GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM
GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM

Broadly similar to the US ALICE system, the indigenously developed German LKS falls into the same category of "early modular" load bearing systems. Designed with a repeating series of specially-shaped grommets, the LKS allows compatible "modules" to be directly attached anywhere they are needed.

Holsters, backpacks, ammunition pouches, and anything else a boy could need for a good time in the woods — all of them hook on and snap into place. While slightly behind today's standard issue, the LKS system is still fully capable and compatible components are plentiful on the secondary market.

The rig itself is almost entirely composed of Cordura nylon — the bag, belt, and all strappings are essentially bombproof. Properly adjusted, everything fits close to the wearer, making it speedy and agile despite its age.

Main Pack or "Haversack"

The mehrzwecktasche (translates directly to "multipurpose pocket") is more often called a "haversack" by English speakers. In concept, it is a clear relative of the "assault pack" designed to carry the bare essentials for 48–72 hours in the field.

Measuring about ten liters, the haversack fits close to the body and does not significantly offset the wearer's center of gravity. This makes it great for highly aerobic activity like running, sprinting, and diving into cover — the small size and close fit of the bag minimizes the "sloshing" effect common with larger packs.

The modular nature of the system also means the haversack can be detached and carried separately if needed. Most haversacks have a permanently attached internal strap specifically for this purpose.

Closure is accomplished with two sturdy buckles.

G3 Magazine Pouches

Designed to fit two 20 round G3 magazines, this magazine pouch will accommodate most 20 round 7.62 NATO magazines including M14/M1A pattern, AR10 pattern, and FAL pattern magazines. For those inclined towards 5.56, almost all 20 rounders of that variety will work as well.

Each pouch features padded dividers, designed to minimize battle rattle, and drainage holes to keep the damp out of your gear. Works well holding small items like tourniquets, bandages, phones, etc. 

Overall size is 15cm tall, 8cm wide, and 6.5cm deep.

Specs

  • Large Main Pouch "Haversack"
    • Approximately 11.8" x 9.8" x 4.7"
    • Cordura nylon in Flecktarn
    • Designed for general purpose storage of miscellaneous field items
    • Two adjustable buckles for fastening and compressing pouch
    • Two riveted LKS adapter plates for attachment to webbing — attaches to any 2x6 LKS webbing grommets
  • Two G3 Double Magazine Pouches
    • Designed for G3 7.62 20-round magazines
    • Can fit most 20-round or similar-sized magazines
      • Such as: H&K 91, AR-10, AR-15, AUG, M16, M14, M1A
    • Approximately 5.9" x 3.1" x 2.5"
    • Cordura nylon in Flecktarn
    • Drain grommet for water and loose dirt
    • "Spanish fly" speed fastener 
    • Riveted LKS adapter plate for attachment to webbing, attaches to any 2x2 LKS webbing grommets
  • LKS Belt
    • This big boy belt is very big and wide
    • Cordura nylon in olive drab
    • Four strap adjustment anchor points for yoke
    • LKS grommet holes line entirety of belt
    • Large FASTx buckle with adjustment strap for sizing
  • Yoke
    • Cordura nylon in Olive Drab
    • Threads onto anchor points on LKS belt
    • Adjustable FASTx buckle secures shoulder straps together across sternum
    • 2x6 LKS webbing plate on back
    • 2x2 LKS webbing plates on both shoulders

Sizing

  • Small - adjustable between 85–100 cm (33.5" - 39.4")
  • Large - adjustable between 100–115 cm (39.4" - 45.3")

Condition

  • Grade 1 - Excellent to Great condition, some parts possibly unissued
  • Grade 2 - Good to Serviceable condition, definite signs of use, worn edging, and cosmetic blemishes such as fading. No holes or other damage which would render the system unfit for use.

    GERMAN FLECKTARN LKS LOAD BEARING SYSTEM

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    Broadly similar to the US ALICE system, the indigenously developed German LKS falls into the same category of "early modular" load bearing systems. Designed with a repeating series of specially-shaped grommets, the LKS allows compatible "modules" to be directly attached anywhere they are needed.

    Holsters, backpacks, ammunition pouches, and anything else a boy could need for a good time in the woods — all of them hook on and snap into place. While slightly behind today's standard issue, the LKS system is still fully capable and compatible components are plentiful on the secondary market.

    The rig itself is almost entirely composed of Cordura nylon — the bag, belt, and all strappings are essentially bombproof. Properly adjusted, everything fits close to the wearer, making it speedy and agile despite its age.

    Main Pack or "Haversack"

    The mehrzwecktasche (translates directly to "multipurpose pocket") is more often called a "haversack" by English speakers. In concept, it is a clear relative of the "assault pack" designed to carry the bare essentials for 48–72 hours in the field.

    Measuring about ten liters, the haversack fits close to the body and does not significantly offset the wearer's center of gravity. This makes it great for highly aerobic activity like running, sprinting, and diving into cover — the small size and close fit of the bag minimizes the "sloshing" effect common with larger packs.

    The modular nature of the system also means the haversack can be detached and carried separately if needed. Most haversacks have a permanently attached internal strap specifically for this purpose.

    Closure is accomplished with two sturdy buckles.

    G3 Magazine Pouches

    Designed to fit two 20 round G3 magazines, this magazine pouch will accommodate most 20 round 7.62 NATO magazines including M14/M1A pattern, AR10 pattern, and FAL pattern magazines. For those inclined towards 5.56, almost all 20 rounders of that variety will work as well.

    Each pouch features padded dividers, designed to minimize battle rattle, and drainage holes to keep the damp out of your gear. Works well holding small items like tourniquets, bandages, phones, etc. 

    Overall size is 15cm tall, 8cm wide, and 6.5cm deep.

    Specs

    • Large Main Pouch "Haversack"
      • Approximately 11.8" x 9.8" x 4.7"
      • Cordura nylon in Flecktarn
      • Designed for general purpose storage of miscellaneous field items
      • Two adjustable buckles for fastening and compressing pouch
      • Two riveted LKS adapter plates for attachment to webbing — attaches to any 2x6 LKS webbing grommets
    • Two G3 Double Magazine Pouches
      • Designed for G3 7.62 20-round magazines
      • Can fit most 20-round or similar-sized magazines
        • Such as: H&K 91, AR-10, AR-15, AUG, M16, M14, M1A
      • Approximately 5.9" x 3.1" x 2.5"
      • Cordura nylon in Flecktarn
      • Drain grommet for water and loose dirt
      • "Spanish fly" speed fastener 
      • Riveted LKS adapter plate for attachment to webbing, attaches to any 2x2 LKS webbing grommets
    • LKS Belt
      • This big boy belt is very big and wide
      • Cordura nylon in olive drab
      • Four strap adjustment anchor points for yoke
      • LKS grommet holes line entirety of belt
      • Large FASTx buckle with adjustment strap for sizing
    • Yoke
      • Cordura nylon in Olive Drab
      • Threads onto anchor points on LKS belt
      • Adjustable FASTx buckle secures shoulder straps together across sternum
      • 2x6 LKS webbing plate on back
      • 2x2 LKS webbing plates on both shoulders

    Sizing

    • Small - adjustable between 85–100 cm (33.5" - 39.4")
    • Large - adjustable between 100–115 cm (39.4" - 45.3")

    Condition

    • Grade 1 - Excellent to Great condition, some parts possibly unissued
    • Grade 2 - Good to Serviceable condition, definite signs of use, worn edging, and cosmetic blemishes such as fading. No holes or other damage which would render the system unfit for use.
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      Nice

      Great product, great for use hiking or fishing which is what I'm using it for

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      Tough Assembly but Great Deal

      While this may have taken be about a half an hour to assemble properly (mostly squeezing the pack into the back) I think that this is a great rig for the price. The mag pouches will hold both STANAG 30 rounders and G3 20 rounders alike, and the open up quickly and easily if you'd ever need to get into one on the fly. The backpack piece is very spacious and will leave you enough room to pack whatever you should need for a days labor.

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      good stuff

      i bought this and expected this to actually be sorta old and tattered because i ordered the worse condition one, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was all in stellar condition beyond being slightly faded. other than having to peel off some stickers, no issues at all with it. fits great after setting it all up as well.

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      Perfect for scaling the Berlin Wall

      This pack is a great lightweight assault pack. The mag pouches were a great inclusion. It's a tight fit, but the mag pouches can hold M16/AR15 mags as well as 20rd mags. The straps are a bit loose and come undone easily when pulled. Overall, however, it is great for an afternoon spent in the woods when you won't need to carry much with you.

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      Devil to Assemble, but Worth It

      Whoever designed this system is simultaneously God and the Devil. It turns out it IS possible to get together, but it'll cramp your hands up something vicious. That said, it will no doubt STAY together until such time as you don't want it to. It's comfy enough, as load bearing systems go, and lightweight. I'm planning to run it through some paces on a short ruck once weather improves sufficiently. The main belt buckle came slightly broken, but I DID buy grade 2 and was expecting a little damage, nothing superglue cannot fix until I find a good replacement. Also, it turns out each compartment in the mag pouches fits a pack of the Zibby Beans, which is nice. All buckles except the slightly broken one open and close just fine, and straps came with minimal fraying. I plan on buying more LKS pouches to fit to this at some point, so it'd be super cool to see mag pouches and such on sale individually.

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