The German THW Field Suspenders are a pair of canvas Y-strap style suspenders that are issued to members of the Technisches Hilfswerk in Germany. With the responsibility of civil protection in Germany, the THW is primarily a relief agency similar to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the United States. The THW regularly drills for response to help civilians during war, industrial disasters, flooding, or earthquakes.

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The Technisches Hilfswerk are widely recognized in Germany and have played an important role in civil relief since the founding in 1950. With the distinctive geared logo of the THW and the uniform of their first responders the people of Germany know they are in good hands when the THW arrives.

You can now own these authentic German THW field suspenders which are based on the military Y-strap style. With just the right amount of hardware, tough canvas straps, and aluminum components these suspenders are built to last. For those with a creative side, the components from these suspenders can also be used to construct your own Y-Strap style suspenders. Customers have produced leather versions using just the original metal from these THW suspenders with their own custom cut leather straps.

  • Authentic German THW Field Suspenders
  • Grey Blue Color
  • Aluminum Hardware
  • Six D-Rings for Attaching Gear

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Great, if used properly
Review by P
Verified Buyer
These are a definite improvement over the old-style M40/M42 leather Y-straps. These are lightweight webbing with aluminum (not steel) hardware. They have offset D-rings on the back to make anything attached there hang straight down (the old school ones splay out in the "Y" shape). Most important there are 4 tings on the front, the old M40s don't have any. Mine was in very good/excellent condition.
If you are wearing the load bearing belt at the proper height - Above the natural waist by several inches - these are long enough for most folks. They don't have any extra on me at 6' however. Really tall individuals over 6' should look for something longer.
Nice but too small for me
Review by Rich
Verified Buyer
I'm 6 foot 1 and there is no way that these will fit me as they are. What I'm going to do is use the hardware from these and add my own material to make a set that will fit. At the price, they are worth it for the hardware alone.
Same boat on size
Review by Jack
Verified Buyer
Extensions are required for maybe 5'5" and over. Old cotton weave in decent condition. My guess would be these metal buckles/ hooks looped behind and under a waist belt for a quick detach set up. Think "improvise here". They are surplus....
... too small for me
Review by David
Verified Buyer
I'm 5'10" ..these suspenders are well made but too small for me.

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