The latest news from Direct Action (Helikon Tex’s ‘real deal’ line) is that their GHOST® Backpacks will be hitting stores by the end of this week.

The GHOST® (MSRP – 139 EUROs) is Direct Action’s take on a mid-size patrol pack (28 + 3.5 Litre), and features their patented Combat Vent System padded back.

The backpack also features:

  •  laser-cut PALS panels throughout
  • two hydration bladder pockets
  • a detachable external pocket with internal organizer
  • comfortable S-profiled shoulder straps and wide removable hip belt for better weight distribution
  • Made of rugged, milspec, 500D Cordura® nylon fabric with a durable water resistant coating


Available initially in Olive Green, Coyote Brown and Black.  PenCott and Kryptek camouflage versions will be available around the July / August timeframe.


Read a full review and evaluation of the GHOST by former SOF operators from the Italian Army in Issue 16 of Tactical News Magazine (click on the image below to make the jump):