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USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. The detachable lid has some extra space.
The detachable lid has some extra space.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Access from both sides to main compartment without taking the lid off.
Access from both sides to main compartment without taking the lid off.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Hydration carrier, which of course can be used for anything else.
Hydration carrier, which of course can be used for anything else.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Adjustable torso.
Adjustable torso.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Quick release for emergencies and an extra steel buckle in case of breakage in the field.
Quick release for emergencies and an extra steel buckle in case of breakage in the field.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Emblazoned with Marpat with Coyote Brown details.
Emblazoned with Marpat with Coyote Brown details.
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USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus

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The USMC ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) is a successful iteration based on the MOLLE system. If you're looking for a comfortable, durable, and convertible rucksack of the very highest quality, look no further. Unissued!

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USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. The detachable lid has some extra space.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Drawcord closure with reinforcing strap.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Access from both sides to main compartment without taking the lid off.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Hydration carrier, which of course can be used for anything else.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Adjustable torso.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Quick release for emergencies and an extra steel buckle in case of breakage in the field.
USMC ILBE Rucksack, MARPAT, Surplus. Emblazoned with Marpat with Coyote Brown details.

The USMC ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) is a successful iteration based on the MOLLE system. If you're looking for a comfortable, durable, and convertible rucksack of the very highest quality, look no further. Unissued!

If it's so good, how come this modern gem is on the surplus market? Well, soldiers wear body armor which kind of got in the way: they replaced the ILBE with FILBE, which works better for them. The civilian-friendlier ILBE is the better choice for most of us. Win-win!

Modern ergonomics

The ILBE was designed by Arc'teryx with little regard for cost; it was made to meet standards instead of a price. Manufactured in USA by Propper since 2004, it's as good as rucksacks come. A stiff and padded hip belt and length-of-back adjustments allow a wide range of people to carry this rucksack with ease.

As anatomic models often have, the ILBE features two flat aluminum spines and polymer plates to help carry the load. A sternum strap runs between shoulder straps for stability.

Modular design

The pack has MOLLE/PALS webbing all over for attaching specialized pouches, compression straps to attach long objects to the pack and also downsize it for smaller loads, and a removable lid.

You can achieve almost anything with G-hooks, webbing, and buckles, just get the American type buckles to ensure compatibility. As the old saying goes: "Where there's webbing, there's a way."

Tech specs

Main Pack Volume75 l4577 cu in
Weight3.7 kg8.14 lbs
Load Rating54 kg120 lbs
Width45 cm18"
Height81 cm32"
Thickness25 cm10"
Material725D Cordura
NSN8465-01-515-8620

USMC surplus

Made in the US to the highest standards there are. Except for those damn lids. Forget the demoralizing "lowest bidder"-bickering, this is the good stuff!

Three options

We got our hands on this batch of unissued packs but some of them were missing the lid or the lid was faulty as follows: one of the two zipper sliders on the lid is reversed so that zipper is effectively 1-way only. Also, the MOLLE webbing is sewn like a drunk driver on a straight road. What a mistake to make on your last day at that job. See pictures for clarification of what you get when you choose the unissued pack with a defective lid.

To set things right, we ordered used lids with zippers that work as they should and the PALS webbing sewn on straight. So you can order an unissued pack with a used lid.

We didn't get enough lids to cover all of these so you may also buy the pack without a lid.

All products: United States

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22.08.2022 (Edited 22.08.2022)
Muuten loistavan oloinen rinkka mutta yksi tähti pois sen takia että toisen hinnan pikalukko on ilmeisesti tehtaalla kone takonut liian tiukaksi että lukko ei mene kiinni vaikka mitä tekisi ja vaihto palatkaan eivät sovi eli remmin päässä vika joten jouduin virittämään siihen purkka varmistuksen ettei remmi aukene taakan alla. Loppuviikosta työ reissu ensi kokeena että toimiiko viritys.
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29.08.2022
Rinkka tuli ja ensivaikutelmat:
- Reppuosio vaikuttaa käyttämättömältä.
- Olkahihnat vaikuttavat uudenveroisilta. Olkaviilekkeiden pikavapautus-systeemi erilainen kuin kuvissa, mielestäni parempi.
- Lantiovyö vähän käytetty, lantiovyön muovisoljen urospuoli rikki. Ei mikään iso investointi.
- Reppuosion läpän vetoketju tosiaan rikki siten että aukeaa vain toiseen suuntaan. Ei merkitystä Minulle.
- Säädöt vaikuttavat hyviltä. Laatu kauttaaltaan erittäin hyvän oloista.
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Four stars
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14.09.2022 (Edited 07.10.2022)
+ Materiaalit ja yksityiskohdat (kuten vetoketjut ja muovisoljet) hyvät.
+ Säädettävyys on hyvä
+ Selkäpala mukava
+ Lantiovyö paksu ja jämäkkä

- Saamani rinkan olkaviilekkeet eivät olleet kuvan mukaiset. Kuvassa viilekkeet ovat leveät. Rinkassani viilekkeet olivat hieman paksummat mutta huomattavasti kapeammat. Olettaisin että kuvassa olevat leveämmät viilekkeet olisivat mukavammat.
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