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British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.

British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame

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British design at its best. The PLCE ruck is a giant leap forward from the old Pattern 58 Large pack and the GS rucksack. Total capacity up to 110 liters / 6700 cu in, this is among the best mass-produced army rucksacks ever.

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British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.
British PLCE rucksack, DPM, surplus, with frame.

British design at its best. The PLCE ruck is a giant leap forward from the old Pattern 58 Large pack and the GS rucksack. Total capacity up to 110 liters / 6700 cu in, this is among the best mass-produced army rucksacks ever.

After the Falklands War, the British army was convinced they needed a large rucksack, which - unlike anything issued at that time - would be ergonomic to carry over long distances. The civilian manufacturer Berghaus had provided rucksacks for special forces in the Falklands and these were the starting point to develop a "Regular Squaddie" version, which would become the PLCE rucksack.

The rucksack has the volume to spare, but it's also well designed for use and carries. It has received compliments even from the end-users, who commonly complain about everything you can imagine and even if you can't.

  • One large 90-liter / 5500 in3 main compartment.
  • The main pack can be compressed using straps on the sides, a nice feature when you don't need to stuff it completely full.
  • Wide, well padded, adjustable waist and shoulder straps.
  • A detachable aluminum support frame.
  • A pouch at the top of the flap.
  • A small outer pocket on the lower back.
  • Two detachable 10-liter / 612 in3 side pouches, can be combined to form a day pack. These will almost always be something else than original British army stuff, and might not work with a PLCE yoke.

Size info

Separate models are made for those with longer or shorter backs, and because we're nice and careful people we have sorted them in the warehouse. Here's a short size guide:

  • 160-173 cm / 5' 3" - 5' 8": Short
  • 174 cm / 5' 9" or more: Long
  • However, it's really not that finicky; for example a 180 cm / 5' 11" tall man can easily use Short too. Of course if you are very tall, it's best to forget that and go for Long. If you are planning on using webbing kit with the rucksack, take Short.

Used British army surplus

Used but in serviceable condition. The camo pattern is faded and these are not washed. Take a mild detergent, brush, and elbow grease to it if you want to. The rucksacks are likely to have small fixes, names or initials marked with a sharpie, and so on.

Important historical facts

British 20th century kit development in a nutshell:

  • In the first decade, Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Company of London created the Pattern 1908 Large Pack, and Field Marshal Douglas Haig saw that it was "Adequately satisfactory."
  • In the fourth decade, Mills created the Pattern 1937 Large Pack, and Sir Winston Churchill saw that it was a "Proper hard-wearing kit!"
  • In the fifth decade, Mills created the Pattern 1944 webbing, and all saw that it was "Inferior to the Patt. ’37 in durability."
  • In the sixth decade, the Army Ordnance Research Group in collaboration with the Devil himself summoned the Pattern 58 Large Pack from the underworld, and all who saw it said: "The Army seems to have taken leave of their senses."
  • In the ninth decade, Margaret Thatcher said "Bollocks!" and issued her boys bound for the Falklands with shiny new Berghaus bergens, and the mustached gentlemen saw that these were "Fackin' nails!"

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Three and a half stars
I would recommend for a friend

26.05.2016 (Edited 31.05.2016)
Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

01.07.2016 (Edited 06.07.2016)
Hyvä rinkka, kunhan säätää oikein ja tilaa rintaremmin tähän ;)

Ulkopuolella saisi olla enemmän taskuja mutta toimii anyway.

Läpän alle saa näppärästi pikkurepun/juomarepun

Hinta/laatusuhde 5/5
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

19.07.2016 (Edited 26.07.2016)
Erinomainen tuote, kunhan laittaa rintaremmin.
Auttanu lisään päivämatkaa jotain 50%
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One star
I would not recommend to a friend

10.01.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Unfortunately the rucksack was not up to standard but after communication with Oku I received a full refund which shows a professional and efficient approach to problems. In consequence I would increase my overall star rating and recommend to a friend.
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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

29.01.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
kyseistä rinkkaa jokusen tuhannen kilometriä kiikuttaen pyöräillen / Kävellen joskus jopa hölkäten istuu ainakin omaan selkään kun isä äitiin konsanaan. Hinta Laatusuhteeltaan parhaita reppuja / rinkkoja mitä itte oon kantanut 5/5
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Four and a half stars
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30.03.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Erinomainen tuote! Täysin ehjä yksilö, pottumaassa oli turvallaan pyöritty tämän kanssa. Sivutaskutkin olivat ihka aidot. Rintaremmin lisäsin heti tuotteen saatuani. 180 senttinen ei voi seikkailla hyvin shortin kanssa, koska lantiovyö jää väkisin liian korkealle.
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26.06.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Tämä rinkka on hinta-/laatusuhteeltaan parasta A-luokkaa. Ensinnäkin se vetää ihan käsittämättömän paljon tavaraa ja on vieläpä mukava kantaa. Muutaman euron rintaremmi tosin kannattaa ehdottomasti asentaa. Itse olen oppinut arvostamaan päälokeron lisäksi löytyviä muita tilavia taskuja todella paljon. Sivutaskut ovat todella suuret ja niihin on hyvä pakata kaikki sellainen mihin tarvitsee päästä helposti käsiksi. Varsinkin teltassa tai muissa ahtaissa tiloissa operoitaessa (operaattorimaisesti tietenkin) osaa arvostaa sitä ettei tarvitse tonkia päälokerosta sitä puhdasta sukkaparia. Päällysläpässä ja selkäpuolen alaosassa sijaitsevissa taskuissa puolestaan säilöö näppärästi vaikka fikkarit, kompassit sekä tulukset. Kiristyshihnat ovat älyttömän pitkät, joten niihin saa ongelmitta kiinnitettyä makuupussit, makuaalustat sekä väsähtäneet toverit.

Kaikin puolin kyseessä on kestävä kantolaite jossa tavarat saa pidettyä näppärästi järjestyksessä ja jota on miellyttävä roudata selässään.
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Five stars
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28.06.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Tämän otan kun kamat ei mahdu BW rinkkaan, jonka otan kun kamat ei mahdu BW jääkärireppuun. Viimeksi jätin sivutaskut pois ja silti sain mahtumaan varusteet+muonat kahden viikon kesävaellukselle. Tämä tarvitsee sen rintaremmin. Omassa yksilössä on tussattuja nimiä, yksi sivukiristysremmin solki rikki ja vaihdetut sivutaskut; ei vaikuta käyttöön mitään. Loistava hinta-laatusuhde.
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Five stars
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15.09.2017 (Edited 31.05.2021)
Käytän tätä matkalaukkuna.
(Käsimatkatavarana brittiläinen radioreppu josta tähän sopivat sivutaskut. Laitan sivutaskut radioreppuun mikäli tarvitsen tosi ison päivärepun reissussa. Kätevää.)
Rinkkaa on mielyttävä kantaa ja siihen mahtuu paljon tavaraa. Tämän bongaa heti lentokentän laukkuhihnalta.
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