Stone Glacier offers up R3, an ultralight tactical style backpack

The R3 comes in two colors, coyote brown, left, and tan, right. (Photo: Stone Glacier)

The R3 comes in two colors, coyote brown, left, and tan, right. (Photo: Stone Glacier)

Stone Glacier, maker of ultralight backpacks, announced the launch of the R3 3300, the latest creation catered to the tactical and military markets.

The Response, Recon, Rescue pack — or R3 — boasts a modular design that expands from 3,300 cubic inches up to 6,300 cubic inches. The design offers customization of up to eight detachable interior pockets and includes Stone Glacier’s Load Shelf, an internal top molle grip that allows for additional PALS pockets or radio carry. The packs also touts a top storm flap in the main bag for cable and antenna routing.

Stone Glacier already offers a line of accessories for the pack to include a conceal lid that permits concealed carry of carbines with a collapsed overall length up to 33.5-inches and the 240 Panel for quick access to eight 30-round mags.

Offered in coyote brown and tan, the pack weighs 4.55 pounds empty and is constructed of all Berry Compliant components. Made in the US, Stone Glacier said only the best went into the construction of the R3.

“We’ve cut no corners with this pack,” Stone Glacier CEO Jeff Sposito said in a statement, “We’ve used only the best materials including proven Cordura 500 D, YKK zippers and Duraflex buckles just to name a few. The response and feedback so far has been great and we are very excited to expand the R3 offering and continue to build products that meet the needs of the most demanding users.”

The R3 is available now through Stone Glacier with a retail price of $594.

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