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BW Combat Rucksack, Flecktarn, surplus

BW Combat Rucksack, Flecktarn, surplus

Price 61.99 USD excluding VAT

German efficiency and practicality at its best. These medium-sized (about 65 litre) rucksacks are meant to carry everything that a German soldier needs in the field. A very affordable pack for what it is.

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German efficiency and practicality at its best. These medium-sized (about 65 litre) rucksacks are meant to carry everything that a German soldier needs in the field. A very affordable pack for what it is.

In short, a good smaller rucksack for situations where a huge pack is simply too much and a daysack too small, like a classic overnighter or a couple of days hike.

Specs and measurements

All buckles, zippers, webbing, and materials are top-notch quality to ensure the pack doesn't fail in the roughest conditions.

Volume65 l3,965 cu in
Measurements74 x 43 x 25 cm29" x 17" x 10"
Weight1.4 kg3.1 lbs

Made of tough and durable Cordura.

Traditional and simple design

This pack, like many others, is built around a spacious main compartment closed with cord locks and quick release buckles.

The lid

The lid is large and has a pocket on top of it, and long straps for attaching a sleeping bag. The straps can be hidden inside tunnel pockets to keep them out of the way when not in use. You can also slap your name tag on the loop base on it.

The lower compartment

The bottom of the pack has a separate compartment for rainwear, which is closed with a zipper and QR buckles. The lower pocket is separated from the main space by a cord lock operated divider, which can be opened if the main space needs more room.

Other pockets and stuff

The two side pockets are quite large and are only stitched on from the sides. This has been done so that other equipment, e.g. an axe or a shovel, can be stuffed in behind the pocket. The web loops on the front are meant for a rifle, but can fit skis for instance (you'll have to come up with suitable straps yourself).


Carried with traditional padded freely adjustable shoulder straps. You often get a sternum strap too. The waist belt is basic at best but does the job.

Sleeping mat frame

This pack does not have a dedicated frame. Instead, the Bundeswehr issue folding sleeping mat slips into a compartment and makes the pack rigid and comfortable to carry. This also eliminates the need to carry a traditional roll-mat outside the pack to reduce bulk. Sleeping mats are sold separately when available - the availability is not totally reliable.

An alternative solution is to secure a traditional roll mat to the rifle attachment points and use the folding mat pouch for something else, like a DIY stiffener and a hydration bladder.

German army surplus

Used, but in good serviceable condition, all are German army surplus and made by various contractors. Of course, the signs of use are there along with the possible well-made repair, but these are good to go.


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22 ratings
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I would recommend for a friend

01.08.2016 (Edited 04.08.2016)
Hyvä pikku rinkka. Saksassa kaupunkilomalla kantoi 5 päivän tarpeet hyvin, ainoa miinus tulee olkahihnoista jotka aiheuttivat hieman tuskaa harteille kun täyttä reppua kantoi. Kuvista poiketen mukana tuli myös rintaremmi.

Muuten noin niin hyvät taskut ja säädöt, otan kyllä seuraavalle reissullekin mukaan. Tällä ei tavitse lentökentällä kuin kävellä sisään ja ulos, ei turhia odotteluja!

Jos haluaa naurattaa Berliinin poliiseja, kannattaa tämä olla selässä terveisin kokemusta on.
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13.08.2016 (Edited 01.09.2016)
Rinkkaan voit ahtaa laatikkollisen juotavaa sekä ainakin 7 isoa pulloa tai purkkia ja silti jää tilaa EApakkaukselle ja vaihtovaatteille
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03.10.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
The description says serviceable, but the pack is practically brand new. More robust then expected. Perfect size for 3-5 days. I don't think you can beat this ruck for the price. Shipping to Florida, US, only took 6 business days and is incredibly reasonable at less than $10.00. Highly impressed with the speed of service and the quality of the product all at a reasonable price. Make sure you get the sleeping mat, it's a necessity.
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This is a great pack for weekend backpacking trips. It can fit two days worth of gear quite easily, I even managed to rig a daypack to the straps for longer trips. This pack has a bunch of well thought out pockets and straps, the rifle holder for instance fits my fly fishing rod like it was meant to be. Asides from one well excecuted and awesome looking repair it even looked new!

As far as comfort is concerned the pack has adequate strap adjustments for people of all sizes. The shoulder pads are fine for the thirty pounds or so I usually pack but the waist strap leaves a little to be desired. Some sort of back stiffener is a necessity! Whether it is a BW mat or some plywood and a bladder you will want something, otherwise it's just a really cool duffel bag.
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Bombproof quality, preferably needs a back foam stiffener to hold it up but will do on its own. Can't say the same for the comfort which wasn't as bombproof with short shoulder straps and 32 lbs in it, can't see myself carrying it all day that weight. I added a chest strap so that help a tiny bit. The lack of an actual hip belt was probably a big factor, the one it has is more like a strap to stop it from swaying. In comparison my large Alice pack I can carry 50+ lbs all day without the same discomfort. Different people might have different experiences. Probably works much better as an oversized day pack with a lighter load or go much lighter if comfort is important to you. Weighs around 3.1 lbs so its good for the lightweight crowd who wants a surplus bag and are used to carrying similar style packs.
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Amazing medium size rucksuck you can't find quality like this for a better price!
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08.10.2017 (Edited 08.10.2017)
The one I got is almost like new. It must have been issued to the cook. This is a great pack you don't even have to add " for the price", but once you do it makes it even better!
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Hintaan nähden ihan ok rinkka lyhyemmille reissuille. Tätä pakatessa huomaa, ettei ole kyseessä mikään satalitrainen rinkka, mutta pienellä suunnittelulla saa yhden tai kahden yön vaellusvarusteet pakattua talvikeleihinkin varautuen.

Ainoa ongelma tässä rinkassa on kantomukavuus, varsinkin kun painoa on yli 15kg. Suurin ongelma on lantiovyö, joka ei juuri auta siirtämään painoa lantiolle. Ongelmaa pahentavat suht kapeat olkaimet, joille suurin osa painosta päätyy.
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Bought this backpack to replace my SOG and finally got a chance to use it on a several day camping trip this winter. It worked really well and I was very happy with it. Gives you convenient places to strap all of your gear and the strap/buckle system is way better than zippers for durability. Perfect backpack for a several day/week long hiking or camping trip.
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