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DUST Backpack (Mk I & Mk II)
$119.00

Availability: Ships same/next day if available

It's 20 liter capacity backpack which feels good for both EDC and basic tactical duties. Best choice If you’re looking for a small, heavy duty MOLLE backpack for your laptop, tablet, iPad, hydration bladder, etc. or just a solid base for your bug out bag (BoB)

PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTION FOR DUST Mk II UPDATES.

OLIVE GREEN PL WOODLAND Mk II ADAPTIVE GREEN Mk II BLACK Mk II COYOTE BROWN Mk II SHADOW GREY MULTICAM® PENCOTT GREENZONE™ PENCOTT BADLANDS™ PENCOTT SNOWDRIFT™ RANGER GREEN KRYPTEK MANDRAKE™ KRYPTEK HIGHLANDER™

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HEAVY DUTY SMALL TACTICAL BACKPACK

Mk II Changes:

  • Company logo changed to new Direct Action logo after rebranding
  • Redesigned side pockets. Zipper to expand side pockets was removed and they are now equipped with elastic for expansion

It’s a lightweight and versatile backpack designed for Military and Law Enforcement operators. This smaller pack has a wide camo and solid color selection that also makes it a great choice for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. You can also get it in snow camo - PenCott SnowDrift™ for winter activities. The camo/color selections with the low profile look and feel makes it a perfect Everyday Carry (EDC) bag. If you’re looking for a small, heavy duty MOLLE backpack for your laptop, tablet, iPad, hydration bladder, etc. or just a solid base for your bug out bag (BoB) – Dust® made by Direct Action® is the best value for your money.

The Dust® is a 20+liter backpack oriented towards use as EDC and is essentially a one day backpack. It features two zippered compartments. The main compartment features an internal padded sleeve that can be used for a hydration bladder or it can be used to safely carry up to a 13” laptop. There is also a center tube exit for a hydration tube. This compartment also has a zippered mesh pocket for accessories. The smaller front compartment has an internal organizer for notepads, GPS, writing utensils and other essentials, plus a clear vinyl pocket for maps and documents. Externally there are 3 flat pockets- one on each side and one on the front of the pack. These additional side flat pockets can carry small and flat items. After unzipping the side pockets, they will fit a standard U.S. canteen or nalgene water bottle. The zippered side accessible flat pocket on the front surface is a good place to keep smaller items that need to be easily accessible without opening the packs compartments.The carrying straps and waistbelt of the Dust® are adjustable and can be stowed away in the back panel, turning this pack into a slim, no-snag hand luggage. Laser-cut system compatible with MOLLE/PALS makes the backpack not only fully modular, but also still maintains a low profile look. Laser-cut does not absorb water like traditional MOLLE/PALS webbing. Suspension system is based on comfortable shoulder straps and internal stiffener in the back. Made of durable 500D Cordura® nylon fabric with water resistant coating.
Combat Vent System®, the innovative ventilation system used in backpacks, and provides increased comfort for their users. Made of contoured foam profiles with multiple air channels that are combined with airy mesh, CVS® keeps the pack off the back, which enhances air circulation preventing heat build-up and sweating, while the stiff foam ensures comfort and stability.

If you are interested in a larger backpack we have 2 available. The Ghost® which is our largest backpack and the Dragon Egg® which is our medium size backpack.

Features:

  • 100% 500D Cordura fabric for durability
  • Unique Patented CVS-Combat Vent System® for operator comfort during prolonged use
  • Lightweight, durable, non moisture absorbing laser-cut MOLLE/PALS system
  • Heavy duty, glove friendly YKK® zippers
  • Main compartment has a padded sleeve for hydration bladder or up to a 13” laptop (max size 9.5"x13.5")
  • Main compartment also has a mesh pocket
  • One external zippered flat pocket on front
  • Two small side pockets that expand when unzipped
  • Additional back compartment for hydration bladder
  • Paracord drag handle (contains (2) 2.5m cords)
  • Quick release shoulder straps
  • D-Ring attachment points
  • Side retention straps with buckles
  • Detachable hip belt
  • Velcro panel (10.1 x 5.1 cm / 4 x 2 in) for ID patches
  • All clips and buckles are made by Duraflex®/WooJin
  • PenCott™, Kryptek™ and Multicam® camouflages are NIR treated

*Please note that you are purchasing only the bag. Contents shown in the pictures are for illustration purposes only and are not included with your purchase.

 

Additional Information

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Raw Material 100% Cordura® 500D, DWR coated
Weight [lb] 2.56
Weight [g] 1186
Capacity [cu in] 1220
Capacity [L] 20
Dimensions (main compartment) [in] 16.5 x 10 x 5.5
Dimensions [cm] 42 x 26 x 14
Country of Manufacture Vietnam
Reviews
Awesome bag. Review by Nathaniel E / (Posted on 8/22/2017)
I'm a back pack freak and this bag is awesome. Its great for edc and light day hikes. I bought its bigger brother too (dragon Egg) for longer day hikes.
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Great pack Review by Jeff G / (Posted on 8/4/2017)
Awesome quality, great size for everyday use
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Great Durable Efficient Day Pack Review by Grey C / (Posted on 8/3/2017)
I received this pack last week and already have taken it hiking, mountain biking and fly fishing. It holds all my gear for each activity. I adapt it to what I need to carry. Works great so far and cant wait to use it more.
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Would recommend Review by Johnnie G / (Posted on 7/27/2017)
Love this Pac! Perfect for EDC
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Good, rugged backpack Review by Patrick C / (Posted on 7/25/2017)
Just what I was looking for for a hiking/camping/light travel daypack
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The Perfect 24 Hour Pack Review by Claus J / (Posted on 7/24/2017)
After reading many online reviews I purchased this pack online from DA and am very impressed...although this pack is not waterproof, it is designed to shed water and works well with spray on waterproofing...the molle webbing appears rubberized and sheds water...the document pouch underneath the molle is perfect for a hunting license, fishing license, or passport...the admin pouch opens up to a clear plastic map pocket that is perfectly sized for maps and compass instructions...the rest of the admin pouch is very well organized to hold items both for the office or for an overnight trip...the main compartment is larger than it ollks and holds my iPad in a padded sleeve, a 3 1/2 inch aluminium clipboard with room for an additional large books...there is an additional pocket against the back for holding a water bladder, tarp, or plastic sheet formed to your back if you like a stiffer pack...it is roughly 9x7 below the velcro and 9x10 to the top of the velcro...the straps are wide and padded to distribute weight evenly...this is the perfect size between a camelbak and a 25 litre pack and I highly recommend it
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Perfect 24 hour pack Review by Claus J / (Posted on 7/20/2017)
I bought this so I have been provided no compensation for a positive review...I have over a dozen packs and this is by far my favorite...I live in an area with 90+ inch rainfall and this pack, although not waterproof, is designed to shed water effectively. and can be waterproofed by the user...laser cut molle does not absorb water...outside document pouch is perfect for a hunting license, fishing license, or passport...admin pouch has clear map pocket and is designed along form follows function engineering...holds everything I use at work or need on a day hike...main compartment holds my iPad in a padded sleeve and a 3 1/2 thick aluminium clipboard with room to spare...there is an additional pocket between the main compartment and the back of the pack that measures about 9x7 below the Velcro (9x10 to the top of the Velcro) that is useful for a water bladder, tarp, or sheet plastic if you like a more rigid pack...straps have minimal padding but are wide enough to support a 20+ pound load without digging in to your shoulders (and I have bony shoulders)...ventilated back padding makes this much more comfortable than a camelbak (once the ice cubes melt) and can easily be worn all day...in terms of functionality, this pack makes much more sense than having a separate Camelback and 25 litre pack...I have the Gen II pack and there is nothing I would change...if I would have bought this pack first, I would only have 3 packs instead of 13...this one...a 35 litre, and a 60 litre...it's not how much money you spend on a pack that's important, it's how much pack do you get for your money...many people who read on line pack reviews end up buying too big a pack the same way many hunters reading on line reviews end up buying too big of a gun...if Native Americans and Laplanders can survive overnight with what's on their belt, the clothes on their back, and situational awareness, you can too with everything you can fit into this pack...this is an unbelievably efficient pack...well done DA
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Best small tactical pack on the market Review by Gregory K / (Posted on 7/12/2017)
If you are looking for a small tactical pack this the best one on the market right now. When you consider the price and the versatility of this pack it makes it even better. If I could only have one backpack to take with me anywhere this would be it. It is compact and light, but sturdy and versatile. You will enjoy this pack because it is very comfortable too and everything is designed with a lot of forethought to usefulness in the real world.
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GREAT PACK Review by Winston B / (Posted on 7/11/2017)
High quality and perfect size. I like the zippers. Overall one of the best packs I have ever purchased.
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Exceeded my expectations Review by James L / (Posted on 6/27/2017)
I'm super impressed with the quality and functionality of this backpack. It exceeded my expectations.
Something to consider, adding a pocket on the pack for eyeglasses, similar to the Dragon Egg.
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Best pack in its class Review by Greg / (Posted on 6/27/2017)
I was looking for a small tactical pack that I could use as a universal BOB/GHB and also double for hiking and ourdoor trips. When I first started out in prepping and backpacking I got huge backpacks and packed everything in them. I soon realized 70% of the stuff I packed was not ever used. I began searching for smaller tactical packs of 20 liter sized or smaller which I know would keep me light and agile which is important in a bug out bag or get home bag. The last thing you want is to be lugging around a 40 or 50 pound pack while trying to get away from danger. In a true emergency scenario you may need the ability to sprint , climb, jog, and be able to cover a lot of distance in a short amount of time through difficult terrain. While 50 pounds is not very heavy, it will slow you down if you have to cover 30 or miles. Even for backpacking or hiking I often times see people over packing with tons of gadgets and crap they will never use, stick to the basics and keep it simple. The problem I ran into was that all smaller sized tactical packs 20 liters or less were not very well designed because I guess demand for smaller sized tactical packs is lower than 25-40 liters packs which are the rage now. These small packs such as the ones made by mil spec monkey, maxpedition, or mayflower were in the same price range as the DA Dust, but have very poor organization and comfort. I could not believe how little selection there was for small tactical packs, but then I remember about direct action and actually saw an ad on Amazon while I was browsing some other packs. I looked at some youtube videos and checked out the Direct Action website, and I saw the great reviews so I pulled the trigger on the Dust. To my surprise Direct Action is a Polish company which is even better because of my Polish heritage it was nice to know I was supporting a Polish company, which is by the way one of America's most loyal allies. I ordered my pack in Polish woodland which is the official camo pattern of the Polish army, it is very similar to the US Army woodland pattern but the greens are a little darker which is good for the darker boreal forests in Poland. When the pack arrived it came in a nice re-useable shopping bag which I can give to my Mom to use for groceries. The shipping was very fast, I got a shipping confirmation the next business day since I ordered on a weekend. As for the pack itself, I was pleasently surprised at how comfortable the pack was, it sits perfectly on my bag and is not awkward like many tactical packs. One of the problems I have with many of tactical packs is finding ones that are comfortable because of my large athletic build at 6'2" and 250 pounds. When I wear this pack I don't even feel that it is there, which is what you want for a get home bag/bug out bag. Stop weighing yourself down unnecessarily with pounds of crap, simplify and lighten your kit and pick up the Direct Action Dust pack it is more than you will ever need for 90% of uses. Keep yourself light and agile. The Dust also has a decievingly large amount of space for the dimensions listed on the webpage. Don't let the dimensions fool you I was a little concerned it might be too small, but the main compartment is very roomy. I can easily fit 3 days worth of food plus a 64 ounce klean canteen in the main compartment with still room to spare. Plus it has a nice organizer pocket where I can put my grease pencils, fire steel, sharpening tools, maps, compass, wet wipes, flashlights, Ham radio, glow sticks, and radiation dosimeter. I recommend this bag to everyone, it is so refreshing to see a pack at this size that has quality and durability as well as comfort, organization, large choice of colors, and price. You won't regret buying this pack.
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best product in it's class i have seen Review by Lendale W / (Posted on 6/18/2017)
excellent small edc/tactical pack , could be a little lighter
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Phenomenal Review by RYAN D / (Posted on 6/18/2017)
When I purchased this pack I was looking for a quality EDC bag to and from work as well as being able to use during hikes with the family. I am currently deployed so have been unable to use it out with the family yet, but for EDC in deployed location it has been AMAZING! It fits everything I need for the day. I have one slight minus and that is when I try and cinch the shoulder straps it can be a bit difficult if there is enough weight in the bag. with about ten pounds of weight it is still pretty difficult on one side to cinch. Other than that it is an awesome pack!
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So far, so good Review by Armando S / (Posted on 6/8/2017)
The price is steep for a 20-L backpack. Time will tell if it's worth the investment.

I've waited for a year for the Mk-II black Dust. It's an upgrade in quality from my previous pack, but a downgrade in size (down from 27-L), which is what I was looking to achieve. Given the strong materials in this pack, there is hardly any change in the pack's weight. However, I'm able to carry the exact same load (the pack's organization is a credit to its designers) much more comfortably.

The hip belt, while currently unnecessary for the Dust's daily use, fits perfectly on my Rush 24 for its medium loads.

I wasn't sure if I would like the side pocket modification in the Mk-II, but I was amazed they could still securely keep a 40-oz. ThermoFlask.

No disappointments here. If any issues come up in terms of its durability, I'll make sure to post an update.
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The perfect EDC bag. Review by AgentX / (Posted on 6/8/2017)
I had the original and now the MK2. The MK2 is perfect now that it can stand up (previous version would fall forward when stood up). Also, the H2O pockets are a little deeper which can fully hold my iPhone 7Plus with the velcro closed. Thank you Allan!!!
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Great Bag!! Review by Matthew D / (Posted on 6/8/2017)
Great bag. Fits all my stuff. Love it.
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Could not be happier with this bag Review by steven h / (Posted on 5/28/2017)
I have had the Dust bag for about a month now and I have found it to be everything I could have hoped for.
The build quality is amazing, stitching and fabric used are both top notch!
The only downside is the price is a bit high, but you get what you pay for with this bag! Glad I added it to my collection.
Would recommend!
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Dust purchase Review by Scott S / (Posted on 4/29/2017)
Just received my Dust backpack in Kryptek Mandrake and couldn't be happier. It is my third bag from Direct Action and they all exhibit the same attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship. I had a Dragon Egg bag for EDC and it just wasn't working the way I wanted, so when a DA mailer showed up in my email l jumped at the chance to pick up a new bag. 5 stars all the way. Will update as time goes by on how everything is going.
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Outstanding day pack. Review by Cole R / (Posted on 4/20/2017)
The quality is fantastic,very robust. The zippers are smooth and beefy,and the cordura laughs at thorns,branches and whatever else you throw at it. The laser cut webbing is beautiful and functional,very sturdy. The side pockets fits 1 Litre stainless steel bottles easily with extra room for something like a nalgene.As a big guy the bag fits surprisingly well so I wouldn't worry about comfort if you are in great shape. If you are looking for a perfect day hike/overnighter bag this thing will get the job done.
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Great Daypack Review by Ty D / (Posted on 4/7/2017)
Awesome quality, rugged and we'll built. Lots of storage pockets so it's very versatile. Great for everyday carry or one day hikes.
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Excellent Pack Review by Gideon S. / (Posted on 4/1/2017)
After much research into similarly sized packs, I chose the Dust, and am not disappointed- it's beautifully made with great attention to detail. I appreciate the durability, many compartments, the great zippered water bottle holders that fold flat when not in use, and the comfortable fit. I think it would be difficult to find another company making such a quality product, and I look forward to many years of adventures with it!
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Great, well designed, high quality day pack Review by Michael S / (Posted on 3/21/2017)
I'm very impressed with this backpack. For me it serves as a waterfowl blind bag, and I really like the layout of this bag. I can easily and conveniently get all the equipment that I typically carry, to the blind on any given hunting day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a well made, well designed hunting backpack.
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The Direct Action Dust backpack is a great product from a professional company. Review by L D / (Posted on 3/13/2017)
I have been looking for a new day pack to serve as a blind bag for waterfowl hunting. None of the commercial sporting backpacks that are on the market really fit my needs. I want smaller bag with numerous compartments so that I can conveniently compartmentalize the gear that I typically take out for a days hunt. In addition, I want a bag that is truly rugged and well made. I also want to be able to customize it to my personal needs. I found a few backpacks that I like, but none better than the Direct Action Dust pack. I'm really pleased with the size, durability, quality construction, and overall convenience of this backpack.

I'm impressed with the the company, Direct Action. They wrapped and shipped my bag in a very timely, professional manner. Based on my experience, and the backpack that I purchased, I'd definitely recommend the Dust bag from Direct Action. I will certainly be making other purchases from this company.
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This is what I was looking for. Review by Alan P / (Posted on 3/4/2017)
This is a well-designed, durable, adaptable day pack. It has plenty of useful pockets/partitions and the webbing allows for attachment of extra pockets etc. The shoulder harness is excellent quality; the hip belt is fairly light, but given its a day pack I shouldn't be carrying any big loads and I've taken it off at the moment. The only thing I would have added is some loops on the base so that you could strap items underneath if need be.
The Dust is fairly expensive when you include the cost of postage to Australia - but you get what you pay for and I'm extremely happy with this day pack.
I highly recommend the Dust.
Cheers,
Tom
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Just a great piece of gear. Review by Troy M / (Posted on 2/22/2017)
I cant say enough about this bag. Its compact and roomy at the same time. The inside compartments are awesome. I use it for a day to day go bag and I grab it for hikes. There's a million uses for it, I know I'll buy from direct action again.
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Excellent Review by Jarrod H / (Posted on 2/19/2017)
The Dust Backpack delivered everything promised. Quality of materials and manufacturing were excellent. The ribbed venting in the pad that contacts your back offers outstanding ventilation. So far, I am completely satisfied. Would recommend the pack to a friend.
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Sweet bag Review by Trevar B / (Posted on 1/18/2017)
I was looking for something for EMT school just enough to put a few books and stuff other small stuff in. I personally don't like big bags and this one was perfect for me. With that being said it is a pretty small bag . I can fit a 2 1/2 in book, a notebook, and a laptop and charger in the main pocket comfortabley not much room. For anything else. One thing is that the buckles do rattle a bit so if you want quite this is probably not for you. Overall it's a great bag. Looks really good in person. Definitely worth the price.
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Great EDC pack! Review by Chasen G / (Posted on 12/30/2016)
To be honest I bought this pack mostly for superficial reasons. However, I quickly realized that its functionality exceeds its aesthetics. I use it for EDC purposes and the Dust is a perfect fit. It balances size, capacity, and weight in a masterful way that allows for extended carry without discomfort. The quality is excellent and I will not hesitate to say that the Dust is the best bag that I have ever owned. If you are in the market for a great looking, as well as, functional EDC pack you won't regret purchasing the Dust.
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Great EDC pack! Review by Chasen G / (Posted on 12/30/2016)
To be honest I bought this pack mostly for superficial reasons. However, I quickly realized that its functionality exceeds its aesthetics. I use it for EDC purposes and the Dust is a perfect fit. It balances size, capacity, and weight in a masterful way that allows for extended carry without discomfort. The quality is excellent and I will not hesitate to say that the Dust is the best bag that I have ever owned. If you are in the market for a great looking, as well as, functional EDC pack you won't regret purchasing the Dust.
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It's what I expected and more. Review by Ken P / (Posted on 12/12/2016)
Very sturdy, the pack feels like it will last forever. And I love all the pockets and organization. This is mor if a travel/business pack for me and is way cool and different. My books, notepads, electronics and 13 inch laptipeasily fit. Well made, well engineered.
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compact and fuctinal Review by Kai C / (Posted on 12/7/2016)
This is a great hunting backpack. It is think and fits nicely on the body. The quality is good, but on the expensive side.
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Great product Review by Dominic G / (Posted on 12/2/2016)
I am a state game warden in the woods all the time. This pack fits everything I need to get the job done without being weighed down. Great work. I have already recommended it to other officers and will be keeping an eye out for new products from Direct Action. I'd love to see a nice first aid pouch...
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Great little pack Review by James S / (Posted on 11/24/2016)
Wanted to wait until I used the dust awhile. Great little pack for work. Which is what I use it for. iPad, magazines, some snacks and a light jacket and sunglasses case. Also typical pens flashlight and EDC stuff. Switched from a Malaga for a traditional backpack. Just couldn't get use to 1 strap. Probably would be a great day hiking pack but not big enough for extended trips more then day maybe 2. As for direct action customer service was great. Phone and via email. Perfect size pack for me. Thanks DA
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Phenomenal product Review by chad s / (Posted on 11/23/2016)
Great quality product!!! great service and quick shipping!
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Amazing product! Review by Pauline B / (Posted on 11/22/2016)
This backpack is amazing! Best quality I have ever seen!
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Best bag ever. Review by Brook R. / (Posted on 11/22/2016)
I love this bag. It's my EDC. As a lady this bag is the perfect size for me. Lots and lots of pockets! I have had a ton of comments on this bag. The shadow grey doesn't scream tactical if your going for a subdued look. I've owned this bag for a year and haven't killed it. Amazing bag!
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Astounding! Review by Adam H / (Posted on 11/9/2016)
I was hesitant to purchase this pack.
I was on the hunt for a new edc bag that could be used as a day pack. I needed something that was well organized, hydration compatible, but not too big.
The Dust seemed to fit the bill. I had apprehensions because I had never heard of Direct Action and the only thing I knew about Poland was that they have good sausage. I also was hung up on the price tag. There were not many reviews of this pack, so this was a complete gamble for me.
When it came, however, I was astounded! The craftsmanship was obvious as well as the quality materials used. The Combat Vent System is fantastic and the features are everything I could ask for.

Best Features:
Zippers and pulls
Bottle pockets
Strap keepers
Organization
Ranger green color
Comfortable grab handle
Hydration sleeve and laptop sleeve

If you are on the fence about this pack, Go Loud and go for it!


Notes to Direct Action: You have crated a fan that will sing your praises whenever I have the opportunity. Two suggestions for further improvement in case you release a 2.0
-Line the front stash pocket with loop Velcro
-put another mesh pocket where the label is inside the main compartment. Why have a picture of the bag inside the bag? Maybe the label could be printed on the laptop sleeve?

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Perfect Review by Gerald G / (Posted on 11/8/2016)
This is the best pack I've ever owned.
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Very Impressed! Review by Stewart W / (Posted on 10/27/2016)
My girlfriend, who is the biggest gearhead I know, took a few minutes to look at this bag––her eyes lit up and nodded her approval. Thanks for making me look good!
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Quality product Review by Robert Y / (Posted on 10/25/2016)
Seems very high quality. Haven't used it yet but will soon. May order again in the future
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Great pack - just what I needed! Review by RICHARD B / (Posted on 10/15/2016)
Bought this as a day-pack but it carries even more. Rides comfortably and with pouches on external webbing plus some care in equipment choices you can go overnight easily. Great job!
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Great Product Review by David V / (Posted on 9/29/2016)
Precision quality and perfect size for what I use it for in daily use. The compartments are in easy access areas. The ease of zipper movement flows well, unlike some of the other packs that I have purchased. Love the color as it reminds me of the unforgetabble times spent in the USMC. O.D. Marine Green!
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Perfect EDC Backpack Review by David N / (Posted on 9/26/2016)
Very nice quality , i was looking for a black or shadow grey but still not available, the ranger green is nice also, shipping to France + taxes double the originally price =/ but still i love this purchase.
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very pleased with this pack Review by Martin E / (Posted on 9/22/2016)
excellent design and quality
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The best Review by Aaron C / (Posted on 9/21/2016)
I've done lots of research for a backpack and this continues to impress me! My hat's off to my Polish Special Forces friends I served with in Afghanistan. Grom!
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Best backpack that continues to impress! Review by Aaron C / (Posted on 9/21/2016)
I did a lot of research regarding my backpack solution. I am more than happy with my selection. After over twenty years of federal active duty military service and multiple deployments, I have a fair amount of experience to draw from. A great company that has a great product line. My hat's off to my Polish Special Forces friends I served with in Afghanistan. Grom!
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Great quality as aways Review by Steve W / (Posted on 9/21/2016)
My third bag from DA, and it lives up to their reputation. Great organization, solid stitching, zippers glide like they've been oiled, awesome quality all around.

Two things to note about the bag:
1 - It's hard to tell from the pictures, but there is a plastic windowed "map pocket" in the front compartment. According to reviews it's not water resistant, so I'm not really sure why it's there.

2 - The straps don't have as much padding as the Dragon Egg (my favorite bag ever) and it's possible to overload this bag with enough weight to make it uncomfortable to carry slung on one shoulder (carrying ice and water for my kid's soccer game), but its not much of a complaint to say overloading a bag and not carrying it like it was designed to be carried is uncomfortable.

It's a great smaller edc bag for sure, but if you're on the fence about size or strap padding I'd really suggest checking out the Dragon Egg.
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Back pack you need. Review by Matt L / (Posted on 9/21/2016)
Best EDC bag I've ever owned. Carry my laptop and other everyday essentials everyday. Comfortable and light weight. The molle webbing also adds sort of a "stealth" look to it, making it a less tactical looking backpack.
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This was my second pack! Awesome Review by Kevin Sumner / (Posted on 9/6/2016)
Awesome product and would highly recommend to anyone. Great service and outstanding products.
Thanks again guys!
Sincerely
Kevin
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Awesome Gear Review by Carl G / (Posted on 8/2/2016)
I'm the kinda guy that is willing to spend my hard earned cash to have the best gear I can possibly obtaine. The price was on the higher end but fair and justified by the high quality materials and the extremely well designed layout. Another great aspect about this company is the availability of different and modern camouflage patterns. Bottom line is if you decide to purchase one of these packs you'll be well pleased. My friends, family, teammates and everyone I meet that is like minded all comment on how much they like my pack and ask where to get one.
Ok ok, I'm not a fan boy or a sales man. Heres the slight negative that I can mention. I was very much so hoping to get a Direct Action patch and or at least a sticker. This obviously isn't a deal breaker or a drawback to the gear.
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EDC Review by Paul B / (Posted on 7/30/2016)
Comfortable and light for all day hiking and I don't have worry about it scraping against rock faces. I had a 2L gel water bladder frozen and 3 16.9oz water bottles plus some survival essentials. The ice lasted 5 hours in 105 degree sun. My back was wet from sweat and condensation but, can't beat nice cold water. I refilled the bladder with the other bottles but, I think if I drank them first I might have gotten the ice to last longer. My previous backpacks can't compare.
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This is the best bag I've ever owned. Period. Review by Alan W / (Posted on 7/20/2016)
After being a loyal Tactical Tailor customer for many years, I decided to branch out and check other companies. My requirements were small-medium size, able to hold a 15.6" Dell laptop, and organization. This bag has gone beyond everything I had hoped for and is my EDC until it falls apart, or I die, not sure which will happen first. Also to note, shipping was extremely fast and packaging was on par with the bag itself. Can't say enough good things.
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Wife loves her new day hike bag. Review by Rory H / (Posted on 7/15/2016)
Allows for plenty of organization in the front main compartment to help us fit everything we need for our dogs on hikes.
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Great EDC bag Review by Paul K / (Posted on 7/9/2016)
This bag is so cool! Got it for my wife as an EDC bag that can be expanded to a get home bag. She loves it. She loves that it holds both a laptop and a tablet with ease. Tons of features packed in there. Great bag!
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EXCEPTIONAL Review by Thomas D / (Posted on 7/6/2016)
Im not a big fan of the new webbing since I used it in the sand, shells and sand are hard to get out, but I used the DUST on the GORUCK and it handled perfectly. Size, accessibility, you name it. BURIES the RUSH 12
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Small pack with big features Review by Anthony M / (Posted on 6/12/2016)
I was looking for a small backpack for EDC and travel, I had heard good things about Direct Action so I decided to purchase a DUST.
I am impressed by the quality of the bag in general and the attention to detail that was put into the design of the pack, all of the space is actually usable as are all of the various pockets and compartments. Everything is well thought out.
I would strongly recommend this pack to anyone looking for an everyday or travel (carry-on size) backpack
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A Woman and Her EDC Review by Donna / (Posted on 5/16/2016)
I'm 56 and have never had a backpack in my life. I saw Survival Lilly's glowing review and the features the bag has and this sold me. I was not prepared for the outstanding quality and workmanship of this bag when I unpacked it. From that moment on, I ditched my handbags and have an EDC I truly love that loves me back by always being able to carry important emergency stuff with me, ready to go. I have back problems and this bag doesn't aggravate it one bit, it's very comfortable. As well as it's made, it will no doubt outlast me! :)
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Excellent Grey color is awesome Review by Robert F / (Posted on 5/16/2016)
Went from a Messenger to the Dust and had to rearrange a little. Overall is perfect for urban EDC. Fits my 15" HP Envy 4 ultrabook laptop inside inner padded sleeve. Have a lightweight northface jacket, gloves and a shemagh and some personal hygiene gear with 2nd power pack and ipad with cables and leatherman and a small pocket knife
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My First Backpack Review by Donna P / (Posted on 5/15/2016)
I'm 56 and have never carried a backpack before now. I have ditched my handbags for everyday use and tote this instead. I LOVE this pack! The quality and design are sublime. Plenty of room for everyday gear and comfortable for a problem back. I plan on getting a Foxtrot at a later date. Thanks for making such a high quality product at an affordable price. :)
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Great product for the price Review by Ainsworth J / (Posted on 5/13/2016)
Love this bag, right size and utility. Would Reccomendation to friends.
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Dist Review by Shan S / (Posted on 5/11/2016)
The Dust is the perfect EDC or day pack.
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Found my new EDC backpack Review by Guy T / (Posted on 5/10/2016)
I have a 511 Rush12, SOG Ninja, Vanquest Javelin 3.0, Chrome Mini messenger, Da Kine Element, and this has everything I wanted that the others miss a point or another. I need to support a 11” MacAir or iPad3, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, 40oz Hydroflask, Maxpedition micro, Bose on-ears and a bunch of EDC blades & tools, first aid and gear. Everything fits perfect. The build quality is superb. The H2O bottle holders are brilliant and fit my Hydroflask perfectly with the retention strap used to strap in the cap loop. The only thing that would have made this a grand slam would have been a fleece lined quick access pocket on top by the chameleon logo (like the Dragon Egg) for my Oakleys. The Shadow Gray is a darker gray version of Maxpedition’s Foliage. I have stopped bag-shopping around, this is it!
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dragon egg Review by Howard H / (Posted on 5/6/2016)
This is the perfect edc backpack! It's big enough for work and tough enough for any day hikes and trips. I had bought the dust first but it was to small so traded for the dragon egg and it is about 4 or 5 inches taller.
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Outstanding! Review by Bunk / (Posted on 5/5/2016)
Just received my dust pack! After ripping open the box and throwing my shoulder into this pack, instant love easy to use compression strap to fit my torso and a personal sizing this pack is going to make travel easy. Not to mention the extra bag to satisfy the better half on a great purchase. Thanks DA for filling my need
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Great bag! Review by Peter V / (Posted on 4/27/2016)
Perfect size for EDC. Able to carry a 13" MacBook Pro in the laptop area with ease. The sternum strap is removable and the waist strap is tuck able. This would make a great get home bag. The laser cut molly is very nice. The fabric is light, but seems very durable.
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dust Review by xaythanongsack / (Posted on 4/26/2016)
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Awesome EDC bag. Review by Mario g c / (Posted on 4/15/2016)
I came across the Direct Action Dust on amazon for $139. I was really interested in the bag so I went directly to Direct Actions website and found it for $119. After receiving it I was extremely pleased on the quality and look of the bag. It's tough, well made, and can accommodate any one who's into edc gear. My next bag is going to be the dragon egg for hiking and camping trips.
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It maybe small.... Review by David P / (Posted on 4/14/2016)
I have a amazing amount of stuff in it and I keep adding more, everything has a place. The pack build is the best I've had, I was so impressed I bought the foxtrot for my handgun and excessories. A customer for life.
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Overall a good product Review by Miguel T / (Posted on 4/14/2016)
When I open my package two things I notice right away; quality and the size. The backpack is great quality and I can tell it is made to last. The backpack did turn out smaller than what the pictures made it look like. I was surprise I was able to fit in everything I wanted to go into it, I just did not expect to look so small. Couple of my men made comments its size but we're impress by how much it could hold. Overall a good product, thinking about purchasing more products from them.
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Excellent pack, fits more than it would seem Review by Josue S / (Posted on 4/5/2016)
I cannot say enough good things about this pack. I use it for my daypack when race directing ultramarathon and adventure races all over the world. Extremely durable, great organization and very comfortable.
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Great quality bag, highly recommend. Review by Abdalrhman M / (Posted on 4/5/2016)
The bag appears small at first, but can hold way more than you'd expect. I personally use it to carry around several books, a laptop and other school items and it seems to do the job perfectly. It is lightweight, yet durable and is made from high quality fabric and materials. It is great at distributing heavy weight through the shoulder straps and padding along the back. I have only been using it for a couple of weeks now, but I am confident that I will be using it for at least 10 years or more- unless I decide to upgrade to a larger DA bag before then. Highly recommend to all.
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Great ever day backpack Review by Jason / (Posted on 4/2/2016)
This backpack is roughly equivalent in size to a larger standard school backpack. But, it is exceptionally well thought out, organized, and built. It's construction is so solid you could carry lead bricks in it and it would handle the weight. It is a great single-day pack you could use for a day hike, a day in the park, or keeping your essential 'go' items in for short-term emergency situations. But, it isn't large enough to function as a true go-bag UNLESS you aren't planning on packing a change of clothes. Honestly, for a kid, this would be a perfect first camping pack that would last essentially their entire life.
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Great every day backpack Review by Jason S / (Posted on 4/2/2016)
This backpack is roughly equivalent in size to a larger standard school backpack. But, it is exceptionally well thought out, organized, and built. It's construction is so solid you could carry lead bricks in it and it would handle the weight. It is a great single-day pack you could use for a day hike, a day in the park, or keeping your essential 'go' items in for short-term emergency situations. But, it isn't large enough to function as a true go-bag UNLESS you aren't planning on packing a change of clothes. Honestly, for a kid, this would be a perfect first camping pack that would last essentially their entire life.
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Great every day backpack Review by Jason S / (Posted on 4/2/2016)
This backpack is roughly equivalent in size to a larger standard school backpack. But, it is exceptionally well thought out, organized, and built. It's construction is so solid you could carry lead bricks in it and it would handle the weight. It is a great single-day pack you could use for a day hike, a day in the park, or keeping your essential 'go' items in for short-term emergency situations. But, it isn't large enough to function as a true go-bag UNLESS you aren't planning on packing a change of clothes. Honestly, for a kid, this would be a perfect first camping pack that would last essentially their entire life.
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Dust Review by Doug B / (Posted on 3/22/2016)
I am very pleased with the quality and design of the DA Dust backpack. It will be my EDC bag for work and everyday use. I am very happy and pleased with the bag.
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Good kit Review by C. SAM B / (Posted on 3/22/2016)
The first with the most. Promt order filled. Got my dust and ordered one for #2 son. #1 son ordered ghost on reccomendation. Busted leg right after got mine so no field trial yet. The suckers built so you can tell it's good kit.
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Great pack! Review by Michael T / (Posted on 3/20/2016)
Great design. I really like that it has 2 side pockets for water bottles or a thermos. Great job DA !
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Great kit Review by C. Sam B / (Posted on 3/19/2016)
Very pleased with service. Quality and innovative design. Needed this 35 yrs ago. Both son's now have a dust and ghost along with my dust.
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Awesome backpack Review by Russell W / (Posted on 3/11/2016)
I have been carrying this backpack every day for the last 2 weeks and so far it has been great. The build quality is top notch. I was worried it might be a little too small but it fits everything I need for daily life with some room to spare. I can see this bag lasting for many years to come. I'm looking forward to trying out more of Direct Action's products in the future.
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Make a great pack even greater! Review by Thomas W / (Posted on 3/11/2016)
This pack is well built and durable. It replaced my Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon II. I would like to see a rubber or PVC covering on the bottom so if it sits on a damp/wet area it will stay dry. I'd also like to see the bottle holder pockets on the exterior sides to be moved back (or forward) a couple of inches and allow the main compartment to open up full clam shell just like the front pocket does. Additionally, if the grab handle was heavy webbing with a neoprene cover AND THEN cover that with the paracord then it would be even better IMHO. I know these are "nit picking" little preferences, but small changes that COULD make the pack greater. I like the 500 D cordura instead of the 1000 D. That does make it lighter but yet still real durable. I love the fact that the bottle holders can zip up to make slip pockets and the front pocket is perfect for admin organization. Finally, the laser etched molle/PALS is 100% better than stitched webbing. It looks neater and cleaner and not so tactical looking. I am a paraplegic and this pack fits nicely on the back of my wheelchair to carry all my EDC and necessities I must have with me. It's not too small and I'm afraid if it were too much bigger then I would over pack it and make the wheelchair flip backwards...LOL. I would (and have) recommend this bag to anyone needing a basic, small EDC pack to get out and go. A very well stitched and put together product that will last a long time and handed down to future generations. Great work DAG!
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Great pack Review by Danny W / (Posted on 3/11/2016)
The Dust is what I've been looking for. It is the perfect size as an EDC bag. Thanks Direct Action!
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Excellent Pack Review by Geoff G / (Posted on 3/4/2016)
I truly enjoy the DUST, it lives up to it's reputation.
I hiked for 2 hard hours uphill and didn't have the usual amount of sweat on the back, so the airflow system worked for me. Love the coyote color as well!
Looking forward to D.A. making the messenger bag fit a 15" laptop. Outstanding job D.A. keep up the great work.
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Great bag Review by Earl F / (Posted on 2/29/2016)
Solid construction and excellent organization. Works great.
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Excellent product, outstanding service Review by Daniel D / (Posted on 2/27/2016)
I purchase this product and was extremely pleased with the quality and design of this bag. Unfortunately when I received this bag I realized it was smaller than what I anticipated so I contacted direct action and spoke with Allan, who was extremely helpful in assisting me with returning the dust bag for the ghost bag. A few days later I received the ghost bag and it maintained the same high quality structure, excellent design and met the size requirements that I needed. I will definitely purchase more products from direct action in the future and recommended them to several of my comrades and coworkers.
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Very Nice Pack Review by Eric D / (Posted on 2/24/2016)
I use the pack just to carry basic EDC supplies and it works great for that. For a camping/hiking pack you would probably want the Dragon Egg or Ghost
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Direct Action Dust Review by Hugh S / (Posted on 2/24/2016)
This really is a top quality piece of kit. What impresses me the most is the quality of the zips and the overall configuration of the pack. This has become my grab and go pack for both urban and short trips into the bush. Another big bonus for me was the quickness of receiving the backpack, I'm in New Zealand and it arrived before some other items I'd ordered locally and from Oz. Really 10 out of 10 for the quality and the service. Hugh.
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Superb Product Review by Gary V / (Posted on 2/23/2016)
I am a very conspicuous and detailed consumer and I am willing to spend a bit more $ for a quality product. The Direct Action DUST backpack has exceeded my expectations and ironically, is very reasonably priced for what you get. This pack meets all of my EDC needs and I find myself grabbing and actually using it. Design wise, I really have no complaints; it is well thought out and efficient. The materials and workmanship are outstanding. Once you have it in hand, you will know that you have a quality piece of gear. Just yesterday, one of my coworkers complimented the pack. I purchased the gray color and it really looks great in person; well suited for both the urban and rural environment. Well worth your hard earned money. Thank you Direct Action!
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This is some gear Made for the battle field! Review by Kenneth B / (Posted on 2/23/2016)
Love this pack. I bought this for my wife so she could have a good day pack. It exceeds my expectations. Wish the dragon egg was still available in solid colors. Guess I missed my opportunity.
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Surpise Review by Ryan M / (Posted on 2/6/2016)
This bag is great. The shoulder straps look a little thin, but they feel good. The inside is well laid out, nice padding. I like the front that opens flat. I have a Maxpedition Sitka slink, was going to get the Maxpedition Duality which was out of stock everywhere. I found this, and I'm glad I did as its bigger than the Duality/Sitka, but not huge. iPad MBP 13, extra keyboard, cables, plus more room.
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nice pack! Review by Christian C / (Posted on 1/29/2016)
It is a good backpack , very comfortable and has a good filling . The paracord handle is a nice touch . Good zippers. I like the front pocket because of the organization. I would like to see more accessories from Direct Action . I would recommend a larger space for patches.
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Excellent small pack for ruck plate Review by Thomas P / (Posted on 1/28/2016)
I wanted a small pack that'd fit a "long" 30 LB goruck plate (9.5"x15") in its laptop/hydration sleeve. The ruck plate fits very tightly in the back sleeve of the Dust, so I'm relieved that I didn't have to return this pack to get a larger one. Now I've got plenty of room in the main compartment for bricks, and will work up to 40% BW.

The back padding on the Dust is perfect for rucking, better than any non-tactical packs I was using, including Camelbak NV.

The Dust straps can handle the weight, but don't have much padding and start to hurt after 6 miles when carrying over 30 pounds. Obviously the Dust wasn't intended for a heavy load, so I was wondering if a Dragon Egg would have worked better for rucking, but I wanted a smaller pack with less molle.

I like the less conspicuous laser-cut versus molle straps, and would have preferred something more "covert" like the GoRuck or 5.11 Covrt packs, but the Dust provides better value and design, IMO.
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love this bag Review by david f / (Posted on 1/28/2016)
a quality pack made to high standards and construction. extremely well made and durable.
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Great pack, great value. Review by Jason B / (Posted on 1/27/2016)
I can't help but love this back. When I purchased it, I worried it might be a little small (usually I go for slightly bigger packs) but it's perfect for EDC or even a weekend getaway on a checked-in bag only fare. I just took it to South East Asia and loved it even more. The ribbed foam supports in the back help air circulate better than any pack I've had (and packs that I have spent significantly more for) and it's nice to walk around the tropics without that typical wet back feeling.

Great pack, great value. Perfect EDC. A lot of my colleagues and friends will be ordering one soon. Nice work, Direct Action.
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Great pack, great value. Review by Jason B / (Posted on 1/27/2016)
I can't help but love this back. When I purchased it, I worried it might be a little small (usually I go for slightly bigger packs) but it's perfect for EDC or even a weekend getaway on a checked-in bag only fare. I just took it to South East Asia and loved it even more. The ribbed foam supports in the back help air circulate better than any pack I've had (and packs that I have spent significantly more for) and it's nice to walk around the tropics without that typical wet back feeling.

Great pack, great value. Perfect EDC. A lot of my colleagues and friends will be ordering one soon. Nice work, Direct Action.
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Exellent Review by Mark S / (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Exellent
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Great Backpack! Review by Brett P / (Posted on 1/21/2016)
I am VERY happy with this product and Direct Action. Best I've owned!
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I love this pack Review by Ian J / (Posted on 1/19/2016)
I am super impressed with direct action. This is my first but not last pice of direct action gear. I did allot of research"YouTube" on the best day pack backpack. I am super impressed with the dust and can't wait to purchase a dragon egg after saving up a little bit. Maybe later down the road a ghost? I have been a die hard maxpedition guy for years but now I am a direct action guy.
Thank you
Keep up the good work
Ian Janiec
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Very good small pack. Great for day hikes. Review by Ramon Verdaguer / (Posted on 1/9/2016)
I've only had the pack for few weeks so this is preliminary review. Excellent quality. The stitching and overall fit and finish are second to none. Very comfortable for loads of 10 lb or so. Would change a couple of things though. Would incorporate a high visibility liner option inside. Because the pack does not clamshell open, it is quite dark and sometimes it is difficult to see the contents inside. A little bit of webbing at the bottom to be able to attach a tarp or small bedroll would make this pack more versatile. The second biggest compartment clamshells open and offers great organization. I would, however change the clear plastic pocket into a mesh pocket. It is very narrow, so it works ok for a map, but I typically have the map on my person as putting in and taking it out of the compartment gets tedious. So it pretty much goes unused. The zippers are fantastic, running very smoothly. I absolutely love the side pockets. They hold my 32 oz Nalgene bottle and nesting cup with plenty of room. The back padding is great for comfort and gives the pack structure. When properly packed it can stand upright on its own, which I really appreciate. So overall so far it looks like a very good pack. Let's see how it holds up to wear and tear over time. I highly recommend it.
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Best bag ever Review by Danny Lin / (Posted on 1/5/2016)
This is great as a BoB/1 day hike or camp bag/EDC bag. Hell, I even wear it to the office/gym. It is very versatile and most importantly, functional. DA shipped it to me within a week and I live in Asia. The materials/construction is top notch.

The bag itself looks smaller than expected---but it holds more than it looks. For reference, I'm about 5'6" and this fits me perfectly.
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absolutely love this pack Review by Russell S / (Posted on 12/26/2015)
perfect EDC pack. great customer service, great pricing and shipping was lightning fast.
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Oh, we're going "LOUD" alright!!!! Review by Carol M K / (Posted on 12/16/2015)
That pack will be found at every IMSA event that the team is working for the upcoming 2016 season. LOUD? Yeah, one could say that :) That pack is going racing :)
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The "Silent Professional" among hordes of Gucci-Gear tacticool bags. Review by Ryan H / (Posted on 12/15/2015)
I'll preface this by saying I'm a first-time customer, and I heard about your company in a roundabout way on the internet. I'll admit a conflict of interest: I'm typically a hardcore fan of Mystery Ranch and Kifaru, as I'm quite experienced with their gear. That's changed. I've been overwhelmingly impressed not just with the product I received, but with the company as a whole.

The bag shipped extremely quickly, and when I SNAFU'd my initial order, your staff was extremely courteous, efficient, and outstanding in their delivery of customer service.

The bag is incredibly well made. Excellent choice of materials, sturdy zippers, bombproof buckles, and it zips nearly silently. The laser cut MOLLE panels on the front and across each expandable side pocket are tasteful and effective: no excess webbing for the "tacticool" crowd. Sleek, and low-profile: doesn't get snagged in foliage at all. The bag struck a balance between a small form factor and judicious use of pockets and compartmentalization. The clear vinyl pocket is perfect for maps, documents, and other miscellany. Exterior velcro is perfect: not a posterboard for morale patches. Expandable side pockets are perfect for a 32oz Nagalene, beer, or tools.

As a paramedic and military trained medic, I like to think I have a keen eye for how the layout of a bag is best utilized. From what my feeble mind can gather, you've utilized all available space in such a manner to make it organized, yet leaving enough room for the user to adapt.

The combat vent system is adequate and my only true gripe is a lack of padding on the straps. A touch more could improve the feel of the bag without losing it's signature sleekness. Otherwise, it conforms to the back very well, and is largely low profile. It's fit through more than one crevasse, and takes thick brush like a champ.

I'm actively using this bag as an EDC and 24 hour daypack. It serves the purpose wonderfully, and I'm actively trying to figure out how to work out of it longer. It withstands 24 hour shifts, hikes and climbs, and military exercises. Overall, I'm extremely impressed. From the quality, versatility, and overall "bang-for-your-buck", I was pleasantly surprised with what I've seen thus far.

Keep up the good work, never stop improving.

Thanks,

Ryan
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Outstanding EDC bag. Review by daneil b / (Posted on 12/10/2015)
Most rugged, versatile, sexy looking edc pack I've ever seen.
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Outstanding EDC bag. Review by daneil b / (Posted on 12/10/2015)
Highly versitileversitile and robust enough for edc.
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BEST BAG EVER!!! Review by Fernando A / (Posted on 12/4/2015)
I love this bag, great on my plate carrier, great spacing on the shoulder straps for hose lines or peltor push talks, plenty em for the dismounted forward observer, only bad part there is no antenna port on the side of the bag for my so I had to cut a hole then reinforce it, so it wouldn't tear further but that is just personnel preference and not a flaw, it has hole on top of the bag through the middle which works great for comms wires and hose lines but not so great for the antenna other then that great buy and great on my back
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AWESOME!! Review by Fernan F / (Posted on 11/27/2015)
The best I will ever own! The quality is so awesome that I bought the Dragon Egg on Ranger Green for my weekend getaway and travel plus Dust on Shadow Grey for my EDC and commute. Excellent customer service as well!!!
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Love it! Review by John D / (Posted on 11/27/2015)
I was looking for a smallish pack to carry at 15" MacBook Pro and associated gear for work. When the pack arrived I was skeptical it would be large enough, but everything fits perfectly. The quality of this pack is excellent. My only gripe is with the map pocket (don't need it and would rather have a mesh pocket there). Otherwise, this is a great smaller pack.
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Excellent Pack Review by Anthony P / (Posted on 11/11/2015)
In the spirit of fairness, I'll start with saying I recently sold my dust as I needed a different style bag.
That said, the design, quailty and build of the Dust for the money cannot be beat.
Only thing I'd say to do different in the future. Move the zipper on the map pocket to the top so the pocket does not have to open all the way. Maybe add another mesh pocket on the inside of the main section.
If I need another bag, DA will get my business.
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Best pack in this category hands down! Review by Anthony C / (Posted on 11/7/2015)
I am using this pack mainly as an E.D.C pack. The features of this pack are very conducive to organization and convenience. The zippered water bottle pockets are outstanding. They hide away when not in use and are big enough for a Nalgene bottle. The admin. Pocket fillets open to access any of your gear very easily. The main compartment only zips down have the length of the bag, but this is a trade off for the water bottle pockets. The quality and stitching are as perfect as I've seen on a bag. All hardware is top notch as well. If I had to nit pick the pack, I would suggest that the front stash pocket zipper be moved to the other side. As a right handed person, it would be easier to access when the bag is slung to the front of the body. Also, the quick release buckles on the shoulder straps rattle when you walk with the bag. I guess the tolerances are off just a bit. It's not a huge deal breaker, but it can get annoying. All in all, this is the best pack in this size/price range hands down. Keep up the good work and keep churning out fantastic products. I look forward to some organizer pouches in the future from you.
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A great pack at a great price! Review by Anthony C / (Posted on 11/7/2015)
I am using this pack mainly as an E.D.C pack. The features of this pack are very conducive to organization and convenience. The zippered water bottle pockets are outstanding. They hide away when not in use and are big enough for a Nalgene bottle. The admin. Pocket filets open to access any of your gear very easily. The main compartment only zips down have the length of the bag, but this is a trade off for the water bottle pockets. The quality and stitching are as perfect as I've seen on a bag. All hardware is top notch as well. If I had to nit pick the pack, I would suggest that the front stash pocket zipper be moved to the other side. As a right handed person, it would be easier to access when the bag is slung to the front of the body. Also, the quick release buckles on the shoulder straps rattle when you walk with the bag. I guess the tolerances are off just a bit. It's not a huge deal breaker, but it can get annoying. All in all, this is the best pack in this size/price range hands down. Keep up the good work and keep churning out fantastic products. I look forward to some organizer pouches in the future from you.
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Fantastic Review by Christopher P / (Posted on 11/7/2015)
I had been looking for a pack for a few weeks and wanted something to fit my 5'7" frame without being too bulky. I read about the Dust bag and decided to try it out. My first impression was instantly high when I opened the box and saw the care put into shipping and the cool dust cover in the box.
The day after I received the bag I took it on a charity 20 mile ruck loaded with clothes and snacks. It worked great.
I use it daily and my 15" MacBook Pro fits perfectly snug in it. My cousin actually ordered one yesterday for college as he really liked the compact size and wants something for a few textbooks and his Conceal Carry.
Highly recommended!
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Basically love the pack! Review by rob m / (Posted on 11/4/2015)
My only complaint and it's pretty minor, I wish there was more molle web on the inside of the bag and when loaded it won't stand up. Always falls forward. Minor things. Love the bag!!!!!!
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Fantastic Day Bag or Go Bag Review by Colby / (Posted on 10/21/2015)
One of the best bags around, it is perfect for a day hike or adventure, work or even a go bag. The quality is outstanding and the price it great for what you are getting. Compared to other products on the market I would definitely go with Direct Action.
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Well designed daypack. Review by CHING T / (Posted on 10/13/2015)
The pack is comfortable and well made for 1 or 2 days trip.
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Perfect backpack in the 20 liters range Review by Gil / (Posted on 10/13/2015)
Top notch materials (Cordura, Sturdy zips...) and fit and finish (high end stitching...). Comfortable. Nice waist belt (removable, or you can add a bigger one with the passage at the bottom). Good organization panel, might be even better with hook and loop to customize the administration pocket. 20 liters and even more with the side pockets (incredibly useful to store water bottle and stuff) and the compression straps (to tie a jacket). The side pockets are the same on the GHOST, and that's a good point, they are smaller and less usefull on the DRAGON EGG. The compartment for a water bladder can be used to store a raincover. The vent system absorbs shocks and is just amazing, it really works and will keep your back pretty dry. Perfect weight, around 1kg. Price seems high for a small backpack, but the quality is in the top tier like Arc'teryx or Mystery Ranch (cost x2 to x4). Deserves a lifetime warranty, because you'll buy it once and it will last.

The DUST is my favorite backpack. Great for a day or two. Urban environment, hicking, whatever, it will do the job. Love it in Kryptek.

For a bigger volume, the DRAGON EGG is cool but in my opinion the GHOST is a better option: more storabe, greater comfort, larger side pockets and a better shape along the body. DRAGON EGG, pretty good. DUST and GHOST, amazing. Some of the best backpacks in the market, best quality and comfort at an affordable price.
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Awesome pack Review by Jeff G / (Posted on 10/6/2015)
I bought this pack for hunting, and I think it is going to serve my purpose for many years! Seems very durable, and am very happy with my decision to buy it.
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Awesome Bag Review by Greg Ancheta / (Posted on 10/1/2015)
I was looking for an every day pack that was just the right size to carry all the essentials without weighing me down. This bag does the job exceptionally good! The organization panel is on point, and the main pocket is plenty roomy. But what really sets this bag from others that I own, 5.11 and Maxpedition packs, is the comfort and light weight. I would definitely recommend this pack .
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Good pack for price Review by tim h / (Posted on 9/30/2015)
I use this bag for EDC and what ever else comes my way I have found it too be versatile and strong so far! Good buy
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High quality!Great backpack. Maybe a little too small. But good for a small laptop. Doing a review... Review by Chad B / (Posted on 9/2/2015)
Great backpack. Maybe a little too small. But good for a small laptop. High-quality and comfortable.
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Sturdiest Daypack I've Found Review by Donald S / (Posted on 8/27/2015)
I will probably have this daypack for decades, it is so sturdy. It offers generous compartments, with good space at the bottom of the main one suitable for larger heavy items, 2 huge adjustable water bottle holders, lots of loops and places to attach carabiners for extra equipment, and comfortable, adjustable shoulder, chest, and waist straps. I use it for my day hikes, on which I listen to audio textbooks, so I have the extra battery packs, a Bluetooth speaker, 2-20 oz water bottles, fleece jacket, rain jacket, first aid kit, multiple snacks, my iPad, extra glasses and sunglasses, bug spray, sunblock, and basically the pack still has tons of space. The weight is carried very comfortably since the back is wider at the bottom so it feels good on my back. I've had it only a few weeks but the zippers and construction are the sturdiest I've ever seen in a pack. Very glad I have this to help me enjoy my daily hikes. I bought separately a bright red rain cover for rain and for hunting season, since the pack is water-resistant but not waterproof.
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Large Messenger Bag Review by Dorian D / (Posted on 8/26/2015)
The only things that could make this a better bag are better concealed carry options (velcro panels in the back pocket) high contrast interior, put one of the same zip close expandable water bottle pockets like your back pack, and a larger size. Overall very happy. Excellent quality and stitching.
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Small but Great Review by Jesse J / (Posted on 8/21/2015)
You really need to think about the size of this pack before you buy it. I'm 6'4'' 230 lbs and I look like I stole a little kids back pack when i wear it. That being said, that is the only negative thing I have to say about this pack. I downsized my EDC/Go-Bag from a SOC 3 day pack to this and still have room for all the random oddities that I need to carry throughout the day. I've used it on trips and even converted it to a makeshift tool bag for a weekend. The bag is very well built. I tend to be pretty rough on my gear and it shows no signs of quitting. Highly recommended.
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Awesome bag Review by Rafael V / (Posted on 8/5/2015)
Very well thought of and made bag.
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All around excellent bag Review by Jason D / (Posted on 7/9/2015)
I bought this bag to take camping ... I was looking for something small but organized for all of the things I take when camping with boy scouts. This bag worked great ... sturdy ... well made ... with specifically designed locations in the bag for everything I carry - from a map to a first aid kit and flashlight. Additionally the shipping was great - despite waiting too long to order the bag - DA got it in the mail in time and I received it the day we left for summer camp. Nice job Direct Action - next time I'm in the market for a similar bag - you guys will be my first stop.

thanks,
Jason
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The end of a year long quest Review by Benjamin H / (Posted on 7/1/2015)
I've used a 5.11 RUSH MOAB sling bag for about 3 years now, from the outdoors to every day use. It was great, but the single strap got a bit tiring. Begin the hunt for a new pack, and boy did I have a lot of requirements. Not too big, not too small, lightweight, molle webbing, etc... After months and many returned packs I stumbled upon Direct action, which I'd never heard of before, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. This pack hit every point I was looking for, and then some. the zippers are perfect, the webbing is sturdy but still low profile, pack is the exact size for a day trip or 3 day hike. It even had things I wasn't epecting, like the collapsable side pouches, a solid channel for your spine in the padding (I forget it's on my back). I couldn't rant enough about perfect this pack is, and if I ever need anything larger I'll be sure to get the next one from Direct Action.
P.S. arrived 3 days earlier than expected too.
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excellent pack, using for day trips hiking, holds a lot of gear. quality is on par with the best gear available. Customer service is the best, period. all my friends love the quality of this pack. highly recommended. Review by jeff r / (Posted on 5/12/2015)
excellent pack, using for day trips hiking, holds a lot of gear. quality is on par with the best gear available. Customer service is the best, period. all my friends love the quality of this pack. highly recommended.
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May be the perfect EDC pack Review by Stephen / (Posted on 4/15/2015)
I own all three of the DA backpacks (yes, I have a problem) and I think this one is my favorite overall. It's as close as I've found to being the perfect EDC pack for my use. It is nice and low profile but still holds all my gear comfortably. I love the fact that the side pockets will accommodate a Nalgene and flatten completely out of the way when not in use. The paracord handle is another awesome touch. The construction and material quality are as good as I've seen and what I've come to expect from these guys. Bravo!
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Great product, but shipping was a disappointment; it took 10 days to get it when I could have had it in 3 days with flat rate USPS shipping. Review by Charles S / (Posted on 4/14/2015)
The construction of this pack seems good.
I have not had a chance to evaluate the comfort level of it being fully loaded, but it is a smaller pack that I plan on carrying minimal gear in. That being said, the attention to detail in sewing and the general layout of organization seems great.
I would not hesitate to buy Direct Action products after seeing the quality of this product.
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Outstanding Review by Robert L / (Posted on 4/8/2015)
Great service, great product. I plan on buying the larger size bag soon.
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Sweet Bag ! Review by Eric K. / (Posted on 2/11/2015)
This backpack was a great choice so far. I was looking for a smaller every day carry backpack to use to and from work. I walk to work most days so carrying things in my arms is really an inconvenience. I am a larger person so some backpacks are very uncomfortable. This pack is very comfortable and for a smaller backpack the waist strap fits around my body. I would recommend this pack to anybody. Great Job !!!
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