UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK
UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK

We have seen and sold many hundreds of East German rain pattern packs over our five years in business. In preparing to steamroll all of Europe, the Soviets amassed a considerable quantity of gear in East Germany. To this day there are warehouses still full of the stuff. The rain pattern pack is just one of those things that never seems to run out.

In line with Soviet doctrine, the pack was designed for speed and simplicity. About the size of a bookbag, it contains the essentials for a day or two in the field along with lashing down points for a shelter half or bedroll. In addition to the rain pattern pack, the East German soldier would carry a magazine pouch, knife, canteen, and an e-tool attached to his belt.

This no-frills approach allowed your average East German solider to sprint while hip firing — in line with a Soviet fighting philosophy that called for launching waves of dismounted, mechanized, and motorized units running alongside armor and their personnel carriers.

These particular packs are part of the "Gen 2 Fighting Complex." Because of this they incorporate a full rubber liner, similar to a dry bag. This "sock" allows the bag to remain fully weatherproof despite its outer-facing cotton/poly construction. It's not rated for submersion, but for everything else the thick rubber liner does the job.

Specs

  • Pack measures approximately 12" x 12" x 5"
  • Strichmuster camo cotton-blend shell
  • Clamp buckle secured lid with an unassuming carrying handle
  • Waterproof PVC sock and rubberized lid keeps contents dry and weatherproofed
  • Ideally sized for storing and carrying ammunition — will hold roughly ~3,000 loose rounds of 5.56 or the contents of two regular 50 cal cans
  • NVA 2nd Gen Y-strap webbing allows the pack to be worn like a backpack
    • Webbing has additional interfacing for anchoring to any combat belt
  • Four D-rings and three adjustable bedroll-style belt loops for external lashing
  • Name tag slot, always overlooked and unused

    UNISSUED EAST GERMAN COMBAT PACK

    Rated 4.8 out of 5
    32 Reviews
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    $15.99
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    $15.99

    We have seen and sold many hundreds of East German rain pattern packs over our five years in business. In preparing to steamroll all of Europe, the Soviets amassed a considerable quantity of gear in East Germany. To this day there are warehouses still full of the stuff. The rain pattern pack is just one of those things that never seems to run out.

    In line with Soviet doctrine, the pack was designed for speed and simplicity. About the size of a bookbag, it contains the essentials for a day or two in the field along with lashing down points for a shelter half or bedroll. In addition to the rain pattern pack, the East German soldier would carry a magazine pouch, knife, canteen, and an e-tool attached to his belt.

    This no-frills approach allowed your average East German solider to sprint while hip firing — in line with a Soviet fighting philosophy that called for launching waves of dismounted, mechanized, and motorized units running alongside armor and their personnel carriers.

    These particular packs are part of the "Gen 2 Fighting Complex." Because of this they incorporate a full rubber liner, similar to a dry bag. This "sock" allows the bag to remain fully weatherproof despite its outer-facing cotton/poly construction. It's not rated for submersion, but for everything else the thick rubber liner does the job.

    Specs

    • Pack measures approximately 12" x 12" x 5"
    • Strichmuster camo cotton-blend shell
    • Clamp buckle secured lid with an unassuming carrying handle
    • Waterproof PVC sock and rubberized lid keeps contents dry and weatherproofed
    • Ideally sized for storing and carrying ammunition — will hold roughly ~3,000 loose rounds of 5.56 or the contents of two regular 50 cal cans
    • NVA 2nd Gen Y-strap webbing allows the pack to be worn like a backpack
      • Webbing has additional interfacing for anchoring to any combat belt
    • Four D-rings and three adjustable bedroll-style belt loops for external lashing
    • Name tag slot, always overlooked and unused
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      On point!

      Perfectly new and unused even though it's surplus - a solid little pack!

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      Great Weatherproof Pack

      The bag is great depending on what you want to use it for, fantastic inner rubber/plastic sleeve that you can cover your belongings in to protect them from the weather. The top seals up on the inside as well as the double clasp flap on top. The pack as a whole is robust and could probably withstand quite a bit of weight. It's deceptively large on the inside and could probably fit more than you expect. Thanks Ivan.

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      Totally flawless!

      Smells terrible, just the way East German surplus ought to.

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      Nice

      Its a durable little pack. Really not much more to say. On the smaller side so be aware of that.

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      Genuine surplus

      Fits nice and has that questionable yet distinct surplus smell. Fits stuff.

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