Dpm Bergen or mtp

Discussion in 'Military Clothing & Boots' started by Northern monkey01, May 5, 2013.

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  1. I needs new bergen as the Bergen iv got Is not big enough for long ftxs (65 litres). Should I go for the new mtp bergens with side pouches for around £130 or just get a dpm one for 30-50 quid, I'm in cadets if it helps answer the question.


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  2. Christ, I use the 45l patrol pack for 48hrs! What are you carrying as a cadet that warrants anything larger? An who told you to get one? If they want you to have one they should give one to you not expect you to buy one, what about the cadets who due to circumstances can't afford to buy them?


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  3. Haha they want to make sure we don't have to sleep wet so dry kit is top of the list, then there's the normal stuff that goes in plus waterproofs, warm kit and spare socks etc. doesn't go far and you get away with a 45l??


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  4. I think many cadets suffer from the 'bigger is clearly better' mentality, I certainly did whilst in OTC. Again, as another poster pointed out, why do you need 2+ days worth and again you are issued with all the kit you need. Stick with it and save your money for illegal drinking.
     
  5. squeekingsapper

    squeekingsapper LE Reviewer

    There seems to be a lot of cheaper "MTP" variants coming on to the market now (Highlander have only recently launched their HTMC, which is very similar but just a little darker), so I would suggest waiting a little while before you consider buying MTP as it's going to get cheaper as more comes on to the market.

    Depending on your age (no don't post it on here), I would strongly suggest that you stick to the 65-75 Litre bergan for the moment, as you are going to damage your joints if you start trying to carry to much weight whilst you are young, which is why I suspect the cadets only issue you a 75 litre one.
     
  6. I'm not thinking about drinking right now the lass iv been seeing as just dumped me haha and the 75 l ones get rarely issued I believe stores have about 50 of them and there is a massive increase in cadets lately so there won't be many lying around


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  7. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    110lts - you know you want one for those 4 week patrols you'll be doing!
     
  8. the bigger your bergan the more shite you will carry. Save your money for beer and porn. and get your self a short back issue bergan.
     
  9. Have they started issuing the MTP Bergan. I haven't seen it? Only the Afghan daysack.
    Get the old DPM one. Save you a fortune.