As noted, each German flecktarn haversack offered by Keepshooting.com is an authentic German military surplus item. These haversacks were originally designed for and used by service men and women enlisted in the German heer, or army, which is one of the five service branches that makes up the Bundeswehr, or unified armed forces of Germany. Interestingly, these haversacks serve as a singular component of the German LKS load-bearing equipment system, which includes a variety of packs, pouches and holsters that are designed for attachment to the LKS webbing belt and is similar in nature to the United States' All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment, or ALICE, system.
Though we cannot confirm the issuance of each German flecktarn haversack, they appear to be unissued and remain in excellent condition, far from the end of their service lives. As such they remain free from the typical rips, tears, stains and scents that are characteristic of previously issued military surplus. Those looking for a small military surplus for everyday carry will find the German flecktarn haversack an excellent option.
The German flecktarn haversack, which sports the unmistakable German flecktarn camouflage, boasts an extremely durable construction and is made almost entirely of 1050 denier nylon, also known as ballistic nylon. This material is known for its extreme durability and resistance to abrasions, which make it an excellent choice for use in outdoor gear and equipment. In addition to the nylon, the bag also sports military-grade stitching that ensures your bag will remain in usable condition for years to come. The bag itself offers one main storage compartment with access coming via an oversized closure flap that is secured via two adjustable plastic buckles. This compartment, which measures approximately 10 1/2 inches tall, 10 1/2 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches deep, also contains two side pockets that run the entire length of the compartment itself. Other features include a rubberized vinyl lining, metallic drainage grommets and a shoulder strap for comfortable transport.
The only remaining interesting aspect regarding the German flecktarn haversack is the fact that the NATO Stock Number (NSN) is printed on the underside of the closure flap. An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the haversack is 8465-12-328-1698, which identifies it as a persoenlich tasche, which translates loosely to "personal bag." The "8465" identifies it as a piece of individual equipment while the "12" signifies that the piece is from Germany. The remaining digits are an item number.
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You wont find a better bag "anywhere" for this price! In face you'll pay way more than $10.95 for one half as good as this one. I know, I've been searching and looking at different ones and the prices just turn me off! I could not fine anything wrong with the one I received, in fact it looked rather new. I made a good buy on this one, Thanks Keepshooting!
This bag really surprised me of its size when I received it: much bigger than I was anticipating. Now I understand why it was called a butt pack here and there. Aside from that, the bag is brand-spanking new and had a funky smell that has dissipated since being outside the sealed bag it came in.
It will serve me well whatever I decide to throw in it. Never saw a better price online anywhere for these. Very pleased!
Bought it for a new lunch bag while out riding trails. The bag is strong water resistant with drain holes. Good sized buckles and straps can hold stuff on top like a shirt rolled up or jacket . Inside 2 pockets can hold a bottle or can on each side. Of course the camo is good looking too.
I ordered 2. Really versatile accessory for storage and the strap makes it easy to grab in a hurry. Roomy, large enough for my lap top, weather resistant and plan to rig the pair for saddle bags on the trail bike.
This haversack is abut the size of a mask carrier, looks brand new and I will probably buy a few more! Great construction and just totally cool!
I bought 2 for a range bags, but the kids took them to use as purse's . So I had to order more, fantastic quality and very heavy nylon .And you got to love the price. Order while you can this Flecktarn camo is getting popular with the kids.
Seems to be sturdy and well constructed. Thickly rubberized on the inside. The smell was strong and not pleasant at first, but after letting it air out outside for a week most of the odor subsided. The shoulder strap stows without affecting the cover, but when the shoulder strap is in use it doesn't allow the cover to lay flat. Overall a nice looking bag that should hold up to whatever you throw in it.
Glad I ordered this. I love to bushcraft but don't have the time to go out as far as I would like as often as I'd like. This brings me to using a few different setups depending where I go. I use this for the sort couple of hour jaunt. I've set up with the alice adapters and use it on a belt. Very sturdy.
This has become my accessory bag for camping. It replaced my old shaving kit bag from bootcamp that I was using before, as it was running out of room inside. I do like this better for a few other reasons. It has a carrying strap, it has more room (main reason for replacement), and it has a couple of extra compartments stitched into the interior to help keep my gear better organized.
Only thing I don't care much for is the stench it came with, as it smells like it sat next to something dead combined with a chemical overtone. Ive never smelled anything like it to be honest, and I hope it eventually fades.
Aside from the unpleasant odor its a great bag, and it will be getting used quite a bit on my camping trips. Get one if you are needing a water resistant bag with compartments inside, that's easy to tote around.
Mine was bought to accompany the similarly new/unissued German Army Flecktarn Parka. My intention is to use it in IDPA matches for range day ammunition, water, hearing protection, and miscellaneous shooting support gear. The bag arrived as advertised-brand new/unissued. As with the parka, this would be an excellent price for a issued surplus item with light to medium usage; as a brand new bag, it's simply a superb buy. Adding a slider clip for the excess straps enabled a grab handle to be created (as well as providing a neat solution to the excess strap length). The inner compartments at the ends are perfectly sized for Nageline water bottles up to 1 liter size.
The German Flecktarn Haversack held all my day hike gear and still had room for more. I plan to use it for carrying any gear that I would need if there were an emergency while hiking/camping.
It is good enough for everyday use as the kids general carry bag for school books or a small computer or tablet. Very good value for the money.
use it for man bag at the gun shows, at range for mag/ammo dump, great quality
I use mine to carry ammo to the range. You’d be surprised how much this can hold. It looks to be unissued, had a date tag in the early 2000’s.
The Flecktarn Bag I received was in new condition Typical German quality, top-notch construction. Great with my other flecktarn gear
got this pack/bag for just about anything to do in the outdoors and it serves its purpose well. It is completely new and unissued. It is so well made.you cannot buy another at this price. I always get military surplus anything. For the money you get very quality goods. Keepshooting has become my favorite site!
These are very high quality and durable. Mine appears new, with no wear to the rubberized lining, and such pristine flecktarn that it routinely beats me at hide-and-go seek in the woods. Don't toss it up in the tree canopy and attempt watching it fall, it will elude your gaze, then wallop you in the face.
One minor beef I have with this bag is the shoulder strap not being detachable, and its attachment points are oddly placed under the edges of the top flap, pulling the flap edges up if your bag is heavy.
The total shoulder strap length is about 40 inches (yielding about 20 inches from shoulder to top of bag), which leaves the bag a bit high on my 6 foot plus frame, riding above the waist if you sling the strap fascist-style diagonally across the chest. Moral of the story, don't be a fascist. Or specifically a fascist with a flecktarn haversack. Be at least an old British imperialist, they can wear it diagonally, too.
The bag back has the German LKS plastic 'nubs' for attaching to a German web belt. These may be a minor annoyance if the bag is only used as a shoulder bag, but you could carefully drill out the rivets and remove these if desired. I'll bet most are like me and wouldn't want to 'spoil' its original condition.
My haversack is brand new and will fit my needs perfectly. Great for a day hike, lunch, edc, camera bag. Since it's lined, should also be waterproof. A great bag, even your wife will like it!
The Flecktarn Bag I received was in new condition. Quality German made (as expected) I love the Flecktarn camo. I am keeping it hidden from my son, he will claim for his own. Perfect to take to the gun show to haul around ammo, magazines and other goodies you pick up there. Those cheap plastic bags vendors give you to haul your stuff around in looks so sissy. This is a true MAN'S European shoulder bag. Material looks to be the same as that of the Flecktarn G3 magazine pouches (tough) which I also love. I bought this one and the British Camo bag as well.
I use mine to put spare loaded ar15 mags in works just fine
This bag, made in Germany by Sturm is made to last.
will be great to take to the range or any application for
This haversack is great! Very happy with this purchase, goes great with my other flecktarn gear. I'll probably be coming back for at least one more.
Cordura strength with vinyl lining and draining holes. Designed for the Bundeswehr modular system it also includes a shoulder strap. Unissued, mine was dated 3/2001 It comes with 2 interior pockets and think flap pocket in the interior back. It unfortunately lacks that authentic musty reek of most surplus and instead just smells of honest petrochemicals.
This piece of rugged equipment is commonly referred to as a combat pack.
Great quality and construction. Bag is a nice size also. Very happy with purchase.
I love this bag. I do not have any haversack, but it does hold multiple small items inside. It is great for holding your multi tool/ Swiss army knife, band aids, or any other smaller items you may have that relate to the outdoors. I personally use this for my flare gun since I have attached a laser sight to it and the flare gun holster will not hold it while it is closed. This fits it perfectly with other room for other items. It has one large pocket in the middle and two smaller pockets, one on each side.
Typical German quality, same top-notch construction as the Flecktarn mag pouches. Very pleased with this purchase, thanks.
If you are an outdoor guy or gal, you do not want to miss this one.Great quality for the price.You'll not be disappointed.
These are great for a grab-and-go type of bag as another reviewer said. You can also use these as medical kit bags, or as a smaller bug-out kit within your main kit for emergencies within emergencies!
I keep a set of optics in one and miscellaneous stuff in another one, these are great grab and go bags. Very well made and great condition.
Bought two loved them both so much ill be ordering a couple more even though I don't have a use for them right now. Something will come up. Never thought I would like a over the shoulder bag or "man purse" as I used to call them. I do now!!!