East German Rain Pattern BackpackComing along with this system is the UTV gas mask pouch which is very inexpensive and make a quite good waterproof bag. In order to use it inside my coton Bergam rucksack I stuffed 2 days of spare underware plus a big towel. Used east german rain pattern backpack a sling, it's a nice shoulder bag. This site is dead, go to the new site to get new updates: In steroids adrenal gland Polish started using the Splittertarn-camouflage, known officially as Vz.
East German Rain Pattern Backpack
Coming along with this system is the UTV gas mask pouch which is very inexpensive and make a quite good waterproof bag. In order to use it inside my coton Bergam rucksack I stuffed 2 days of spare underware plus a big towel. Used with a sling, it's a nice shoulder bag.
This site is dead, go to the new site to get new updates: In the Polish started using the Splittertarn-camouflage, known officially as Vz. As you might have noticed it looks like the Splittertarn, but with the colors removed, this was done to save money.
In or thereabout The East-german army generals looked at the Vz. This relationship sadly only lasted for 2 years because already in the NVA made their own version, the main difference being the color-scheme, which is darker and has thinner drops that are also closer together, we westerners know this as the Strichtarn, the NVA referred to it as Strichtarnmuster Typ 2: The Strichtarnmuster Typ 2 was issued as a part of a new uniform system designed to modernize the NVA, and what a job it did.
At this time in history most of the world had accepted that camouflage that was colored like your surroundings was significantly more effective than putting on a beige shirt when you had to hide in the woods. Holy crap, that was a lot of info this time!
As I previously told you, this was designed to be a part of the uniform system released in which looks like this: What you will notice is the two metal half-rings I have circled with red. On the pack you will notice two karabiners, in each of the top corners, these are attached to the half-rings on the harness as such: When you have done this then you attach these to your belt: Your pack is now ready to use.
The entire outfit probably looks something like this: No side pockets, no eternal frame, no pockets inside the main compartment. These were used to carry your tarp, or in some cases a blanket, mine might just be too big, but it illustrates the point pretty good: The carrying-system, when you get it too work, is quite effective.
This is because of the relative small size of the pack, making it very hard to overload. The closure system is pretty interesting. The pack has a big flap that covers the main compartment, it closes with straps and it looks like this: I usually reserve this spot to all the little details that makes me love the pack just that much more, but this time there is only one thing I can think off.
This pack is made to last, and it is also made to keep your stuff dry when you have to fight those bloodsucking capitalists in the rain, inside the main compartment is a plastic liner, which works like this: Pull up the sides of the plastic bag located inside the pack: You then put whatever needs putting, into the pack and roll down the sides of the bag: And you are good to go! Note the plastic lining of the flap on the last picture, really waterproof!
I really only have one negative thing to say about this pack, and it is quite a major issue. If you are not an NVA soldier, or reenacting one, or not in the habit of wearing your belt on the outside of your clothing then you are going to have a hard time with this pack, as it is clearly not meant for civilian use.
The major pluses of the pack are the water-resistance and the very low prize. While a downside is the way the carrying-system works. I give it five sleeping sheeps out of six.
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