Propper® Expandable Backpack
Plenty of capacity and organization in a multi-day that expands for even more storage.
The Expandable Backpack transforms to suit whatever the situation requires. Ample storage and organization throughout is increased by unzipping an extra 2" in depth for even more storage. Dual side access rear compartment allows for secure laptop storage or a quick-access location for CCW storage.
I am looking for an everyday backpack and think the Propper Expandable might work. Is this available with an armored plate IIIA or better? Preferably IV? I don't see an option to add Armour to these backpacks??? Please let me know. Thanks!
Is this backpack waterproof?
NTOA Member Tested and Recommended
With reviews from three different NTOA members, the Propper® Expandable Backpack received their seal of approval garnering an overall score of 4.52 out of a possible 5 with its design, performance and durability praised across the board.
I tested out the Expandable Backpack from Propper International. This backpack is awesome! It has tons of room and separate compartments for just about anything. I took it to the OBX beach on vacation and I carried three full- sized beach towels, my shoes, my dog's water bowl, water, snacks and a bunch of other items and it held everything great. It still had plenty of room to hold other stuff if I needed it. I also carried it around with numerous different SWAT items (clothes, gun, magazines and ammunition) to see how the straps and zippers held up and it had no problems. The shoulder straps have plenty of padding and it was comfortable to carry around with everything inside of it. The backpack had so many different sized compartments that you can carry just about anything you would want in this backpack. I would definitely buy this backpack. It has so many different sized compartments it's ridiculous.
The Propper Expandable backpack is a versatile, well-constructed, multi-purpose backpack, suitable for personal or work use. The backpack I tested was black, but it is available in coyote and olive as well. Measuring 19" H x 13" W x 9" D, the backpack is roomy enough for most gear and adds an additional two inches in depth when expanded. I found the backpack to be extremely lightweight and rugged. The organization of the pockets is well thought out. There are two front pockets with Molle straps and hook/loop on the exterior for customization, along with side pockets that expand to accommodate a water bottle. There is also a small zippered pocket on the top of the pack which has a "soft-touch" lining for a phone or similar device. The main interior of the backpack is quite large, with a zippered mesh pocket for storing smaller items and a padded laptop compartment. I particularly appreciated the oversized, rubber zipper pulls; they were very easy to find and manipulate with gloves and/or wet hands. The padded shoulder straps were very comfortable and are fully adjustable; there is also a sternum strap for added comfort. The design of the back panel was also impressive. The exterior of the panel is padded for comfort, as well as to allow for air flow. The back panel also fully unzips to accommodate more storage, including a hanger and "pass-thru" for a hydration system. Finally, there is another hook/loop panel on about the bottom third of the panel for more customization. I found this backpack from Propper to be one of the better packs I have owned, in terms of both durability and functionality.
- 100% nylon
- Expandable for additional capacity
- MOLLE compatible webbing for customization
- Two external front pockets with internal organization
- Internal key retention clip
- Zippered side pockets expand to accommodate a bottle or phone
- Padded adjustable shoulder straps and adjustable sternum strap
- Hydration system compatible
- Large interior pockets for organization
- Contrast lining provides enhanced visibility
- Rear compartment for CCW, laptop or backpack armor
- Exterior loop field for patches
- NTOA member tested and approved
19"H X 13"W X 9"D (expands an additional 2" in depth)
Dual side access rear compartment allows for secure laptop storage