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East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack
East German Combat Pack

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. Note: This Rubber Liner is only available on the Weatherproof Variant of the Combat Pack.

Want to round out the kit with an East German load-bearing belt? Just choose your belt size along with what type of pack you'd like to bundle them together. 

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

Condition

Unissued packs are like new. Some may have light storage damage, but only minor stains are present.

Issued packs have seen varying degrees of use, such as staining or broken in material. Name tag or writing are present on some, and there may be items left behind from the original user.

    East German Combat Pack

    Rated 4.9 out of 5
    Based on 101 reviews
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    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. Note: This Rubber Liner is only available on the Weatherproof Variant of the Combat Pack.

    Want to round out the kit with an East German load-bearing belt? Just choose your belt size along with what type of pack you'd like to bundle them together. 

    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

    Condition

    Unissued packs are like new. Some may have light storage damage, but only minor stains are present.

    Issued packs have seen varying degrees of use, such as staining or broken in material. Name tag or writing are present on some, and there may be items left behind from the original user.

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      Reviewed by Jake G., from United States
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      Products and service were excellent

      Incredibly fast shipping. The backpack was in great condition and the belt was sized perfectly. Great experience overall

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      Reviewed by Samuel M., from United States
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      It's perfectly functional

      It's a great little pack for going places and doing things if you don't mind looking a little dorky. Surprisingly roomier than it looks, and the raindrop camo is dope, but the straps are sort of fiddly and it does have the size and form factor of a backpack for anime 2nd graders. It was comfortable enough walking a mile or so to the library and back, but I wouldn't want to be rucking cross-country with it. Still, the quality is excellent and the functionality is tough to beat for the price, so if you want a nifty range bag, overnight pack, or carryon, you could definitely do a lot worse.

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      Reviewed by Gavin J., from United States
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      Very well preserved piece of surplus.

      Would definitely recommend probably gonna pick a couple more up. 👍🏼

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      Reviewed by T. H., from United States
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      Das ist wunderbar

      Product is very good order, looks unissued. The pack is a bit smaller inside than I expected, but I can still fit a good number of books in there. The straps are nice though also a tad much, but that may be because I am fat. Overall 10/10, for the price I could hardly imagine a better product.

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      Reviewed by Anthony P., from United States
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      Sturdy and Surprisingly Comfy

      Very good as a secondary bag for camping or as a day hike pack. Holds up very well to wear and tear (as it should), and the removable straps make it very versatile.

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