Today we're looking at the ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) Pack, Gen 1 and Gen 2 as well as introducing the L.E.A.F. Division of Arc'teryx.
Designed by Arcteryx's leaf devision. Law Enforcement and Armed Forces but made by Propper.
Marpat Woodland Camo Pattern.
Cordura 725 denier fabric
The ILBE Pack is designed to carry a load of up to 120lbs
The ILBE system is comprised of 3 main components:
USMC ILBE is just a variation on the Bora line of backpacks from Arc'teryx
You can get the GEN 2 full pack, with Assault pack and Hydration Carrier for $100 on Ebay. The pack alone can be found for around $50.
Side Note: If you're looking to buy one of these make sure that you are getting at least a complete pack. Some listings will offer just the rucksack and will be missing the lid, some the belt. Pay attention to the details.
—Gen 1 has Black Padding.
-Gen 2 has tan padding.
Gen 1 packs are becoming harder to find so it may take some searching.
Gen 1 accessories and Gen 2 are not compatible. Gen 1 packs had the black National Molding Company buckles, while the Gen 2 packs have coyote ITW Nexus buckles
Virtually the same pack with VERY minor differences. Most will not be able to tell the packs apart.
You can purchase a Sealline Dry Bag to fully protect your gear. Can be found in varying sizes and will be just about as expensive as the pack itself.
Super High Quality packs. Awesome price. Heavy as hell but bombproof.
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