Question about swiss backpack

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    Question about swiss backpack

    Post by belgium_one on Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:57 am

    Hello Smile

    I have a question about the swiss backpack modified with BW suspenders :



    were they used by swiss army or BW ? does someone have pictures in service ?

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    Re: Question about swiss backpack

    Post by Wolverine on Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:01 am

    Probably neither - these were likely modified by a surplus dealer/company to make the packs (which are plentiful and cheap) more appealing for the general marketplace. Since there are massive quantities of these suspenders in the surplus market, it would make sense to use them for this purpose.

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    Re: Question about swiss backpack

    Post by CollectinSteve on Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:48 am

    Yes, definitely commercial modification. The Swiss packs were designed to hook onto the jacket, never anything else. The straps are unique to the Bundeswehr, never used by Switzerland. And yes, there are tons of both of these so matching the two together is quite smart. In fact, I think this would make an excellent small, comfortable backpack. The BW straps are nice and wide, the pack is soft and all cotton.

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