Help needed. Bergan Straps.

#1
Hi there. I have a short back bergan that I bought myself many moons ago. Problem is through lots of use the shoulder straps are a bit thread-bare and they cut into my shoulder severely when tabbing. I don't want to bin the bergan as it is in good nick so I was wondering if there was anywhere I could take it/send it to have some new straps put on?

Oh, just to add:

I'm TA so I cant just take it into the stores and ask for a replacement as they can only offer me a long back.

I'm not buying a new one as I don't have that kind of money.

Any help appreciated.

TBM
 
#2
You can mail order it too Jayjays in brecon and they will repair, failing that Trooper's and Dragon's in Colchester are also able to modify or repair kit.
 
#3
If you are a short arse and need a short back bergan, the stores should be able to demand one.
I was issued a short back bergan in the TA, no problems.
 
#4
Take it to the stores, exchange it for a long back, pop down to your nearest Army surplus and exchange long back for short back. Sorted.
 
#5
The foam that plumbers use to lag pipes comes in different densities and sizes. I lagged a strap on a bergan with a piece of that and a load of carefully and tightly applied black PVC tape - lashed it really. That, though, will be quite slippy.
 
#7
I can´t see how the straps are so bad, when the rest of the bergan is good. puzzled.

If you bought the bergan yourself, then you aren´t really due a replacement, it is not issue kit. BUT.

Where is your issue bergan, why don´t you use it, and if it is the wrong size go to the stores and tell them that you need a replacement short back. Cos ur ickle.

The stores wouldn´t issue you 11L boots if you needed 10S (though they´d probably love to try) so ask them for what you want.
 

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