SpecOpShop LLC is a rapidly growing Texas based business specializing PenCott pattern uniforms and Boonies (yes, we capitalized it, deal with it). They offer a wide array of patterns for their style and are starting to gain some serious traction with dudes looking for the latest and greatest in concealment. They're constantly expanding their line and are frequently introducing some very unique and interesting gear to the market.
An example of this innovation is their new Son Of ALICE Pack.
The SOA stands apart from many of the other “Modern ALICE” designs. Its not just another cool guy ruck, as it stands, it might soon be THE cool guy ruck. One of our lads had the opportunity to meet up with the gang over at Domari Nolo Defense Consulting and was able check the pack out. Domari-Nolo is a new gear and training company started up by a former Marine in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. They are one of SpecOpShops lead distributers, and over all simply just good people.
The first thing you notice about the Son Of ALICE is the size. It's not much bulkier than a standard Vietnam-era large sized ALICE of yesteryear, but is cramed with pouches and features. It sports a whopping total of 11 zippered pockets, 3500 cubic inches of storage in the main body and additional 2000 cubic inches of room in the outside compartments. Weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz. out of the box, the ruck is worth the initial pounds to stand up to the heavy loads it can be expected to haul. Constructed of a mix of 500D cordura and 400D packcloth, it utilizes Nexus Fastex buckles and heavy weight zippers. This sucker is up for the long haul, pun intended.