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One of the most sought after countries for military surplus is Austria. Why? For two reasons, the first being Austrian military goods are of the highest quality and the second being they have a "non-military" appearance due to their lack of a distinctive camouflage pattern. This large rucksack from the Austrian Alpine Division meets both of these requirements easily and once you see all of the features it has you'll surely want to add one to your collection.
The first thing you will notice about this large backpack is while it is large it doesn't feel large when you pick it up. When the Austrian Army designed it they spent a lot of time ensuring that the backpack was well balanced with the weight evenly distributed. This level of engineering is what allows you to carry such a large load in the rucksack without feeling the strain on your back. With the fully adjustable padded shoulder straps and ventilated padded back you will not strain carrying this backpack fully loaded into the back country.
Perhaps the most important thing you look for in a bag is the storage it provides. This Austrian rucksack has a massive 75L volume between the main compartment, detachable top cover, and external pockets. You will find you can pack this backpack full of all of your essential gear and will still have room left for anything you manage to pick up on your travels. The interior main compartment is expandable and can also be accessed from either the top opening or a bottom access area that is hidden behind the zippered lower external pocket. Should you find it necessary to have a day pack for a few hours away from your base camp, the top of this rucksack detaches to provide you with a water resistant small day pack. The possibilities for this backpack are limitless with these features and capabilities that it provides.