Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued East German Combat Pack
Unissued 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.

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

    Unissued East German Combat Pack

    Rated 4.9 out of 5
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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.

    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
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      Reviewed by Ianvs, from United States
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      Good, Inexpensive Pack

      I ordered the canvas version because I needed a nice bag for general use, and maybe to mod into a viable backpack for normal stuff. The stamping was clean and visible, there weren’t any weird stains from storage, and it still smelled strongly of a Combloc Warehouse... mmmm.

      The suspenders only had a little rust on the clips, but I can just scrape it off, so ain’t a big deal. The straps for a tarp were seemingly unused, with the vinyl still retaining its factory shape. The canvas on the straps was almost soft, though, but undamaged.

      I’m probably gonna add some actual backpack straps and buckles to the bag, just to make it viable for use outside of larping, but it’s a good product.

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      Reviewed by Jon G., from United States
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      Exactly what I wanted

      Do you need a cool bag that can hold a bunch of bullets and has straps that make your roommates think your into bondage? Regardless of your answer you should get this bag. Its worth the price for just the concerend looks alone.

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      Reviewed by Tucker S., from United States
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      Good

      Item was well priced, in good condition and very practical for use.

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      Reviewed by Indy, from United States
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      From the volks that brought you the Ampelmännchen.

      The GDR produced some great propaganda posters but excelled in making some darned good military equipment. Could you expect anything less from the other half of Deutschland?

      Why look like everyone else when you can look as unique as the beloved Ampelmännchen?

      Doctor Jones eclectic style has another 5 star addition.

      In your face NIKE!

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      Reviewed by Federico C., from United States
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      Goes dummy hard

      “Anon, where is that backpack from? It smells a bit old”

      The question you wanted her to ask. You talk about East German surplus, Soviet infantry theory, Kommando Store, esoteric twitter. You marry her. You have kids. Under the Sun until the Great Grey War.

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