Swiss Military Bag – Military Issued Surplus

Swiss Military Bag

Switzerland is generally known for two things: neutrality and precision crafted watches. Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, Switzerland is a federal republic with a long history of neutrality. It has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815 and didn’t join the United Nations until 2002.

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Description / Swiss Military Bag

Dating back to the 1970s, these Swiss military gas mask bags were originally produced for the Swiss Armed Forces as – you guessed it – gas mask carrying bags. They are military surplus items that have been issued, but are generally in good condition. Surprisingly, many of the bags come with individual service tags, which identify the soldier of issue by name – great for those who prefer items with a bit of personal history.

Each bag is constructed from rubber vinyl, which is not only tough but resistant to water as well. Whatever you choose to store in this spacious bag will stay dry. When closed, they measure approximately 12-inches long, 8-inches high and 4-inches wide. The interior of the bag is lined with mesh and also includes two pockets featuring Velcro® closure. One pocket runs the entire 12-inch length of the bag while the other is located on the 4-inch sidewall and is perfect for carrying pens, pencils and other small items. There is also a small pouch sewn into the bottom of the bag. The exterior of the bag features a snap fastener closure and several d-rings that make attaching a shoulder strap and additional gear simple.

The Swiss used these bags for carrying gas masks and filters, but you can use them as a multi-purpose bag for virtually anything. It is an ideal choice for use as:

- Travel bags – Store your toiletries and other travel essentials when away from home

- Medical kits – Put together a medical kit with medicine, ointments, bandages and other items useful in emergency situations

- Lunch bags – Carry your lunch to work in style as this bag will easily house a good sized lunch

- Range bags – Fill it with ammunition, magazines, optics, safety glasses and just about anything else you need at the shooting range

- Roadside assistance bags – Keep this bag in your vehicle stocked with road flares, small tools, batteries, rope and anything else useful in an emergency situation

- Almost anything!

Have we mentioned the price – $3.50? These bags won’t be around for long – order now!

Did you know?

By order of the Swiss militia system, Swiss soldiers are required to store all military issued equipment, including their personal service weapons, in their homes. Talk about surplus items with storied histories.

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Brand Swiss Army Surplus

Customer Reviews

Good Quality at Great Price
Review by Dale
Verified Buyer
I really like these bags. Size is perfect. I ride a motorcycle and this gives me the ability to pack specific items together and packs very well in my saddle bags and tour pack. Snaps closed, has small d-rings for strap or to attach to a pack and is basically waterproof.
Another good price well made bag!
Review by fireboy
Verified Buyer
I ordered this bag just to check it out. I did not have a planned use in mind. But, I plan to hang on to it for I have to much junk that needs a home. It will most likely become my possibles bag on rainy tote hunts!
The bag of many uses!!!
Review by Daryl
Verified Buyer
Great bag! There are so many uses for this bag you can't count them. Quality is awesome! The rubberized material is great for keeping the moisture and wet at bay. I use mine as a small truck medical bag. I will be ordering several more.
good for the Russian mask
Review by don
Verified Buyer
If you have the Russian gas mask, it fits great in this carrier. I replaced the cotton bags the Russian mask came in with these as they are easier to unsnap and get the mask out than unbuttoning the Russian one and the straps are more comfortable and more secure.
Great Value
Review by josh
Verified Buyer
Purchased two of these. Planning on using one as an IFAK. Nice sturdy rubberized material seems like it will hold up well over the years with the added benefit of water resistant. I wouldn't call this waterproof, but I would consider it weatherproof. If you were to dunk it the contents would get wet. I think if this was clipped to the outside of a pack, even during a downpour the contents would stay dry. Only time will tell. For the price simply can't be beat. Will be adding a few more to my next order.
Perfect for a shaving kit
Review by Scott
Verified Buyer
Well made, perfect for a dop kit. even came with a strap. need to order more for the vehicles, for flares and such. Great company to deal with.
Ideal toiletry bag for bugging out
Review by Josh
Verified Buyer
This little bag is great for holding toiletries when hiking/camping. With the strap and D-rings, you can easily attach it to the outside of a pack, a belt or any number of other carry configurations. It's also small enough to go inside a pack as well while keeping your "essentials" in place. At less than $4, you should order several - I did.
must have
Review by William
Verified Buyer
i got one then turn around and got 2 more so many uses for these thing i use one to keep my rain suit in inside my truck and going to use the other 2 for camping and stuff if you have a bicycle 2 of these would make for a badass sattel bags they have 5 D-ring so with a few zip ties you could give you bike a cool seat of sattel bags. and there nice and thick also
Must haves!
Review by tom
Verified Buyer
I bought 4 of these bags and they have turned out to be favorites among me and my wife. Put French mess kits and hobo tools in 2 of them.and stuff them in our Alice packs. Holds MREs, toiletries,first aid stuff, you name it! Nice!
Great buy
Review by David
Verified Buyer
Other site calls it Swiss Gas Mask Bag. Many uses for such item, and it is water tight too. Planning to buy more for myself and gifts.

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