Yugoslavian Army Rucksack

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.

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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
  • Weighs 1.5lbs
  • Condition is Surplus Used
  • Will Show Signs Of Use or Storage (some will have writing or missing buttons

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Customer Reviews

Amazing little bag
Review by Philip
Verified Buyer
This is called a rucksack, but I would call it a messenger bag, albeit without pen slots. It is definitely one of the more interestingly configured bags I have seen.

Inside the main compartment on the left is a drawstring closeable vertical cloth compartment. You can see this on the right of the open picture. There is also a small non sealable compartment in the bottom center (think of a cup of cloth.

My outside front pocket closes with vertical directional snaps not velcro as mentioned. Don't just yank on these or you might rip something. There are directional indicators on the snaps. If you don't know how it works, experiment. You need to pull down on the flap, then up and off for each snap.

The black metal hardware used for securing main straps is in good+ shape, with some rust. The flexibility of using the straps in backpack or over the shoulder configuration is nice, and its a first (for me) seeing the lower loop straps on a bag this size. They are ideal, say if the weather changes and you want to take off your jacket, you could roll it up and then stow it away there.

All in all, a sweet little bag. I ordered 2, one for a friend, and will be ordering 1 more because these just rock for 5.95.

But its not Cordura or heavy gauge canvas. Treat it with respect and it should last.
Great deal
Review by Michael
Verified Buyer
Where else are you going to find such a well made small rucksack for less than $6.00? I say small but this is perfect size for day activities. I ordered two and use one for extra fishing stuff when out on the river and bay. The other is for water and dry clothes. There are a million uses for a rucksack of this size and good quality.
Review by Joe
Verified Buyer
Ordered two, one looked brand new aside from storage marks and some stain inside the bag, the second was used but in good condition. The bags are great, the may be small, but they are still big enough to let me carry everything I need and no more. Great for bushcraft/ hiking. Love the straps on the bottom for bedroll and tools like an axe. Will get many great years out of these bags.
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