Many operators see the G4 Operator as the ultimate scout/sniper pack. It represents everything that Eberlestock has learned about the needs of the professional military sniper community. It is a true go-to-war pack, derived from the lessons learned from our Phantom and Gunslinger products.
When shooting from the pack, you have direct access to all of the pockets. The side pockets peel back to expose PALS-type webbing that can be used to mount ammo or other items.
The Operator has elements similar to other Eberlestock packs. Its layout is much like the Phantom, but it's bigger and has a two-chamber main compartment, plus the outer front pockets. Like the Gunslinger, the Operator's pack bag and BackscabbardTM are sewn integrally together. We've built the pack to satisfy the reality that a classic "drag bag" is rarely likely to be used by a modern military scout or sniper, and we gain some benefits of simplicity and weight savings by integrating the whole package into a single unit.
Note: The scabbard locks into the bottom of the pack when not being used to carry longer weapons.