DG-16 Frameset
Designed from first principles, there is nothing else like it, anywhere.

(5 customer reviews)


  • Limited Lifetime Warranty 75
  • 60 Day Returns 75
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Deep thinking and decades of R&D have resulted in the finest military pack frame system on the planet. The DG16 Frame System embodies everything we have learnt in three decades: materials science, ergonomics, integration and combat experience. It has been designed from first principles. There is nothing else like it, anywhere.

  • Upgrade issue ALICE type packs;
  • Adapter kits available;
  • Add DG MULE load sling for a platform for radios, base plates, ammo and other demanding loads.
  • Protected by US Design Patents D838,974 and D845,618

Story of the DG16 Frameset – Nothing else like it, anywhere.

In conjunction with input from the end user and SME’s in the back country hiking industry Crossfire Australia designed and tooled the DG Frame Set injection-moulded polymer frame. Based on the feedback provided from both training and combat we were able to develop a frame that will flex at the same rate as the human back. Too little flex, forces the hips and shoulders to fight with every stride. Fatiguing. Overflexing forces the shoulders to fight angular momentum as the load swings wide with each step.

The DG Frame Set flexes just right, hips and shoulders move freely, stride is longer and less exhausting. Active ventilation keeps things cool. The frame is designed to incorporate Combat Body Armor (CBA) in the frame system reducing torsional instability. The harness system can be quickly set at different levels to accommodate different torso lengths.

Shoulder straps are shaped and tapered to work over CBA and smoothly transfer load away from the brachial plexus nerve group. The whole shoulder harness yoke assembly can be quickly extended up or retracted down with three height settings built into the webbing attachments.

Features of the DG16 Frameset – Nothing else like it, anywhere.


  • weight: 2.2 kg
  • dimensions: 56x34x28cm
  • frame system: 20 inch back length adjustable
  • harnessing style: 3 size adjustable

5 reviews for DG16 Frameset – Nothing else like it, anywhere.

  1. Steve

    I bought this recently. Was and still very pleasantly pleased with this great product. Highly recommended

  2. Julian Ledwoch

    I’ve used the DG16 frame for over a year now and after a lot of use I feel I can now write an honest review. This frame is incredible, it works with your spine so you barely notice the weight. To the team at Crossfire, thanks for taking the time to develop such a great product that works WITH you, not against you. My back especially thanks you!

  3. Lane Tattam

    Over the weekend I purchased a DG16 frame set, the team at Crossfire were extremely fast & efficient with getting my order ready, I emailed them with concerns over my order, in which they responded with extreme kindness and understanding the next morning (Sunday, too!) They were more than happy to rectify and meet the standard of my order, and went above and beyond and even threw in some in some Gore-tex socks… I recieved my items within two business days! Crossfire provided outstanding customer service, and delievered great quality products. Already reccomended to all my mates, most definitely will be ordering from these legends again! Cheers guys!

  4. Zak Lawrence

    Absolutely superb quality with their construction, will definitely be buying more in the future.

  5. LN

    Absolutley Amazing

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