Czech sackpack, surplus
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What's like the classic Soviet Veshmeshok sack but even more like a bag of kittens? Well, it must be this Czechoslovakian bag of untold horrors. Made of tough hessian fabric like sandbags, this honest-to-God potatosack is actually like one but with shoulder straps! Made according to the hi-speed low-drag school of thought, this one has no useless features like pockets, dividers or a top flap.
Tired of the modern packs and their pompous amount of dividers, pockets and attachment points for even more stuff? You can say goodbye to that shit with the Czech bag; it's just one space, promoting care in packing and making sure everything can be found in the same place, unless the smallest items fall out from an unfortunate hole in the bottom. Dimensions when flat are modest 50 x 70 cm, or even a few cm less if you're lucky. When filled to the max you'll see why it's not wise to top this up to the brim.
Do you like ventilation? With this pack the contents will get their dosage of fresh air and dry quickly when they get wet. The lack of a flap eases taking the stuff out (now probably riddled with loose hessian threads), and also saves you weight; these are about 500 to 800 grams depending on the individual.
Very safe to travel with!
If the rustic straight-up no-bullshit looks won't manage to steer potential thieves away, the strong smell will do it. Thieves aside, any remaining hipsters will soil their trousers for this pack. Even more exciting is the colour variations, ranging from bleak looking brownish tan to dead forest green, always some wonderfully scruffy shade!
Easy to carry around!
Although simple, the Czech sack has a great deal of things that make life easy. Luxuries like adjustable and narrow hard nylon shoulder straps, naturally with a quick-release system which also tends to show its working charasteristics at whim. This won't happen if you anchor the metal bits to each other with a piece of string. Usually you also get a piece of string at the mouth for secure closure.
Genuine army surplus
We do know these come from the dark depths of history and are made in Czechoslovakia, where some poor souls actually had to use them. Rough even straight from the factory and not very high quality, in used condition these are even more horrible. Get yours now!