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Czechoslovakian M60 backpack, w/o suspenders, brown, surplus

Czechoslovakian M60 backpack, w/o suspenders, brown, surplus

Price 15.99 USD excluding VAT

A small, brown canvas or linen backpack from Czechoslovakia. These are probably made in the earlier part of the Cold War, copied almost directly from the German World War 2 era rucksack. Actually a pretty nice piece, especially considering the price! The Y-straps are not included!

  • In stock 115 pcs. Sold 8 pcs in the last two weeks.
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A small, brown canvas or linen backpack from Czechoslovakia. These are probably made in the earlier part of the Cold War, copied almost directly from the German World War 2 era rucksack. Actually a pretty nice piece, especially considering the price! The Y-straps are not included!

Czechoslovakia kept the old tradition of copying western (especially German) stuff alive even under red pressure. The overall design looks very familiar to anyone who knows their Wehrmacht kit, most obviously the attachment system is reversed: rings on the backpack, hooks on the Y-harness. The harness is sold separately, some might not need them or need only them.

Features

Volume maybe 20 litres, with two smaller outer pockets. No frame on this, but you can slide in a piece of a foam mat in the internal pocket for support.

The included Y-harness is designed to keep your belt kit up, but this feature is redundant for most users and makes normal use difficult. A neat trick is to bend the metal hook thingies "shut" if you have no need to take them off. Alternatively you can tie the hooks to the rings with pieces of string. Failing to do this will cause misery everytime you put the pack down and a hook comes undone.

Practical use

Compared to modern rucksacks, this little thing might look a bit archaic, but it's genuine vintage stuff made to military specs so it won't be falling apart anytime soon. If you enjoy modern features and advances in anatomic design, look for something else. For a bit of a crusty person who doesn't give a shit, or if you have a good eye for fashion, this is a must-have.

Czech army surplus

Used, but in good serviceable condition. One day these will be gone forever, get yours while still available!

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I would recommend for a friend

12.08.2016 (Edited 13.06.2017)
Pieni reppu , itselläni kiinteiksi ommelluilla olkahihnoilla . Retroarvoa on tarpeeksi.
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I would not recommend to a friend

25.02.2017
Good looking, but too much scratches, damages. I had to sew some parts.
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I would recommend for a friend

06.03.2017
A very rustic rucksack , old model, but it's good for taking some tools for working or a little hike in "vintage condition" for the day . Use of a piece of the BW carpet , for the back , and use the BW shoulder straps ... and all is ok !! A good base for some upgrades !
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I would not recommend to a friend

24.03.2017
it feels rustic and very vintage, but the straps are kinda naff. its a pain to figure out where all the right straps go, and the strap have a habit of falling off when you put it down as it isn't secured to the rucksack securely which is a pain. im going to try and secure them properly to the rucksack permanently with string or bending the metal as i will not be taking it off. it comes with a string to close the top of the opening, but i had to re-thread it though the holes. not in great condition, dont expect anything in too good condition.
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I would recommend for a friend

16.05.2017
Backpack looks nice, is lightweight and holds enough for about a days easy hiking. The suspenders / shoulder straps are an absolute disaster. They fit the pack so badly I'm questioning whether they are actually made for carrying the pack without being attached to your pants... Still though, love the pack.
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19.05.2017
Well I do like it,as it smells and looks old.sadly the yoke straps fixings are pants but that's what gives this pack character.
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08.09.2017 (Edited 26.03.2018)
I would recommend for a friend

02.10.2017
Durable and cool looking, you can't beat it especially for the price. Biggest tip I can give is get rid of the Y straps and replace them with a set of ALICE shoulder straps!
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I would recommend for a friend

03.10.2017
My Czech M60 backpack arrived in the UK fine, and very quickly! It's great, exactly how I hoped it would be. thank you very much :-) Suurkiitokset, suuri retro arvoa!
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