The British Army PLCE Infantry Long Rucksack is the most widely issued backpack in the world. Virtually all soldiers in the British Army have been issued this pack and it has seen near universal issuance in British Commonwealth countries. This wide issuance has seen this pack used in every climate and every part of the world where it performed flawlessly for the soldier carrying his gear inside.
We have this legendary backpack available in two forms, one that has the zip-on/zip-off side pockets and one that does not. British Army Special Air Service commandos always removed the zippered pockets as they provide more storage yet increase the width of the pack. If you want to roll with your British Army Rucksack the same way their elite soldiers do, order yours without the zippered side pockets. Should you want the extra cargo space these side pockets provide, we have authentic and all original side pockets attached.
|Manufacturer||British Army Surplus|
|Shoulder Straps||Yes, Adjustable|
|Material||1000D Cordura Nylon|
|Brand||British Army Surplus|
Several Pros and Cons:
Pros= Decent price, well-made, heavy-duty, very capacious (got it with pockets), has padded hip-belt (a must-have in a pack this voluminous) ***Short version of LPCE may not have belt padding!
Cons= Definitely well-used, broken rivet on support stay, compression straps cut on one side, broken bungee cord on "brain".
Decided to keep it because of this ruck's limited availability and cost from other sources. The various condition issues look repairable: the rivet should be an easy fix, the straps will need extensions sewn on but the repair of the bungee cord will require cutting I'm afraid and I'm trying to figure out the least damaging way to fix it. Suggestions welcome!