The Best Tactical Backpacks for Tackling Whatever Comes Your Way

For carrying what you need, when you absolutely need it.

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With their military-inspired design, flexibility, and ability to haul just about anything you might need, tactical backpacks are a great option when you want function with a bit edgier form. Whether it's your EDC, your book bag, your go bag, here are our favorite options for tactical backpacks

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5.11 AMP24 Backpack
$189.99

5.11 is a standard in the world of tactical bags. The Amp24 32L comes in a variety of colors with its water resistant nylon. The external hexgrid system is visually striking but also load bearing and ready for you to attach whatever it is that's access is so important. 

There is plenty of room inside for mounting as well, including a CCW pocket ready for your holster, and there are two main compartments, laptop/hydration sleeve, easy open zippers, comfy back panel, and straps.

SOG Scout Backpack, 24 L
$117.97

A trusted name in knives is about to give you even more with hip and sternum straps will keep this pack tight on your back and in place. On the inside, this guy is decked out with a padded laptop sleeve, hydration sleeve, pockets galore, and a MOLLE loop field for attaching everything else.

Then there's the bottom access zippers and cinch straps for attaching things to the outsides of the pack, and don't forget an impact resistant top pocket that will keep you from crushing whatever is most important.

Haley Strategic Partners D3 Flatpack Plus
$179.95

Made in the U.S., this pack can expand from nearly flat to over 1,400 cu. in., which is about 23 liters and big enough for a helmet and other gear.  The pack unzips all the way so it can fold open from top to bottom and the inside is covered in velcro to attach things, including a slew of accessories. This pack will accommodate  a 15" laptop in the padded interior, and chest straps will keep you stable. The bag's strap system also lets you incorporate it with a chest bag. 

Cannae Pro Gear Phalanx Full Size Duty Pack
$169.99

This is an intense full service pack for kicking in doors and not worrying about taking names—think military law enforcement and paramedics. On the front you'll notice a helmet carry quick access compression pouch, pockets on the side for carrying your loaded magazines, a spacious interior, military spec MOLLE attachment points, tie down straps and D rings for attaching items to the outside, easy access pockets for water bottles, or more mags, a padded eye glasses pocket, and a laptop sleeve.

Camelbak Rubicon
$174.99

This is the pack for your multi-day endeavors with 47 liters of space. Of course, since this is Camelbak, so it's also a hydration pack with a 3L reservoir in the lumbar. Not only is that a lot of water, it's situated within the pack for stability. 

MOLLE webbing on the interior and front of the pack straps carry more gear, and padded side pockets will take care of your valuables. With comfortable waist belt and straps and an internal deployable panel to create an upper and lower compartment, this pack will keep those wet boots away from your gear. 

Red Rock Gear Transporter Day Pack
$39.90

This is an affordable day pack with 20L of space that comes with a laser cut MOLLE exterior, ventilated mesh back panel, compression straps, and a hydration bladder. 

Equipped for Red Rock's quick attaching Mavrik pouches on the side, this is a bag that's great for quick trips and camping—all with a tactical look. 

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