Maxpedition brand has announced two new backpacks for the upcoming fall, which will become part of the AGR (Advanced Gear Research) collection and are based on the rather popular 2016 AGR Rifcore 23L backpack model. The novelties, which are positioned as durable and versatile shoulder pads with a tactical bias, have received the commercial name Riftpoint (25.4 x 20.3 x 39.4 cm, 1.04 kg) and Riftblade (27.9 x 27.9 x 48.3 cm, 1.86 kg) and have a declared usable volume of at least 15 and 30 liters respectively.
Both models, like the base version, are made from a combination of 500 Hex Ripstop Nylon and 1000 Plain Weave Nylon, all treated with a water-repellent finish. In addition, on the outside of the backpacks, ATLAS (Attachment Lattice System) laminated material is used, the density of which is not lower than 840 denier. The back and elements of the suspension system are made partly of a quick-drying and voluminous mesh, which is supplemented from the inside with perforated foam. The inside of the shoulder pads are lined with a signature 420 density nylon lining. Lightning from YKK, plastic fittings of the Duraflex Xlite series.
The AGR Riftpoint 15L and AGR Riftblade 30L utility backpacks are almost identical in design, except for the overall dimensions, weight, and the presence of a central cargo compartment in the Riftblade version and a more extended version of the waist strap. Both models include two small organizers on the front side, a hidden compartment for handguns, and a main compartment with two pockets and a cover for a drinking system or a laptop.
The shoulder pads of the AGR Riftpoint 15L and AGR Riftblade 30L series are already announced in three solid colors to choose from (Gray, Tan, Black), and are priced at $179 and $260, respectively. Free sales should start in September 2018.