We're not fricken monkeying around. Firesign Brand's strong and cut-resistant UHMWPE Monkey Shackle is the only tamperproof locking zipper system that not only looks great and works great as an easy to grab zipper puller, but also does something else no other zip pull, locking system can do. Take off the Monkey Shackle and you have a soft shackle link that can hold up to 650Lbs or 300KG's of weight making it the most versatile and amazing piece of equipment for when the going get's tough. You may be the only person for miles that would know about this badass little feature. Oh yea, it's TSA friendly too.
Badass is badass… simple. At almost 2000 cubic inches / 33 liters of capacity, you are good to go anywhere you want to, any time you want to.
Panel loading design, large main compartment, middle organizer compartment for your EDC items, and lower garage compartment in the front offer enough carrying capacity and compartments to keep you rolling for days. A top loading, fleece lined hammock pocket, perfect size for your goggles, glasses, headphones and mobile electronics, all in a nice cozy hanging pocket that keeps ’em safe for easy access to the things you need quick. Additionally a back panel side entry pocket large enough to accommodate most lap tops up to 17”, and other stuff you want to keep stashed, out of sight and noticeable access. This side pocket also offers quick access for moving your laptops through airport security and doubles as a hydration bladder sleeve.
One of the reasons the Badass is so badass is in the carry design itself. Integr8iss (Integrated Shoulder Strap System) - A single integrated back panel and shoulder strap design and construction provides uncompromised fit, stability, and strength. There is NO shoulder strap sewn into a seam, or webbing cross-section, virtually eliminating any possibility of shoulder strap failure FOREVER. Did I mention unparalleled stability that also eliminates the need for a waist harness system? (which normally go unused 99% of the time anyway in packs of this nature).
Also, as with almost all Firesign Brand equipment, this bag is equipped with Monkey Shackles. Monkey Shackles are our own zip puller /lock system designed to keep sticky fingers and otherwise unsavory peeps (or animals) out of your junk. Especially in tight, crowded spaces like subways, concerts, and campuses where it’s too easy to have stuff “pinched” out of your bag while making your way through the jungle. Monkey Shackles are also TSA compliant, and silent so if you’re trying to be discrete, no problem. What you probably didn’t know, however, is that Monkey Shackle zipper pullers are made of UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) and are highly cut resistant and when removed and used as a link, can hold 650Lbs or 300KG’s of weight (tested to 1100Lbs ). So if you ever need to secure something, or hell, tow your boat, we have a solution in every bag.
Monkey Shackle Challenge: we want to hear about all the amazing ways your Monkey Shackle saves the day and every 6 months we are going to give one lucky winner something very special!
MOLLE webbing on the front and side panels allow for accessorizing your bags with a large array of secure, modular accessories. Also the YouLock loop at the bottom center is the perfect solution to stow your U-Lock when it’s not guarding your ride.
3M® SOLAS Reflective Tape for high visibility and safety, at sea - and on land.
• Made in USA.
• Military Spec Construction.
• Dimensions: 19.75” X 13.5” X 7.5” | 1,999 Cubic Inches | 33 Liters
• Two choices in fabrication:
The CORDURA® Collection:1000D CORDURA® DWR Water Repellant and Polyurethane Coating.
The Martexin® Original Wax Collection: Martexin® Original Waxed 10.10oz Army Duck.
Linings: 400D Oxford and/or 70D Nylon Rip Stop, Fleece.
• Panel Loading Design:
• Large main compartment with two (2) elastic side pockets for water bottles / magazines / bluetooth speakers or anything else that needs to be secured or kept in a vertical position. Also Leno Mesh sleeve back for lap tops, tablets, or other media.
• Medium front compartment with Leno Mesh / elastic organizer system.
• Small garage pocket in front.
• Top loading fleece lined hammock pocket.
• Full length side entry lap top pocket fits up to 17” lap tops.
• 3M® SOLAS (safety of life at sea) reflective tape, US Coast Guard Approved.
• Rain flaps on zippers.
• Hydration compatible / hose exit ports.
• ITW Nexus® hardware.
• Mil-spec nylon webbing.
• Spacer fabric back panels and shoulder straps for ventilation.
• Tough closed cell foam padding on back, bottom, and side panels.
• Heavy duty reinforced carrying handle.
• Edge binding on all seams.
• #69 Bonded nylon thread.
• Vegetable dyed leather embossed patch.
Firesign Brand’s strong and cut-resistant UHMWPE Soft Shackle is as awesome as it looks. Zipper pullers will never be the same. Not only does it look great and also works as an easy to grab zipper puller, but it this does something no other zip pull can do. Take off the Soft Shackle and you have a soft shackle link that can hold up to 650Lbs or 300KG's of weight making it the most versatile and amazing piece of equipment for when the going gets tough. You may be the only person for miles that would know about this badass little feature but when you need it, it’s there for you.
The Integrated Shoulder Strap System (INTEGR8iss) is a design feature found on the Badass Pack and while it may look ordinary, it’s far from it. A single integrated back panel and shoulder strap engineering and construction provides uncompromised fit, function, and strength. There is NO shoulder strap sewn into a side seam or webbing cross section, virtually eliminating any possibility of shoulder strap failure EVER.
Look for the YouLock loop at the bottom center. It is the perfect solution to stow your U-Lock when it’s not guarding your steed.
MOLLE is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment. It is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and backpacks utilized by a number of NATO armed forces, especially the British Army and the United States Army. The system's modularity is derived from the use of PALS webbing as rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto the bag to allow for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories. This method of attachment has become a de factoem> standard for modular tactical gear, replacing the ALICE system used in the earliest modular vest systems (which is still in use with many police forces).
The MOLLE system was introduced in 1997. However, it did not see widespread issue until after the September 11, 2001, attacks and was used by U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan and, later, Iraq.
Mil-spec #69 bonded Nylon 66 thread high-density bar tacks with 56 SPI (stitches per inch).
In accordance with ASTM International F2153 measuring standards we use very accurate 20mm HDPE volumetric measuring balls to measure the carrying capacity of our products. 4650 20mm balls = 1ft3 , there are 1728 in3 per ft3, or a ratio of 2.6909 balls per cubic inch or 0.0164 liters. Each of our pockets are carefully measured for accuracy.
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