Editor’s Correction: We initially reported that the Eberlestock F53 Tomahawk pack was, “designed specifically for the Russian Military.” This was an editorial mistake. The Eberlestock F53 Tomahawk was designed specifically for the American military and Eberlestock was asked to design a pack, not this one, for a potential Russian client.
Eberlestock has been in the hunting/military pack industry far longer than most currently existing companies and they have a huge selection of great packs to show for it. This SHOT Show they released yet another: the F53 Tomahawk. This pack is built similar to their popular Half Track pack, but it offers twice the storage capacity while only weighing 1.5 pounds more. Eberlestock was able to pull this off by removing all nonessential items from this pack in order to drop weight and increase storage capacity. This pack was designed specifically for the American military, so you know that it is going to be incredibly tough when coupled with the Eberlestock name as well.
The Tomahawk has many features that you have come to love, including a floating lid, storm collar, and spade tip zipper design. The floating lid allows the user to decide if they want to leave it attached, or remove it altogether. This could come in handy if you want to take some extra weight off of the pack or add it back on in order to hold more stuff in the pack. This lid also doubles as a fanny pack go-bag. The storm collar is the cinch-able opening at the top of the pocket. This feature helps keep snow, water and debris from entering the pack. Finally, Eberlestock’s new spade tip zipper design provides quick non-binding access to zippered pockets, unlike zippers that have squared off corners.
The Tomahawk features Eberlestock’s low profile Intex II frame which does not have a shelf, allowing the pack to be strong and comfortable under a load while maintaining its ability to be compressed down when needed. Also, the attached laser-cut MOLLE panel allows the end user infinite possibilities in configuration and additions. The Tomahawk is top loading as well as front-loading, allowing you access to the internals of your pack no matter where the item you are looking for is. With Eberlestock’s lifetime manufacturer’s warranty, this may just be the ultimate pack for you.
Specifications and Features
- 4,000 cubic inch pack volume
- weighs 7 pounds 7 ounces
- low profile Intex II frame
- Laser-cut MOLLE panel
- Thick padded shoulder harness
- Floating lid that doubles as a removable fanny pack go-bag
- Quick drain bottom for amphibious operations
- All new spade shape zipper design for quick access
- Both front and top loading features
- Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
- $299 MSRP
- Expect to see them in store this May