By Jesse Ables
Written 24 April 2017
Last updated 15 August 2017

Overview


Ah, the ALICE pack. Despite being adopted by the US Army in 1973, the pack system continues to be a popular choice for both military and civilian users. Since the late 1990s, a large number of aftermarket packbags, frames, and pads sets have been developed as an improvement over the issued ALICE pack components. This article attempts to list as many of those accessories as possible for users who are looking to upgrade their ALICE system.

Know of an ALICE pack or pad set that we missed? Feel free to contact us to let us know!

ALICE Packbags


Besides the USGI medium and large ALICE packbags, here's a list of aftermarket bags that fit the ALICE frame.

Ares Armor
• Atlas Ruck (discontinued)
• Satellite Ruck (discontinued)
Aus Webgear
• ALICE Pack MKII
• Modular ALICE Pack
Australian Defence Apparel
• Large Assault Pack
BlackHawk
• Tactical S.O.F. Ruck (discontinued)
Blackwater Gear
• 3-Day Pack (discontinued)
Bulldog Tactical Equipment
• Mortar Kit (60mm) (Alice Frame Molle Panel) (discontinued)
CamelBak/Mystery Ranch
• Behemoth™ (discontinued)1
• Cerberus™ (discontinued)1
• Manticore™ (discontinued)1
• Crewcab™ (discontinued)1
Crossfire
• DG6 AUSNICE (discontinued)1
CSM Tactical Gear
• Mountain Ruck (discontinued)
Down East Inc.
"Son of ALICE" Pack
• 2400 cu-in pack (discontinued)
Drop Zone Tactical
64/Alice Main Bag
Eagle Industries
• Jumpable Medical Pack/"Bissey Bag" (alleged P/N: A-III-M82AB-DF) (discontinued)
LRP Force Ruck
Eberlestock
Warhammer
Fire Force Tactical Gear
ALICE Large Rucksack
High Ground Gear
• ALICE Frame Modular Panel (discontinued)
Hill People Gear
• C20M (discontinued)1
HSGI
• TRASH Bag (discontinued)
• YOSEMITE Pack (discontinued)
ISAP Tactical
BRC Reconnaissance Ruck
The Kit Bag
ALICE Large Field Pack MK16
Leggett Tactical Solutions
• Modular Assault Ruck Sleeve (M.A.R.S.) (discontinued)
London Bridge Trading
Eight Pocket Light Backpack (LBT-2657)
Ten Pocket Ruck (LBT-1749)
Mystery Ranch
• Big Ds 4900 (discontinued)1
COMM31
Crewcab1
Jump Mountain Ruck1
Jump Overload1
Mountain Ruck1
• NICE 5000 (discontinued)1
• NICE COMM2 (discontinued)1
• NICE Longbow (discontinued)1
• NICE Metcalf G2 (discontinued)1
• NICE Overload 3Zip (discontinued)1
NICE RATS1
• NICE Skiritai (discontinued)1
• NICE Timberwolf (discontinued)1
• NICE Wolf Alpha (discontinued)1
Overload1
• Penguin (discontinued)1
Praemittias Systems Wolfhound pack1
ROUS1
Paladin Custom Packs
ALICE Template
Expedition Template
Globe Template
Globe Hydro Template
Raider Template
Viking Template
Platatac
MAC ALICE Pack
SR Jungle ALICE Pack
Z ALICE Pack
PMK Rescue Solutions (formerly Pro Med Kits)
CSAR Ruck
RFI Gear
• MAD Rucksack (discontinued)
Skedco, Inc.
Sked-Pak™ I Jumpable Medical Ruck
SORD
Large Field Pack
Spec-Ops Brand
Recon Ruck Ultra
Tactical Assault Gear
Jumpable Recon Ruck
• Mountain Ruck (discontinued)
Tactical Assault Systems
• XL ALICE Pack
Tactical Defense Systems
LRRP Ruck
Satellite Base Ruck
Tactical Medical Solutions
• CRATOS Panel (discontinued)
Tactical Tailor
MALICE Pack (std./V2/V3)
Nisqually Patrol MALICE Pack
Rhino Ruck
RR2600 MALICE Pack
RR5100 MALICE Pack
T3 Gear
Tora Bora
USGI
• MOLLE 4000 pack
• Radio Carrying Case (NSN 5820-01-322-3477)
• USMC FILBE Main Bag (NSN 8465-01-600-7911)1
U.S.I.A
• Maritime Adjustable Neutral Transit Assembly (M.A.N.T.A.) (discontinued)

Note 1: Packbag does not have a padded frame pocket. Not recommended for use on an ALICE frame without an aftermarket pad/shoulder harness.

ALICE-Style Frames and Pads


This category includes aftermarket frames and pads that fit the standard ALICE frame or a similar variant, such as the Tactical Tailor MALICE Frame.

BDS Tactical
Ruck Kidney Pad
Ruck Shoulder Pads
BlackHawk
• ALICE Ruck Kidney Pad (discontinued)
• Enhanced Military Ruck Shoulder Straps (discontinued)
Bulldog Tactical Equipment
• Mortar Kit (60mm) (Bulldog Alice Pack Shoulder Straps and Waist Belt) (discontinued)
CSM Tactical Gear
Ruck Pad
Shoulder Pads
Drop Zone Tactical
Heavy Duty Kidney Belt
Shoulder Strap Set
Eagle Industries
• ALICE Frame Waist Pad (discontinued)
• ALICE Shoulder Straps (discontinued)
• Quick Attach Waist Pad (discontinued)
Fire Force Tactical Gear
ALICE Rucksack Kidney Waistbelt
ALICE Rucksack Shoulder Straps
HSGI
• ALIPAD (discontinued)
The Kit Bag
ALICE Enhanced Kidney Waist Belt
ALICE Enhanced Shoulder Straps
ALICE Frame
London Bridge Trading
ALICE Frame Enhancement Suspension System (LBT-2168E)
Pack Masters (Freeze Dry Guy)
• ALICE Pack Suspension System (shoulder straps and waist belt) (discontinued)
Platatac
ALICE Frame Hip Pad
ALICE Straps
Spec-Ops Brand
• Super Straps (discontinued)
Tactical Assault Gear
AGAF Frame
• Ruck Kidney Pad (discontinued)
• Ruck Sack Straps (discontinued)
Tactical Assault Systems
• Hip Belt
• Shoulder Straps
• Steel Frame
Tactical Defense Systems
Ruck Frame
Ruck Kidney Pad, MK I
Ruck Kidney Pad, MK II
Ruck Kidney Pad, MK III
Ruck Shoulder Straps
Tactical Tailor
Ergo Super Belt
Low Profile Adjustable Super Straps
Low Profile Super Straps
MALICE Pack Frame
Super Belt
Super Straps
TYR Tactical
Huron™ Jungle Yoke Assembly
Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame

ALICE-Compatible Frames and Pads


This category includes non-traditional ALICE-compatible frames, such as the Down East Inc. 1606AC and Mystery Ranch NICE Frame, as well as pads designed for those frames (primarily the DEI 1606AC).

ARUC Systems
• Flat Frame System (discontinued)
Bull Pacs
Bull Pac frame
Big Bull frame
Cobalt Design
• ONE299 Adjustable Pack Frame
CPGear
Hip Belt (fits 1606 frame)
Straps (fits 1606 frame)
Yoke (fits 1606 frame)
Crossfire
• AUSNICE Frame (discontinued)
DG16 Frame
Down East Inc.
1606AC
1606MC
• Eagle Industries Shoulder Harness (fits 1606 frame) (discontinued)
• Eagle Industries Hip Belt (fits 1606 frame) (discontinued)
High Performance Adjustable Pad Set (fits 1606 frame)
Mountaineering-Style Pad Set (fits 1606 frame)
Eagle Industries
MOLLE Frame Waist Pad Quick Release (fits 1606 frame)
MOLLE Quick Release Shoulder Straps (fits 1606 frame)
Mystery Ranch
Guide Light Frame
NICE Frame (std./BVS/RBVS)
NICE STRLLS
Paladin Custom Packs
Yoke Harness with Kidney Pad/Belt (fits 1606 frame)
Platatac
1606 Frame Hip Pad
1606 Frame Straps
SORD
Large Field Pack Straps (fits 1606 frame)
Tactical Assault Systems
• Composite Frame
TYR Tactical
Huron™ Jungle Pack Assembly - Kit (fits Huron™ PLUMA™ Load Carriage Frame)
Wilderness Pack Specialties
Compact Frame
USGI
• MOLLE 4000 frame system
• USMC FILBE frame system