Pack Files: Tailor Pack

Pack Files is a series that explores rare, forgotten, and prototype packs and accessories.


The Tailor Pack was a modular pack system developed by Tactical Tailor and offered for sale from 2000 until late 2001. The pack system consisted of a main assault pack with a removable sleeping bag compartment and internal frame system. The original retail price was $350, peaking at $390 when the pack was discontinued. The pack was available in both olive drab and black.


Description and photos from Tactical Tailor website (2000).

The Tailor Pack was designed to replace the ALICE pack. It is a large internal frame pack with an adjustable suspension system. The Tailor Pack has a large detachable Assault Pack that can be removed and used independently from the frame and sleeping bag compartment.

The Assault Pack portion of the Tailor Pack is designed to carry most all current issue Camo gear. It has two covered ports for routing an antenna and hand mic. These covered ports can also be used to route a hydration pack. The Assault Pack is attached to the frame with a heavy duty zipper and ten quick release buckles. The Assault Pack can be detached in a few seconds and put into use.

The Tailor Pack has a large separated sleeping bag compartment. This compartment is large enough to hold most all cold weather sleeping bags. The shoulder strap assembly is completely adjustable so the pack can be fitted to individual body size for maximum comfort and load dispersion.

The Tailor Pack is constructed from 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon for durability. All seams are double stitched and all stress points are reinforced. All zippered compartments close with heavy duty YKK zipper with dual sliders.


  • Reinforced Carry Handle
  • Antenna/Hydration/Hand Mic Slots
  • Removable Assault Pack
  • Adjustable Suspension System
  • Large External Pockets
  • Separated Bottom Sleeping Bag Compartment
  • Bottom Spaghetti Straps for Gear Attachment
  • Available in Black and Olive Drab

Written 9 May 2017 by Jesse Ables.