My first thought when I saw the new Battalion 12 backpack by Recycled Firefighter was a bolt bag. The narrow streamlined design is perfect for the application of a bolt bag or minimalist backpack. Check out the following video as they walk you through the materials and design of the new Battalion 12.

Specifications (courtesy of Recycled Firefighter):

  • 12 Liters of volume
  • High Visibility Interior Pack Cloth
  • 1 Exterior front zippered pocket and 2 Interior mesh zippered pockets
  • 1000D Mil Spec Cordura
  • Huge #10 Mil-Spec YKK Reverse Zippers
  • 1″ Mil-Spec binding on interior (no raw edges)
  • 1″ Mil-Spec webbing on shoulder straps
  • Easy Grab 2″ Mil-Spec webbing Carry Handle (Box Tacked)
  • 1/2″ padded Shoulder straps for all day comfort
  • All USA made plastic hardware
  • 550 Cord Zipper Pulls
  • Bar tacks on shoulder attachment points
  • 17″ tall, 9″ wide, 4.5″ deep (12 Liters)
  • Lay flat design for easy access
  • 3″ x 3.5″ USA made Velcro loop field
  • Patches sold separately
  • .35″ thick foam bottom and back for rigidness
  • All stress points are Double or Triple sewn
  • Proudly Sewn in the U.S.A. in small batches
  • Will fit a 13″ Macbook Pro (Won’t fit a 15″ Macbook)

*Featured photo courtesy of Recycled Firefighter


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