17 Best Tactical Backpacks

Updated on June 02, 2021 by Sarah Barnes

It’s a trend that’s not about to go away anytime soon. Not to mention that a tactical backpack is the perfect gift for him. He is drawn to this rugged gear for good reasons. It’s a suitable companion for long-distance hiking, military deployment or any of his outdoor adventures. A tactical backpack is highly focused  on strength, durability, modularity, high activity, and premium quality materials/hardware.  Many of these tactical backpacks come with hydration bladder compatibility and external ports for nozzles, radio antennae, or earphones. It’s all pure function here.  He will definitely appreciate this built tough and high quality  gift from you.

Here are 17 of the best tactical backpacks you can choose from: 

17. GI Bro Pack 


It's one bag that's tough, versatile and ready for any adventure! The GI Bro Pack comes with padded shoulder straps, breathable mesh, tons of color options. Whether he is hiking, traveling or just headed for school, this would be the way to carry around his stuff from now on.

Related: If you like the idea of getting him a tactical backpack and would like to customize it, be sure to check out these great personalized backpacks.

16. Military Tactical Hiking Expandable Backpack

This Military Tactical Hiking Expandable Backpack has a alarge capacity with a regular size of 14.5’’x 21’’x 8’’ and an expandable size at  14.5’’x 21’’x 13’’.  The main compartment expands from 39L (2380 cu in) to 64L (3905 cu in). This backpack has 4 main loading spaces and water bottle mesh pocket. Plenty of rooms for a lot of stuff and plenty of separate compartments to get him organized ,this is the perfect tactical backpack for him. 

    15. Internal Frame Backpacks with Rain Cover

    The Molle Hiking Internal Frame Backpacks with Rain Cover comes with a Polyester lining and buckle closure. It features a  padded waist belt, that can fit within 49" waist. He can hang on tools, trekking pole, tents, sleeping bag and other accessories using this molle design. This hiking backpack is well used as 3 day assault pack for hiking, trekking, camping, climbing, and even traveling.

    14. Tactical Backpack – Rush 72 2.0

    This Tactical Backpack – Rush 72 2.0 features 30 individual inner and outer compartments plus a roomy main storage area, a hydration pocket, padded laptop compartment, large sunglass pouch compartment, and a CCW Conceal Carry Weapon compartment. It is made from durable 1000D nylon, this military backpack is water-resistant and features self-repairing YKK zippers. Equipped with an adjustable height sternum strap, two external compression straps and contour yoke shoulder strap system. It's one bag he will truly treasure from you. 

    13. Military Grade Tactical Backpack

    This Military Grade Tactical Backpack is built to last through every journey! It is loaded with pockets and storage, 11 essential compartments to keep all his gear together for fitness and adventure needs. It features the highest quality 1000D nylon 24"T x 13"W X up to 10" Deep. He will have a roomy main storage area, zipping side pockets, shoe compartment, and side water bottle pockets.

    12. Mardingtop 28L Tactical Backpacks

     It's durable and multifunctional. The Mardingtop 28L Tactical Backpacks can carry 28L of his outdoor essentials. This military backpack is made of 600D water resistant Polyester with YKK Zipper. It has a hydration compartment and can hold a 2 Liter bladder , the tube is fed through the top of the bag near grab handle. It can also hang on small items, or for attaching additional pouches or gear. 

    11. DIGBUG Military Tactical Backpack

    The DIGBUG Military Tactical Backpack comes with Polyurethane lining and a side-zip closure. It is made of 600x600 Density fabric, durable and water-resistant. This one comes with a molle system, Molle webbing throughout for attaching additional tactical pouches as 3 day assault pack backpack combat molle backpack. It can be used as 3 day assault pack, bug bag backpack, army backpack, hunting backpack, military survival backpack, trekking backpack or day pack for daily use. 

      10. 5.11 Tactical AMP10 Essential Backpack

      This 5.11 Tactical AMP10 Essential Backpack makes use of weather resistant material - HEXGRID 420D/1000D Cordura Nylon. It has an  optimized storage solution for any situation. The spacious compartments features dual cord pull zippers for side access, internal padded laptop sleeve w/ hook/loop security straps, a lightweight frame sheet for pack support & stability. It is specially built for his operational or recreational outdoor activities. 

        9. QT&QY 45L Military Tactical Backpack

        This QT&QY 45L Military Tactical Backpack comes with polyester lining and a zipper closure. It has all the space he needs for with its 45L capacity. This pack has room for all of his essential gear. It has a large multi-layer interior storage compartment that  can accommodate a lot of outdoor equipment, and also meet his daily travel needs. 

          8. Tactical Backpacks Molle Hiking Daypacks

          This Tactical Backpacks Molle Hiking Daypacks can carry 35L of his essentials for any outdoor adventure. It's made of 600D polyester with YKK Zipper (rain-cover is included). This pack comes with hydration compartment and can hold a 2.5 Liter bladder (bladder is not included), the tube is fed through the top of the bag near grab handle. It's ideal for a 3 day assault pack, trekking backpack or daypack. 

            7. Kelty Tactical Raven 2500 Backpack

            It has an adjustable, padded, shoulder straps with B.A.C.S.S. body armor compatible suspension system. This Kelty Tactical Raven 2500 Backpack is the ideal gift for him. He can even operate the handset of the Harris 117 and similar sized satellite radios while the radio is being carried in the pack. It also comes with removable rain cover and is two toned - pack color and desert tan. 

              6. Black Outdoor Tactical Backpack

              This Black Outdoor Tactical Backpack comes with removable waist belt, helpful for fixing, in case he needs to run, hike and don't want it to move around so much. There is also a fixing Velcro, which can be used to hold the belt. Suitable for day trips, day hikes, daily walk-around, going to the gym, cycling even camping.  It's one  convenient and flexible bag he will treasure for a long time. 


              5. ACU Digital Outdoor Tactical Backpack

              This ACU Digital Outdoor Tactical Backpack is made from high quality 600D Polyester which is added to some waterproof agent. This bag is certainly not easy to break. The sling bag design with multiple zippered pockets will help  keep all his stuff organized, like key, chargers, cellphone, wallet, kettle, Mini iPad, Kindle etc. It also has a big capacity with 5 compartments.  

              4. Military Tactical Backpack

              It's one ideal Military Tactical Backpack. This  bag is best for his camping and hiking trips. It is made with 600D Oxford cloth and comes with a main and secondary compartment. It has a sports style design and comes with a softback type. He would truly appreciate this bag gift for his outdoor adventures!  

              3. Tactical Backpack for Men

              This Tactical Backpack for Men comes in a camouflage green color. It has a sided external USB charging port which provides a convenient way to charge his  devices while riding or hiking. It also has plenty of compartments for him to store large and small items like laptops, books, clothes, chargers, and so on. This versatile 72 hours bag is an ideal travel backpack for climbing, riding, travel, schooling, and business trip.

              2. Heavy Duty Tactical Backpack

               This Heavy Duty Tactical Backpack can carry 50L of his essentials for long-distance hiking, law enforcement, military deployment, and other high-activity adventures. It's a multi functional bag that he can rely on as it is also heavy duty. The best part, it comes in his favorite color too. 

              1. Military Water Proof Tactical Backpack

              With this Military Water Proof Tactical Backpack, he's ready for anything! Let your man be fully equipped with all that he needs in one bag. This tactical backpack is waterproof, heavy duty and multi functional. Plus you can choose the color he prefers the most. Now that's a gift he will always remember you by!

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