Part of the Badlands “Black” line of tactical products, the HDX backpack traces from the mountaineering lineage of the company’s founders to deliver a full-featured shoulder bag that distributes the weight like few others.

Incorporating the company’s innovative “Airtrack” suspension system which pulls the pack’s back away from the user in order to increase airflow and heat dissipation, the HDX has great organization with a host of pockets and full MOLLE webbing on the bag’s exterior. The suspension system is thin but strong and the 1,000 cubic inch storage area is compressed into relatively compact package for covert carry and low-visibility operations.


Officials with Badlands emphasize that their focus is on ergonomics — placing pockets and zippers where the customer can get at them without needing to bend and squeeze. And the curved shape of the HDX allows a user to carry the weight at his center of gravity.

The HDX is built with Schoeller Kevlar fabric, so it’s about as bomb proof as a pack can get, and the exterior features a series of straps to accommodate loads such as rifles and bows. Offered in gunmetal grey or Serengeti brow, the HDX is an excellent option for tactical applications where space, flexibility and durability are needed to get the job done. Badlands also offers a couple other variants of its Black line, including the BOS (pictured above) and RAP-18.