The Combat XII-MEC Pack is equivalent to the original Ares Armor design created for a Marine Sniper Platoon with the removal of webbing from the rear compartments. We had the PALS webbing removed from the back of the pack at the suggestion of military customers who wanted solid camouflage concealment with less modularity needed for streamlined utility. This Combat XII-MEC Pack is named as such, because it is being offered exclusively at PredatorBDU.com in the three PenCott™ Multi-Environment Camouflage patterns including GreenZone (Temperate), Badlands (Transitional/Semi-Arid), and Sandstorm (Arid/Desert). This is a first of its kind and the premier of a pack in these camouflage patterns. The Main Compartment features two sections for 100 ounce hydration bladders with additional space for field rations or other sustainment supplies, along with external side solid color webbing for MOLLE Compatible pouches. Two rear mounted pouches allow for additional storage. The pack can be worn solo with the shoulder straps and directly to a plate or armor carrier for free range of motion.
Hyde Definition's PenCott™ multi-environment family of camouflage patterns features an omni-directional 3-in-1 pattern geometry with a hybrid combination of multi-scalar fractal shapes, and hypoacuitive color dithering to create false edges and the illusion of 3D. This unique combination makes the pattern amazingly effective at all typical engagement distances. PenCott is under consideration for the US Army's next-generation family of camouflage patterns, and is also being used by a growing number of special operations units around the world.