Wanted SAS Para Bergen

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Tim Ha

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Apr 24, 2020
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Hi All,

Just joined this site as a full member, great source of info!

I am looking for an SAS Para Bergen (the external frame olive green old type from 1980’s). If anyone has one in good condition they would sell please let me know. I will pay a good price for a decent one. Everything on eBay is pretty knackered.

Thanks all

Tim
 

Oliver G

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I picked up a load many years ago and sold them to the army surplus store next to the mcdonalds in Salisbury, there were still some when I went back last year so it might be worth giving them a bell, I'll keep my beadys peeled
 

Wildgoose

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They don’t always age well unfortunately, the nylon tends to delaminate and degrade meaning many of them ended up being binned.
They’ve not been issued for 30 years but I bet there are a few in sheds out there.
 

SCOMAN

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Silvermans don't have complete packs but do have parts. You could give them a call and between them and eBay cobble together a pack.

 

SCOMAN

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The Swiss used a similar fabric updating their 'Salt and Pepper' canvas pack. Essentially they built the same pack but in Butyl type fabric. They're easier to come by, this type of thing;

 

Tim Ha

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Thanks for the responses all. The Swiss pack looks interesting but I am specifically after the sas para bergen. As wildgoose says there must be some knocking around in people’s sheds or attics.
 

SCOMAN

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From hearsay evidence they were pretty uncomfortable. The change from that to the PLCE bergen was very quickly taken up and probably saved a few backs in the process.
 
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Its not the same, but i have a classic army issue 'H Frame' bergen somewhere in the loft. Still with a Karrimor branded frame! I did it up a few years ago as i loved the idea of using it, but in the end never got round to doing anything with it.
 

SCOMAN

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Out of pure geek interest can you post the photos on the forum. I remember seeing a few matelots using them having got them in a 'trade' but have never seen good detail on one.
 
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