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Exclusive Release | Alpha One Niner x Carryology Stealth Cobra Evade

by , June 11, 2021

We are honored to introduce a truly special piece for our Carry Collab XVI:

Introducing the Alpha One Niner x Carryology Stealth Cobra Evade!

A Carry Award champion, taken to new levels. 

We expect this pack to disappear faster than its stealthy namesake, so we recommend moving quickly if you want to score one via the shop link below:

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Note for international readers:

If you're purchasing the Stealth Cobra and the Matroskya Pouches as a set, your pack and pouches set will be shipped out on July 10th, due to Covid delays.


Alpha One Niner ships worldwide. 

Shipping prices set by UPS and USPS (shipping quotes do not include import taxes).


Alpha One Niner x Carryology Stealth Cobra Evade


  • Dimensions 19″ (H) x 12″ (W) (at base, tapers to 9″ top)
    • Depth (measured from front to back at the base) is 7″
    • Inside the main compartment it is 5.5″ deep
  • Weight is 4.3 lbs (1.95 kg)
  • Volume approximately 25L


  • Fabric, External – Dimension-Polyant’s X50 Tactical with Kevlar X-Ply
  • Fabric, Inside Backwall – Brookwood’s Squadron 1000D x 500D
  • Lining is 210D Blaze Orange Ripstop Nylon. 
  • Four (4) compartments for the EV1.5 Full:
    • A back dedicated laptop compartment (with a well-padded base) that will fit up to a 15″ laptop, and sleeves for your tablet and periodicals.
    • A middle main compartment that includes:
      • Two (2) zippered mesh pockets on the front wall
      • And a full rear wall laser cut PALS with loop.
    • Front organizer compartment that features:
      • 1 mesh zippered pocket on the front wall
      • A loop velcro back wall for front organizer panel – Type 01 (no elastic)
      • Key lanyard with dual D-ring locations.
    • And a rear concealed/covert compartment lined with Velcro loops – use a V-Kit for off-body CCW or slip an ultrabook or tablet in there. The zippered access (both sides) is approximately 12.5” and the compartment is approximately 18” H x 10” W.
  • Well-padded mesh back with a luggage handle pass-through along the air channel.
  • Top front EDC / Quick Access Pocket lined with Nilex.
  • Padded Sewn-In Adjustable Shoulder Straps with Load Lifters.
  • Side FLAT Elastic Pods (pouches)
  • Padded tubular webbing carry handle
  • Adjustable chest strap with 20mm Fidlock V-Buckle
  • Heavy-duty WooJin hardware
  • D-ring loops/hangers in the main compartment and the front organizer to accept Matroskya pouches.
  • #10 Reverse YKK zippers for main and laptop compartments, #8 RC for the rest
  • Stealth Cobra patch plus a matching pack fabric hook velcro patch for the front loop panel.
  • Each Evade 1.5 comes with one Type 1 organizer


Champion lifted to new levels

The Evade 1.5 Full won the 2020 Carry Awards in arguably the most competitive category of Best Everyday Bag. This is precisely why we chose this champion to collaborate on. A project that would represent one of the biggest challenges we’ve had to date: how to make a champion, a pack already fine-tuned three times, even better.

Alpha One Niner

Scales of Kevlar 

The exterior fabric is key for this pack, affecting the durability, weight, aesthetics, feel, and more. And our fabric of choice is really special. Dimension Polyant’s cutting-edge X50 with Kevlar X-Ply Ripstop. A fabric reinforced with the same stuff that’s used to stop bullets. A fabric that’s extremely abrasion-resistant, waterproof, tear-resistant, and light. And an incredible ‘look’ with high-vis yellow Kevlar crosshatches. 

We love it so much that we’ve cut out the liner to celebrate it. Cutting extra weight. And showing off what we call the Cobra scales.


So Slick and So Clean

We know from user feedback that the masses have a jonesing for the Evade 1.5 Full in a “slick” version. Something minimal, stealth and clean. 

And that's what we've delivered with the Stealth Cobra. Removing one element at a time, carrying it, testing, then repeating to create the ultimate balance of clean yet functional minimalism. 

There’s a famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery about design: “A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Alpha One Niner x Carryology Stealth Cobra Evade

Stealth Sides

Next, water bottle pockets. It’s something that is really controversial here among our readers, community members, and Carryology team members. Some need them. Some don’t. 

We've gone minimal on the exterior, and Helmie's new pocket design is a perfect complement to this pared-back feel. Completely functional pockets that are visually minimal and disappear when not in use. A perfect feature addition to a clean exterior, while maintaining those oh-so-clean lines.


Laser-Cut MOLLE Panels

One of the Evade 1.5’s strongest features is that the user can customize the internal rear wall by adding MOLLE/PALS accessory pouches to suit their specific needs. They can also hang Alpha One Niner’s Matroskya Pouches back there too (more on that later). While the current Evade design works great, this collab makes it even more awesome, reducing weight while keeping the same functionality and modularity. 

The back panel has been redone completely and is made out of the nearly invincible Brookwood Squadron 1000D x 500D laminate fabric. This stuff is incredibly strong. Superman would blush if he attempted and failed to tear it. Developed for the military and made in the USA to meet Berry amendment requirements, it costs nearly $75 per yard. Yes, you read that correctly. This fabric is end-of-the-world stuff. Well, luckily lasers are able to slice it, because the Squadron fabric is then precision laser zapped with rectangular holes to mount MOLLE pouches and then covered in loop Velcro for accessories with hook Velcro backing. Lighter, stronger, faster, better… and well, more awesome.

Hi-Vis Belly

Of course, we love that eye-piercing blaze orange liner. It’s our signature. And as mentioned in all previous collabs, this color is chosen to be a functional feature, providing high contrast in low-light situations, when you’re digging inside the compartments of your carry. 


Zipper Upgrade

Size #8 YKK zippers are great. But, in our opinion, when you’re going in and out of the main compartment 24/7, beefy #10 YKK reverse coil zippers are better.

So we upgraded the main compartment zipper and the laptop compartment zipper to the #10 for good measure, giving the Cobra that extra aggressive toothy warning hiss when its hood opens up to display its bright orange interior.


Fidlocks on the chest 

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that bring you the most joy. And when they’re something you’re interacting with on the reg, it’s even more important. So we swapped out the standard buckle and upgraded it with a 20mm V-BUCKLE. A pleasure to use one-handed, German design, and magnets. Win.


Cobra Matroskya 

We snuck in one last additional bonus accessory with this collaboration… as we’ve been big fans of Alpha One Niner’s Matroskya Pouches for some time. Named after the famous Russian nesting dolls, each set includes four different-sized pouches for your various organizational needs. Normally made from Cordura nylon or clear PVC, we opted to make them from Dimension Polyant X-Pac fabric, reversed to show off the same Kevlar grid X pattern “cobra scales” to match the interior of the Stealth Cobra. These are offered a la carte in limited quantities, so they don’t drive up the price of the backpack for those who choose to run their own organization or just don’t have a need for them. Nesting cobras, pretty rad.

The rise of the Stealth Cobra

When searching for the codename lots of you have come to love, we sat down with Helmie to talk, and asked if there were any specific creatures or characters or symbols that had some kind of significance in his personal history… He’d served in the Armed Forces, and was a military man through and through; was there anything from his story that could spark something… and he left the room and came back and held a plaque out… and there it was… a cobra coiled and rearing up, representing his HQ 6 Division. It was done. 

Our Senior Editor, Laurence Fry, a talented graphic designer, designed the patch to adorn the pack’s exterior Velcro field. This is our very first molded patch with a geometric cobra with orange eyes and orange fangs, in a striking position to face the viewer. Of course, like all of A19’s standard Evade backpacks, this collaboration Evade comes with a matching fabric panel to cover the Velcro field, if you choose to run the pack clean and stealthy. 

Releasing the Stealth Cobra

A Carry Award 1st place winner, reduced down to its essential core, with functional improvements and upgrades, made from a brutally tough waterproof X-Pac fabric, and more. The Evade 1.5 Full Stealth Cobra is here.

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Alpha One Niner x Carryology Stealth Cobra Evade


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