The British Pattern 37 type large pack, made in some Commonwealth country (Canada/Australia/India/UK...). A shoulder strap is included for carrying the pack.
This model dates back to times before the Second World War and very similar packs were actually used in the first one. It's as simple as can be: a rectangular pack made of indestructible canvas with a flap secured with two straps. The backside has buckles for attaching shoulder straps of your own, or you can use the included shoulder strap to carry this as a messenger bag.
- Thick, tough cotton construction
- Measurements approx. 32 x 32 x 11 cm (12" x 12" x 5")
- A single, large compartment
- Attachment points for both a shoulder strap and backpack-like L-straps (L-straps not included)
Commonwealth army surplus
Used but perfectly serviceable. Some are a bit scruffy, but everything is intact and works. These might be green, khaki, gray or bluish, or something in between. We don't differentiate.
Pro tip: see the modified pack in the extra picture - it's simply a Large Pack with extra basic pouches sewn on to the sides, and the whole pack is then blancoed with the nastiest colour shade available.
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Eero M. 31.05.2016 (Edited 01.06.2016)
Jeremiah D. 14.05.2018
Peyton B. 05.07.2018
The model I received was a charming olive green with practically no discolorations or worn spots. I had previously purchased the small pack and received a less-than-great item with plenty of dirt, discoloration, and previous-owner markings. So, conditions will probably vary considerably from item to item.
My one complaint is that the large pack is large enough to sag like an empty flour sack when not packed completely full. Not really a problem when used as a cargo bag or backpack, but if you want to use it as a pannier bag for your bicycle, you will need to put some sort of reinforcement in it to keep it from flopping into your spokes.
Jason C. 12.07.2018
MARCUS S. 20.03.2019 (Edited 20.03.2019)
Military equipment is traditionally excellent stuff; it combines durability with very affordable prices. Army surplus finds its way to the civilian market in the following way: the armed forces of one country or other decides to get rid of big batches of perfectly serviceable gear due to cuts in military budgets, said gear becoming obsolete or redundant or some other similar reason. Some of this stuff then finds its way to our storehouse, sometimes directly, sometimes through a third party. Every once in a while we even get random batches of collectibles and rarities from obscure corners of the world.