The Triple Aught Design Spectre 34L backpack is a stylish, water-resistant, and highly modular alternative to your typical run-of-the-mill trail pack. For TAD fans, the Spectre 34L is a lighter weight and less tactical alternative to the Fastpack EDC.
Dimension Polyant LS-42 and X51
Tweave 4-way stretch Panels
Closed Cell Cross-Linked Polyethylene Foam
3D Spacer Mesh
7075 Aluminum Frame Stays
34 liters (2075 cu in)
12” (30.48 cm) W x 23” (58.42 cm) H x 7.5” (19.05 cm) D
Torso: 16” to 23”
Waist: 26” to 50”
21” Vertical Stay
1.6 kg (56 oz)
The Dimension Polyant LS-42 sailcloth is highly water-resistant (water just beads and rolls off), but it’s also lighter weight than 1000D Cordura. TAD shaved nearly a pound off this pack compared to the Fastpack EDC, which is roughly the same size. The material is very tear resistant, but you still lose a bit of abrasion resistance by going with the Sailcloth over the 1000D. However, I’ve found the durability of the VX packs that I’ve owned to be more than adequate for backcountry use and everyday carry. The same is true with the Spectre.
Most people I’ve talked to either love or hate the distinctive “moonscape” look of the new material. I’ll go on record as stating that I wasn’t in love with it before I received the pack, but out of the box and in person I thought it looked great! I applaud TAD for not being afraid of going with something unusual and different. The color combination with the Ranger Green webbing of the pack I was sent totally works.
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