This Yugoslavian Army Rucksack is a small combat pack that was originally issued in the 1950s but saw service well into the 1990s. You'll find this bag to be handy sized, has versatile carry options, and a vintage look that completes the trifecta of bag desirability.
Every military surplus item can tell a story, and these bags tell the story of the Croatian War of Independence. Seized from Serbian rebels during the war, these bags likely saw actual combat use. American collectors are lucky the Croatian government supports the surplus market and has decided to sell these war relics.
Carry straps can be positioned to turn this from a rucksack into a shoulder bag.
Leather straps can be used to tie gear to the pack.
Exterior Velcro sealed pocket.
Interior Cloth Covered Compartment (See Picture).
Authentic Croatian War Trophy.
12" x 12" External Dimensions
Condition is Surplus Used
Will Show Signs Of Use or Storage (some will have writing or missing buttons
Purchase this Yugoslavian Rucksack and you'll own a piece of real history. If you want to read more about this rucksack, visit Rucksack Mania who did an excellent write up of this bag.
I agree with every positive comment mentioned previously. The only thing wrong with this ruck is that my wife liked it so much she stole it and won't give it back. Come on Keep Shooting...find more so I can get one of my own!
Great little pack
This is a great little pack for day hikes as it rides close to the back and does not get snagged on brush or tree branches. Packs small and has lots of room for the essentials one would take on a lightweight day outing.a++++
Nice little bag.
This bag is good for carrying as a side bag over your shoulder with your main gear and pack. Since the bag is small, I like to put items in it I might need while hiking that I don't need to stop and get out of main pack. It could also serve as a medic pack. This item is also good for anyone into collecting bags.
The haversack I was looking for.
A note about the 4 star quality: the leather straps were kind of dry and stiff (Yeah, it's been stored a long time). I had an old bottle of mink oil and I've worked it in 7-8 times now and much better.
I wasn't looking for a rucksack (though it's a bonus) I wanted a haversack for day or weekend camping. Got tired of taking my daypack off every time I wanted something. Then discovered Kenneth Kramm and his youtube videos on camping with a bedroll and haversack. This pack is perfect. Read the other reviews about the pockets and external attach points. My pack is in great shape (smells a little musty but so what) and I can't wait to use it!
Mine needed some repair when it arrived, but nothing I could not fix with a needle and thread. The bag functions well. I use it often to carry my i-pad and water bottle for work.
Well worth the money. I will probably buy another to make into a weekend survival pack.
Really cool little bag but God was it dirty
Got the bag and there was like the remnants of a chocolate bar in the front pocket or something...really gross. I cleaned it up and after that it's fine but you'd think someone would notice that before shipping. Really cool bag otherwise, especially for the price.
Nice shoulder bag or small backpack
Makes a real nice bag for hiking or hunting, sleeve inside can be folded out to carry a water bottle etc. Well laid out, mine was used surplus condition. I would buy this again.
Smells a bit musty from storage. Leather straps are worn. Metal buckles have a patina. Nothing unexpected with milsurp. Otherwise, in great shape - no stains, tears, or holes.
A great buy for the price.
Review byJohn A.
When I first got these I was MAD , because I new I should have gotten 3 to get 2 about the same condition. Received one , looks new , the other , good used . They are on my T100 and BOTH sides lookin' GOOD so I don't care . NO MORE BACKPACK ! Thank-you .
Will make a great haversack
First up front this is old stock and was probably not stored well for many years. The leather tabs had a bit if dry rot thus 4 stars on quality. However the bag I recieved appears to have never been issued, just stored. The canvas was still in fantastic shape and there were still "Irish Penants" of thread from the stiching. Planto use aa a haversack for my woods adventures. At this price point I would call it a must buy.