A lot of us are getting the kids ready to go back to school (if not going back to school ourselves). To that end Fight and Flight Tactical presents the Y.U.C.K. II. The original Y.U.C.K. (Youth Utility Carrier Kit) was made for the smallest caliber of school aged minion. The Y.U.C.K. II is for grade school kids. It's manufactured of the same materials and to the same standards as their regular packs (1000D Corudra, fully lined with water repellant 420D packcloth). It measures 12"W x 15"T x 3"D and features a 6.5"x9" pocket on the face, with 3 rows x 6 columns of PALS, as well as Velcro patches for name tapes and morale patches.
There are elastic and mesh cup holders on the sides, a D-ring for attaching a "kiddie leash" (with a sternum strap to make sure it works properly), articulated shoulder straps with 1/4" padding, inverted zippers (to "keep the crud out"),. hydration bladder pocket with tube port under the handle and a zippered mesh pocket inside the front face.
Lastly, the carry handle is tough enough to carry your minion if they're moving to slow to get in before the bell or if they make a sudden mad dash to play in traffic.
There's the added advantage of having the smaller ones carry their diapers and butt care kit.
Fight and Flight recommends the Y.U.C.K. II for minions topping out at about 4'10" to 5' tall; after that they're big enough to throw a ruck on anyway.
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