DG-16 (85 Litre)
Long Range Patrol Pack

(20 customer reviews)


  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 75
  • 60 Day Returns 75
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The packaged weight of this item is 210oz.

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0oz – 106oz: $11.00
106oz – 177oz: $30.00

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0oz – 106oz: $21.00
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The DG16 embodies everything we have learnt in three decades.

After 35 years of designing and building outstanding load carriage systems for the Australian Army. Crossfire understands what a robust and reliable load carriage systems needs to incorporate to allow the wearer to arrive ready for task.

Materials science, ergonomics, systems integration, all with end user feedback. This pack has been engineered from first principles. There is nothing else like it, anywhere. The pack is universally adjustable, we understand not everyone is built the same. The DG Frame allows adjustment of both harness and back length adjustment.

This pack has been engineered from these first principles. The DG16 highlights the Crossfire guiding principle of innovation not replication.

If you can only outfit with one pack which needs to fit a multitude of roles, the 85L DG16 is for you.

Features of the DG-16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack


The DG16 is the perfect medium between our three rucks. It’s a jack of all trades. Remove its sizable lid (which also doubles as a daypack) to decrease its overall size and capacity. Compression straps provide the ability compress down as small as the DG3. Expand with fully equipped PALS webbing on the top lid.  Sides and back givie capability to accept many sustainment pouchesand take it closer to the Mk.VII in capacity.


  • 85 L (5187 cu.in).
  • 4.3 kg (9.4lbs)
  • 72x33x33cm (28.3″x13″x13″)
  • 500 Denier Cordura.
  • DG 16 – 20″ (50.8cm) Frameset.
  • Several horizontal and vertical compression straps allowing you to cinch down evenly throughout the entire pack.
  • Adjustable kidney belt height.
  • Adjustable yoke height.
  • Adjustable sternum strap height.
  • Quick emergency release toggles on the shoulder harness.
  • Removable waist belt wings.
  • Removable pocketed lid.
  • Built in slick lid which rolls out when less capacity is required.
  • Bilateral side exterior tunnels for sliding equipment.
  • Bilateral side open pockets large enough for canteens and Nalgene bottles.
  • Two separate internal compartments, the main upper compartment and the lower sleep system compartment.
  • Internal divider can be unhooked and flapped down, thus opening up the two compartments into one large one.
  • Lower compartment is accessible through a wide mouth zip opening making it easier to stuff bulky synthetic and down bags. The lower compartment comes with one internal vertical centrally located compression strap and two external lateral vertical compression straps.
  • 2 double wide internal hydration sleeve hangar (hydration bladder not included).
  • 1 extra large open top PRC117G radio pouch.
  • Bilateral hydration tube/comms wire openings.
  • Heavy duty zips
  • 2 removable mesh pockets along the interior walls of the main compartment
  • 1 removable large mesh compartment in the back wall of the pack

A Thorough Look at The Crossfire DG16 Pack by Rich Hungerford

Learn How to Properly Fit the DG Harness

You can download a PDF of our DG Harness Manual. It explains how to properly fit the harness for maximum performance, load-bearing and comfort. A web version is also available if needed.

20 reviews for DG-16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack

  1. Peter

    The DG-16 is without a doubt the most comfortable 85 ltr pack on the market, I have several each rigged for a different purpose.

    I bought my first when they first came on the market and have used them for several years.

    The difference between the DG-16, and the equivalent in Americas well-known premium quality pack brand is marked, in that I am far less tired humping 40 kgs in a DG-16 for ten miles, than in their equivalent.

    The large quantity of PALS webbing makes it easy to add exterior pouches (the Crossfire pouches are very useful) the permanently fixed rain lid is a real innovation, it allows you to demount and use the day pack lid (it makes a fine pillow) while covering the pack top in case of rain if the pack is temporarily cached.

    Both lids have a velvet lined compartment for glasses or field glasses.

    The other lid supplied is useful when using the pack with smaller loads.

    The pack allows you to carry an E Tool either on the pack rear or at the bottom on the side.

  2. Mike Siegfried

    This is THE most comfortable pack I have ever had the pleasure of owning. I have enjoyed suffering under a ruck for close to 10 years now. When possible, we always try to make rucking suck a little less. I have tried and tested out numerous rucks from various companies and I have to admit, Crossfire has created something pretty dang magical here. I love the design of the top being removable and acting as a miniature daypack. The internal pockets are great for organization and don’t add much weight. Beyond just making an awesome pack, Crossfire has had by far the best customer service I have ever encountered. They are extremely professional and take care of their customers. Cheers!

  3. Denton Paterson

    Absolutely stoked with my DG16! Absolutely amazing service and totally impressed with my DG16. Thank you!

  4. David Dennett

    A Pack that lives up to and exceeds expectations. Fast service from Crossfire. Thanks Glenn.

  5. Michael Squires

    Always buy the best from Crossfire. Pay now or cry later.

  6. Aaron Orr

    Great packs, lost mine in the tsv floods but was awesome for many years.

  7. Linus Wilson

    Firstly, thank you Glenn for helping me out with my peacekeeper boot sizes. They are fine boots indeed. The DG16 is a great pack. I really can’t fault it other than the metal/plastic rings clink against the frame towards the bottom of the pack, which any sensible person can easily soundproof. This pack is otherwise perfect. So supportive and adjustable. This is some serious kit, guys. Thank you for the great service. 6/5.

  8. Pavel

    Recently purchased the phenomenal DG16 to replace current issued pack.

    I cannot adequately state how necessary and mandatory this pack is, or should be imho…

    Yes, I’ve added my own pouches- where and how I want them.

    Have boosted from 85lt to approx 110-115lt with pouches.

    Pretty much completely set this pack with a full DP1 checklist- bar a couple of full 3lt water bladders … hitting somewhere round 35-40kg.

    I thought something was wrong.

    I literally couldn’t feel the load, certainly not on my shoulders, and no weird pressure at the hips, or lower back.

    Movement and mobility feels natural, obviously limited by load, but comfortable and functional.

    I’d started to reach overhead to undo a hanging clip, without thinking, and I was still wearing the pack!

    The balance and carriage feels like no other pack I’ve used.

    I am keen for some looooong pack marching and field. How often does anyone say that for a pack???

    If you’re here now? BUY.

    Next on the the list? DG3.


  9. Max

    It’s the f*ckin best patrol pack out there 😁 three interchangeable lids. 85L (feels much more than 85) and a well thought out sleeping bag compartment.

  10. Linus Wilson

    Just bought one. Thanks so much for your wonderful customer service and look forward to my first dg16.

  11. Michael

    Can’t wait for my pack to arrive, been saving for a little while because they look fantastic!

  12. Vlad

    Wished I had this kit when I was in doing long ops.

  13. Paul Mitchell

    Love my Crossfire, and I’m a civvy.

  14. James Troop

    I have a DG16. Last June I took it on the overland track for adventurous training. Awesome. I was one of the few with no comfort issues 😎👍

  15. AC

    Finally. A no BS pack that ticks all my boxes. Thanks.

  16. Mark Alexandridis

    I do love how it feels when I put it on. One of the most comfortable packs I’ve put on my back.

  17. Dylan G

    I’m loving the DG16. Fits extremely well. I’ve taken it for a few stomps now and it’s been absolutely great 👌 I’ve been telling everyone who’ll listen about the great customer service too

  18. Aaron Brooks

    After looking at a lot of packs, decided to drop some coin on this. Good reviews.

  19. 22F

    One of the best general purpose combat packs on the market.

  20. Anthony Pockock

    The great service from Glenn at Crossfire is only eclipsed by the insanely high quality product that I received. I fully expect, after wearing myself out using the DG16 pack, to see my grandchildren still using it in 20 years time. Top notch piece of kit!

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