Austrian Rucksack: light'n'snappy!
June 14, 2009
[$50 postpaid in the USA. Out of Stock, for now -- check back. I'll keep looking for more! They're a great pack.]
Here's a sweet rucksack for those who like a classy vintage look. It's also a super-rare item.
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Back to our rucksack description: It's a rare Austrian military surplus backpack / rucksack.
It's quite a bit lighter in weight than the Swiss daypack for the same size, about 3.5 lbs.
I also like it that it has 2 rear pockets. (I just used this pack for a week at deer camp --- man, it's great! 2 rear pockets rock! I really appreciated segregating my small personal stuff from small hunting tools. Main pack for big stuff.)
Size: approx. 18" tall, 16" wide, 5" deep. The color is more like the bottom photo: bluish-gray. Usual mi-sup condition varies as well (some might have a sewn repair patch---done by a professional military repair shop) but they're all good, probably 80% at least.
I believe this is the pack that was used by the kids in the movie Spy Kids (when they're making their escape from the bad guys out of their fancy house). Oooh! Famous! (That pack caught my eye...and I've finally found it!)
Stout canvas and leather construction.
(There are three extra straps, used to support a load-belt. If you don't like them, just cut 'em off! --You can cut off the front extra straps below the pivot and just remove the rear extra strap then tuck the remaining buckle under the white cord. For even more minimal strappage, cut off the buckle and remaining thinner-leather portion of the straps beyond the padded area. The strap-ends will tend to swivel under the clip area and behave themselves.)
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