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

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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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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Great Bag

Durable as hell, water resistant lining, indestructible buckles. One problem I have encountered is the fact that the straps is hard to adjust. Not a simple pull. Lots of room and the drawstring allows for expansion of the storage space. Side pockets are quite spacious. Can fit a small umbrella with no issue. Great for outdoors and hiking and as an overnight pack. Wouldn't recommend for office use due to lack of cushioning for laptops. Highly recommend this bag for general use.

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Nice pack

Nice thicc material, will last a long time.

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Damn good backpack

A truly unique item, with few signs of use

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Verdammt gut

Stuffed the internal pocket with a tarp and a woobie to try and simulate the original bw sleeping mat, worked pretty decent. Water bottle in one pocket, poncho in the other and a hatchet slips nicely behind a pocket. Super versatile bag. Can't recommend this enough for a general camping bag. Closest I could come to a solid block of lead was some tul x39. Bag ate it up and asked for seconds. I am mildly intimidated by this thing.

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Damn that's like 50lbs of Tula easy