Posted in by Crossfire on July 21, 2020.
I just wanted to thank you guys for your awesome packs. I own two Crossfire packs and a pair of peacekeeper boots. Needless to say, I’m a fan. I have the long-range DG8 and also a DG1 sniper in auscam. Both of these packs have been superb out in the field.
The DG8 I’ve taken on a number of high-country trips with substantial weight. After all the abuse it’s taken, it has not a single thread out of place. Quite frankly, the thing’s a tank. It may be a tad heavier than other brands, but if you don’t like the thought of your pack dropping a shoulder strap with 40+ kgs of payload and having to lug it out of the bush held together with zip ties, then crossfire packs are the packs for you!
The DG1 sniper is perfect for day trips and even slightly longer trips.
The wet boggy mud that us Victorians often move through in places like the Otways chews up most gear pretty fast. The moment that mud soaks its way into seams, most gear starts falling apart. The thick scrub is also full of sharp blackberry bushes. But the ruggedness and tank-like build of the crossfire packs just shake it off without a single misplaced seam or jammed up zipper.
The wet boggy mud that us Victorians often move through in places like the Otways chews up most gear pretty fast. The moment that mud soaks its way into seams, most gear starts falling apart. The thick scrub is also full of sharp blackberry bushes. But the ruggedness and tank like build of the Crossfire packs just shake it off without a single misplaced seam or jammed up zipper.
The military origins of your DG8 really shine when on extended trips. Externally attaching those tricky things like extra tent poles, tripods, lightweight fold up tables or chairs are a breeze with this pack.
I believe this pack blows up to something like an 80-90 litre range when fully unfurled. I’ve had this thing overflowing with gear on extended trips, yet you wouldn’t know it by how it carries. With over 40kgs I’ve picked it up by a single shoulder strap day after day. Needless to say I haven’t handled this pack gently and whilst no manufacturer recommends handling your pack this way, the DG8 just keeps on keeping on. I’ve had it covered in mud, soaked in blood and rain, I’ve had it frozen solid after leaving it out in -5c conditions. It still has not a single seam out of place!
You can buy lighter packs, you can buy cheaper packs, you can buy more fancy packs too. Packs with silent magnetic closures, fleece coverings and all the bells and whistles. But if you want a pack that you can truly rely on when it really counts, you can’t go past a Crossfire.
So thanks Crossfire team. Love the packs! I’m proud to haul Crossfire gear