Finnish gas mask bag, surplus
Our local classic, the Finnish gas mask bag. A roomy bag made of thick cotton material. Available again for a while!
This is somewhat of a legend in Finland, as the bag is very good looking, very versatile and handy. Get yours while they are available, there's no better milsurp bag in this size category.
Dimensions approx. 30 x 25 x 10 cm. Will fit a sixpack of 0,33 l beer cans, for real life reference.
Genuine Finnish military surplus, some used, some not. All are good to go.
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Jesse S. 27.05.2016 (Edited 31.05.2016)
Jonathan M. 25.07.2016 (Edited 26.07.2016)
Two "Lift the Dot" type fasteners mean that the flap will only open when you want it to open. A few small internal pockets, which again fasten with press-studs, so good at securing items from loss or damage.
The ones I have vary in material a little. One is a very heavy weight canvas, the other a thinner canvas; both well worth the asking price, just different material. Both of mine appeared to be unused, so they either were unissued or were barley used as they were un-marked.
Make ideal day bags or "bug out bags" - keep a couple in the car - or even a school bag for younger children.
A minor issue for some buyers may the straps, as the bag is designed for over one shoulder wear: with the second lower strap to keep it at waist level. Easy enough to use as is though - with the single main carry strap.
Very well built bags for not a lot of money.
Anssi P. 19.08.2016 (Edited 01.09.2016)
Elisa H. 12.10.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Seth B. 15.10.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Tero S. 07.03.2017
Risto L. 12.03.2017
Chadwick C. 29.07.2017 (Edited 29.07.2017)
Albert H. 18.09.2017
Hinta on vähän korkea, sillä esim SA-kaupan hinnoilla kympillä saisi 4 laukkua. Muuten todella hyvä tuote.
Perttu T. 12.10.2017
esko i. 16.10.2017
Sakari S. 19.11.2017
Valtteri H. 10.12.2017
alexander n. 19.01.2018 (Edited 19.01.2018)
If you are lucky, you will get the new model with 2 compartments (will still carry an 8-pack), but it can be stuffed whith more shit and stay closed. (The "open" ones take dye much better though, so they can be made into "civilian hipster-bags" more easily.) If you get the open model you might have to use the hip-strap to secure all the stuff you've stolen or found on the way, as they tend to open if you carry to much wheight or big stuff. The hip strap can be neatly tucked away, or be very practical @ festivals or when running from the cops. It is also practical for fastening extra items of clothing or other extra gear in clubs etc. There are also spaces in the pockets ideal for hiding small red-line bags of morale-boosters. This bag has gotten me trough customs, police-hazzels, drunken nights, relationships and general hardships. Now that I think about it I'm suprised to be alive, not as surprised that the bag is alive though, these are designed to outlive us all after WWIII. Makes a handy weapon whith some wheight in them also.
I don't want any other "male-purse". I hope Varusteleka still have a few more next month so that i can die peacefully knowing I won't ever need to buy another handbag. Comming to think of it, don't buy these. Leave them for me. Forget all I said, buy a veshmeschok.
Alexander d. 22.01.2018
Calvin C. 19.09.2018
Alex S. 11.10.2018 (Edited 25.03.2019)
Edit: I removed the waist strap and the internal divider, and the bag is pretty much perfect for daily use now.
Benjamin G. 30.10.2018
First of all: I was dissapointed because it was a model that I had not expectated. The bag I got looked like it was turned upright (meaning: it was taller than it was long, in contrast to the bags shown in most of the pictures), meaning that the mentioned 6-can sixpack DOES fit, but only tilted upright.
Nevertheless, and despite the small repairs that seem to have been done on it (sewn holes etc.) it's a very nice shoulder bag that looks awesome and unique.
The strap is unfortunately sewn on it and there are no hooks or rings whatsoever for attaching a strap of my choice.
tat w. 30.01.2019
I love the shape, too. Easy on the eye.
I used to take a 35l rucksack everywhere. Carrying a smaller bag has really helped me carry less stuff.
Denis S. 31.01.2019 (Edited 31.01.2019)
Jasper L. 25.02.2019
Juha K. 04.03.2019
Niko S. 06.05.2019
Samuli M. 26.07.2019