I bought this item used, once I received it the only part that I could tell that was used is the frame. It has a few scuff but they may even be from storage. My is dated 1984. I would definitely buy another. I ordered the Swedish combat harness as well so I can sew the pouches on the side of the pack for more organized storage. Get both while you can!!
Excellent Pack, Great Price
My pack was received in fantastic shape. The bag itself looked like new and is a nice, quality material. The frame was in excellent shape with only a few scrapes in the paint. No big deal to me. Pack is comfortable and I plan an adding an ALICE pack waist belt for added support when needed. Pack has great potential for mods and I appreciate the straightforward styling and simple, rugged design.
Great value and all around pack
Received this pack, it appears to be very, very slightly used if at all. Waterproof lining with 35L of capacity, metal external frame which is well made. Shoulder straps are of good, sturdy construction with webbing across the frame to keep the pack away from your back. Plenty of room inside which opens wide at the top. Room for a lot of stuff for whatever you use it for. Long adjustable straps on the top for securing wet clothes or anything. Worth the money and a very useful size.
A great foundation for your kit!
This is an outstanding pack! It makes a great foundation for a lifetime bushcraft pack! It is lined with vinyl and is waterproof, has a big pocket inside for a shelter or bladder and has replaceable straps! Its a great pack to start with, but is easily modified to suit your needs!
Mine is in near excellent condition. A few scrapes on bottom of frame. Yeah, I'm ordering another one soon!