German Flecktarn Haversack

"Haversack" is typically the name given to a backpack-style bag that features a single shoulder strap. These bags got their name from their original intention of carrying "havercake," a staple food made from oats and water that is baked into a biscuit. Thankfully, most of us are well-off enough to be able to survive without eating what I can only assume is a bland, tasteless biscuit. And thankfully, our German flecktarn haversacks were constructed long after haversacks were used to carry havercake, ensuring that your haversack is 100 percent crumb-free.


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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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SKU GFH
Manufacturer German Army Surplus
Free Shipping N/A
Construction Nylon
Condition Surplus Used
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Customer Reviews (29)
This is a bag that can be used for many things!
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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! Review by fireboy (Posted on 12/28/2015)
Pristine haversack
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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!
Review by rybur (Posted on 10/6/2015)
my new lunch bag for riding
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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. Review by Eric (Posted on 8/21/2015)
Tough construction
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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. Review by Stormy (Posted on 2/19/2015)
Great Flecktarn Haversack
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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! Review by GlockGuyTexas (Posted on 12/19/2014)
I Just ordered more......
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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. Review by Don (Posted on 10/17/2014)
Nice Bag
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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. Review by yankee (Posted on 9/23/2014)
Great Bag
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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. Review by Adam (Posted on 9/23/2014)
Good accessory bag for camping
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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.
Review by David (Posted on 9/14/2014)
Excellent Bag For Range Use
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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. Review by Jonathan (Posted on 9/3/2014)
Great Haversack for day hikes or general use.
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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.
Review by John (Posted on 6/3/2014)
Awesome
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use it for man bag at the gun shows, at range for mag/ammo dump, great quality Review by Sigmund (Posted on 5/24/2014)
Great for carrying ammo
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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. Review by KP Duty (Posted on 3/20/2014)
Great quality
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The Flecktarn Bag I received was in new condition Typical German quality, top-notch construction. Great with my other flecktarn gear Review by thomas (Posted on 3/16/2014)
well made pack
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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! Review by chris (Posted on 3/11/2014)
Excellent man-purse, must-have haversack!
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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.
Review by Brian (Posted on 3/8/2014)
Nicer than expected
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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! Review by Steve (Posted on 1/30/2014)
Pure German and NEW
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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. Review by rodney (Posted on 1/24/2014)
very nice haversack
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I use mine to put spare loaded ar15 mags in works just fine Review by Daniel (Posted on 1/3/2014)
quality camo bag
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This bag, made in Germany by Sturm is made to last.
will be great to take to the range or any application for
carrying items.
Review by brian (Posted on 12/28/2013)

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