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OYB Retro Pannier -- Modified Vintage Swiss Army!
April 09, 2013 - [$59 postpaid in USA for ONE pannier. The postage part is about $10, so the pan part is $49. Internat'l customers pay excess postage.] Presenting the Original OYB Classy Retro Pannier! Dang, they're sharp. The base cases I use to create this pannier are high quality, rare, vintage Swiss military surplus in very g...

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Swiss Waterproof Rucksack
January 24, 2013 - [$60 shipped in the US. FRESH STOCK arrived! -- as of 11/14. Lightly used, almost 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" ta...

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The OYB 7-Way Bag!
January 16, 2012 - [$60, postpaid in US. They are used and usually have a hole somewhere -- about 50% grade.] The OYB 7-Way Bag is ready for action! This unique bag has 7 ways it can be used or carried. The bags are rare but they are used -- about 50% grade. About half used-up. They usually have a hole somewhere that you might wan...

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Jumbo Modular Field Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$60 mailed in the US. (Non-US costs extra postage.)] This is a big rucksack. It also works great as a max-size carry-on bag. (All it would need to be perfect for carry-on was stick-handle and wheels! Oh well...) Details: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester. Four compartment configuration. Key features include...

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Tactical Duty Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$50 mailed in the US. (Non-US costs extra postage.)] This is a medium rucksack with a lot of mil-spec tech-pack bells'n'whistles. Its best special feature, I think, are the sizable pouches on the waistbelt. I really need to have access to a few goodies while I'm under way -- like: digicam, map, snacks. It's a lot like the...

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Modular Field Pack
January 02, 2012 - [$50 mailed in the US. Non-US extra.] Stout cordura rucksack with 2 big outer pockets and an inner bladder pouch (and velcroed hose slots). Velcro on exterior can be used to attach a Modular Fanny Pack (either Small or Big) to add storage space. Olive Drab in stock. Other colors available. Item 56-570. Generic Cav...

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Fanny Pack, Medium
January 02, 2012 - [$25 mailed in the US. Non-US is extra.] A dandy smallish fanny pack. The only thing it doesn't haul well is waterbottles (water goes in bladderpack). It attaches to the Modular Field Packs (both Jumbo and Regular). Details: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester with inside P/U coating. Can be used three ways: as waistp...

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Multi-Use Fanny Pack -- also Handlebar!
January 02, 2012 - [$40 mailed in the US. Non-US extra.] This is a big super-versatile fanny pack. It can also be used as a Shoulderbag and has a nice carry-handle on the top. You could easily carry 10 pounds of gear in and on it for an all-day hike, say. Spare clothes, lunch, some gear. Carry a bladderpack above it for yer water. I see th...

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Fox 3-in-1 Field Briefcase
June 28, 2011 - [$49 postpaid in the US.] Here's a nifty, rugged briefcase that quickly converts to a rucksack. It also has a shoulderstrap. So that's our three modes. There are about a dozen pouches and pockets in this item. -- Places to keep a laptop (padded) and removeable hardshell-folders for paperwork. It even has a nifty upper-side str...

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Fox's Rio Grande Rucksack, 45 Liter
June 22, 2011 - [$45 postpaid in the US.] I carry two sizes of the Fox "Rio Grande" pack: the 45L and the 25L (in another listing). Key features: This is a big, simple, basic *THRIFTY* rucksack. Padded back panel with built-in ventilation channels, large main zippered compartment, 2 side zippered pouches. Padded hip belt, fully adjusta...

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Big Messenger-type Retro Shoulderbags
June 22, 2011 - [$30 postpaid *each* in the US.] OK, I'm listing TWO new shoulderbags here. But each order only gets you ONE of them. You need to add a Note telling me which one you want.

*Fox Retro Courier Bag

11" x 18" x 6". Khaki canvas with PIRATE patch (NOT peace sign) in stock, Olive Drab available on request (plain, peace an...

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Super-Versatile Rucksack: "Field Operator's Action Pack"
March 02, 2011 - [$59 shipped in the USA. Non-US orders pay excess postage -- ask.] The wholesale manufacturer, Fox, calls this its "Field Operator's Action Pack" for its in-house name, but retailers can call it what they like. "Action Pack" seems pretty good. I haven't settled on my name for it yet. I use such packs as carry-on luggage and for ...

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Rio Grande Rucksack 25L
March 01, 2011 - [$35 postpaid in the USA. Non-US orders pay excess.] This is a strong, simple, long, narrow daypack. Good for action-wear -- like mtbiking and XC skiing. Light weight. Key Features: Constructed of rugged tactical polyester. Padded back panel with built-in ventilation channels, large main zippered compartment, 2 side...

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Vintage Swiss Leather Gaiters -- Ski Steampunk Style!
December 13, 2010 - [$30 a pair, postpaid. OUT OF STOCK as of 10/14.] Supercool or Steampunk -- take your pick for this winter's hot new skiwear accessory! Sure, they're classy in warm weather and for biking (especially mt-biking) or anywhere you might need ankle protection (or beautification), but I'm thinking that these would also wo...

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Czech Small Canvas Rucksack
November 25, 2010 - [$20 postpaid USA. OUT OF STOCK] Small daypack-size burlap-type canvas, military surplus, great condition. This version of this pack has canvas shoulderstraps with some leather -- it's not the same as the ones that used to be available with totally leather shoulderstraps. This is the cheapest vintage ruck -- and the...

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Vintage Extreme Weather Mittens
November 25, 2010 - [$30 postpaid USA.] US Military Surplus -- VG Condition (some fading of fabric color) They are marked Medium but they all fit my 9"-around palm, which is Med-Large. Some are even bigger and would easily fit a 9.5" hand. I have a couple pairs of approx-Med. -- not exactly matched, in the surplus way -- so if your hand meas...

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The OYB "Dually": a Nukeproof Saddlebag/Pannier from Repurposed Mil-Spec
April 23, 2010 - [$39, mailed in the US.] Check out this dual-purpose bag! It's a big, tactical-tough bike saddlebag. It's also a pannier! (And if you add the $10 option, it's a Shoulderbag!) And it's repurposed from a thrifty, brand-new MOLLE-type of mil-spec bag. (You know I like the versatile stuff!) Made of polyester cord...

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Nice Little Shoulderbag: Czech Army Bread Bag
April 22, 2010 - [$20, mailed in US. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a nifty little shoulderbag, a Czech Army Bread Bag, vintage but in good shape. I found a couple dozen -- when they're gone, they're gone. Details: Rusty-Olive color canvas. Size: 10" wide x 9" tall x 4" deep. Adjustable fixed shoulderstrap extends to 44" (good for probab...

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Classic Canvas Rucksack w/ 3-Pockets & Clips
April 19, 2010 - [$25 postpaid in the USA] Here's a nifty 3-pocket canvas daypack, the Dakota. Packs set up in such a great configuration are very rare (sadly) and usually far more expensive. It's similar to the Small ALICE pack, but a bit bigger...and cheaper. Man, I like the 3 pockets: they really let you keep smallish things organized. Yet h...

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3-Piece Winter Parka, Official "Fishtail"
January 19, 2010 - [$70 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a famous military Extreme Cold Parka. It's not as heavy as my Extreme Winter Parka surplus N3B, but it's more versatile. It's probably also more realistic: you can wear it for winter activities (like hiking and skating) and not-overheat -- yet it's still windproof and is famo...

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New Leather Gloves w/ Wool Liners, D3A Military
January 19, 2010 - [$22 postpaid in the USA.] Brand new black leather military-type gloves with thinsulate lining and elastic cuff. D3A "Generation 4" type with cinching wrist strap and hinging "bellows" fingers. (Photo is of Gen 2 with wool liner but they look basically the same.) Size Large/5. My palm is 9" around and these are a bit big on me...

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Full-On Shoulderbag
January 05, 2010 - [$24 postpaid in the US.] Here's a shoulderbag that's just a shoulderbag. No options, no other uses. I've been using one as a car-bag for a year now, and I really like it, so I figure I should let you all know about it and make it available as yet another way for you to support the OYB Way of Life. Its specs are 4" x 1...

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Extreme Winter Parka -- N3B Mil-Sup Type
December 19, 2009 - [$50 shipped in the USA.] I'll put up some homestyle photos of these parkas in action here soon. But for now these stock pics will do. The N3B is the extreme arctic military parka. These are replicas. They seem well made. I also have a pricey original N3B that weighs 4.5 lbs -- these are less bulky than that one -- that o...

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Vintage Euro Leather-Palm Mittens
November 25, 2009 - [$15 postpaid in the USA, per pair. SOLD OUT!] Medium Size Only! One pair per order! These are high-quality fleece-lined German military surplus mittens. They have good leather palms and thumbs. They are in great condition. They have a waterproof vapor barrier between the insulation and the shell. I'd call...

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New OYB Luggage Patch!
October 20, 2009 - UPDATE 10/09: Here's my new LEATHER luggage patch. The stamp is done, the die is on the way. Patches in 2 weeks! The photo is what the stampmaker sent me, showing a sample stamped in a sheet of leather. It'll be die-cut into an oval then riveted to the luggage. The design image shows the shape and rivet locations. ...
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Classy Vintage Salt'n'Pepper Shoulderbag
June 26, 2009 - [$18 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK.] Here's a little bag I just bought a few of. It's made of heavy salt'n'pepper canvas with a simple, stout, gorgeous centerpiece of a leather slot'n'stud closure. It's some kind of Swiss military surplus. These bags are used but in good condition. The 48" adjustable stra...

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German Alpine Rucksack
June 15, 2009 - [$40, postpaid in the USA. Non-US extra. SOLD OUT.] Here's a German military rucksack, used. This is a handsome, effective unit in about 80% condition. The 3 main benefits are the clip-closures---which are better than buckles for handiness, if you care, and often I do (but not always); and the 2 big outside pockets (I ...

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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. NOTE: I offer these rare'n'nifty items as a great way for you to support this equally rare'n'nifty outdo...

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NikWax: great waterproofing for...everything!
April 18, 2009 - I just applied NikWax products to the OYB Bag and it seems to work well! I haven't used it yet, though, much less in any rainstorms, but it sure seems to repel water! I got their "Cotton Proof" product and painted it onto the canvas portion of the bag in a 6-1 dilution (their suggestion for tents, it looks like, it was a bit ...
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German Winter Parka w/ Liner
January 19, 2009 - [$30 postpaid in the USA.] Here's a nice new German winter military parka with liner. No hood. Size Medium. It's small on me and short on my arms -- I'm 6 foot, 175 lbs, 42" chest. But it fit Martha nicely -- she's 5' 9". (She's shown here also wearing a Czech Ushanka trooper hat and German mittens. I have mittens like these for ...

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Italian Canvas Rucksack
November 01, 2008 - [$25, postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK] 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 bu...

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Swiss Army "Salt & Pepper" Rucksack: classy, rugged OUT OF STOCK
October 12, 2008 - [$50, postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK.] These are rare and I can't find any more I should just remove the listing, but it's such a nice thing that I leave it up for inspiration. In the meantime, here's the low-down on what they are/were, since they pretty much set the benchmark for a Quality yet Affordable vintage-...

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Norwegian Rucksack
October 11, 2008 - [$50, postpaid in the US. OUT OF STOCK] This is a near-new vintage Norwegian military surplus backpack with an ergonomic "A" frame. (I should maybe call a pack with a frame a backpack not a rucksack.) It's a very good looking, very well made pack. Olive drab canvas with light-green leather strapping. Size is 19" x 1...

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Modern "ALICE" 3-Pocket Rucksack: A "Big" Medium
September 04, 2008 - [$35, postpaid in the USA.] I decided to offer a couple more modern-style rucksacks. Here's a brand-new nylon ALICE military pack. It's technically a Medium but I call it Large. It's available in standard colors: tan, black, olive, green camo, desert camo. Lots of fittings for extra ALICE-type add-on's. The main good thin...

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Handy 3-Pocket ALICE Daypack: Small
September 04, 2008 - [$30 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK AS OF 2014] Here's a brand new canvas ALICE military-style rucksack. Technically, it's a "small," but it's not THAT small---more like a Med-Sm. Size: 16" x 10" x 7". Available in Olive. Three pockets. Plastic jiffy clips. This is a fine all-round grab'n'go pack size, with 3 po...

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Swedish Rucksack -- Leather / Canvas / Frame
August 24, 2008 - [$35 postpaid in the USA. OUT OF STOCK, as of 12/2010. I'll try to find more!] These vintage Swedish Rucksacks have a blue-gray canvas pack and contoured ergo metal frame. All straps and attachments are horse-saddle grade leather. Classic stuff. It's a pack suitable for heavy loads and day-use or for a weekend. The fram...

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A Great Strap!
August 18, 2007 - [$4 each, postpaid.] Yeah, a strap. If you want an 11" (28cm) leather strap of nice thick leather, here ya go. The pic shows a Campy hub and muskrat pelt for scale. 5/8"-inch wide. Nickel-silver color buckle. Loop inside diameter ranges from 1.75" to 2.75". 5 holes, .75" apart. It's the strap I use for my OYB Normal Bag---Michi...

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Swiss Army Daypack OUT OF STOCK
September 30, 2005 - [$40. OUT OF STOCK. This pack is now totally unavailable. I should just delete the entry. But I like it so much... I leave it up as an example of a Good Thing. If I ever find more, I'll let you know.] Here's a neat and rare daypack to add to the line-up. It's mil-sup and built to highest quality. Classic Swiss "salt'n...

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The OYB Gift Shop!
January 18, 2005 - Visit the OYB Drygoods store for all your hat, mug, tshirt and carryall needs! I set it up with CafePress.com---cool outfit. OK, the main groovy thing about OYB corporate identity is that it's all things to all demographics. We got yer hip logo apparel. We got yer heavy metal sty...
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OYB Logo Patch!
December 24, 2004 - ($3) I just got in a bunch of these 2"x3" OYB corporate identity logo patches. Check em out! Sew 'em anyplace you need more cool! Bigger image

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