BW webbing suspenders, older model, surplus
The Germans sure love their Y-straps, almost as much as their jackboots, and continued to use them until the 80's and 90's.
The West-German army had two webbing suspenders for light or heavy use. These are the "heavier" model with pack straps and all, these are meant to haul things and not just keep your trousers up. Visually these resemble the war-time model, most obviously these are thicker and partially padded.
There are five straps, of which the two front ones are attached to belt loops or magazine pouches, the next ones go to the back to the bottom of your day pack, and the single rear one goes on the belt. The top has additional clips for the day pack (sold separately, if available).
To put things in short and nice order, the principle is the same as used before and during the war, just improved here and there.
German army surplus
Used but perfectly serviceable.
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Seth B. 15.10.2016 (Edited 18.11.2016)
Kim S. 08.08.2018
Louis C. 07.04.2019