My friends at ATS have some news about the new version of their Cobra 1-Day pack they wanted to share.
The Cobra 2.5 one day assault pack is a slick front, low vis redesign of the original ATS Cobra pack. The 2.5 was designed to be a less “military” looking pack and is as simple as the design can be. 2.5 measures about 19” tall, 13 inches wide and is about 3.75” deep, and is almost 927 cubic inches. The Multicam Litelok version of the 2.5 weighs 1.5 pounds, while the 500 D packs weigh in a half pound heavier at an even 2 pounds.
The pack has brushed DriLex on the inside of the front panel and on the inside back panel of the pack to utilize the ATS CAP (Cobra Accessory Pouch) line of organizing pouches. There is a hydration carrier slot in the back face and a center mounted port for drink tubes and cable routing. A carry handle is Box X sewn to the top, and there are two rows of PALS webbing on the bottom for attachments and to add a layer of protection to the bottom of the pack. The zippers are the best available: #10 YKK coil zippers and dual zipper pulls, with the front face flat pocket using a #8 YKK coil zipper with a single zipper pull. The pull tabs have been replaced with Mil Spec 550 cord to keep metal-on-metal noise to a minimum. The face zips all the way open for easy access. There are four external compression straps with ITW/Nexus 1” GTSR side release buckles and a six inch long by two inch wide soft side Velcro panel for patches, placards and tapes.
The Cobra 2.5 is currently available in Coyote Brown and Multicam 500D Cordura, and Duro Litelok in Multicam. All ATS brand gear is covered by our lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.
Pictures are courtesy of ATS.
ATS have been inundated with some big contracts lately, which has delayed their work on this little pack. They still tell me there are plans afoot for me to review the new Cobra II pack when it comes out. I’m looking forward to seeing this when it comes out, it’s looking to be quite exciting.
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