High Speed Gear M24P Pack
A friend recently gave me a High Speed Gear M24P Pack to try, he was thinking about buying these for his team. Now, before I continue I need to mention one thing, I'm bias towards GORUCK rucks because in my opnion they have the perfect combination between toughness, organization, comfort and look. Having said this, the High Speed M24P is a surprisingly good small ruck.
- Cordura D1000
- L 14.50”L x 10”W x 5"D
- 11.5 L
- Fits up to 10"x12" armor plate
- Made in the USA
This is a small ruck that can perform good at the range or on quick recons where you need to take the essentials. The rucks fits a hydration bladder, a rain jacket, a couple of spare magazines and a few energy bars and not much else. You can extend this by attaching pouches to the MOLLE on the front of the ruck, but I found that this makes the ruck not comfortable.
Out of the box, the ruck comes with a PVD/plastic tube on the handle. It's ok, only it's shiny as hell. It reflects light. For a tactical pack this is a bad thing, in my opnion. See the picture below.
So, I cut that and I placed paracord. Better grip and less reflection.
The same with the zipper pulls. The ruck had normal zipper pulls and they made noise. They were also hard to work with when your hands are a bit sweaty or wet, so I replace the pulls with paracord too.
The ruck comes with the chest strap. For a ruck this zise, I think it's useless, but the good news is that it's removable, so I did.
The straps and back of the ruck are really comfortable. Padded but not overly done. A huge positive thing. While this ruck is small, it can still take some good weight on it and having good straps and back is a good thing.
The straps are easy to adjust and won't come undone, like many other rucks I've tried. However, it would make working with them easier if High Speed Gear would make loops at the end of each strap. This will allow a finger to go in and as an added bonus would prevent also the strap from coming undone.
There isn't much in the way of organization inside, but the two mesh sleeves and a central pocket are good enough for what the ruck was intended for. The zipper doesn't open all the way, but it's deep enough that allows you to work from the top of the ruck and always find your stuff.
I would add maybe 2 or 3 rows of MOLLE on the inside (close to the back) so an admin pouch or other organization pouches could be attached. It would make the ruck so much better.
Overall it's a great little ruck for short recons and outings. The cordura 1000D is durable and the overall design of the ruck, with its low profile, is suitable for the kind of sneaky approaches we often have to do when we perform a physical recon. I would like to talk to HIgh Speed Gear and maybe work on an updated version, who knows... Maybe make a Red Teams version of this?