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What's your favourite Army Surplus Bag?

Discussion in 'Carrying' started by BaileyCluskey, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Very nice! it genuinely looks proffesionaly made!
     
  2. leaky5

    leaky5 Maker Plus

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    Thanks, I am quite pleased with this one, should finish it off over the next day or so.
     
  3. ratzer

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    Thats looks really nice, exactly what i've been looking for, but in khaki or brown
     
  4. leaky5

    leaky5 Maker Plus

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    Here it is, side by side with the MTP one.

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  5. Chainsaw

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    British Army NATO deployment bag, use it for going my holidays, great bag, tough, easy to carry and haul on and off various transport.

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    Cheers,
    Alan
     
  6. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Excellent, you've really got the hang of this now. That really is a nice job!
     
  7. Laurence Milton

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    Am a fan of both the large ALICE and Swedish lk35 bags. Of course, as ever it depends what someone wants to do.........
    But for the money, these bags are tough no nonsense hard to beat, if you want external frames?
     
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  8. Big G

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    goodjob
    When ya going in to production ;)
     
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  9. leaky5

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    Lol, I am not. I have come to the conclusion that there is not market for this type of bag.

    You can pick the MTP bag up for £15 and it is really well made, a few weeks back at Sports Direct, you could be a Karrimor Sabre 45 up for £50, people seem to want cheap.

    If I put this bag up for sale for say £50-60, I am sure I would get zero response. I recently put 4 bags up on a bushcraft FB page, only one has sold and for just a little more that the material costs.
    The other have had no response, bar a couple of 'likes'.

    I have one more idea for a 'cheap' bag I am going to knock one up and stick it on the FB group and see what happens. This one will require minimal work and materials.
     
  10. smiff

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    My favourite winter bag is the French Army Sac a Dos F3, full review here:
    [video=youtube;ST-oSSIHfqc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST-oSSIHfqc[/video]

    Spring and Autumn I tend to use the LK70 and in Summer the LK35 depending on the circumstances.
     
  11. garethw

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    Hi there
    I have two favourites..
    1) The Lowe alpine Sting.. a cracking all round pack, both size wise and comfort wise. A rival to the popular Karrimor Sabre 45, but getting hard to find these days.
    2) The medium ALICE pack with Molle Gen 2 straps, sleep system carrier and kidney belt, on a Down East Plastic frame. Strong versatile, and comfortable to carry..

    cheers
    Gareth
     
  12. ph5172

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    I am taken with the old army (ww2) small pack in shoulder configuration and the Godfrey first aid bag of the same design
     
  13. Mowmow

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    Oops sorry wrote a detailed post about my veshmeshok but turns out I already posted!
     
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    Here is a few pics of my Czechoslovakian Paratrooper vz.85 Pack / Rucksack With East German Poncho full of flaps and pockets. Detachable yoke/harness and even has a built in strap to use as a messenger style bag.
     
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    I really enjoy my US Assault Pack. It kinda forces me to reduce the amount of gear I want to bring :)

    Did a review of it on Youtube.
     
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    Thanks for the direction - I finally got round to this today. Used graphite RIT DyeMore. I'm really pleased with the results. Jet black with just a hint of the DPM underneath. Even the plastic buckles and hooks turned black
     
  17. clydeman

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    Love this british army 35l pack, and its now my everyday ruc.....and being a canny scot it was only £15..have gave it some abuse and its standing up well...:)
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  18. lancs lad

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    I'm currently using the karrimor sf sabre 45 I love it, before that I was using the rush 72
     
  19. Snufkin

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    It's not strictly surplus but the old issue Finnish border patrol pack is still in production and is my fave. Super comfy and quiet. The downside is it ain't cheap.
     

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