The Bergen rucksack originates from Bergen, a city in Norway, where it was initially developed. The design was influenced by Scandinavian backpacks, known for their durability and functionality. During the second world war, these were adopted by the British Army for its effectiveness in carrying heavy loads over challenging terrain.
Crafted from a heavy-duty cotton canvas, the bag features a large central compartment with buckle adjustable flap cover, featuring a zip pocket to the interior. The rucksack also features two side external pockets for organizing gear, reinforced shoulder straps, and a sturdy metal frame designed to distribute the weight effectively, making it suitable for long marches and field exercises.
Used and in good vintage condition with signs of use throughout, including marks, scuffing and corrosion but is still in great usable conditions with lots of life. The leather trimmings and straps are cracked and scuffed but all in good working order. The heavy-duty canvas is in undamaged conditions, but just features scuffs and marks. A class bit of kit with plenty of wear still in the barrel.
100% Heavy-duty Cotton Canvas; Metal Frame; Leather Patches.
- Large central compartment
- Two side pockets
- Brass buckle straps
- Drawstring close
- Inner top flap zip compartment
- Metal frame with adjustable straps
- Leather reinforcements
These are approximate dimensions and due to the relaxed nature of the cotton canvas these can vary:
WIDTH: 13in / 33cm
HEIGHT: 18in / 46cm
LENGTH: 8in / 20.5cm
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