NZ SAS Bergan from early Afghan days

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    Post by Bolty717 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:35 pm

    NZ made copy of the Brit PLCE with additional pouches. Side pouches zip off and can zip together, however I never saw any yokes for making a day bag. Used for a while and then replaced by a Karrimor bergen, as they were very popular and didnt carry the load correctly.

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    Post by Raptor on Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:57 am

    Very Nice. Very Happy We used to use the OG version of the PLCE Bergen here in the Irish DF until they were replaced by a Lowe Alpine Saracen back in 2007.That Bergen looks like how the PLCE SHOULD have been!!!Any chance of some more pics showing the finer details??Who made them??
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:22 pm

    Made by this guy,

    http://www.squires.co.nz/pages/catalogue/tactical-army.php

    He doesnt list them on his website anymore due them not being used by the SAS. Ill list the remaining pics that I have. I sold the pack a while back so no lnger have it. I also had the Saracen and rated it as a better fitting pack.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:24 pm

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    Post by Bolty717 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:25 pm

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    Post by Raptor on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:56 am

    Thanks for that mate.Very nice.Was that a separate compartment at the bottom of the Bergan ala the Saracen?or just another point of access to the main compartment?And did my eyes decieve me or were there small pouches fitted on the front under the lid??
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    Post by Bolty717 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:04 am

    The bottom zip was for a sleeping bag access and from memory there was a zip divider inside to turn it into 1 large chamber. Under the lid are copies of the small pouch on a large USGI ALICE.
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    Post by 2/1kiwi on Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:52 am

    They were on issue in 2/1 if you wanted them, or were before i was posted.
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    Post by Necrolust on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:28 am

    This Bergen is my Dream!If somebody find one of them please contact with me.

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    Post by onward288 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:30 pm

    I Still have mine over engineered POS
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    Post by onward288 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:32 pm

    Bolty are you sure it was replaced with the Lowa as ive only seen the Karrimor SF issue.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:07 am

    NZ made copy of the Brit PLCE with additional pouches. Side pouches zip off and can zip together, however I never saw any yokes for making a day bag. Used for a while and then replaced by a Karrimor bergen, as they werent very popular and didnt carry the load correctly.

    This was from my 1st post, never mentioned LOWA, how good a night did you have last night!
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    Post by onward288 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:21 am

    Ive had better sorry lowe alpine saracen was it roger.
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    Post by Bolty717 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:42 am

    The Saracen was something I got from oseas so unrelated to this topic. Had it, didnt use it, flogged it off. But IMHO it was a better pack than the NZ SAS Bergen, esp the harness.
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