LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
LA Police Gear Operator Backpack

LA Police Gear Operator Backpack

SKU #: LAPG-BG-LargePack
MSRP: $79.99
$49.99
Description


The LA Police Gear Operator Backpack is one of the latest products from LA Police Gear that will astound you with the level of features it has. This backpack is available in Black, Tan and OD Green. It features a padded back and ergonomically designed pockets and compartments that will meet your needs, no matter what the job.

This hydration compatible backpack will hold up to a 100 oz (3 Liter) Hydration Reservoir (reservoir not included) and allows you to route the tube to whichever side you prefer.

The main compartment of this pack features a large amount of space for bulky items, and also adjustable straps to tie down smaller items or clothing. The inner flap features two zippered mesh compartments. It also has two radio ports at the top of the compartment for the antenna.

The lower front compartment features mesh dividers and compartments for extra storage and organization. The outside of this compartment is covered in molle for additional pouches or attachments to be mounted.

The upper front compartment features two sections. The first is a narrow compartment accessed from the very front that can be used for even more additional storage (no organizers in this one). The larger bulk of the pocket features numerous organizers and two adjustable magazine pouches. It is great for holding ammo, medical kits, pens, or anything else you may need. This compartment is also covered in molle externally for you to mount additional pouches or attachments.

The two small side pouches on this bag are great for throwing any small objects in, or you can also use them to hold a water bottle or two.

Key Features:
  • Made from 600D Polyester with PVC Coating
  • Adjustable straps to cinch down the bag
  • Fully adjustable chest strap and padded waist strap
  • Waist strap is fully removable
  • All adjustable straps have hook and loop tie-downs (no more loose straps)
  • Two Radio Antenna Ports
  • Five Main Compartments for Storage
  • Hydration Compatible
  • Removable Backplate
  • Drainage ports at the bottom of the two lower compartments
  • hook and loop Patch for badges or morale patches on the front
  • Molle on the bottom of the pack for mounting attachments
  • Three handles for ease of use
  • Durable, comfortable construction

    Dimensions
  • Exterior: 20" x 16" x 12"
  • Main Compartment: 20" x 14" x 7"
  • Upper Front Pocket: 13" x 10" x 4"
  • Lower Front Pocket: 5" x 10" x 4"
  • Side Pockets: 8" x 5" x 3"
  • Cubic Inches: 2920
  • Max Waist Strap Circumference: 56"
  • Reviews
    LA Police Gear Operator Backpack
    49.99
    4.5 Stars based on 495 Review(s)
    James
    NY
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great pack great price
    January 19, 2017
    I really love this pack. It's just well though out. The price is great and honestly it will most likely work for about 90% of camping/bushcraft guys. The molle allows you to attach more pockets and accessories really meeting whatever situation your using the pack for. I'm really excited to really get to know it and find what works for me.

    Ben
    Attleboro Massachusetts
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great Bag
    January 13, 2017
    This is a great back this my 2nd one I've had my first 1 took a beating from the 5 years I have had it it's been all over the country with me and to Israel and carried it there everyday on my trip plenty of space was a great carry on item for the airplane I love using it as my everyday bag
    Cons:
    The buckles broke and I didn't like the fact that they just dangle around and which is had better padded straps and back support

    Mark G
    Staten Island, New York
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Awesome
    January 12, 2017
    This really is an awesome pack. So much organization, I have 2 of them one for camping and one for SHTF. Best bag for the price.

    Rich kiper
    Omaha ne
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great value great quality
    January 12, 2017
    I was really happy with my purchase very high-quality for a great price
    Pros:
    Well thought out design
    Cons:
    None

    Spencer
    45062
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    $150 bag for fifty bucks
    January 5, 2017
    This bag serves my purposes well as a get home bag with a large ifak in it bag is plenty big to serve my needs is well-constructed albeit a bit heavy but I'll take strength over an extra few ounces any day if this had 511 tags on it it would easily be close to two bills
    Pros:
    Price General Construction
    Cons:
    Nothing really I guess if I really had to push it some of the internal pocket layouts are a little weird

    Bear
    Texas
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Buy one or two or three!!
    January 5, 2017
    I have had many different types of bags over the years. None of them come close to the awesomeness of the operator backpack! I watched several reviews on line and the comparisons made to bags costing 3 or 4 times more were very helpful. Initial impressions of this bag are very positive. The quality and features are awesome. I plan on purchasing a few more for various gear hauling needs. Get home bag, work equipment, etc. Keep up the good work LAPG!!!! Well done.
    Pros:
    Design Build quality Value
    Cons:
    ZERO

    souravsaha
    Cincinnati
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    I just love this bag
    January 5, 2017
    I just love this bag. Frankly I will recommend several of my friend to buy this one. Absolute fantastic quality, built, and versetality.

    Todd
    Western North Carolina
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great bag for the money! I bought 2! Not sure how the more expensive bags could really top this one.
    December 29, 2016
    Great bag for the money! I bought 2! Not sure how the more expensive bags could really top this one.

    Ed
    Pennsylvania
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Quality
    December 29, 2016
    Great for storing patrol gear

    Mike
    Hamilton ohio
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    No complaints here
    December 24, 2016
    This is the 2nd pack I've bought from LAPD and they are good heavy duty packs and have never had a problem yet.
    Pros:
    Heavy duty and very affordable
    Cons:
    None yet

    Jerry
    VA
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    A great 3-5 day pack!
    December 23, 2016
    I travel a lot and prefer to only carry one bag. I've used a ton of different bags over the years and this is by far the best. I pack cloths for 3-5 days, toiletries, lap top, etc.. and it fits under the seat in front of me on virtually any plane.
    Pros:
    Very functional organizational section. Opens completely to load like a suit case. Horizontal and vertical straps that compress cloths. Large, zippered external pockets.
    Cons:
    None

    Christopher Wheeler
    decatur, Illinois
    5 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    This bag is excellent for everyday use as well as a great "go" bag. I would of used this overseas several times!!! Great Product
    December 21, 2016
    This bag was priced very well for the quality I received. LA police gear has always taken care of me with all orders and this bag was too hard to pass up. Comfortable easy to pack and store. Great on the go bag!
    Pros:
    reliable, good material, easy fit and comfortable on the back!

    TC
    Southern California
    3 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Good backpack, but room for improvement
    December 20, 2016
    I read the almost 500 LAPG reviews listed for the LAPG Operator Backpack before finally deciding to buy one. I also watched every Youtube video I could find on the BP. I’m a retired Police Officer and have owned many different gear bags and backpacks so I know what works for me as far as design, organization, comfort and durability. I’ve had items from 5.11, Maxpedition, Blackhawk, Condor, Propper, Bianchi and Safariland to name a few. I agree with the many reviewers that stated they wished the Operator BP came in additional colors, such as Foliage like the 3-Day BP. (Same goes for the Bailout Bag. More colors please, even camo!) Other very good comments were to have the two side pockets be taller and wider to accommodate the 32 ounce Nalgenes water bottle, both with the bottle-nose or the soda-can shaped openings. The bottles barely fit the diameter. It is a tight fit and you end up having to use two hands to get it into the pocket. Making the two side pockets a little wider would be very helpful. You can’t close the side pockets with either 32 ounce Nalgenes bottles either. I think LAPG should get rid of the two side handles. This will also allow for additional Molle straps along the sides which would be more useful than the two side handles. I have never found myself wanting to carry my BP by the side. If I’m not wearing it on my back, I’m probably carrying it by its top-strap. The retention straps on the bottom aren’t as useful as the ones on top. If you cinch the bottom straps, you’ll be squishing whatever is in the side pockets or you'll make the pockets too narrow to fit the Nalgenes bottle. Those straps aren’t necessary in my opinion. The material is very stiff when the BP is new. It will break-in ever so slightly with more usage. It’s as stiff or stiffer than Maxpedition gear. 5.11 gear is a little softer and Tru-Spec gear is even softer. The padding on the straps and back have adequate cushion, but could be more grippy. The material is quite slick and slides against your body/clothing. Aeromesh padding would have been much more comfortable and breathe better while not allowing the BP to slide so easily against your back. The current backing caused me to sweat where it contacted my back and shoulders. The grippy material on the lumbar support that keeps the BP from sliding against the small of your back is helpful. That pad adds comfort to your lower back too. The zipper pulls can be hard on your fingers because of the 90 degree edges, especially if the zipper hangs up. I replaced all of them with rounded cord end attachments and swapped the original flimsy cords with 550 paracord. All three carrying handles are very close to the BP and it can be difficult to get your hand through the slots. This is especially true with the two side handles. If the user is wearing gloves or has large hands, the narrow openings can be a problem. None of the handles have any padding either, making them uncomfortable to use for long periods at a time. The two pockets that have the rain flap protection are difficult to zip open and close because of the rain flaps. The flaps are stiff and get in the way of making it an easier pull on those zippers. When the BP was brand new, I sprayed some silicon lubricant onto a cotton swab and rubbed it along the teeth of the zippers and that helped a little bit in making them pull somewhat smoother. Nowhere close to YKK smooth though. I really like the Velcro strips that allow you to fold up the extra strap lengths to give a much neater appearance. Nice touch. Plenty of Molle on the outside for the addition of pouches or other gear you may want to carry. I wouldn’t mind more Molle on the inside of the BP. Perhaps on the sides of the inside in the main pocket. The thin lining on the inside/back would not be strong enough to support Molle, but on the sides where the nylon material is much more durable, Molle would work. Then the user can attach smaller items like single mag pouches or similar items there. The BP has two loops on each side on the inside in the main pocket that allows the user to clip items to. If they were Molle, they would be even more useful. I use the Velcro tabs at the top of the main pocket for the water tube as a place to attach small carabiners. This way I’m able to hang small items like pouches at the top of the BP as opposed to just throwing items into the BP and having them all pile up at the bottom. This also distributes the weight better. The bottom pocket on the BP is quite difficult to access. The larger top pocket is too close to the bottom pocket and you can’t get to the zipper of the bottom pocket without some difficulty. I would have liked to have seen the shoulder straps attach directly to the BP itself and not to the additional 2” of webbing. I think the straps would have been more secure had they been stitched directly to the BP. Plus, this would allow for the padding on the shoulder straps to go even higher on the top of your shoulders (near your trapezius muscles) and not just the front of your shoulders and down along your chest. Then the shoulder straps would provide more comfort if the user wore the BP higher on their back. The four straps inside the main compartment are nice if you use the BP to transport clothing you’re trying not to wrinkle or want to secure a large tarp or similar item. An additional mesh pocket or two would have been nice as well instead of the straps. I feel the waist strap can be very useful, but I found myself removing it because unless you were actually using it, the straps flop around. I wish the plastic female connections did not remain attached to the BP after taking off the waist strap though. They are noisy when you put the BP down on a hard surface (like a hardwood floor) and they can get in the way. I was a little worried the BP might be too large for my 5’5” 135 pound male frame. I found it was not very comfortable to wear for hours at a time. I took the BP on a recent vacation and it weighted approx 15-20 pounds most of the time and it became painful on my shoulders after a couple hours. I flew on Hawaiian Airlines (Economy) and used the BP as my “personal item” in addition to my carry-on suitcase. The BP did not fit underneath the aisle seat in front of me. It was too wide with a 20 ounce Nalgene water bottle in one of the side pockets. My wife sat by the window and the BP fit underneath the seat in front of her though. Keep in mind, the BP was not stuffed to capacity. Otherwise it would have been a much tighter fit. (We flew on a 737.) The BP is 48 linear inches per the specs on LAGP’s website (20 x 16 x 12). Most airlines allow for your carry-on luggage to be no more than 45 linear inches. So by not stuffing the BP, it will allow you to take it as your “personal item” to go along with your carry-on luggage. The BP was very difficult to take out and put back underneath the seat. I won't be taking it on a plane again. I read many reviews that mentioned the BP ripping in various places or the non-YKK zippers breaking over different lengths of time. The inner lining of the BP is made with a satin-feeling material. It is thin and noisy, especially the admin pocket. I can see the lining ripping in the future. I read where other users had the lining rip away where the seams attach to the more robust outer material of the BP. I’m curious to see how long mine will last with normal usage. The zipper to the back bladder pocket should close at the top of the BP and not at the bottom. This way, it would be much more difficult for items to fall out of that pocket if the zipper was not closed fully. This is important if you’re using it to store items there and not carrying a water bladder. I would like to see some of my suggestions taken into consideration if and when a new version of the LAPG Operator Backpack becomes available. I would most likely pick up another one in that case. For the money though, this version of the Operator BP is still a good buy. You get a lot of bang for your buck. You can easily pay an additional $100 if the name was not LAPG on the BP.
    Pros:
    See text.
    Cons:
    See text.

    USMC Don
    North Laurasia
    3 Stars

    Operator Backpack 2 to 3 Stars?
    December 17, 2016
    The Operator Backpack is much smaller than what is shown in the advertising pictures and video. It is adequate for the price if bought at a "discount", "on sale", or as a "special". It appears to be well-made but use over time will tell the tale. Examining the construction reveals that this backpack was assembled in a foreign country with lower standards of craftsmanship. The shoulder straps are poorly padded and are just so-so. The straps are constructed in a way that demonstrates that comfort was not the primary goal. The backpack is hydration compatiable but the "slots" for the drinking tubes are rough around the edges and tiny. The drinking tube will be squeezed and compressed at these slot/points. This causes abrasive wear on the drinking tube. A 3L hydration will take up most of the space in the "larger" compartment and reduce carrying capacity for other gear. It was disappointing to discover that the Operator Backpack couldn't carry as much gear as the pictures and videos indicated. The MOLLE straps will have to be used to attached other bags in order for this pack to carry very much.
    Pros:
    hydration bladdder compatiable. molle.
    Cons:
    smaller than expected. excessive price.

    Dennis
    NY
    4 Stars
    I would recommend this item to a friend.

    Great bag
    November 29, 2016
    Ordered this bag for work. My last one lasted 6 months. Many compartments stores all my books and gear. The back portion has a rigid piece which holds everything in place and keeps it close to your back. For the price it can't be beat.
    Pros:
    Good price, good size.
    Cons:
    None yet but we will have to see how it holds up over time.



    Q&A
    Ask a Question
    By Matt on November 20, 2012
    Is the waist strap removable?
    on November 20, 2012

    Answer:
    Yes, the waist strap is removable. It is held in behind the small-of-the-back pad with velcro.

    By Kyle Hudson on December 28, 2012
    Would you happen to know the DENIER COUNT of the material used on this backpack?
    on December 28, 2012

    Answer:
    This backpack is made from 600 Denier Nylon.

    By Linda on January 23, 2013
    I am 54 " in waist. Will I be able to fit into the strapping?
    on January 23, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, the waist strap on this backpack will accommodate a 54" waist.

    By J Lam on August 1, 2013
    If I remove the plastic backplate, can I use that compartment to hold a laptop?
    on August 1, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, you could put a laptop in the sleeve where the backplate is. However, it might be uncomfortable. You would be better off putting in where the hydration bladder would go if you are not going to use a bladder.

    By Adam on March 30, 2013
    What water reservoir(s) is this bag compatible with?
    on March 30, 2013

    Answer:
    Any of the CamelBak Reservoirs found in the following link will fit in the LA Police Gear Operator Backpack. http://www.lapolicegear.com/camelbak-accessories.html

    By Mike on December 10, 2012
    how much does it weigh empty?
    on December 10, 2012

    Answer:
    This LAPG Operator backpack weight 5 pounds when empty.

    By Carol on March 20, 2013
    Is there a way to attach a sleeping bag to the bottom of this? If so, can you tell me what item to buy to make it work.
    on March 20, 2013

    Answer:
    The bottom of this backpack has 4 individual MOLLE straps, 2 of which can be seen in the first picture, that can have rope or some other type of fastner run through that can hold a sleeping bag to the bottom of the pack. We do not have any sort of pouch or pocket that is designed to hold a sleeping bag.

    By David on November 19, 2012
    What is the warranty on this?
    on November 19, 2012

    Answer:
    All L.A. Police Gear bags come with a 1 year warranty against factory defects.

    By Paul on January 21, 2013
    Hello. Where is this product made?
    on January 21, 2013

    Answer:
    The LA Police Gear Operator Backpack is made in China.

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