BW mountain troops rucksack, surplus
Available in our walk-in store in Helsinki
Over 90 % of orders are sent on the next business day! Fixed delivery prices to all international orders (Sweden 59 SEK, United Kingdom 6.99 GBP, Canada 13.99 CAD, United States 9.99 USD - see other countries' shipping rates in cart).
Truly a "no-bullshit" ruck, this is the model issued to German mountain troops (Gebirgsjäger). When we first got these many years ago, it became an instant classic, and so it remains.
Probably the most durable & hard-wearing ruck we currently stock. These are real Bundeswehr surplus (beware of cheap Chinese copies. Really.) and used.
Basically this is a normal-sized backpack, with two outer compartments and a load of loops for securing additional gear to it. The genious of it all lies (again) in German engineering - although this pack does not have a frame, the Bundeswehr issue folding sleeping mat slips into a separate pouch and keeps the pack rigid and makes it really comfortable to carry. This also eliminates the need to carry a traditional roll-mat outside the pack, essentially allowing more stuff to be strapped on if needed.
All buckles are freely adjustable. The side pouches are sewn on only from the sides, so carrying skis, an axe or a pick is not a problem either. The shoulder straps are padded and can be quickly tightened by pulling the loose ends.
This is our best-selling surplus backpack, and we don't recall many returned to us.
Volume about 30-35 litres, extreme measurements 48 x 45 x 23 cm, width without side pockets 30 cm.
Used and serviceable. This will probably outlast its user anyway.
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