-Friction reduced pod pack ejection system
-None-slip elastic ejector
-Body wrap design wraps the body for maximum fit and comfort
-Non-slip friction pad reduces pak movemeny during play
-Adjustable velcro belt
The NXe Elevation Pro Pack Plus 2+1+2 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
08 Proto SLG w/ clamping feedneck
Smart Parts Ion
Stays secure. Holds the right amount of paint for my needs.
Hard to reach pods sometimes (but that's just vertical packs in general).
I used to buy cheap no-name packs from my local store that would fall apart after a season. They often offered little support and bounced a lot while running.
The pack I bought is an Elevation and is designed comparable to what is in the picture for this review but doesn't match the description exactly as mine is a 3+2+2.
The Elevation pack has two elastic straps to help secure the pack on your back. Also on the back of it is some textured material to keep the pack from sliding around.
Even when loaded with 3-5 pods the pack feels pretty light and I don't have any back pain from wearing it like other packs I've had. The paint is held securely in the primary and secondary holders but the outer ones I rarely use and would expect that they're only good if you're going to use a lot of paint and fairly quickly use those pods.
Only negative is sometimes it is hard to back and pull the pods out (especially if you're trying to put them back in). But that's a problem with any vertical pack... but I prefer them because makes for a smaller profile.
For any new players here's what the numbering means...
The first number (3) is the number of primary pods it will hold. For ths pack, the number of pods that are secured within the velrco straps with the "quick eject" band.
The second number (2) is the number of elastic holders (typically between the primaries) to hold paint. The paint is held fairly securely but likely if you filled these spots its because you're expecting to throw a lot of paint down the field.
The last number (2) is the number of pods that can be held on the outsides of the pack. Typically, this number is always 2. On the Elevation pack, the elastic band is not as wide as the ones between the 3 primaries but they do have a little strap to help keep the lid closed.
I think if you filled these pods up then you're a back player and likely laying down cover/suppression for the rest of your team and thus would shoot these pods quickly as they're not secure enough (in my mind) to be running all over the field with.
Keep in mind, some +1 packs are talking about a spot to hold a tank which is good if you're doing a remote setup.
If you think you'll shoot more than 3-5 pods a game then a 3+2+2 is probably not for you and you'd want to look at a 4+3+2 or up.
Great pack for the money. Light weight, comfortable, compact pack that does what its supposed to do.
2005 Prostock Autococker (Blue), 47/300 Crossfire, Gravity Fed Hopper
TL-X Stock, 200rd Loader, 20 oz CO2 (backup)
Dosen't Eject Dye LLP's Far Enough,
I picked this and some dye lock lids up at my local proshop, and was impressesd . I Loaded it up and practiced getting the pods out, and I love it. I only have one problem, and that may just be caused by me using the LLPs because they have the bumps on them. When I open the 2 main pod holders, the pods only come 2-3 inches out, but I dont mind because It is just as easy to reach up a couple more inches. I would like if they came out a little more, but I dont really mind that much.
This is a great pack If you are on a budget for paint or just dont shoot a lot.
Great Price (35 bucks!)
Great Pod Ejection System
Middle Pod Holster is too tight, pods are hard to pull out
Now, this is a great pod pack, but it's not the best.
The price they list here is way overpriced, you can find this at your local proshop for 35 bucks or less. The pod ejection system keeps pods in a halfway state, so it's easy to pull them out. The pod housing is molded, so this is great for woods games where you can't drop your pods somewhere. If you're a back player who spits out large amounts of paint in one game, this might not be for you, as it only carries 5 pods.
The middle pod holster between the molded ones is very stiff when it has a pod in it. It's very hard to pull out a pod once it's in there. I'm guessing it has to be broken in, or you can cut out the middle portion of it to be like the ones on the sides.
The belt is quite thick compared to something like a Empire Fast Pack, which can make bending over hard if you like to keep your pack just above the waist, however, this can be fixed by positioning the pack to the point of where it's comfortable.
For it's price tag, I'd recommend it to any Middle or Front players, and even newbies!
56/4500 invert HPA w/ cover
bob long barrel kit
cp clamping feed neck
this is a great pod pack for front players who shoot less than 300 rounds a game. It is extremely comfortable and is very secure with 4 straps to hold on to you with. Definitely as good if not better than the best podpacks out there. This podpack is plently large fo most players since it can hold up to 7 pods, and if you get really desperate then you can carry up to 11.
Exellent podpack, the price is a little high but its worth it.