You know what I would like to see? A medium to large ruck that can be attached to an ALICE frame but that has MOLLE/PAL modularity for fitting pouches to the outside. I love the ALICE frame. It is comfortable, sturdy, and rugged and I have used ALICE rucks for almost 25 years. In fact, I used my ALICE ruck in preference to the POS internal frame MOLLE ruck I was issued. The internal frame rucks are garbage from my perspective.
I currently use a large ALICE ruck for my pre-pack BOB and while it is adequate I am unhappy that it is not really modular. There is also the fact that a large ruck is actually too big, I am constantly tempted to tweak it and add more crap than I probably need.
A ruck midway in size between the ALICE Medium and Large that has a PAL ladder on the outside instead of pouches would be the perfect fit I think. I have looked and looked and have not been able to find anything remotely like what I want.
I might actually pitch it to several companies and see if they think it makes sense as well. I assume I am not the only guy out there that loves the ALICE frame or toting heavy loads long distances. Sound off – does anybody else think this is a good idea?