The ILBE Tango backpack isn’t the official USMC backpack. It’s designed by the same company though, and shares a lot of the same characteristics. The ILBE Tango pack could be considered the civilian version of the USMC ILBE. The Tango Backpack is remarkably strong, durable and versatile. It uses Cordura®, a heavy duty military pack fabric, so the pack will stand up to some intense abuse.
ILBE Tango Features:
- MOLLE compatible PALS are placed throughout the pack to allow you to fully customize with pocket attachments.
- The Tango is fully featured, fully adjustable.
- It has a thermoformed suspension system. This helps eliminate pressure points and muscle fatigue.
- The adjustable top lid is removable with quick release buckles. The Tango uses three compression straps on each side and one on top help stabilize load.
- Bottom compression straps can be used to carry bulky items such as sleeping pad.
- Zipper pulls are flexible with noiseless rubberized pull cords.
- Thermomoulded hipbelt, shoulder straps, back panel and lumbar panel
- Fully adjustable load stabilizer straps at both waist and shoulders
- Quick release shoulder strap buckles
- Main compartment can be accessed through top closure collar or by side zips
- Equipment carrier pockets on both sides
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Optional removable radio pocket
ILBE Tango Techical Details:
The ILBE Tango backpack uses Thermomoulding in the shoulder and hip belts. These weight barring straps are shaped to match the curves of the body. The waist belt is designed to minimize wearer discomfort. It meshes 4 different types of foam for mazimum comfort.
To keep the pack tough and rugged, the Tango is stitched together with an extra high stitch count. The Tango average 9-10 stitches per linear inch vs. the industry standard of 7-8 stitches per inch to make a stronger, better quality seam.
The zipper pulls are glove friendly, so your gear is always easy to get to. Plus the zippers are quiet and remain flexible in cold weather.