Whether you’re out with the family or out doing work, you always want to have a bag that can cater to your needs. I usually try to strive for a heavy duty bag that is both lightweight and nondescript in the urban environment. I always want my gear to hold up to hard use if I need it to, but I don’t want something that screams, “Look at me!”
The Stealth Operator Pack, by Grey Ghost Gear, is a bag that fills in several of those checkboxes. It is meant to be used as a low visibility recce pack for those times when you find yourself traversing across the human terrain. It is both heavy duty and lightweight, utilizing 500D Cordura Nylon, LiteLok Material, and Ripstop Material, depending on the bag you choose.
The 500D Cordura, for those that are unaware, is an abrasion-resistant fabric that can stand up to fairly heavy use. The Stealth Operator Pack will not reflect light and is water resistant. LiteLok Material bills itself as 30% lighter than Cordura with a double layer design, also water resistant. Ripstop Material uses a diamond pattern nylon that is also useful as a low visible alternative.
The pack has a main compartment that is able to store much more than you would imagine. You may choose to house medical gear, jackets, ammunition, etc. On the front flap is a large zippered mesh pouch, along with two smaller pouches held in place with hook and loop. These two pouches stand out immediately as being able to carry a rifle magazine in each. You could also opt for carrying an Israeli bandage or water bottle.
The front of the bag houses a unique zippered compartment that opens up to reveal a small pouch used for storing a wallet, map, keys, or extra magazines. Below that is an admin panel for holding any number of small items like pens or chemlights. Above the entire panel is a separate compartment that uses hook and loop to keep secure.
This compartment is for the carrying of a concealed firearm, as it has a built-in strap that can be used to house your firearm across the trigger guard. An elastic band attached to the strap can hold another spare mag as well. Once you have the strap fitted to your pistol, you simply stick it back into the pouch and secure it using the built-in hook and loop field. I was able to fit a full-size Glock 17 with a spare mag.
Adjustable shoulder and sternum straps make it easy to adjust for your load and personal preference. One feature that I like is the mesh backing that helps ward of sweat when you’re carrying the pack for a while. You would think a bag this size would have run out of features by now, but you would be wrong. A hydration bladder pocket is built into the back of the pack and can store up to a 3L bladder.
My only concern with this pack is the zippered access to the main compartment. The extra material used to cover the length of the zipper can easily get caught up in the zipper when you’re opening and closing it. This is a pet peeve of mine with any pack, but it’s the only thing that bothers me about the Stealth Operator Pack.
Measurements are 17.75” tall x 10” wide x 5” deep, with a total volume of 887.5 cubic inches. So for a bag this size, you really have all the storage you need. The 500D packs are available in Black, Black & Black Diamond, Brookwood Transitional, Coyote Brown, and Multicam. LiteLok is available in Multicam, and the Ripstop pack is available in Smoke Green. All packs are priced at $109.
You can get your own Stealth Operator Pack straight from Grey Ghost Gear.
Author – Rodney Pointer is a former Army Infantryman. After graduating from Airborne School, he was ruthlessly assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana to live out his days as a dirty leg. He served with the 2nd BN, 30th Infantry of the 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Following his deployment to Afghanistan, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Intelligence Operations. He currently works as a nuclear security contractor.