✅ Multi-Frame capacity. The user can now attach the pack, hip pad, yoke and shoulder straps to the * 5 different frames shown below.
✅ All molle compatible. Base pack and the top flap is now completely molle compatible giving the user an incredible amount of real estate to add personal gear in whatever configuration they like.
✅ The pack has been designed to accommodate the Canadian Forces issue CTS Butt Pack and 2 of the CTS Pack Pouches. Watch the video demo for instructions on how to secure to the pack. This allows you lots of flexibility in pack load configuration and will also save you a few bucks not having to buy additional pouches.
✅ Optional nylon pack liner that is made in the exact shape as the pack itself. Liner will double your ability to keep gear dry as well as acting as a pull out stuff sack. Liner is held in place with small velcro tabs.
✅ Available in the Canadian Forces Cadpat Cordura
✅ 14" high (plus extra 4" with snow collar) x 15" wide x 10" depth (front to back)
✅ 🇨🇦🇺🇸 Made in the USA & Canada.
History - originally a US design and used during the Vietnam war, it was initially called the T62-1 Lightweight Rucksack. The Canadian Army back in 1964 took this design and slightly modified it for their own use, hence the term "64 Rucksack" or 64 Pack. One of the most important features of the original pack and probably the main reason it has hung in there for so long is the idea of attaching the pack portion to the lower half of the aluminum frame and then leaving the top portion free for a valice or sleeping bag container. Canadian Airborne troops were especially partial to using this pack and frame configuration.
Fast forward 50 years and what CPGear has done is literally transform, modernize and strengthen the original load carrying ideas of the pack but added a whole bunch of new features like "Multi-Frame" capacity!
Weights: Gen 4 Pack 1.7lbs - Gen 4 Liner 6oz - Shoulder Straps 9.2oz - Waist Belt 1lb - Yoke Pad 9.5oz - Alice Frame 1.5lb - Downeast Frame 1606 1.7lb - Downeast Frame 1603 2.16lb
* Shown below are the frames that this pack has been designs to accommodate
A - Aluminum 64 frame. We do not sell this frame. In fact, they are very difficult to find. Every once in a while I hear of one for sale at a surplus store but it's rare.
B - 1606 Downeast frame. Used by the US Marines. This is a very strong frame even in cold weather conditions. Multiple atachments points. We offer this frame for sale in black only.
C - 1603 Downeast frame. Used by the US Marines. Similar to the 1606 frame but much bigger capacity. We do not sell this frame
D - 82 Pack frame. Our pack can be secured to this frame
E - US Alice Pack Frame. Our pack can also be secured to this frame
This video below goes into detail about how to attach the Hip Pad, Yoke and Shoulder Straps to the Downeast 1606 frame.
The Hip Pad section starts at the beginning, the Yoke section starts at 3:20 min. and the Shouder Strap section starts at 7:50 min.
The below video will show how to connect the 64 Ruck (Gen 4) to the Downeast 1606 frame
This video below goes over how to attach the Gen 4 Hip Pad, Yoke and Shoulder Straps to the Aluminum Jump Frame.
This video below shows how to attach the 64 Rucksack (Gen 4) to the CF Aluminum Frame.
This video below discusses all the Multi-Frame components that work with the 64 Rucksack. There is also a little bit of information on the Wheeler Valice at the end. (2 min.)
This video below shows how the Canadian Forces CTS Butt Pack and the CTS Pack Pouch can be attached to the CPGear 64 Ruck. (4 min.)
This video below details our new optional Multi-Frame "Hip Pad". The video goes over the details of the Hip Pad but does not show frame attachment. (3.5 min.)
4. This video below details our new optional Multi-Frame "Yoke". It is not an instructional video on actual frame attachment. (2 min.)
This video below details our new Multi-Frame Shoulder Straps. (3 min.)
This video below details our new 64 Rucksack "Pack Liner" and shows how to secure it inside the 64 Pack.(1.6 min.)
This video below shows details of our "Wheeler Valice" bag. This bag is often used with the 64 Ruck because it fits securely above the 64 Ruck, while on the frame. The Wheeler Valice is not included in the above "component" drop down choices because it is listed under it's own product page. To view product description, pricing, etc. please enter "Wheeler Valice" in the "Search" field in the page header. (2 min.)