Italian Canvas Rucksack
November 01, 2008
[$25, postpaid in the USA. I have three partial "parts" packs on hand, with one shoulder-strap buckle between them. ...Three missing buckles and two damaged straps. The rest of them are in fine shape. All 3 for $25, as-is.]
Italian military surplus canvas rucksack.
It's the CHEAPEST, simplest, vintage ruck of its size.
Approx 10" x 15" x 17".
With TWO nice outer pockets of approx 3" x 5" x 11".
This is an all-canvas rucksack. No padding. Shoulderstraps but no waist-belt. It's just a buncha stout BURLAP canvas all sewn together. There are 2 metal clips for the shoulderstraps and bucklestraps for the pockets---that's basically the only other parts on it. It weighs 4.5 lbs. (Now, there is a weird drawstring metal-loop'n'slots assembly to close up the top that seems overly complex. Maybe you'd just want to cut that all out. But who knows, maybe there's a method to the madness---I haven't tried using it.)
This isn't what I'd call a fancy ruck. But its compactness when unloaded might be a plus.
However, its basic configuration is a classic winner. It can easily hold a weekend's worth of stuff. It's like an Austrian Ruck. Only its half as pricey and half as fancy. But it has the HUGE ADVANTAGE of being available! (No Austrians anywhere on earth right now, that I can tell.)
I still think the 3-pocket Dakota is about the best thing out there now, but I wanted to make this one available.
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