Tactical Tailor Modular Operator Pack Review

Is the Tactical Modular Operator a quality backpack? Read our review and decide for yourself.

Are you looking for a dependable 3-day backpack? The Tactical Tailor Modular Operator claims to be just that, a mid-level backpack but with additional features. Tactical Tailor has manufactured quite a number of quality backpacks, so is this one of them? Here’s what I found out in my detailed review.

Tactical Tailor Modular Operator Pack Review

Storage and Capacity

The Modular Operator backpack main compartment makes it easy to organize your hiking gear. There’s also a conveniently placed front pocket, key keeper and an accessory pocket for often retrieved items.

The hydration pocket is also large and can hold a 3 L hydration bladder comfortably. The bag also comes with covered ports for the hose you’ll use for drinking. This backpack may not have as many pockets as others, but the compartments are spacious, and it’s expandable.

Comfort

The Modular Operator is one of the most comfortable backpacks I have tried, as the shoulder straps are a contoured mesh. What all this means is weight is distributed evenly and won’t cause your shoulders to burn even when used for extended periods.

The padded back provides relief even when carried over a three-day period. The sternum strap is adjustable and makes the backpack even easier to carry. This backpack can carry a lot of items, but it’s comfortable nevertheless.

Expandability

Modern backpacks have webbing for attachments, and the difference is how well they work and the placement. The Operator is one of the best as there are webbings on the bottom, sides, and front. You can attach a wide range of pouches to enhance its capabilities.

The Operator was designed primarily for those who like to keep items in the compartments. But if you want to add pouches for your other gear, you can add quite a lot.

Durability

The quality is comparable to more expensive backpacks. The main compartment has a good lining, and the lower part is fortified. The backpack is constructed from 1000 denier Cordura nylon and is water resistant.

The quality goes beyond the compartment and the pockets though. The shoulder, chest and compression straps are also durable. The modular webbings aren’t just all over the backpack, but they’re fortified too. A lot of customer reviews are satisfied with its design, and I have to agree.

Pros

  • Air mesh makes the backpack comfortable to carry even for extended periods
  • There is lots of modular webbing all around the backpack
  • Quality stitching and fortifications on the compartments
  • Shoulder straps and back padding add comfort
  • The waist strap is removable
  • The zippers are constructed for heavy duty use

Cons

  • One reviewer wanted additional MOLLE webbing on the sides. Most people, however, are content with the number of webbing available on the bag.
  • The outer pouch could have been easier to access. Not that it is inaccessible or anything like that, but the design should have been more convenient.

Features

  • 21″ tall x 12″ wide x 6.5″ deep main pocket
  • 12″ tall x 11″ wide x 3″ deep front pocket
  • 2,034 cu in total volume
  • Constructed from durable 1000 denier Cordura nylon
  • Drag handle is extra-large and compression straps are heavy duty
  • The backpack comes with a generously sized hydration pocket
  • Front pocket comes with a convenient organizer
  • A loop fastener for name tapes and patches is included

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Operator durable enough for regular 3-day hikes?

A: Yes. The backpack is constructed from high-quality materials, i.e. 1000 denier nylon. It can also be used as an everyday backpack.

Q: How many styles / colors are available?

A: The Modular Operator is available in four variants: Ranger Green, Multi-Cam, Olive Drab and Coyote Drab. Color and style choice is a matter of personal preference of course. No matter which variant you choose, the features are going to be identical.

Q: Is the hydration pocket simple to use?

A: it is easy to use as the ports provide access to the hose.

Final Verdict

The Tactical Tailor Modular Operator is an excellent backpack. It is solidly constructed and the compartments are roomy. 3-day backpacks are a dime in a dozen, but the Operator offers good value for your money and should last a good many years. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hiker, this will do.

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