Alpha One Niner just rolled out their latest pack, a light travel or minimalist EDC pack called the Recon Three Backpack. Like everything else from Alpha One Niner, this pack has the durability and materials you would expect from a tactical pack, the style you would expect from a fashion line, and the organization features of a travel bag.
The Recon Three has a top loading, 925 cubic inch main compartment that can be slimmed down via snaps that compress the top of the bag for a close-fitting, tapered shape. The flap lid has a zippered pass through pocket and is secured via a webbing strap and ITW GT Cobra buckle. The front of the bag features a large zippered stash pocket that is accessible from the outside and a deep zippered pocket under the flap. The main compartment also features a small zippered hanging pocket for small item organization.
The shoulder straps are straight in shape and padded. The bag has both a top and side carry handle. The back of the Recon Three features a pass through that can be used to nest on the pull handle of rolling carry-on luggage and/or to tuck in the shoulder straps.
The Recon Three was not necessarily designed to carry computers and tablets but it can. The bag is padded with closed cell foam to help it keep its shape and protect the contents. The front, outside accessible stash pocket is large enough to accept a tablet and the inside front pocket can accept some 13″ notebooks computers.
Four color and fabric options are available: Ripstop Black, 500D Wolf Grey, 500D Kryptek Typhon, and 500D Multicam Black. See the video below for a full walk-through of the bags features.