Catoma® – Switchblade® Frameset

The Switchblade System of modular packs is designed to be customized to the soldier and to the mission. The removable, adjustable frameset and the stackable components that lie at the core of the Switchblade’s design are unlike anything before it in terms of simplicity and effectiveness. Insert the Frameset into the Molle Panel, load the Molle Panel with irregular or mission-specific items, and then top it off with a Raid Pack for personal sustainment items.

At the heart of the Switchblade System is the modular, adjustable frameset, consisting of the Patented CHIEF Lite carbon fiber frameset, padded shoulder straps, and a pivoting waistbelt. This is the platform on which all carriage solutions are mounted. (Patents: US 8,678,258 B1, US 10,231,534 B1, D630011, and D833749)


Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz. // 1.25 kg
Framesheet dimensions: 21” L x 9” W
Main Fabric: 500D Nylon Cordura
Support Fabric: Kevlar-Reinforced Ripforce
Framesheet Material: Carbon Fiber