First Look: ALPS OutdoorZ Ghost 30 EDC Backpack

posted on October 26, 2020

ALPS OutdoorZ is known for making extreme-duty packs and innovative gear for hunters. Now the company is rolling out its first everyday carry solution for those of us who carry a defensive firearm. The new ALPS OutdoorZ Ghost 30 was developed to provide discrete carry options in a practical, daily-use platform.

The Ghost 30 is ideal for those situations where on-body carry of a defensive firearm is not practical or possible. The pack is built to satisfy both daily and work-related needs as well as be suitable for use in recreational activities. The Ghost 30 allows personal defense practitioners to maintain a defensive condition anywhere they go, due the design which incorporates firearm carry options within the pack itself.

The Ghost 30 is ergonomically designed to wear comfortably and to withstand hard use thanks to its tough, lightweight Cordura fabric, and is built with the same rugged-use intent as ALPS OutdoorZ's heralded hunting packs. The padded shoulder straps, along with an integrated sternum strap and a padded back panel, combine to provide optimal load distribution and a custom fit for comfortable carry. Also included are multiple interior and easy-access pockets for storing up to two laptops and other essentials.

At the heart of the pack is an ambidextrous-access carry pocket for a defensive firearm that is positioned behind the back panel and secured via left- and right-side zippers. The material inside the pocket is lined with loop fabric, allowing holsters with hook-and-loop backing material to attach inside the pocket for quick deployment. The front panel also features loop fabric, enabling users to position their holster for front-panel access, or adding additional accessories.

ALPS OutdoorZ Ghost 30 Specifications

  • Ambidextrous concealed carry pocket will accommodate hook and loop style holsters
  • Rugged, lightweight Cordura fabric
  • 2 padded laptop sleeves for versatility
  • Front panel that is lined with loop fabric for attaching accessories
  • Additional storage in top lid
  • Padded sunglasses case pocket on the top of the pack
  • Hidden daisy chain
  • Interior pockets for extra magazines and writing utensils
  • 5 interior zippered mesh pockets easy storage
  • Side pockets with compression straps
  • Unique full-access zipper path
  • Hydration compatible with two side-outlet hydration ports
  • Includes rain cover

MSRP for the Ghost 30 is $129.99. For more information about this product and other gear from ALPS OutdoorZ, please visit


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