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British surplus pack for $20

New postby DavidEnoch on Thu 21 Aug 2008 20:44

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http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MIL2114-1.html

Cheaper Than Dirt is selling a really nice British military surplus backpack for $20. I bought one last week and I was really impressed.
The pack is fairly large (20" x 15" x 9" but has zippers to reduce the size by half. It is made of nylon canvas. It is pretty light weight for a military pack. It is top opening. It has aluminum stay support structure, good shoulder belts and a good padded waist belt. It has straps top and bottom to tie on additional gear. It has a flap which will cover the shoulder and waist belt and make it into a duffle bag. It has two heavy handles at the top for hand carry. My bag looked almost new. It was missing one half of the waist buckle and I will have to replace that.

I would like to see what supplimentary bags the British attached to this bag. Maybe someone will know.

Thanks,

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Re: British surplus pack for $20

New postby wildcat on Fri 22 Aug 2008 12:47

i saw those and thought about ordering one. Good price. do you have picks of YOUR bag?
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Re: British surplus pack for $20

New postby DavidEnoch on Fri 22 Aug 2008 17:16

No, I haven't taken any pictures of mine. On mine the fabric and straps look like new. There is a name written on a patch between the shoulder straps so I guess it was at least assigned to someone. The colors of the fabric are not faded out on mine. When I opened up, I was sure it was brand new. My brother has asked me to pick one up for him next time I am in Fort Worth.

I'll try to remember to take some pictures of my pack.

I definitely recommend getting one of these packs.

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Re: British surplus pack for $20

New postby LD on Sat 23 Aug 2008 14:58

I guess I got lucky, or not as opinion might dictate, when my boys came home from the Marines. I have Molly and Cammelback gear, and one fantastic tac-vest, all over the garage. If they think they are getting this stuff back to carry books at college they are crazy!

Combined with all my surplus Alice gear i will probably never need another rucksack.

That is a nice looking pack though.
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Re: British surplus pack for $20

New postby DavidEnoch on Sat 27 Sep 2008 22:38

I finally took some pictures.
This first picture shows the side of the pack with the zipper opened that gives the pack more room
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l177/woguph/?action=view&current=IMG_0276.jpg
This pictures shows the side zippers closed for a smaller sized pack
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l177/woguph/?action=view&current=IMG_0275.jpg
Back view of the pack
http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l177/woguph/?action=view&current=IMG_0274.jpg

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