“Almost exactly ten years ago, I wandered onto Bagram Air Force base looking to tattoo people that really needed tattoos. I was frustrated with what tattooing had become in pop culture. I felt like my oldest friend was being beaten to death by reality shows and Hot Topic. I wanted to go as far as I could in the other direction and put my hands to use serving a real, primal emotional purpose. I figured Bagram was a good place to hang out with, and offer my services to, people who's shit was truly hitting the fan. It took me about 12 hours of wandering the base to run into a rescue unit known as the the PJ's (Para Jumpers).
I was immediately humbled by their tired eyes, and they've been a huge part of my life ever since that day. MSgt. Roger Sparks was the first of the PJ team I met, and when I shook his hand, he had only been back on the ground a few minutes from Operation : Bulldog Bite. (You can and should google the operation, it was a complete shit show, and he and the team were still covered in American blood and guts since it was their job to fix people and things when things go wrong.) Anyway... Roger walked me into their barracks as if i was family, and I tattooed him and the whole team day and night for the next week. I ended up leaving them my tattoo gear to play with and helped Rog learn how to properly tattoo when he got back stateside. He tattoos daily up in Anchorage Alaska, where he is based and does mountain rescue with the PJ's there. He has dragged my civilized ass all over the Alaskan backcountry, and taught me how to do countless manly things that I missed out on growing up. He's inspired me in many ways over the years. This collaboration being one of them...." - Scott Campbell
Ruggedized construction and modular adaptability are the foundation of our FAST platform, helping you conquer the routine, the unexpected and everything in between. Combining the best of military design and mountaineering ergonomics, the FAST Pack Litespeed is built to be your trusted companion for adventures close to home or missions far away.
Strategically engineered for premium comfort, utility, and modularity, our nimble 1350 cubic inch FAST Pack Litespeed is a new generation of everyday carry. The Litespeed is built for minimalist daily carry but has been carefully engineered to adjust to end-user requirements and adapt to multiple mission profiles. Step into the new evolution of carry and harness the speed of light.
Strategically placed Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) webbing is compatible with Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) accessories so that you can customize the layout of your gear to suit your changing needs. Two-inch webbing underneath portions of the PALS webbing lets you attach wider items, such as Tek-Lok™ equipped sheaths and holsters. Our signature Transport Tail can be used to hold odd-sized items like a helmet, or released into the down position to hold linear items like rifles.
Made with a unique high pressure nitrogen gas solution process, aerated closed cell foam padding aids in superior shock protection and comfort. Polyester and nylon mesh aid in ventilation on the shoulder straps and back panel of the pack. The mesh also creates a softer surface to decrease wear and tear on your apparel. Engineered suspension geometry and a HDPE framesheet enable the pack to ride higher on your back. Load lifters allow the load to be pulled into the body for maximum comfort.
Anchor points on the exterior and interior of the pack enable you to continually adapt and evolve the pack configuration to your changing needs. Use our Control Panel 1 to create mission-specific loadouts and interchange them easily, or attach our FAST Transporter Tail internally to secure heavy items such as water bladders or ammunition against the frame for support.
A lightweight attachment system along the handle provides an easy way to attach bulky items such as a rope or jacket to the top of your pack for easy access. Incorporating 8 feet of removable paracord, it's also usable for other purposes in an emergency.
Removable compression straps at the base secure odd-sized items.
Made of MIL-SPEC Invista™ Cordura® fabric, a high tensile strength composite nylon thread and webbing that’s nearly impossible to rip or tear. Hypalon, the same material found on Zodiac boats, was used to reinforce critical stress points on the pack, such as the handle, shoulder strap connection points, and top exit port for the hydration tube.