Pattern 83 Battle Jacket Bundle and Rucksack Bundle

Please see each products page for details on condition, history, etc.


Instructions

Featured here we have the original SADF field manual containing adjustment, handling and maintenance information on all P83 equipment. This can be viewed here. Chest rig usage information can be found on pages A3, A9-A11, and A27-A33. Battle Jacket usage information can be found on pages A4-A4, A9, and A34-A46.

Pattern 83 Battle Jacket Bundle and Rucksack Bundle

Rated 4.8 out of 5
62 Reviews
Regular price
$434.98
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$391.48

Please see each products page for details on condition, history, etc.


Instructions

Featured here we have the original SADF field manual containing adjustment, handling and maintenance information on all P83 equipment. This can be viewed here. Chest rig usage information can be found on pages A3, A9-A11, and A27-A33. Battle Jacket usage information can be found on pages A4-A4, A9, and A34-A46.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Bush-tastic!

Ordered a Great+ condition on the great sale-ning, arrived reasonably quickly (especially for the holidays). A great big ol' sacc with wonderful storage capabilities. Whether you're camping out in the boonies to cap some 'yotes and durr, or on a mission to slot some no-good floppies in the bush, you can count on the VinDieselSacc to carry all the necessary supplies to stay alive out there.

Works better if you put Rhodesians Never Die and a mix of Die Antwoord on blast 24/7 while using.

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SADF Battle Vest

The product was exactly as described, in almost perfect condition. It also arrive earlier than expected. Also, the email I received using historical lore to shame me into leaving a review was f***ing epic. First rate

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It's a really big bag

I'm sure there's more than a few sack aficionados checking out the reviews and seeing if this is worth it, so I don't have to explain to you why it's so satisfying to get good ruck. The point of the review is: this is a good ruck. If you're familiar with Berghaus or Bergen bags then you're in for more of the same, but this time in nutria brown. One point to note, (although it may be placebo effect on SADF gear) the bag feels like you could set off a grenade inside of it, and keep using it. Think of that assault pack you were issued in basic, think about all the privates who must have abused it for years before you got it, think about how there were no holes, no broken straps, no busted buckles, minimal stains. This is that assault pack's cooler, thiccer cousin. I packed it out (to about 55lbs, full but not jam-packed) and wore it out for a 3 day trip and it's about what you can expect, comfortable and evenly placed weight that rides your hips, no complaints or hotspots. I know the description mentions soldiers ditching the frame, but external frame packs are peak hiking boomer aesthetic, so I reused an old Kelty frame I had. If i were to buy a special frame for this ruck, I'd check out a game hauler frame like Outdoor Z's Commander. Testament to the bag: I bought one for myself, liked it so much, I bought another as a gift.

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Seems like good gear.

I was most interested in the rucksack. That's a lot of volume for a pack with no frame and I wanted something that'd be easy to pack away and collapse down. The chest rig is an upgrade from the old Chi-com Type 63 chest rig I had used because it was so cheap. That rig was plenty comfortable but the padded straps on the Pattern 83 seem nice. Magazines fit nicely and it's great to have the additional features like the administrative pouch. Durability seems like the name of the game on the Pattern 83 and I look forward to many years of use.

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A big sturdy bag!

It's a bag. You can put things in there, it's great!

Overall, the bag is as described and works as intended. Other users noted stiff or brittle zippers, mine seem to work easy with the exception of the document compartment on the main flap. That zipper was caked in corrosion and would not function without some elbow grease. The only other issue I had was that the male end of the buckle that connects the shoulder straps was missing.

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