The J51 Eberlestock Warhammer Pack is an offshoot of the popular Skycrane II. It is a little shorter, but has more generous side/main butterfly compartments, so in effect the basic Warhammer has more stand-alone capacity than the main pack of the Skycrane II. The two products are very similar in function, and use many of the same components. Whereas the Skycrane II includes the G1 and LP1 packs, these can be purchased separately when building a Warhammer-based pack.
The Warhammer is built around the U.S. Military's beloved ALICE, a tried and true pack frame. Using the frame as a core structure, Eberlestock has developed an entirely new style of pack that has amazing utility and versatility. It takes advantage of the ALICE's compact size, and take-anything-you-can-throw-at-it toughness, and incorporates features and qualities that have made Eberlestock packs famous. Because the frame is fully wrapped in the structure of the pack, more along the lines of an internal frame than an external frame, Eberlestock eliminated frame noise, and built an exceptionally quiet riding, comfortable and well ventilated pack.
By itself, the Warhammer is a great stand-alone pack, with ample 3-day-class storage and two pockets sized for 100 oz./3L hydration bladders (Sold Separately). It does not need any other components, depending on your personal preference. But you can do some great things by mixing and matching accessories and other bags to expand the system. In effect, you can build any pack you might conceivably need by pairing the Warhammer with some of Eberlestock's other products. To get a super-organized front-loading pack, you can zip a G1 Little Brother into the Warhammer's load bay. Or for simpler bulk storage, choose a J2SD or J3SD Spike Duffel...or a combination of any two of these; you can attach two duffels at the same time, or you can embed the G1 pack into the interior of the pack by zipping a duffel outboard of it. Then, you can attach the LP1 FannyTop Go-bag to the Warhammer's top panel. These practical options in a relatively lightweight and extremely efficient system make this a fun, versatile and highly effective backpack.
To finish off your pack system, you add any of Eberlestock's weapons carriers. Their scabbards will attach to the generous MOLLE/PALS type webbing that adorns the load bay, and panels zip away from the top and bottom flaps in order to allow for the protrusion of long guns.
- 1000D Nylon
- VOLUME: 2,500 cu.in.
COLORS: Coyote Brown, Dry Earth or Military Green
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Weight: 8.5 lbs.