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 its 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 at 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 five 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 for use as lashing points, as well as an adjustable buckle-fastened waist belt to help distribute weight. 

The main compartment is about 17” deep, 13” wide, and 8” 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 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 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 its 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 at 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 five 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 for use as lashing points, as well as an adjustable buckle-fastened waist belt to help distribute weight. 

The main compartment is about 17” deep, 13” wide, and 8” 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 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 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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EXCELLENT

It can hold much more than you believe on first impression. Its real sturdy, mine came looking practically brand new. Good aesthetic. 10/10 will use when filming my pine tree propaganda.

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Gebirgsjäeger Backpack

Really good product. Have used it a few times already and I can say that I am very happy with it.

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Well built but very worn

Backpack arrived very dirty, which I expect, and with two small holes in the bottom and a broken cord stop, which I didnt expect. After replacing the cord stop and patching up the holes, i found one shoulder strap to be very tight and one to be very loose when adjusting. Was able to fix it by threading it through the adjuster again.

The pack seems pretty sturdy otherwise and has a lot of storage space, but be prepared to put a bit of work into it. Would still recommend it

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Hey sorry for the trouble, glad you got it set up in the end without issue.

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best backpack money can buy

I purchased this backpack to be used as my everyday storage while I commute on my motorcycle. I'm able to get my laptop, books, food all in one, and can also hold my helmet in it if completely empty. Feel like this bag'll outlive me in a slide, if it ever happens. Fantastic purchase.

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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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