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KATARA-16 Sling Backpack

Everyday carry (EDC) with the KATARA-16 Sling Backpack. 16-liter with convertible shoulder straps, hydration/tablet support, and durable CORDURA construction. A perfect blend of functionality and style.

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The ultimate compact sling backpack for your everyday carry (EDC) essentials.

Designed for everyday carry (EDC) enthusiasts, the KATARA-16™ backpack gives you best-in-class organization for your everyday essentials. A two-shoulder design can be converted into a single shoulder sling bag, allowing for quicker access to your most important personal items.

The backpack is designed with everyday functionality in mind: The top pocket features a zippered compartment, elastic webbing organization, a slip pocket, and a loop field for ID patches. Hypalon MOLLE-Air side panels let you attach our HYDRA™ Bottle Holder or MOLLE accessories. The bottom pocket is lined with high visibility orange ripstop nylon, and has room for an iPad Mini, wallets, phones etc.

Behind this pocket is a hidden hook-and-loop accessory compartment. The outside of the pocket has a low-profile laser-cut CORDURA MOLLE-Air panel for modular attachments.


Versatile organization and comfortable carry in one compact package.

Inside the KATARA™, a padded sleeve for tablets (up to 12") can be accessed from the top, or both sides of the pack. This sleeve also doubles as a hydration bladder pocket. The sleeve is lined with loop fabric for your hook-and-loop accessories.

A top zippered pocket provides easy access to frequently used items. Below it, an unique "three-way" convertible pocket can be opened from sides with a flap top closure. When rolled down, it reveals a large loop field for attaching more hook-and-loop accessories. There are two side internal pockets with elastic retention for medical gear, knives, flashlights, or your everyday supplies.


A perfect blend of durability, functionality, and style. Adaptable to your dynamic carry needs.

The back panel lets you remove and switch shoulder straps to set up your KATARA™ as a right- or left-shoulder sling bag for quicker access. Shoulder straps are secured with hook-and-loop fasteners, durable Duraflex buckles and G-hooks. This innovative design gives you the flexibility of having multiple bags in one package.

For the ideal balance of weight and strength, we use ultra-durable CORDURA nylon with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) for exceptional all-weather performance.

Upgrade your everyday carry with the KATARA-16™ backpack - a perfect blend of style, functionality, and durability.

Total Capacity
16 liters.
Net Weight
2.58 pounds | 1171 grams.


  • Overall external measurements: 18” (H) x 10.5” (W) x 7” (D).
  • Main compartment (interior): 17” (H) x 9” (W) x 4” (D).
  • Top front pocket (interior): 7” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 1.75” (D).
  • Bottom front pocket (interior): 9.75” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 1” (D).
  • Hook & loop accessory compartment (interior): 9” (H) x 8” (W).
  • Padded tablet sleeve (interior): 16” (H) x 8.5” (W) x 0.6” (D).


  • Convertible from a 2-shoulder backpack to a single-shoulder sling bag.
  • Low profile Hypalon MOLLE-Air side panels with Cordura MOLLE-Air front panel for accessory attachment.
  • Hook-and-loop lined main compartment for user configuration.
  • Padded grab handle for comfortable carry.
  • Tablet/laptop (up to 12”) / 2-liter hydration bladder support.
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder straps with removable sternum strap for carry comfort.
  • “Three-way” convertible pocket offers top and side accesses.
  • Front loop panel for moral / flag patches.
  • YKK zippers with SPARTAN™ zipper pulls for easy zipper operations.


  • 500-D Military-grade Cordura nylon 66 with DWR coating (Durable Water Repellent).
  • 210-D Ripstop nylon with DWR coating (Durable Water Repellent). Hi-visibility, lightweight & water resistant.
  • Durable YKK RC-Class lockable zippers, reversed for protection.
  • Military-grade ITW and UTX-Duraflex hardware made from high tensile strength Acetal polymer.
  • SPARTAN™ molded zipper pulls for easy zipper operations.
  • High tensile strength nylon webbing and tape.
  • Strong stitching with high tensile strength bonded nylon thread. Bartack and Box-and-X stitching for strength & durability.
Item Code: 774116
Shipping Weight: 3.40 LBS
$205.00 - $225.00

Package Width:
12.00 (in)
Package Heigh:
16.00 (in)
Package Dept:
4.00 (in)

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