GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK
GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK
GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK
GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK
GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK
GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK

Note: Due to it's popularity, copies of this bag have been made in China. These "new" alpine bags are not to be confused with the genuine issue article. 

The German Alpine rucksack once roamed the forests of Germany in herds of 1,000 or more. Before human over-hunting in the early 2000s, an adult Alpine ruck feared no predator; its thick canvas hide and powerful buckles placed it on the top of the animal kingdom.

Ultimately their abundance would be their downfall. Years of $5 and $10 rucks lead to complacency in the milsurp research community. By the time population studies were ordered, the alpine ruck was already teetering on the brink extinction.

These original Bundeswehr issue packs are
German Engineered for soldiering through the Alps. Their classic military design is simple, practical, and extremely durable; they're the military equivalent of your favorite middle school backpack from the 1990s that somehow made it through college.

In our 5 years in business we've gone through a lot of military backpacks. This is by far the most overbuilt, over-spec'd, beast of a bag we've seen. The Germans who designed the alpine ruck doubled the specifications for the canvas, webbing, stitching, and buckles relative to other military bags. In fact, later generations of German equipment actually reduced these specifications.

Specs:
The main body of this bag is constructed of sturdy OD green canvas with a rubberized "foot." This is paired with lightly-padded adjustable shoulder straps and a reinforced carry handle. The ruck features several hardy D rings along the for use as lashing points, as well as an adjustable buckle-fastened waist belt to help distribute weight. 

The main compartment is about 17 inches deep, 13 inches wide, and 8 inches front-to-back. Internal volume is about 33-liters, 2,014 cubic inches, or approximately 279 sticks of butter. On the inside wall closest to the wearer there is a divider meant for a folding sleeping mat. When carrying heavy loads, the mat acts as a soft frame, protecting and distributing weight across the back. 

A a drawstring and storm flap closure allows for a huge range of expansion, up to around 45L if you're in a pinch. Two large exterior side compartments are secured with adjustable snap buckles. There are handy pockets behind them for carrying skis, tent poles, or whatever your protrusions of choice may be.

Condition:
The packs are in good issued condition and are practically indestructible. Unless you custom mold a 45L lead block, you will cannot put enough weight in the bag to break it. (If you do custom mold a 45L lead block please send us pictures.)

GERMAN ALPINE "GEBIRGSJÄGER" BACKPACK

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Note: Due to it's popularity, copies of this bag have been made in China. These "new" alpine bags are not to be confused with the genuine issue article. 

The German Alpine rucksack once roamed the forests of Germany in herds of 1,000 or more. Before human over-hunting in the early 2000s, an adult Alpine ruck feared no predator; its thick canvas hide and powerful buckles placed it on the top of the animal kingdom.

Ultimately their abundance would be their downfall. Years of $5 and $10 rucks lead to complacency in the milsurp research community. By the time population studies were ordered, the alpine ruck was already teetering on the brink extinction.

These original Bundeswehr issue packs are
German Engineered for soldiering through the Alps. Their classic military design is simple, practical, and extremely durable; they're the military equivalent of your favorite middle school backpack from the 1990s that somehow made it through college.

In our 5 years in business we've gone through a lot of military backpacks. This is by far the most overbuilt, over-spec'd, beast of a bag we've seen. The Germans who designed the alpine ruck doubled the specifications for the canvas, webbing, stitching, and buckles relative to other military bags. In fact, later generations of German equipment actually reduced these specifications.

Specs:
The main body of this bag is constructed of sturdy OD green canvas with a rubberized "foot." This is paired with lightly-padded adjustable shoulder straps and a reinforced carry handle. The ruck features several hardy D rings along the for use as lashing points, as well as an adjustable buckle-fastened waist belt to help distribute weight. 

The main compartment is about 17 inches deep, 13 inches wide, and 8 inches front-to-back. Internal volume is about 33-liters, 2,014 cubic inches, or approximately 279 sticks of butter. On the inside wall closest to the wearer there is a divider meant for a folding sleeping mat. When carrying heavy loads, the mat acts as a soft frame, protecting and distributing weight across the back. 

A a drawstring and storm flap closure allows for a huge range of expansion, up to around 45L if you're in a pinch. Two large exterior side compartments are secured with adjustable snap buckles. There are handy pockets behind them for carrying skis, tent poles, or whatever your protrusions of choice may be.

Condition:
The packs are in good issued condition and are practically indestructible. Unless you custom mold a 45L lead block, you will cannot put enough weight in the bag to break it. (If you do custom mold a 45L lead block please send us pictures.)

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Dirty Boi, Cleans up nicely

Backpack came filthy, which really sells me on the authentic factor. One round in the washing machine did the trick, and the thing looks like it can survive WW3. Only gripe is that the buckles plastic doesn't look the most 'firm', but the canvas feels bulletproof. 9/10, would travel Fallout with.

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Great day pack, extremely durable. Bag wasn't cleaned out however.

The bag is extremely rugged and made of a thick canvas that will indeed last you absolutely forever. However the straps are quite hard to adjust and I needed to use a pair of pliers. Also there was a melted wax babel cheese wrapper stuck to the bottom on the inside of the bag? Nothing major but kind of gross. Ivan got hungry I suppose.

Other than that its a great bag and I recommend it to others looking for a reliable day pack.

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Pretty much as described.

Great pack and great looking. I really needed a military pack that didn't have a frame or backbrace and also didn't look gay or "tacticool". So happy to ditch the gay ass coleman camping pack i would wear for daily chores and riding my motorcycle with (my framed swedish m60 i've had for 10 years is not good for that, but withstood a motorcycle crash) There was some stitching undone on one of the straps, so it's like only half way stitched on sorta but I yanked on it pretty hard a couple times to make sure it would still hold. Also it was owned by some guy named beer I think. Hope more of these come in.

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Shipped Fast and Came as Expected.

The item arrived quickly and is as I expected it to be. Will definitely buy from this store again.

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I haven't used it yet but it smells nice.

I have not used this yet. Won't really need to until school starts again in a couple weeks and I need to take a weeks worth of supplies with me to the basement I work in 24/7. But it smells really nice and it looks cool on top of the pile of other backpacks I have in my room. Would recommend.

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