British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack
British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack
British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack
British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack
British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack

Replacing the very outdated pattern 58, the British PLCE was Designed with long range patrols and actual ergonomics in mind, and many British troops' backs were thankful for that.

If you're familiar with the Berghaus Vulcan style of packs many of the NATO countries (and particularly those who adopted DPM) used, or are familiar with the Sting Pack, this pack is of the same lineage with a few differences.

You'll find that these packs are absolutely cavernous, with a 90 liter main compartment that can roll down to be more compact and a cinchable top to keep your gear separated from the elements. over the top of the main compartment is a cover that straps down to the body of the pack with an interior and exterior pocket.

Iconic to Berghaus Vulcan packs, it features two pouches zippered on to the sides that add 10 liters each to the pack. The side pouches can be zipped together to form a day pack, but might not work with the PLCE's yoke since they are most likely non original (easy way to tell will be a difference in coloration). Additionally there is an extra pocket on the lower front of the pack for quick access to gear like binoculars or extra ammunition.

The harness is well padded, and the pack has a detachable aluminum frame inside for supporting heavy loads. If you're not using all 110 liters of this DPM cavern, there's compression straps on the side to cinch it down to a much more manageable size.

Sizing

The pack itself was catered to people of different heights for maximum ergonomics and a manageable load, and we've sorted them accordingly.

The system is simple: If you're under 5'8" (173 cm) Pick 'short'. if you're taller than 5'8", pick 'long'.

With those in mind, the sizing system is rather generous and if you're not really tall you can get away with using the 'short' size.

Cleaning/Condition

We've sorted the packs according to their condition:

Excellent

  • The item has barely any cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.
  • The item may exhibit internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

Good

  • The item has clear cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised a significant majority of its functionality.
  • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.
  • The item may have minor or major field repairs, or field modifications.

Serviceable**

  • The item has significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised a significant majority of its functionality.
  • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.
  • The item may require minor repairs to either a seam, or to the fabric to restore 100% functionality

**Many of the packs we have come unlaundered but can be easily cleaned with a little elbow grease to restore the camo pattern to it's former glory. Take a soft-bristled brush and go to town with mild fabric detergents and you'll likely see pretty good results.

British PLCE DPM Patrol Pack

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Replacing the very outdated pattern 58, the British PLCE was Designed with long range patrols and actual ergonomics in mind, and many British troops' backs were thankful for that.

If you're familiar with the Berghaus Vulcan style of packs many of the NATO countries (and particularly those who adopted DPM) used, or are familiar with the Sting Pack, this pack is of the same lineage with a few differences.

You'll find that these packs are absolutely cavernous, with a 90 liter main compartment that can roll down to be more compact and a cinchable top to keep your gear separated from the elements. over the top of the main compartment is a cover that straps down to the body of the pack with an interior and exterior pocket.

Iconic to Berghaus Vulcan packs, it features two pouches zippered on to the sides that add 10 liters each to the pack. The side pouches can be zipped together to form a day pack, but might not work with the PLCE's yoke since they are most likely non original (easy way to tell will be a difference in coloration). Additionally there is an extra pocket on the lower front of the pack for quick access to gear like binoculars or extra ammunition.

The harness is well padded, and the pack has a detachable aluminum frame inside for supporting heavy loads. If you're not using all 110 liters of this DPM cavern, there's compression straps on the side to cinch it down to a much more manageable size.

Sizing

The pack itself was catered to people of different heights for maximum ergonomics and a manageable load, and we've sorted them accordingly.

The system is simple: If you're under 5'8" (173 cm) Pick 'short'. if you're taller than 5'8", pick 'long'.

With those in mind, the sizing system is rather generous and if you're not really tall you can get away with using the 'short' size.

Cleaning/Condition

We've sorted the packs according to their condition:

Excellent

  • The item has barely any cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use.
  • The item may exhibit internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.

Good

  • The item has clear cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised a significant majority of its functionality.
  • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.
  • The item may have minor or major field repairs, or field modifications.

Serviceable**

  • The item has significant cosmetic blemishes, abrasions, or other signs of use that have not compromised a significant majority of its functionality.
  • The item may exhibit clear internal/external writing. This may include rank, serial numbers, etc.
  • The item may require minor repairs to either a seam, or to the fabric to restore 100% functionality

**Many of the packs we have come unlaundered but can be easily cleaned with a little elbow grease to restore the camo pattern to it's former glory. Take a soft-bristled brush and go to town with mild fabric detergents and you'll likely see pretty good results.

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Reviewed by christopher f.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Very tough pack

These packs are awesome. A little faded and dirty but once you clean them up they look great. I purchased two and they are well worth it. These packs are huge and practically indestructible. The Brits sure know how to make gear.

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Reviewed by Leeroy J.
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Buy this Sh!t

Having dealt with standard issue ruck sacks before this thing holds its weight. Not only is it YUGE its a tough bastard. Yes you will need to clean it since I guess Brits don't clean their gear prior to turn in BUT whatever. All you need is some laundry detergent, a scrub brush, and a bathtub which you probably have all these at home. Clean it in the tub let it dry outside (or inside) and BAM good as new. The side pouches were brand new btw so no need to clean those. Another method is use a pressure washer if you have access to one. Overall no rips/tears and buckles and straps all worked so I guess it was probably some admin dude who went to the field which is a score for anyone who wants surplus.

Side note: be sure to clean your tub before before your wife sees it..

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Reviewed by Eric M.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Good deal, even in servicable condition

Bag just needed some TLC. A cleaning and rundown to make sure it's in order. No major holes or zipper issues as far as I could tell. Rocket pack sides were definitely in newer shape and were way brighter as the main bag was very faded and had many repair spots. All the straps and clasps seemed in tact. Only one part was missing, which was a strap to hold hiking poles or the like. I have one and I think it had two at one time. Well worth the money. New big boi bag for long hauls.

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Reviewed by Kevin P.
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Great ruck, fantastic camo

Always wanted a decent "bergen" due to growing up watching falklands war footage and had to get this when I saw kommandostore got it in again. Holds all you'd need for a standard large ruck and then some. After dealing with the us army issued rucksacks I can definitely say this one is superior even if it's got the older style of frame going on. Haven't been able to take it on an extended march yet but just the few quick miles I did with it loaded down it handled excellently and actually wasn't too uncomfortable with a plate carrier on surprisingly. I can see why the brits fielded it for so long. I definitely recommend not using the wings though unless you really need the extra storage as it just gets in the way just too much for what they are. Had mine holding my poncho and a few other items I'd want to access quickly and just didn't like how they sat. Other than at, it's excellent as I said.

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