Designed to navigate the urban landscape with ease and discretion, the TAD Parallax Messenger is the perfect accomplice. A new perspective on single-shoulder carry systems, the Parallax is an adaptable and subtle solution to the challenges of everyday carry in the modern metropolis.
Equally at home as a shoulder bag or across the back as a messenger bag, the Parallax defies categorization. Quickly adaptable for left or right shoulder carry, the ambidextrous shoulder strap adjusts to the user’s preference. Dual cam buckles on the strap lock in your preferred fit and control the integrated webbing management system. When worn across the back, a stabilizer strap secures the bag in place during active pursuits, and stows discreetly when not in use.
Innovative magnetic buckles self-align and mechanically lock. Easily opened and closed with a single hand, the buckles are usable even with thick gloves. End-user removable for repair or reconfiguration, the magnetic buckles can be easily swapped for Cobra buckles or other 1" fastening hardware as desired. Dual webbing straps compress the bottom of the bag. The paneled foam bottom folds when compressed, creating a sleek profile.
Inspired by the intermodal container system, the Helix (HX) attachment system provides a lightweight, modular solution for configuring storage platforms. Helix supports standardized, interconnecting modules which can be configured as fixed or railed storage, a multitude of compression and attachment options, and paneled storage configurations.
The cavernous main compartment includes multiple Helix attachment points for use with a wide range of organizing accessories, including Transport Cubes, Control Panels, and Transport Sleeves. Inside the main compartment, an internal zippered pocket secures essentials and includes two Helix attachment points for smaller accessories. On either side of it, large open top pockets keep larger items such as water bottles easily accessible. An open-top pocket concealed behind the front panel includes an integrated admin panel, keeping everyday carry items organized and available.
The single strap design allows the Parallax to be easily rotated to the front for quick access without removing the bag. Protected from the main compartment's contents and padded for comfort against your back, an ambidextrous zippered pocket on the back panel protects flat equipment such as tablets or laptops up to 15”. An external drop pocket at the center front allows smaller items to be quickly accessed without opening the main flap.
Featuring two Helix attachment points, the drop pocket is compatible with our Admin Panel 1 and forthcoming accessories. A centered welt pocket conceals 3 rows of 1” webbing, compatible with small accessories such as bike lights, folding knives, or our S1 and S2 sheaths. The padded, tubular nylon carry handle lies flat when not in use.
The Parallax utilizes advanced materials to create a lightweight but resilient carry system. Originally developed as a high-performance sailcloth, the shell is a durable, weather-resistant ripstop nylon laminated with a structurally reinforcing scrim. Strategically placed Hypalon and a reinforced, bathtub bottom ensure durability over regular long-term use. Extended, self-folding gussets keep your gear protected from the elements.
- Black MultiCam
- Polyant VX-21RS (Shell) - Polyant VX-42 (Bottom) - Polyant VX-03 (Lining)
- 45.72 x 30.48 x 12.7
- Product Weight (g)
- TAD RAPTOR WATERPROOF HOODIE BLACK