The ILBE Pack (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) was designed by Arc’Teryx and manufactured by Propper international for the US Marines, to provide a durable and lightweight means of transporting clothing and equipment. The Gen II pack has the coyote brown padding and buckles, and is produced in the Digital Woodland Camo Marine Pattern (MARPAT). The ILBE Pack is designed to carry a load of up to 120lbs and distributes the weight for maximum comfort. The key feature to the pack's comfort is its internal frame with 2 metal ribs on the outer sides and 2 larger spars in the middle. The spars are already shaped to fit most people’s backs but can be custom bent if needed. The pack has soft padding against the carriers back, on the hip belt, and shoulder straps. The wide hip belt displaces the weight around the body evenly. The shoulder straps can be adjusted to custom fit the body and the sternum strap can be raised or lowered to fit both men and women.
Four compression straps on each side can be adjusted for different size loads to keep your gear in place throughout your hike. Lower pockets on each side of the pack make nice rests when carrying longer items, or hold extra water bottles. Heavy duty zippers on both sides allow access to your gear in the main compartment. The back and sides of the pack have several sewn on strips of webbing allowing the ability to customize your pack with MOLLE accessories, and a compartment to hold a hydration system. When not in use, it can be rolled down and snapped in place.
The main compartment is protected by a corded dust cover which can also be clipped closed. The lid covers the dust cover, provides rain protection, has a zippered compartment and additional MOLLE webbing. The main compartment has provision for a radio pouch, and a center flap which can be used to separate it into upper and lower halves. With the zippers on both sides you are still able to access the bottom without pulling everything out from the top.
Main Pack Capacity: 4500 cu. in. - will safely carry up to 120 pounds
Condition: Used/Very good.