Need opinions on a couple of Rucksacks

#1
Hey guys,

I am currently looking for a new Medium Sized Rucksack/Bergen, and I am faced with the current choices:

Forces 100 Series - Im not sure of the quality of Fabric and build of this one.

Arktis Loadout - Doesn't seem to be made as much for long distance tabs, It seems to be a pretty big pack but lacks back padding, waist strap, looks more for moving gear between bases etc.

NI Patrol Rucksack - Looks to be the best bet to me so far.

Snugpack Rocket Pack - Seems to be popular, also a good looking pack.

If anyone could offer any opinions or advice, I'd greatly appreciate it,

Cheers :)
 
#2
Go for the Patrol pack. It's capacity is surprising considering its apparent size, it has excellent waterproofing, and the pockets in the lid are very handy. Comfortable straps and very robust.
 
#3
OldChap said:
Go for the Patrol pack. It's capacity is surprising considering its apparent size, it has excellent waterproofing, and the pockets in the lid are very handy. Comfortable straps and very robust.
I'll second that, given your list of choices. The patrol pack is excellent.

I bought a military style camelbak backpack. Its extremely robust with good quality webbing and double stitching. It has a pocket for a small radio (a 349 would fit) with a velcro down hole for the antenna. It has 3 separate sections and a large capacity, as well as a removeable integrated 3 litre bladder. One of the best 60 quids i've spent (tax free from the PX).

Boney
 
#4
NI Patrol Pack any day. It's a very solid rucksack, pretty waterproof and very popular with Paras and Marines. It also sits nice and high above your webbing, because it was designed that way. an unprecedented success for DERA, then 8)
 
#6
What a rip off that place is, £55 for a set of ammo pouches!! Even more scarey is that people will pay that!

If you want one of those packs, get a NI one off of flea bay then get a set of zips sewn on at Troopers/JayJays/HM Supplies etc. Still cheaper than buying from Silverman's or Du Bora plus you have the flexibility of being able to use the side pockets if you're carrying less.
 
#8
The Snugpack Rocket Pack is a great bit of kit. It comes with its own rocket pouches but will take the issued ones too. It also has two built in rain covers, one in dpm and one in desert so it's pretty much a suits all solution.

The straps are comfy, including a good sized padded belt and at 70 liters (with the rocket pouches fitted) it also double as a mini bergan.
 
#9
I agree with OC and others. The issued patrol sack is an excellent bit of kit, very tough and quite spacious. Some blokes do get them modded so that they can attach the PLCE side pouches, but all in all it is a good bit of kit.
 
#10
I've got a snugpak stamina. I'm quite impressed over the old HM Supplies day sack I bought several years ago and has only just fallen apart. Features are:

1. 40 Lt capacity
2. Internal Pouch for bladder with closeable hole for drinking tube.
3. Internal and external zipped lid pockets
4. 2 External elasticated pockets
5. DPM and sand coloured covers in a zipped pocket on the bottom

And it's less than £40 - more here

http://www.military-supplies.co.uk/contentitempage.aspx?contentid=103377
 
#11
Got a roket pack well built filled it with link and it didn't break unlike me who had to carry it :oops: .been dragged from one end of longmoor
village to the other . Dpm cover damaged rest of pack fine .
 
#13
Yes it is Think it was orginally issused for northern Ireland hence the name .Much wanted bit of kit so at one point starred item to prevent it going diffy .Why it isnt issused to every infantry soldier I dont know.
 
#14
Costs, woodswede.

131 Commando Engineers get them issued, the dancers.
 
#16
Darth_stab said:
could someone clarify for me:-

Is the NI Patrol Pack the same as Patrol Pack

Do the have the same NSN ?
The NI Patrol Pack is the same as the CS2000 and MkII Patrol Pack
NSN is 8456-99-869-3875
They should be on general issue; they are probably the most comfortable rucksack the army issues.
 
#17
bangalore said:
I've got a snugpak stamina. I'm quite impressed over the old HM Supplies day sack I bought several years ago and has only just fallen apart. Features are:

1. 40 Lt capacity
2. Internal Pouch for bladder with closeable hole for drinking tube.
3. Internal and external zipped lid pockets
4. 2 External elasticated pockets
5. DPM and sand coloured covers in a zipped pocket on the bottom

And it's less than �40 - more here

http://www.military-supplies.co.uk/contentitempage.aspx?contentid=103377
Sorry for dragging this topic up again, on the lookout for a new daysack as experience over the weekend has shown that my current one doesn't like rapid evacuation from the bergen! Have taken note of various posts on ARRSE re the Berghaus Munro, but I think it's a bit out of my price range (and I'll be paying in euro!). So I'm looking at the Snugpak Stamina. Has anybody else used it? Opinions? Can it easily be shoved into and removed from the bergen?

(the above item in the shop has moved to http://military.easywebstore.co.uk/Snugpak-Stamina-Daysack_A27RL.aspx)
 
#19
yes the British NI patrol pack (soldier 2000) is the best and most comfortable day sack in the Brit army to date. It wont be long b4 the Yanks copy it! It should be issued as standard but the pricks who decide where kit is spent havnt got the brains to admitt its worth issuing to everyone! It has loads of MOLLE straps for external loads, and also two external zipped compartments in the lid, in addition to the side poches. Its DPM IRR and is of PLCE quality. Yes it rides high above belt kits and is comfortable when using its waist belt i reckon. A must have. It will last a good few tours at least. You can get one from £50-80 ive seen all over the net! Its well worth it , promise!
 
#20
yes the British NI patrol pack (soldier 2000) is the best and most comfortable day sack in the Brit army to date. It wont be long b4 the Yanks copy it! It should be issued as standard but the pricks who decide where kit is spent havnt got the brains to admitt its worth issuing to everyone! It has loads of MOLLE straps for external loads, and also two external zipped compartments in the lid, in addition to the side poches. Its DPM IRR and is of PLCE quality. Yes it rides high above belt kits and is comfortable when using its waist belt i reckon. A must have. It will last a good few tours at least. You can get one from £50-80 ive seen all over the net! Its well worth it , promise!
 

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