TAD is releasing the third bag in their X-Pac line tomorrow. The Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 is a slick backpack design made from waterproof VX (X-Pac) sailcloth. Jordan Lam, a member of the TAD Junkies forum, was visiting the mothership yesterday and snapped some pics of a prototype.
As the name would imply, it’s a 25 Liter pack that has some of the same features as their Parallax Messenger Bag, but in an EDC sized backpack.
Reportedly, the Axiom 25 will have an internal frame sheet and should be more structured than the Azimuth, which was designed to be a packable lightweight travel bag.
The pack will expand to 40L by releasing a zipper, which you can see near the center of the bag in the picture above.
There will be many mounting points for TAD accessories, which has been the case with their recent designs. It’s not clear how much built-in organization it will have. I was able to run the Parallax without adding anything so it will be interesting to see what comes out of the box with this pack. Some of the accessories are useful depending on the wearer’s EDC. Certainly it’s great to have the option.
According to what I’ve heard, the Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 will sell for $350. That will no doubt send some who were interested into sticker shock. I’m waiting to hear on the dimensions and more information on the features before I make my decision.
The pack will be available exclusively from Triple Aught Design’s website.