Tru-Spec’s Stealth XL Backpack


Tru-Spec is known for making clothing, but the company also makes other gear such as backpacks. One of the company’s newest products is the Stealth XL backpack.

One of the popular trends in the bag and pack markets has been the development of concealment bags that do not look “tactical.” In other words, less PALS webbing and MultiCam while still trying to provide a durable pack that can keep all of your gear close at hand. For a “get home bag” or “bug out bag,” this could be an important feature.

In the most basic terms, the Stealth XL is a larger version of Tru-Spec’s existing Stealth backpack. According to the company, the new pack has a storage capacity of 39 liters, an increase of capacity by 40%.

Additional features of the Stealth XL:

  • made with 1050D nylon
  • back panel uses a padded air mesh material for improved airflow
  • shoulder straps also use the same padded air mesh
  • concealed handgun storage compartment
  • padded bottom panel for main storage compartment
  • the top front storage compartment is fleece lined
  • side zippered pocket with a wire pass through for your phone, iPod, etc.
  • padded sleeve for a tablet
  • reinforced carry handle on the top of the bag

The Stealth XL bags come in two colors: black and light grey. Both have a suggested retail price of $139.95.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I read the headline too fast as “Tupacs Stealth Backpack” and thought that must be how hes managed to hide all these years.

  • yodamiles

    What’s the radar cross-section on this one?

    • Dracon1201

      A small house, judging by the capacity.

  • Calavera

    Immediately following 9-11, nearly everyone in D.C. started hauling a Get Home Bag. A veritable pageant of packs, duffels, sling bags, and rolling carry-on luggage erupted. MiIsurp OD, camouflage, Nike blue, Coleman, American Tourister…I was one of those thousands evacuated from the city on foot, 70 miles from home with nothing but a cellphone rendered useless because all commo went down. Thereafter, I kept a backpack in the filing cabinet. Its contents included two of the most important items: a map and compass. What’s in your GHB?

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Luckily I can walk from home to office without even needing a bottle of water.

      • Dakota Raduenz

        Ah, but still is the need for something at home- evacuation, after all.

    • billyoblivion

      Well, I work from my basement so if something prevents me from commuting home it’s a REALLY bad day in the making.

      That said, I keep a go-home bag in the truck. It’s got a hard shell rain coat, rain pants, spare socks, shoes, t-shirt and underpants, poncho liner, sweater, gloves, hat, (well, in the car), a Beretta CX-4 storm, a 92FS and almost enough ammunition.

      Oh, also in the car is a spare cellphone (with it’s own SIM) that stays hooked up to the USB charger, and

  • Guest from Holland

    Black, OD green and cammo are dangerous colours when travelling in African, the Middle East, the Southern Americans and the Orient. Even in North America and Europe these colours draw attention to police, military and criminals. I always avoid to wear too much black, green and especially no cammo (maybe except a desert cammo hat). Also try to avoid too brighter colours, like red, yellow and blue (who’s afraid of it…).
    Anyway, this is a very good looking, unobtrusive backpack I would like to have.
    Allways carry with me, a compass, legal EDC pocket knife, protections against the elements (raincoat, fleece vest, hat), extra socks and underwear, a small flashlight with extra batteries, candies and water supply, toothbrush, small first aid kit, spoon, alu foil blanket and 2 meters of paracord.

  • Justin

    I’ve always had hit and miss quality on true-spec gear. I’ve had a few of their vests and BDU’s from when I played air-soft some would be fine for rough play and some would fall apart after a single game.
    it wasn’t like there was any consistency either ordered two vests same color, same model, same retailer at the same time and one is still around here somewhere while the other died after a few games, same with pants it was like they had no QC or if they did they just waved as the defective gear was shipped out.

    If I have to depend on gear then I generally chose a more consistent quality of equipment.

  • Anomanom

    So basically, a “stealth” backpack is just a normal backpack as opposed to a tactical one. So why would I want this 140USD normal backpack over a normal backpack from a regular shop for half or a third of the price?

    • billyoblivion

      Because having a non-tactical backpack that looks non-tactical isn’t tactical. A tactical backpack designed to look non-tactical is totally tactical.

      I think.

      I use a Jansport Odessey 39 liter backpack. It’s not a tactically stealthed tactical backpack, but unlike the one shown it DOES have a hip belt (not a waist belt) and has the utterly untactical JANSPORT logo on it letting everyone know that there is no way I could be an operationally operating operator.