While primarily designed as a quality replacement pack frame for soldiers dealing with substandard injury inducing equipment, the DG16 pack frame has clear applications for hunters and serious outdoorsmen. Compatible with popular Alice packs in all their iterations the frame can also serve as a load hauler for carryout a harvest or humping in chainsaws and fuel to a worksite.
With three height adjustments for both the shoulder harness and belt system the DG16 frame has nine height settings which is unheard on such a frame.
Description from Crossfire: A dynamic load carrier, this polymer frame flexes at the same rate as the human back. Too little flex, as in rigid metal frames, forces hips and shoulders against each other with every stride. Some packs over flex, which forces shoulder muscles to fight angular momentum as the load swings wide.
The DG16 is tuned just right to minimise fatigue. Hips and shoulders move freely, the stride is longer and less exhausting. Active air movement reduces heat stress. Frame window sits over body armour hard plate, keeps the load closer to wearers centre of gravity.
Shoulder harness is the classic Crossfire ergonomic design: contoured, tapered, laminated from multiple advanced materials. Integrates smoothly over CBA, reduces pressure on the vital brachial plexus nerve group. Fast adjustment for back length. Breathing body contact fabrics. Crossfire exclusive QR system is secure, easy to adjust and smooth to operate in an emergency.
Hip belt fully reinforced for a long life of transferring the load to the hip structure. Fins removable, hip pad removable. Three height settings for a custom fit.
The DG16 Frame System embodies everything we have learnt in three decades: materials science, ergonomics, integration and combat experience. It has been designed from first principles. There is nothing else like it, anywhere.
Use: Major upgrade to the Alice frame and anything that has come after it.
At last report from Crossfire HQ there has been about 2 failures out of 10's of thousands of frames and one of those was run over by an armoured vehicle.
Extremely tough yet flexible polymer frame.
Genuine 500D Cordura nylon outer.
Adjustable contoured shoulder harness.
Adjustable belt system.
Nine height adjustment settings in total.
Ergonomic pull forward belt tension.
Complex enough to be excellent yet simple enough for ease of use.
Simple tab system allows easy adjustments and relocation of straps.
Integrates perfectly with traditional and modern Alice type packs.
More accessories and compatible products coming from HRO.