The USGI woodland patrol pack was originally designed as a singular component of the Individual Integrated Fighting System, or IIFS, which was introduced in 1988 as a new system of tactical load bearing equipment to replace the All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment, or ALICE, system. As such, these USGI woodland patrol packs were designed for issuance to members of the U.S. Military, especially those who served in the U.S. Army.
Developed for use on short patrol missions, the USGI woodland patrol pack is constructed from a tough, nylon material designed to provide for resistance to both water and abrasions. The pack itself measures approximately 17 1/2 inches high, 18 inches wide and 7 3/4 inches deep while offering a total of 1200 cubic inches of cargo space split between two compartments.
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One of the best things about this pack is that it's crushable, meaning that you can stuff it in your rucksack, or clip it to the top. I've modified my MOLLE Ruck so that I can simply clip the patrol pack to it. This way, I can leave the ruck at the campsite and still have the essentials (water, food, first aid) in my patrol bag on me at all times.
First generation US GI Day pack. Sturdy and comfortable. Great for bird hunting.
Perfect size to take hunting. Holds everything I need for the day. This is a used item which came in good shape, a lot of life left in this pack.
This bag is very sturdy for how lightweight it is. Mine pack was torn on both sides of the flap that covers the main compartment's zipper. That makes the zipper get caught pretty easily, other than that the bag is only gently used. This pack is not made for a lot of weight, it could hold not more than 35 or 40 pounds worth of gear comfortably.