This Czech Military Canvas Bag is an authentic military surplus bag that has unlimited potential uses. These bags are sized right, are made to military standards, have features like an integrated shoulder strap and more. While the Czech army used these primarily as gas mask bags, we feel they are more general purpose bags due to the size and configuration of the main storage compartment.
We have sold these high quality Czech Army bags for many years and have noticed some minor differences over time. Some of the more vintage bags are made with heavier grade canvas than the newer bags. There are also differences in the way the buttons interact with the top flap where the newer bags use material to close the button while the older bags use what looks almost like Czech paracord.
|Manufacturer||Czech Army Surplus|
Yes, a Must Have. Another great item in great condition. Holds lunch, a six-pack of beer or some raingear. This and the Finnish one are classics.
What a steal for the price. I use these for camera bags or other utility when on short trips. Plenty of room for a few items and big enough it doesn’t look like a purse. Should have gotten a few.
Bought 1 as a sample and then ordered 2 more. These are a great travel bag, carried important papers, camera and personal items on my motorcycle trips. Holds right amount of items, not to big and not to small, and is easy to store in a saddle bag. Makes a nice, small Range bag. Nice, adjustable shoulder strap. Very durable and great protection for all sorts of items. Buy 2 or more the first time so you don't have to reorder later.
I got mine on Daily Deals and it was a price I just couldn't pass up. Mine's marked from 1973. It's a simple, no-nonsense bag as others have said, but it has some features like the strap, a thin second strap that seemed designed to keep it secure to your person (which seems insane because the string would never hold up to combat or training if that is what it's for... I tied mine around itself just to tuck it out of the way.) And it has a little pocket on the inside. The flap over it is also a little silly in that it uses two dress shirt-like buttons to tie up, which isn't so bad, but not optimal in any way by modern standards. It also don't seal or zip up, so while large stuff like notebooks would never fall out, smaller items like a pen or penknife could. (Imagine what stuff soldiers could have lost back in the day with these?)
None of that is to diss the item, just to compare its use then to its place in nowadays. It's a neat little relic, and I like to use mine as a satchel (or manpurse if you prefer) to carry notebook, pens, books, or whatever I need for that day. Would be a cool school bag, a bag for the kids or their toys, a bag for tools or other stuff...
These are very nice bags with multiple uses. There seems to be several varieties out there. Some of them have short flaps like the one shown that might limit closing it when full. I have others that have longer flaps. Either way, great small bag for almost anything. I use mine for ammo and brass at the range.
Bought this from ebay and it makes a nice haversack to take some things on a day hike.
Like these bags so much I have 3 of them. I washed one in the laundry with a very small amount of bleach 2 or 3 capfulls and it faded into more of a desert tan. So my advice is if you want it OD Green don't wash it if you want it tan wash it with a splash of Clorox
Good size bag, my example was issued but in good condition. Can't beat it for the price.
There's a reason these are called breadbags - they fit a good loaf inside nicely. Great for everyday use and quick access. I've had a few and they're all about the same shape.
I like this bag because it's a non-nonsense field bag without a lot of compartments. The buttons mean fast access to whatever I need, when I need it. The bag is also not made of a rough material, so it can easily adjust for over stuffing. Just be careful not to pop a button!
Fits a m65 gasmask and 1-2 filters well. A little wear but nothing to be worried about.
there was only two left in stock when i ordered mine. i was very happy when i got it, it was in perfect condition and for 8 bucks you cant beat it, these bags go for 20 bucks or more at the gun and knife shows in PA. there was no rips or holes in it at all nor was there stains. this bag will be with me on camping and hunting trips. there are 3 pockets on the inside, belt loops and 2 shoulder straps and it will be part of my bug out bag. thank you keep shooting
I bought this at the same time as a Finnish Gas Mask bag. This one has less interior pockets. I originally thought it was a thinner or flimsier bag. Its just lighter and made out of softer material. Possible a flaxen blend or something. But the stitching and construction is just as solid as the Finnish bag. The straps on this one are wider. There are also a couple webbing belt loops on the back. There are 2 useful interior pocket/loops and a miniscule pocket also.
It needs some minor cleanup, some fraying threads to cleanup on the inside and both loop pockets need some reinforcement sown on the bottom (they did the top of the loops correct and properly folded them over and sewed them down, but got lazy on the other side.
Overall condition VG. No rips, tears or stains.
Im pleased with my Czech surplus gear. I like the vintage feel of this bag and it goes along with the Czech m60 bag well. I feel like I'll be buying two more. I know i will always find a use for one. Great size for a first aid kit too.
Super cheap haversack pick one up while you can.
Bought two of these, countless uses, use one as a haversack when camping to gather tinder material in, and have the other rolled up in the bottom of my pack with my FAK stowed in it
I've had this bag for almost a year now, and I've put it through a pretty good workout. I mostly use it for Boy Scouts where it acts as a means of transporting first aid supplies, as a survival kit, as a possibles bag, as an EDC bag , etc. You can really pack a lot of gear into it, and so far I haven't been able to spot any failures or weak spots in its construction even under a pretty heavy loadout. I think I will be purchasing a few more to setup as emergency kits for my vehicles.
This bag has many uses, especially on range day. Well made and worth every penny.
Extremely versatile bag that can be used for dozens of activities. I have even use it as a dump pouch for my spent magazines. These bags go for a lot more money elsewhere.
Really good for gas masks and survival kits!The best one!
I use it to store/carry my odd shaped SKS 20rd/TAPCO Magazines
I purchased these for two of my employees and they love them! They are more practical and fashionable than some handbags, and the Czech emblem and proof marks on these bags make them particularly interesting. One of the best small packs available on this site, as witnessed by the fact that they are often out of stock.
After several of these arrived from Keep Shooting I was surprised to find they were larger than depicted in the catalog. I take these camping and fishing and they work out perfectly. Plenty of room inside,well made and stitched & the carrying strap is useful.
This is a gas mask bag as issued by the Czechoslovakian Army (CSLA) during their time in the Warsaw Pact. The bag I received was in great condition, with no holes, rips or blemishes. The stitching is tight and intact. The bag is cotton canvas, drab brown in color, and is closed with two brown bakelite buttons with the CSLA crest. Inside there is one small pocket, and two wide loops. Originally intended to hold pieces to the gas mask, they work great holding a water bottle in place. The outside has a shoulder strap, a thinner strap that goes around your body to secure the bag, and two loops you can thread your belt through, to secure the bag to your side...Ebay dealers out of Europe are offering these bags at $30, so why not by them at a much better price from Keepshooting?
The uses for this bag are endless. Excellent deal for eight bucks.
Not quite as sturdy as its us counterpart but a very spacious and well made bag. Fits Czech and other thinner gas masks very well.
Size is about 11 x 10 x 4. Mine was like John. it had the loops of heavy cord. One of the loops looked warned. After using it twice, the look broke and now I have only one loop to close bag. That is why I gave it 3 stars in quality
I was using it as my pistol range bag. I will try my luck with another one
This is a very nice quality bag. Mine is well used, but in very good condition. I just consider it to be field tested.
Mine does have one small difference from the photo. Instead of the leather buttonhole tabs shown, mine has loops made of heavy cord. It's not an important difference in my opinion, but in case it matters to you, there it is.
Mine has a clip on a 2 ft. lanyard that comes from inside the bag. Not sure what that's intended for, but I can imagine putting a key ring on it. The keys wouldn't get lost, but you could still pull them out of the bag to use them.
Great bag but you should get more in stock would buy a lot more.
good bag NEED TO GET MORE IN STOCK
A bag perfect for lots of things. I used mine for carrying my lunch from home to school. Great quality for a cheap price.
Bought 2 of these and they make great field bags or small vehicle emergency bag. Great Buy!!!
I bought one of these and they work well and are extremely durable and well made for the price.
Bought 2 of these bags...buying 2 more today.
Just got two of these bags, definitely a good buy. They are used and a bit musty of course (a quick wash and airing out should fix that), and if you want to adjust the shoulder strap, it's a bit tight, but it can certainly be done.
These are good additions to a Bug Out Bag as they are light and hold a decent amount of small items in them. Very easy to throw over the shoulder and go somewhere with. One for first aid, another for food..lots of possibilities.
I grabbed several of these bags when I was in the store. A great price at 2 bucks each.
I can imagine that the same bag would sell on the Sportsmans Guide or Cheeper than Dirt for much more.
Keepshooting beats their price.
I bought 2 of these bags for myself and a friend. You can really tell that they are used, but that doesn't affect the usefulness of them. They are great for the range, and I highly recommend these bags. They are great for the price!