Camelbak H.A.W.G. Hydration Pack Desert (1st Pattern)

1st pattern with MOLLE: 1000D Cordura, two rows PALS webbing upper half, four rows webbing lower half and no MOLLE webbing on the sides.

(Description copied from archived official webstore)

Load up the H.A.W.G.® and move out. Our redesigned system carries over 1200 cu. in. of gear and water comfortably on an Independent Suspension Harness, no matter how intense the pace or terrain is. When the mission is extended, add a second OMEGA™ Reservoir for another 100 ounces of clean water.


  • 18 liters of storage. Load it up with communications, food, extra clothing.
  • Includes dual antenna ports for ASIPS radio and other communications.
  • Includes OMEGA™ Reservoir – fill and clean easier than ever.
  • Independent Suspension Harness keeps load stable as you move.
  • Air Director™ ventilated back panel for keeping cool.
  • Sternum Strap, stowable waistbelt, and compression straps add stability.


  • Capacity: 100 oz (3.0 l)
  • Dimensions: 19 in x 12 in x 6 in (482 mm x 304 mm x 152 mm)
  • Volume: Cargo Only – 1100 cu. in. (18.0 l) • Including Water – 1280 cu. in. (20.9 l)
  • Weight: Empty Reservoir – 2.60 lbs (1.18 kg) • Filled Reservoir – 8.85 lbs (4.01 kg)
Brand Camelbak
Item Name H.A.W.G.® Hydration Pack
Color Desert Camouflage
Part Number 73100
Date circa 2002
Reference Link (Outdated)

Label Variants
Navy file photo of SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, from Patchogue, N.Y. Murphy was killed by enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission, Operation Red Wing, June 28, 2005, while leading a four-man team tasked with finding a key Taliban leader in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad, Afghanistan. The team came under fire from a much larger enemy force with superior tactical position. Murphy knowingly left his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters and was mortally wounded while exposing himself to enemy fire. While being shot and shot at, Murphy provided his units location and requested immediate support for his element. He returned to his cover position to continue the fight until finally succumbing to his wounds. U.S. Navy photo (RELEASED)
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