The older I get, smaller packs like the Mayflower 48 hour assault pack make a lot of sense.
I still cling to my Blackhawk 3-day assault pack that I have been using since 2002. It still works fine, but I always end over-packing, a practice I am starting to pay for since I’m getting a little long in the tooth.
Anyway, the Mayflower 48 hour assault pack, by Velocity Systems, is built to provide features two main zipper pockets that include a separate hydration bladder sleeve and an internal zipper pocket for small accessories such as a cell phone or PDA.
The front of the pack has an open top stash pocket made from stretch material that is secured with ITW-Nexus IR buckle. For additional storage, the pack features PALS webbing on the left side and an open top pocket on the right side to hold a water bottle.
The bottle pocket includes a bungee cord with adjustable loop to slip over the top of bottles for extra security.
It has padded shoulder straps with soft, stretch material on the inner face for added comfort. Overall it measures 18 inches long, 11 inches wide and 6 inches deep.
The Mayflower 48 hour assault pack comes in coyote, MultiCam, Ranger green and black. Velocity Systems sells them for $195 each, but you get them $160 at Optactical.com.