TRIDENT-32 (Gen-3) Backpack

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TRIDENT-32 (Gen-3) Backpack

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TRIDENT-32 New Features: (1) Low profile redesigned Loop faced/Hypalon MOLLE-Air panels (2) User configurable updated padded dividers (3) Improved suspension system (new shoulder straps, vented back panel and frame) provides comfortable carry (4) Redesigned collapsible side bottle/tripod pocket

TRIDENT-32 backpack is the big brother of our very popular TRIDENT-21™ backpack in a larger, more versatile form. You wear it like a backpack, with the option of quick-access from the side, just like a sling pack

The new TRIDENT-32 is 32 liters in total capacity (11 liters larger than the TRIDENT-21), with improved ergonomic shoulder straps, breathable back panel and a removable pull forward adjustable padded waist belt. Updated collapsible side bottle pocket ready to carry your drink container or tripod with included elastic tie down. You can now comfortably carry more gear and heavier loads.

Padded main compartment is lined with quilted loop and four configurable dividers providing extra protection and organization for your EDC (everyday carry) items, photography gear, or range gear. A dedicated laptop sleeve holds a 17" laptop (MacBook Pro / Air). You can access the interior from top or left side, and like a slingpack, you can quickly get to your gear by swinging the backpack to your front and retain it with a side gear handle. Total 45 pockets and slots to organize your gear.

High-visibility 210-D ripstop nylon interior helps you find things in low-light conditions. Dual hydration system (hydration/CCW compartment, and main compartment) let you carry up to 6 liters of water at once. Hydration hose can be anchored to the left or right shoulder strap.

Low profile Laser-cut Hypalon and Loop faced MOLLE-Air structure is MOLLE-compatible and offers ID patch real estate. Interior loop fields for CCW and internal organization.

For the best balance of weight and strength, we use ultra-durable 1000-D Cordura® nylon at high-wear areas (bottom panels), and 500-D Cordura® for the rest of the bag. Our Cordura® is treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) for all-weather performance. Using ITW/Duraflex hardware, and lockable YKK® zippers, the TRIDENT is a compact day pack ready to handle any tough situations.

Specs & Features

  • NEW: Redesigned collapsible side water bottle/ tripod pocket
  • NEW: Low profile redesigned Loop faced/Hypalon MOLLE-Air panels
  • NEW: User configurable updated padded dividers
  • NEW: Improved removeable padded waist belt
  • NEW: Tough 1000-D on the bottom lightweight 500-D CORDURA for the body
  • NEW: Improved suspension system (new shoulder straps, vented back panel and frame) provides comfortable carry
  • Net Weight: 4.50 pounds |2041 grams
  • Total Capacity: 32 Liters
  • Overall Exterior Size (Fully Extended): 19.5" (H) x 12" (W) x 9.25" (D)
  • Main Compartment (Interior): 19" (H) x 11" (W) x 6" (D)
  • Top Front Compartment (Interior): 5.5" (H) x 10.5" (W) x 2.25" (D)
  • Bottom Front Compartment (Interior): 13" (H) x 11" (W) x 2.25" (D)
  • Rear Hydration / CCW Compartment (Interior): 18.5” (H) x 10.5” (W)
  • Side Admin Compartment (Interior): 12” (H) x 5.75” (W)
  • Water bottle pocket on outside of Side Admin can fit bottles with up to 3.60” diameter
  • Padded quilted sleeve for tablet or laptop up to 17” (max. size 18” W x 10.5” D)
  • Full height High-visibility quilted loop lining for organization options
  • Main zipper/ CCW side grab handle for stability
  • Total 45 organizing compartments and slots
  • MOLLE/PALS spec panels for accessory attachment
  • Materials: 1,000-D Mil-grade Cordura® fabric on the bottom and 500-D for the body treated with Durable Water Repellant
  • Genuine MADE-IN-USA MultiCam-Black Cordura® by Crye Precision™
  • Hi-visibility, lightweight & moisture resistant 210-D Ripstop nylon fabric with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) coating
  • Durable RC-Class YKK® lockable zippers, reversed for protection
  • Hypalon & Loop faced MOLLE-Air structure for MOLLE accessory attachment
  • Mil-grade ITW® and UTX-Duraflex® hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal polymer
  • ITW Zipline Orbit (Main zipper) and Spartan molded zipper pulls
  • High tensile strength nylon webbings and binding tapes
  • Finished with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread

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    Posted by Matt on 22nd Jul 2019

    I bought this for use as a photography backpack. Previously I was using a Hazard 4 Photo-Recon sling bag. I liked that bag a lot, other than the fact that I hate sling bags since they're difficult to take off and put back on, and all of the weight is on a single shoulder.

    So to start off with the pros of this bag. You can tell they put a lot of effort in to the design of this bag, plenty of pockets for all the accessories you have. The zipper pulls are nice and well thought out. And the fact that it can hold a laptop and hydration bladder are great. I have no use for it, but the its nice to see they included a removable kidney belt, and that the strap which goes across your pecks is removable. The fact that one end of the dividers can be bent 90° is a cool idea. And the top handle is padded for comfort as well.

    Now for the cons of which there are many:
    - The color seems different from the Hazard 4 bag I have and the moral patches which match its color.
    - WHY IN GODS NAME IS THE INSIDE OF THIS BAG ORANGE. IF I WAS GOING TO BUY A BAG COVERED IN MOLLE AND IN EARTH TONES WHY WOULD I WANT A BLAZE ORANGE INTERIOR? I guess I knew this before I bought it, but seriously, why would anyone think this was desireable?
    - The Hazard 4 bag had great padding, the padding in this bag is a complete joke, there is no way I would trust it to protect thousands of dollars worth of camera lenses. I'm going to have to keep all my lenses in Hazard 4 Jelly Rolls, and get a semi-rigid EVA case for the camera.
    - The amount of velcro on the dividers is completely insufficient, they are about a half inch tall whereas the Hazard 4 dividers were about one and a half inches tall, and the pack was about half the size, so presumably the dividers would have half as much weight on them.
    - If you open this bag most or all of the way, due to the design, the dividers are probably going to detach from one side of the case making their use questionable at best.
    - There is insufficient MOLLE. I watched a video where they said they didnt want to look like you just got off a deployment. Well I'm of the option you should either do something right, or not do it at all. I'd personally love to see this thing covered completely in MOLLE webbing.
    - The top handle is covered in a thin synthetic fabric which i'm sure is going to rip and tear. i can feel a condura strap in there, so at this point i'm considering just pre-empting things and removing the padded foam I like so much. These top handles can be used to hang bags from the bottom of tripods to provide them with more stability. This padded handle depending on the size of the hook either prevents this, or due to the thin fabric pretty much guarantees it will eventually rip and tear. There should be a Condura cover over it instead. Perhaps with a large eyelet to put the hook through.
    - Asymmetric MOLLE. Why does one side have 3 columns and the other side have 2? I know one side expands but it would be nice to see 3 columns on each side.
    - The bottom has some quasi-MOLLE webbing on it. Much thinner and further spaced apart. I'm not sure why they just didnt put real MOLLE down there so if I wanted to I could lash a large tripod there with more confidence.
    - The value. This bag was $240. The Hazard 4 bag can be had on Amazon for about $106. While this is is a bigger bag which presumably requires more material and labor, the Hazard 4 is full 1000D Condura with great padding. Both are manufactured in Asia.

    PS Vanquest, I'm not sure how feasible this is but you might want to consider putting MOLLE on the inside, and coming up with a way to make dividers which attach to that. One big complaint I have of any bag like this is that no matter what the dividers always end up sagging when heavy things are placed on them. I'd love to see you guys come up with a solution which fixes that. MOLLE would also all additional pouches to be placed inside.

    And it would be awesome if you guys could come up with a padded pouch for full size speedlights/small strobes like a Godox V1 and AD200.

    In the end I'm begrudgingly keeping this bag rather than returning it because it does have enough features which I like. But I think they could seriously improve the next generation.

  • 5
    I love it

    Posted by h.d.s. on 21st Jul 2019

    Very roomy for all of my stuff. It is expensive but I think buying this was worth it for me.

  • 4
    Perfect size for my needs

    Posted by Clint Walker on 19th Jun 2019

    I'm a photographer. I got the Gen 1 Trident, it was far too small. This one is a great size. I wish there were some smaller loops inside the organized pockets. My smaller items don't stay put, they just fall right through. That so far is my only disappointment and the reason I didn't give it 5 stars.