When i Received my MR40 + Loady i Loaded it up and went for a walk to test it out. I Love The design and features and can only Fault the pack for 2 things 3 if i am being picky, First The waistbelt loop is sewn shut from top to bottom so you have to thread belt through left to right with hook and loop on the inside so threading the belt through to attach it to the bag is a Pain. second and probably my biggest problem is The shoulder straps The padding used is extremely stiff and not very wide, whether the padding will loosen over time or not i do not know. Third and again this is just if i were being picky is The colour it has a plastic like shine to it that makes the bag look a cheap like it was purchased from wish, which is no big deal and can be seen in the pictures and video above
I bought the MR40 plus loady and bolt and it's since become my go to pack when I'm out camping. Having the combination of all 3 allows you to cater to the trip you're going on with ease, plus you can of course add other pouches to the pack where desired.
It's definitely built to last and it's had some good thought put into it's design, can't fault it other than i wish Benny offered it in multicam when i bought it haha. But i managed to snag the SR25 in multicam so i can't complain.
Just like all the other HRO products i own i definitely rate it and love to support Aussie business!!
Went on a 15km round trip today from one side of Penrith to the other, to pick up items of uniform. Nothing heavy.
Empty, you forget the MR40 is there. It cinches up tightly. The balance is gorgeous.
Half full, it just sits on the hips and fits very snugly. With or without the sternum strap although it is obvious why the sternum strap makes life better re circulation and so on. No swing or movement at all.
Got some looks in Westfield but it occurred to me that the pack will be around long after the retailers are a memory. And I had a chuckle - there’s resusable bags and there’s Reusable bags.
Finally i have found a pack that suits my needs !!! The MR40 is filled with features that most manufacturers never think of .... it this pack is now my goto pack !! I have added two platatac pancake pouches and two US canteen pouches to the sides and when combined with the loady pouch and Bolt 10 it turns this the MR40 into the mother of all systems !!
The main compartment fits : Snugpak jungle sleeping bag, USGI poncho liner, heavy duty space blanket / ground sheet, cook set (pot stove & gas cylinder), couple days of food, basic spare clothes , polarfleece top, lightweight para smock & rain jacket with plenty of room to spare. The outer pouches fit toiletries and misc gear. The loady easily fits a hootchie, pegs, roll of cord and bungee straps.
I added a couple of extra pads to the waist belt (mainly because i have become soft nowadays ) but even without them, the pack is very comfortable and the perfect size for traversing close country & rough terrain.
This pack has made me into a High range outdoors convert.