Swedish webbing set 304, used
One of the last creations of the Swedish military when it relied on conscription is this webbing set. Nordic quality for peanuts.
When Sweden downsized its military to about two dozen soldiers and one tank, the old kit was dumped to surplus market for ridiculous prices. This stuff is still somewhat widely available. This webbing set represents the newer end of the kit spectrum.
A very traditional belt + suspenders type solution, the "304" is like a mix of older Swedish webbing and US ALICE stuff. Let's go through the components:
The belt is about 5 cm wide traditional combat belt with metal grommets for attaching the suspender hooks and adjustment pins, and once it's properly adjusted, you can use the leather belt part to quickly change it's size on the fly if necessary. The absolute maximum length of the whole belt is about 125 cm - apparently any larger men were deemed unfit for any roles where they might need webbing.
The suspenders are X-type and feature very good adjustments and ALICE-type metal hook attachment. The hooks attach directly to metal grommets on the belt or pouches.
The ammo pouches are made of tough nylon material, with silent metal knob closure. These take five M16 mags (the service rifle was at the time the AK-5, copy of the FN FNC), a few 7,62 NATO mags and even a couple of AK mags. The inside dimensions are about 15 x 20 x 6 cm.
Slap on a couple of water bottle pouches and a buttpack (the US models will fit) and you have a pretty decent webbing set on your hands.
Swedish army surplus
In used, but serviceable condition. We don't know when the old stocks will finally run out of the market, so if you need hard wearing kit for low price, we suggest taking action while these are still available.
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Marko N. 19.11.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Riku P. 20.11.2016 (Edited 29.11.2016)
Jason S. 25.12.2016 (Edited 27.12.2016)
Steven H. 03.02.2017
Daniel K. 28.03.2017 (Edited 28.03.2017)
Al in all: Buy it if you need a good quality webbing set with a good amount of relative big pouches. Add a water bottle and you are good to go!
Mikael O. 14.05.2017
Perfect for hunting, I made mine into a "canine-handler" kit ,easily carry stuff without a bag.
Could easily have a few more as "spares"
Everett A. 01.06.2017
Everett A. 01.06.2017 (Edited 19.06.2017)
Valtteri M. 06.07.2017
Thomas L. 17.08.2017 (Edited 17.08.2017)
I heard that airsoft snipers like this webbing. You have the pouches on the sides of your body, which makes it easy to have a low profile when you are lying down. To sum it up: A lot of bang for the buck, but you will not win any fashion awards wearing these. They were introduced in the 1980s, but if I didn't know that, I would have guessed they were from the 1960s or 1970s, they look that old-fashioned to me. Buy two so you can cannibalize a bit and perhaps have two water pouches on each side and a third ammo pouch in the back. Wear this on top of your smock and head out into the woods for the weekend. Who cares if you look like a freak. You probably are anyway.
William W. 19.11.2017
Samu K. 07.03.2018
Eric B. 05.06.2018
Ladislav S. 06.06.2018
Harri K. 08.06.2018
Anonymous customer 15.06.2018
Rumat ja eivät pärjää Bundeswehrin värkeille mutta uskomaton hinta-laatu-suhde.
Jos näitä on vielä ensi viikolla, haen 1-2 lisää koska kaiken muun hyvän lisäksi nämä eivät pakattuina vie kuin leivänpaahtimen kokoisen varastotilan.
Michael W. 29.09.2018 (Edited 29.09.2018)
Light weight, low complexity, easy to adjust, and relatively good coloring for woodland conditions that won't clash too badly with camouflage. The pouches have a comfortable amount of space for carrying various bits if magazines aren't an issue.
The canteen pouch I received with it has a surprisingly fluffy interior, although because of the small size you may have to settle for a bottle of water in place of a canteen if you can't track down one that will fit
I bought it because I was interested in web gear and wanted what I thought was the "cheap" option so I wouldn't regret it - the price doesn't reflect quality, this surplus is legitimately a good purchase and a starting point if you, too, are unsure about web gear.
Alex S. 13.10.2018
Elliot Ö. 18.11.2018
Juha E. 22.11.2018
Aivan kuten tekstissä mainitaan.
Vyö on aika ruokottomassa kunnossa siisteydeltään ja on nyt homeen poistossa saavissa.
Huolellinen putsaus ympäriinsä ja nahkaosien rasvaus, niin uskon näistä tulevan kelpo kantovälineet harrasteisiin.
Hintaan peilaten ihan tyytyväinen.
Léo A. 21.02.2019
The other one had some small repair/stiching , and a big chunck of some sort of strap on it , i'd say 4/10 for the look but very much usable.
Belt was still good but the harness has a lot of oxydation , still usable tho.
Overall a good price for what you get. I'l try to get a other good looking pouche to sew on my lk35 tho.
Gotta love that swedish gear.
Mikko L. 11.03.2019
Tuomo K. 22.03.2019
Aleksi B. 31.05.2019
Ignacio N. 03.06.2019 (Edited 23.07.2019)
Easy to set up and amazingly comfortable webbing, for this price i don't think you could do better.
Jacob G. 22.07.2019
Important: Make sure to look over yours carefully before any serious use. Especially check the belt eyelets for any protruding metal.
Kyle T. 11.08.2019
The webbing straps had some wear to em, oxidation on the eyelets, and some dryness to the leather strap. They cleaned up well though!