Swiss Waterproof Rucksack
January 24, 2013
[$60 shipped in the US. OUT OF STOCK! As of 2/15/14. I'll try to find more! These are new but old. NOS ("New Old Stock"). Been stored in a cave in Switzerland.]
Here's a great waterproof Swiss Army vintage military rucksack. You'll be impressed! They're actually better-made than the older "salt'n'pepper" rucks.
DETAILS: 18" tall x 16" wide x 9" deep main pouch. Outside pocket: 8" tall x 10" wide x 3" deep. Green rubberized material with green-colored leather. Impressive "yacht"-quality stainless steel fittings. Tensioned waistband. Steel band internal frame. Weight: 6 lbs.
Dang, they're sweet. I used to not stock them as I didn't think rubber would be nice to haul around. Well, this IS NICE! It's not really rubber -- it's like high-end raft material. Ya know, quality always comes out. So here's yet another Swiss FANCY LUGGAGE grade mil-sup item. It has horse-harness (or yacht) quality fittings. There's a lot of thick leather on this item, including the base of the cargo area---but it's all rubber on the inside.
It would make a GREAT wet-weather carry bag. It's like a canoeing dry-bag only NICER and with rucksack fittings.
It has two inner string closures with flap over top. ...I think that'll work just fine to keep things dry.
I have not filled one with water to see how waterproof they are. I suppose I should. It would be cool if they actually held water.
Now, the photo shows this pack complete with its extra 3 black accessory tie-down side-straps. My inventory items don't have these. But I do have used vintage green colored 26" leather straps. I'll toss in 3 per pack. They work fine as the side-straps and are consistent with the color of the pack.
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