is designed to rest atop the hips, and the waist-belt more than adequately distributes the weight of the pack to the hips, taking the load off the shoulders. In fact, we were able to configure the shoulder straps and the waist belt to take almost the entire load from the shoulders. Of course, there are multiple, adjustable straps to configure the load to your desire. For your comfort there is a molded back panel that protects the user from gear inside the pack. The back also features a map pocket. On top there is a very sturdy carrying handle.
Overall this is a pack that looks like a tactical backpack and acts like a tactical backpack. This versatile pack can be used for everything from carrying books and laptops to class to three-day or more combat missions loaded down with tactical equipment. The pack would also be great as a bug-out bag, and in these uncertain times loaded with threats, everyone needs one of those. In a nutshell, this is the pack you’ve been looking for.