The Cobra 2.6 one day assault pack is a slick front, low-vis redesign of the original ATS Cobra pack. The 2.6 was designed to be a less "military" looking pack with many of the capabilities of a military pack. The 2.6 variant differs from 2.5 in the addition of a shock cord matrix added to the face to allow for the stowage of lightweight items like jackets and the like.
2.6 measures about 19" tall, 13" wide and is about 3.75" deep, and is almost 927 cubic inches. Due to its 500D Cordura construction, the 2.6 weighs in at an even 2 pounds. The Litelok variant weighs a half pound less, totaling 1.5 pounds.
The pack has brushed DriLex on the inside of the front panel and on the inside back panel of the pack to utilize the ATS CAP (Cobra Accessory Pouch) line of organizing pouches. There is a hydration carrier slot in the back face and a center mounted port for drink tubes and cable routing. A carry handle is Box X sewn to the top, and there are two rows of PALS webbing on the bottom for attachments and to add a layer of protection to the bottom of the pack. The zippers are the best available: #10 YKK coil zippers and dual zipper pulls, with the front face flat pocket using a #8 YKK coil zipper with a single zipper pull. The pull tabs have been replaced with Mil Spec 550 cord to keep metal-on-metal noise to a minimum. The face zips all the way open for easy access. There are four external compression straps with ITW/Nexus 1" GTSR side release buckles and a six inch long by two inch wide soft side Velcro panel for patches, placards and tapes.
All ATS brand gear is covered by our lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship.
(Posted by Rich NY on Jun 8th 2016)
It's lightly built, but well constructed. Looks nice and adjusts well. It will benefit from a frame sheet though and it didn't come with the velcro patch holder as shown in the listing. But that's a very minor issue. I'm satisfied with it.