The ALICE system is awesome. More durable than my flimsy, loose current issue MOLLE systems. With the ALICE pack, the frame distributes weight to your legs, not your shoulders. The ALICE systems also has multiple pouches and can be easily modified to add pouches, and straps. Alice to molle adaptors (8465-01-465-2062) are used to attach Molle pouches, canteen, shovel and ka-bar. A must have for the field.