What a find! Original USMC Marpat packs that were used by the US Military. Designed by Arc'teryx, manufactured by Propper, these Improved Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE) Packs were first introduced in 2004 to replace the heavier MOLLE Packs for the US Marine Corps.
Designed to carry a load of 120 pounds with better weight distribution, made them better than the MOLLE system. Featuring an internal aluminum frame, thicker more comfortable shoulder straps and kidney belts, along with padding on the back and compression straps will allow you to keep the load more centered.
Heavy duty construction in Digital Marine Camo Patern (MARPAT) it also features a thick rubber tubing around the heavy duty double zipper pulls that are easy to find by feel in the dark or grip with gloves on; main compartment zippers are the full height of the pack on either side so you can reach into the bottom without removing everything.
The buckle on lid allow for quick access to the zippered pouch, and the main pack features two elastizied collar pouches, one on either side on the bottom, and buckle attachment points for the ILBE MARPAT Assault Packs.
Pull the front snap closure to unroll the integreated Hydration Pouch pocket, which buckles in three places. Inside the huge bucket designed pack, there is a collapsible divider to allow separation of the upper and lower areas. Quick release shoulder straps are height adjustable, the whole system is one size fits all, and features waterproof Cordura Nylon and ITW Nexux Fastex GhillieTex Infrared-Reduction (GT IRR) Polymer Buckles.
These packs are rugged, very comfortable, and had an initial acquisition cost of over $700.
Specifications and Features:
Constructed of 720 Denier Co rdura
4500 cubic inches of space
Main pack is 24x18x7.5"
Carries up to 120 pounds
Top buckle removable Lid with16x12" internal pocket
Adjustable, heavily padded waist belt
Collapsible hydration pack pocket on back
Clastic collar pockets on bottom sides
Top compression strap attaches across collar under lid
Internal aluminum frame
Buckles to attach patrol pack
Height adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap
Many compression straps on sides
Heavy tube zipper pulls
PAL's webbing all over
Dual pull zippers on both sides run top to bottom
Straps on lower part of pack to attach sleeping pad roll
Collapsible "floor shelf"/divider in midpack
Heavily padded quick release shoulder straps
ITW Nexus GhillieTex Infrared-Reduction Polymer buckles
Used in good condition
These packs do show some use, but have many more years of use left in them as they are indestructible. Some may have Marine's markings on them.