Catoma® – Switchblade® Assault Pack Kit

The SwitchBlade™ Load Carriage System is a modular pack suite designed for mission-specific customization by the end-user. It is designed around the patented CHIEF (Composite Hybrid Interchangeable Ergonomic Framesheet) frame system (Patent # US 8,678,258 B1) with load distribution through shoulder straps and a belt that are common in all configurations. Together, these components can be easily removed from one load carriage piece and placed into another one as needed. One of the essential pieces to this suite of products is the versatile “Assault” size pack. This is our classic ruck size and at under 8 lbs with frameset and around 3,800 cubic inches in volume, it is an attractive balance of capability and weight. High-end materials like RipForce™ kevlar reinforced abrasion points, Uretek™ waterproof zippers, carbon-fiber CHIEF frameset, and Cordura™ fabrics make this pack a dynamic and durable tool for the modern warfighter.


Volume: 3,800 in. // 62 L (approx.)
Weight without frameset 4 lbs. 5 oz. // 1.4 kg
Weight with frameset: 7 lbs. 7 oz. // 2.9 kg
Overall external dimensions: 12” D x 12” W 23.75” T (+ top and lid)


• Classic hinged lid design with drawstring top expanding capability
• Lid storage pocket for quick-access items
• Internal and external compression
• Dual side pockets to fit 3L hydration bladders
• Molle panels on front, sides, top, bottom, and internally
• Waterproof main zippers