DG16 Pack (85L)
a long range military patrol pack made for soldiers by soldiers

(11 customer reviews)

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The DG16 embodies everything we have learnt in three decades. Materials science, ergonomics, systems integration, all with soldier feedback.

This pack has been engineered from first principles. There is nothing else like it, anywhere. The pack is universally adjustable, so one size. Choose your colour below.

Story of the DG16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack Made by Soldiers for Soldiers

This pack will not declare war on your skeleton.

After 35 years of designing and building outstanding load carriage systems for the ADF.
Crossfire understands what a robust and reliable load carriage systems needs to incorporate to allow the wearer to arrive ready for task.

The DG16 embodies everything we have learnt in three decades. Materials science, ergonomics, systems integration, all with both user and SME feedback.

This pack has been engineered from first principles. The DG16 highlights the Crossfire guiding principle of innovation not replication.

Features of the DG16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack Made by Soldiers for Soldiers

DG16 Polymer Frame

The trick is to source aerospace level resin and invest in vastly expensive high pressure injection moulds. Then use finite element analysis to tune the frame to flex at the same rate as the human back. Too little flex, like metal frames, forces the hips and shoulders to fight with every stride. Fatiguing. Overflexing forces the shoulders to fight angular momentum as the load swings wide with each step. Waste of energy. The DG16 flexes just right, hips and shoulders move freely, stride is longer and less exhausting. Active ventilation keeps things cool, reminding you of ALICE. The window shape snugs over a body armour plate. The harness system can be quickly set at different levels to accommodate different torso lengths.

DG16 Shoulder Harness

The harness arms are laminated from multiple layers of speciality, expensive materials. Plastic plate reinforcements distribute heavy loads, memory foams to customise to the user. Shoulder straps are shaped and tapered to work over CBA and smoothly transfer load away from the brachial plexus nerve group. The whole shoulder harness yoke assembly can be quickly extended up or retracted down with three height settings built into the webbing attachments.

Shoulder Release

It is our belief that any pack which uses a 25mm plastic side release buckle as a load element is not fit for service. Such a culpable object should be recalled and destroyed before it injures the user. Such buckles were never intended for heavy, load-bearing use. They can release or break inadvertently, slewing the fully loaded pack and wrenching the spine. The DG16 shoulder harness uses reliable, strong yet easy-to-release-under-load military-proven buckles.
Because we really do care.

Hip Belt System

Choose the set up according to personal preference and type of rig. There are three plug-in adjustment levels for the padded components so they can be tuned to back length, set high to clear a belt rig, or set low to hip load. Or remove hip fins and use lumbar loading.

DG16 Pack Bag

Military long-range volume, single compartment bag with lower access configurable as double-compartment bag by fastening the built-in divider shelf in the horizontal position.

Multiple access options:

  • top access via resistance-free, easily operated, double-draw-cord throat (use of metal eyelets eliminated)
  • top access via horizontal radio/hydration tube zip above frame side radio access via long vertical zips with interlocking cover flaps – both sides
  • wide bottom access via fold-out zipped gusset
  • Fully open at back hydration bladder pouch and radio attachment IAS panel, fitted with necessary webbing straps

EVA foam sandwich base panel virtually eliminates abrasion wear.

Weight-saving IAS/MOLLE Crossfire 20/30 webbing bands on all available external surfaces.

ET front pouch and lower side pouches (all Hypalon reinforced internally, both faces)

Side IAS on separate panels,

Face full compression strap system – side, bottom and over-throat

Internal lower bag compression strap system

Detachable helmet attachment web net fitted to back panel

All crucial side-release buckles field-replaceable in seconds.

DG16 Colour Choices and Sizes

DPCU, TBas Khaki, Black. One pack bag and frame size, fully torso-length-adjustable harness settings.

Weight

4.5kgs, complete including external frame.

A Thorough Look at The Crossfire DG16 Pack by Rich Hungerford

 

Learn How to Properly Fit the DG Harness

You can download a PDF of our DG Harness Manual. It explains how to properly fit the harness for maximum performance, load-bearing and comfort. A web version is also available if needed.

11 reviews for DG16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack Made by Soldiers for Soldiers

  1. Pavel (verified owner)

    Recently purchased the phenomenal DG16 to replace current issued pack.
    I cannot adequately state how necessary and mandatory this pack is, or should be imho…
    Yes, I’ve added my own pouches- where and how I want them.
    Have boosted from 85lt to approx 110-115lt with pouches.
    Pretty much completely set this pack with a full DP1 checklist- bar a couple of full 3lt water bladders…hitting somewhere round 35-40kg.
    I thought something was wrong.
    I literally couldn’t feel the load, certainly not on my shoulders, and no weird pressure at the hips, or lower back.
    Movement and mobility feels natural, obviously limited by load, but comfortable and functional.
    I’d started to reach overhead to undo a hanging clip, without thinking, and I was still wearing the pack!
    The balance and carriage feels like no other pack I’ve used.
    I am keen for some looooong pack marching and field. How often does anyone say that for a pack???
    If you’re here now? BUY.
    Next on the the list? DG3.
    THANKYOU CROSSFIRE!

  2. Linus Wilson

    Just bought one. Thanks so much for your wonderful customer service and look forward to my first dg16.

  3. Michael

    Can’t wait for my pack to arrive, been saving for a little while because they look fantastic!

  4. Vlad

    Wished I had this kit when I was in doing long ops

  5. Paul Mitchell

    Love my Crossfire, and I’m a civvy

  6. James Troop

    I have a DG16. Last June I took it on the overland track for adventurous training. Awesome. I was one of the few with no comfort issues 😎👍

  7. AC

    Finally. A no BS pack that ticks all my boxes. Thanks.

  8. Mark Alexandridis

    I do love how it feels when I put it on. One of the most comfortable packs I’ve put on my back.

  9. Aaron Brooks

    After looking at a lot of packs, decided to drop some coin on this. Good reviews from the US and keeping my money in Oz.

  10. 22F

    One of the best general purpose combat packs on the market.

  11. Anthony Pockock

    The great service from Glenn at Crossfire is only eclipsed by the insanely high quality product that I received. I fully expect, after wearing myself out using the DG16 pack, to see my grandchildren still using it in 20 years time. Top notch piece of kit!

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