I just got in the Triple Aught Design Azimuth Pack. I initially purchased the Black/Brindle version but quickly sold it and put in my order for the all black edition along with the Admin Panel 1.
The Black/Brindle combo was interesting but I just love all black bags. And, as you can see, it’s a gorgeous pack. The VX-21 Sailcloth material has a striking diamond pattern and a sheen to it. Pictures really don’t do it justice.
I’ll cover the features in more detail later in my review but let’s be clear. One use case for the Azimuth is a packable option that can be paired with the Meridian Transport Case or other luggage for carry as a primary or secondary when you arrive at your destination. But this isn’t a run-of-the-mill packing cube backpack. It’s very feature rich with multiple access points, internal and external zippered pockets, helix attachment points for customization, two water bottle pockets, and advanced water-resistant materials.
The straps are unstructured and minimalist.
The Azimuth, as with other packs in this same class, is designed for light duty. For heavier loads, look to Triple Aught Design’s Fastpack EDC and Litespeed or another option entirely.
The Admin Panel 1 pairs well with the Azimuth. It slides on rails so that it can be removed and accessed outside the pack without having to detach it. It also features the same water-resistant materials including a YKK Aquaguard zippered compartment.
It mounts to the two Helix attachment points at the top of the Azimuth’s main compartment.
Stay tuned for a full review. Coming soon!