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There has always been a clear need for combat forces to have a reliable and well made backpack for transporting equipment while in the field. The British Army has recognized this and designed this field pack for general issue to soldiers in every branch of the British Armed Forces. Soldiers both in and out of active duty have praised these packs for being well made, easy to use, and comfortable to carry.
When selecting a rucksack, you want to consider two features above all others. These two features are carrying capacity and comfort of carry. On these two criteria, these black field packs are exceptional. For carrying capacity, the main cargo compartment holds 30L of storage which has become the new recognized standard for packs of this size. Far from being limited to the main cargo compartment, these field packs also feature two large zippered side storage compartments and a unique bottom zippered pocket. These external pockets allow you to put essential equipment in them for quicker access, where your non essentials can stay in the main compartment. For comfort of carry, you'll find the padded back and adjustable shoulder straps will make even full loads feel light and manageable when packed in these black field packs.
Normally I trust these guys to not send out stuff that is seriously worn out and have been lucky, until now. This bag is really messed up. A friend of mine purchased one and it looked great, so I thought I could do the same. This bag is very used and missing zipper pulls, which aren't a huge issue, but the worn out part is. Careful when you purchase. You may get a lemon.
Some of the waterproof lining is coming loose in spots. The bag can be accessed from the top and zippered bottom. Good sized side pockets, has a pocket in the lid. Well constructed. The zippers are actually larger than I think they should be. The shoulder straps are actually smaller than the straps that hold down the lid, they are large enough to do the job. Mine had little wear other than the waterproof lining looked great after a trip through the front loader washer, looked good before the trip. If it wasn't for the lining damage it would be 5 stars for quality. Are the zipper pulls high quality ? no but who cares.
Used but still has years of use. Had to replace a couple of zipper pulls with paracord, but how hard is that? I like the fact that it doesn't look military. Great emergency bag for my vehicle.
It's not a bad pack but it's not a good one either. All the zipper pulls are breaking - needing to fabricate new ones with paracord
This is a good quality bag at a better price point than what you would find from a commercial manufacturer. It is a great size to carry all your things for a day out. It is one of the few military surplus bags that doesn't look military. Mine is definitely used, with wear to the waterproof lining on the lid, but still fully functional. It is definitely worth the price.
I was very fortunate to get one of these while in stock. It's roomier than expected and has replaced my Kelty Red wing pack as my GHB. It carries very well and is quite comfortable loaded, even without a waist strap. Mine appears nearly new, is well made, and could take a lot of abuse. The heavy duty cordura material is well stitched and reinforced appropriately. Get one of these if you get a chance, you will not be disappointed. I have many day and overnight packs, and this is one of my favorites.
Mine came well used but a lot of life left in it. Straps on the small size but fits snug to body, for the price a good deal. More of a day pack compared to my F2 pack in my order, gonna get used a lot. Thanks!
I have to agree with Jake about the thin webbing, but you get a well constructed pack with heavy duty zippers for the money. I ordered 2 and am happy with my purchase
You never know what your going to get when you order something online but keep shooting did it again. Great little pack the straps aren't as thick as I would think would be on a mil surplus pack. Everything appears to be double stitched and it is all great quality. I'm very impressed with this pack. Don't hesitate just get it.
This is a nice little pack for the money and well built. It has alot of areas to store items.