DG-16 (85 Litre)
Long Range Patrol Pack

(30 customer reviews)


  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 75
  • 60 Day Returns 75
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The DG16 embodies everything we have learnt in over four decades.

After 40 years of designing and building outstanding load carriage systems for the Australian Army, Crossfire understands what a robust and reliable load carriage systems should 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. Universally adjustable; one size, just pick your color. Harness, back-length, belt-system, padding, pouch setup and more are fully adjustable. Match your load carry and operational requirements.

This pack has been engineered from first-principles. 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.

Crossfire DG16 85L

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Features of the DG16 (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

Optional internal frame sheet for vehicle and aircraft with confined storage space. (SOLD SEPARATELY)

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.

30 reviews for DG16 (85L) Long Range Patrol Pack

  1. J T

    Absolutely the best packs I have used. My back, which has permanent injuries, doesn’t suffer with heavy loads thanks to the external frame’s support. Brilliant design!

  2. Bryan K

    I’ve had a DG6 for 7 years. It is still going strong, but I wanted an upgrade. I just placed an order for a DG16. I can’t wait.

  3. Nazri

    Purchased a DG16 and I’ve been using it for about a month. I do pack walks/runs with 25-30kg in my pack 3-4 days a week and trail hikes.

    Will be hunting with this pack as well and I gotta say this is one solid constructed pack and I absolutely need that reliability especially in the Malaysian jungle where not only the terrain but vegetation pose threats of wear and tear into your gear. The compartments and sturdiness of it as well as the ergonomic design to support your back is amazing.

    Customer service is top-notch and I’ve only got good to say about this company. I’m sticking with this company for any other packs I plan on purchasing. Well-done Crossfire, well done indeed.

  4. Brock Alexander Salter

    First off..

    I’m a 6ft 1″ bloke who has struggled to find a lot of different packs to fit comfortably with a light load. Let alone slogging along with substantial weight thrown in the pack..

    As soon as I put this kit on I felt comfortable, without even tightening up and personalising straps etc.. Then once I got it a bit more fitted to my preference I was very excited…

    I’ve now used this pack a couple of time as a serious hauling system and also as just a day pack. Not even including the “day pack” attachment which I am still looking forward to using!

    I’ve had nothing but a good experience so far with this pack. Its rugged and robust. The quality is that of what you’d expect from an Australian made item. It feels solid yet flexible and steady. I feel as though this pack will last an eternity.

    I’ve even loaded it up with a full quartered Sambar and trekked it out back to the ute through all sorts of crappy bush. Its held up superbly. Not only that, it’s still felt nice and tight around my hips but very free around the shoulders, which is big deal for me. Even with all the weight of a full deer carry out it just works with you, not against you.

    I’m stoked.

    Finally I found a pack worth it!

    Don’t muck around looking for a better deal or something cheaper or second guess some other product..

    This is the best.

    Get one.

  5. Roy Hunt

    I hunt deer and and do a lot of pack walk training to keep fit.

    The DG16 is super comfortable when loaded right up and built like a tank. I am really impressed with how super adjustable the harness and frame is to fit any users body shape and comfort needs.

    It has lots of storage options that are easy to rearrange and the entire outside of the pack is molle so adding extra room or attaching equipment is so easy.

    I cannot fault this pack and I have no doubts that it will outlast me and quite possibly my son. It is seriously an awesome piece of kit.

    Thanks so much Crossfire👍👍👍


  6. Cat

    Awesome heavy duty field pack with so many features. Worth spending the time to get it set up right.

    Very comfortable doing 20kg+ training walks, clearly the pack can handle plenty more load. Puts a smile on my face every time I get it out.

    Fantastic customer service by Glenn who resolved a hiccup with the order promptly and graciously.

    I can’t recommend Crossfire or this pack enough.

  7. feral_hunter

    Just got my DG16 today guys. It’s unbelievable. So tuff, heaps of storage options and comfy AF 💪💪💪

  8. Troy

    I’m not in the military or anything like that I use my pack for hunting and hiking. But it is awesome I love it. It so comfortable it is hands down the best pack iv ever put on my back. Well done guys for this product. The DG16 has it all.

  9. Bob Akers

    Got my DG16, quite impressed. Looking forward to taking it out. Very comfortable!

  10. 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.

  11. Ian Connop

    Gave first workout on 4 day trip into mostly open river country. After some modification of harness and removing hip pads it fitted and snugged in well on the steep sections of bush bashing. Day pack a great invention and proved its worth several times, only observation, and not a criticism in any way as I get the balance it provides,would happily have retained the side pocket sleeping compartment from previous version as simpler and a little more waterproof from the dunkings it got in river crossings. Great production values and solid design, 45 years of bushwalking and using every iteration of Australian Military issue backpack from the Vietnam war era forward tells me that the evolution of gear carrying continues beautifully

  12. 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!

  13. Denton Paterson

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

  14. David Dennett

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

  15. Michael Squires

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

  16. Aaron Orr

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.


  19. 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.

  20. LW

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

  21. Michael

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

  22. Vlad

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

  23. Paul Mitchell

    Love my Crossfire, and I’m a civvy.

  24. 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 😎👍

  25. AC

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. Aaron Brooks

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

  29. 22F

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

  30. 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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