SKU: Blackjack 100
The BLACKJACK 100 is designed after the standard-issue packs for USSOCOM, the SPEAR RECCE. The BLACKJACK 100 features lightweight, full carbon frames, Dyneema-CORDURA® laminate, IR-compliant zippers, and lightweight bolsters.
The commercial version of our standard SOCOM SPEAR issued pack.
The BLACKJACK 100 is a 100 L pack including a 23 L sleeping bag compartment at the bottom. It features four external pockets with top-open zippers. The top lid is removable with straps that allow it to be used as a bolt/E&E pack. To help support the taller pack, the BLACKJACK 100 uses a unique frame extension to stabilize larger loads.
- The Military Light Frame (MLF) is a rigid yet dynamic system that moves with you. The frame consists of four vertical and three horizontal carbon fiber stays and a reduced fabric panel using a stiffer, more structured CORDURA® Dyneema laminate at the points of connection resulting in shock absorption and increase in the flexibility of the frame. This construction allows the frame to flex with your body, resulting in top-down load transfer to comfortably carry heavy loads. The Futura Yoke easily micro adjusts to the torso length allowing the proper amount of stand-off between the back and frame. And the BVS – Bolstered Ventilation and Stability system– allows for a stable, secure fit over body armor. It also features a Redirect waist belt system that secures in a natural forward pull direction that requires less effort to tighten and with patented features and construction methods, the waist belt cants and conforms over the hips to effectively transfer and distribute the weight eliminating slippage down over the hips. The MLF weighs 2 lbs lighter than its predecessor, the NICE Frame, by using different materials and construction methods and reducing the profile of the wing and belt.
- The BVS – Bolstered Ventilation and Stability system– allows for a stable, secure fit over body armor and can be easily removed.
- Quick-release Futura Yoke
- Zipper port for antennae, cables, and hydration access
- Top-loading access has a spindrift collar
- Removable lid pocket with 2" straps that enable it to be used as a bolt/E&E pack
- 1" compression webbing and buckles
- Bolsters can be easily removed
- Built of custom spec’d 500D CORDURA® with Teflon® and PU coatings for maximum durability, UV, and weather protection
- Water-repellent, IR Compliant YKK® zippers
Made in the USA
Rated 5 out of 5 by D Clark from This is a phenomenal pack!This is a phenomenal pack! There is more space in this pack than you could ever need. I bought this thinking I would use it as a primary BOB, but after putting in all my gear, I realized that this was more of a sustainment pack. You can literally live out of this thing with room to spare. I wish that I would have picked a different color pattern (I got MultiCam) as it sticks out like a sore thumb on the trail. So far I have only had this thing out on a weekend excursion and I was more than impressed. I was able to pack all gear, food, and personal amenities. The quality is a no-brainer, it's MR for God's sake! They make some of the finest packs on the planet! If you can afford it, get it! If you can't, just admire as we walk by.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by RJ44 from Fantastic RuckBought this for a Field Problem and wasn’t disappointed. It fits, shapes and feels 100% better than any of the other rucks I’ve either been issued or bought. Incredibly comfortable even with over 100 pounds on. Only issue I had was I wish the pack itself was maybe 2-3 inches wider and the three little sustainment pouches at the middle of the pack be slightly larger. other than that, I’ve had nothing but a great experience with my pack this far.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brent from Great pack with only minor concernsI've only been using this pack for a couple weeks and thus far am pretty happy with it. I've been slowly ramping up the weight in it. I'm no where near max capacity or weight yet... that said, I think I can provide some thoughtful feedback on the pack.Pros:The pack is huge... which is exactly what I was after. I'm confident that I can fit everything I would need for a multiday hike, even during winter where a bigger sleeping bag, shelter, and bulky clothing is necessary.Compression straps snug the pack up nicely for smaller loads.Quality appears to be great.The external pockets fit just about everything I wanted to fit into them. See pictures for the items that fit into the three smaller pockets.There is a large detail pocket on the inside of the main compartment.I don't know if this was planned - but I checked. Say you lose your 'evasion pack' lid... the straps that buckle the lid down WILL still reach where the lid attaches to the pack. this won't work on an overloaded pack (not enough strap to reach)… but up to that point you could still buckle in and improvise a pack lid with a poncho or something. See pictures if confused.Cons:Starting on the outside working my way in... The outer pockets don't have drain holes. The pack is well constructed, and I suspect these pockets will retain water if it gets in there.The 'claymore' pocket was a little disappointing. I expected a couple 'detail' or organization pouches inside the pocket to keep the firing device, wire spool, mine, etc. separated in the pocket. That's not the case. I haven't had an opportunity to track down a M18 training set (my Company doesn't have one lying around and I don't feel motivated enough to go check one out from TASC) to check the fit of the pouch. I believe the claymore will fit in the pocket in the issued pouch.There is a divider between the sleeping bag compartment and the main compartment of the pack. That's intuitive and expected. I wish the divider were adjustable. 21L is insufficient to fit a complete, mil issue sleeping system. It COULD fit if the internal divider were adjustable.The evasion pouch/top flap is only borderline useful. There's a drinking tube outlet for a pouch that no bladder known to man will fit into (because it's too small). I'll keep some collapsible water bottles in there in lieu of a bladder for the water component of my evasion kit. A nice addition would be a map compartment and a dedicated space for a 50 oz bladder on the bottom of the lid. I dig the idea... but more thought could be put into this thing to make it much more useful.Sparse on strap keepers. Not thrilled about that on a pack that costs this much. There shouldn't be a single strap that can't be rolled up and secured at this price. Less than that is bad form or business... or both.I'll keep adding weight/volume to this pack and potentially swim it later this summer to see how it handles water. I do like it, I do look forward to beating it up. Would I take this to the fight over an issued ruck, almost certainly... I'll be able to tell later after beating it up a bit.
Date published: 2020-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valkyrie from Best ruck I've ever hadPurchased this ruck after having ruck envy and took it on a 12 Miler with 45-50lbs. This is the first time I have never had back and shoulder issues, e.g. adjusting straps, can't get a good fit, etc. Ladies (and Guys)! Legit this is an awesome ruck. Have some slight threading burrs forming with the draw string on the main compartment.
Date published: 2021-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dude from Last pack I’ll needBuild quality is great. Was able to fit my sleeping bag and tent in the sleeping bag. Internal webbing was nice to put some Molle pouches for gear I didn’t want lost floating around the pack. Pack was really comfortable on a 12 mile overnight trip. The only thing this pack is missing is a few more web keepers cause some straps are long and that bugs me. Also webbing on the hip belt for a pouch or holster would be cool.
Date published: 2021-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stewartb84 from Excellent load bearing capabilitiesIn the last year I've used this pack in desert, temperate and cold weather/mountainous environments. In a 15 year career I've never experienced a pack that comes close to eliminating back/shoulder discomfort under heavy loads like this does. I recently used it for a 4 day mountain training package covering 55km, 10000 ft of elevation gain and loads of 55-70+lb with zero issues.Pros:Load bearing is phenomenal if set up correctly.Exterior pockets and lid are more spacious than they appear in images.For a 100L pack it compresses down for smaller loads with minimal fuss.Pack is extremely stable under heavy loads, even on a ridgeline traverse in high winds. Impressive for an external frame.Cons:The lack of hook and loop web keepers for the straps on a pack at this price point is a joke. EVERY strap should have one and they should ALL be attached to the straps permanently. The sternum strap is really long even accounting for plate carrier use and I ended up having to tape it down. Not a chore but on a pack that cost nearly 1000 USD it stings.External pockets should have drainage holes.Pack should come with a rain cover.Detachable lid has routing for a water bladder but the standard 3l bladder won't fit. Pack could benefit from ice axe attachment loops.Hip pad adjustment system is neat and innovative, but difficult to adjust and store excess on the fly, especially with gloves on.Most cons are minor details that highlight s need for MR to consider usage of their packs in all environments, but the web keepers for strap organisation is a real let down on such an expensive pack considering they're all but standard on military packs now.Also as a general point I would like to see international purchase options even if it's on a case by case with proof of mil service...
Date published: 2021-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from BIGTruly an amazing pack, it has more capability then most humans. There really is not any thing within human reason that you cannot build a mission on this pack.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldie from Thank youWorks great for me. I appreciate how prompt you were on answering my call and getting my order switched.
Date published: 2020-06-12