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Als Dog 22 Jun 2011 22:57

Alternative cheap Soft Luggage
 
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Just thought I would bring to everyone attention a very cheap alternative to soft luggage. As an ex British Soldier I hit upon the Idea of using Army Issue Rocket pouches as panniers. They are very adaptable having the option of being zipped together. Also utility straps can be attached to the bags with the fitted clip system. They each hold about 13 litres, one will hold my 2 man tent complete. They can be bought of ebay for as little as £20 a pair. But ensure that they come with the correct straps and yoke. Utility straps can be bought separately for around £5 per pair. Waterproof bags are required. I hope this helps you guys and girls out there who are on a budget.

holodragon 22 Jun 2011 23:16

nice idea! I recently bought a pair of NATO issue field packs that with a little re-stitching of the straps I have attached to my engine crash bars,great for stashing my water proofs etc & only £6.50 each....bargain!

Als Dog 22 Jun 2011 23:24

Military gear
 
It's sometimes the best stuff. You know it's been designed to be rugged and adaptable.

spooky 23 Jun 2011 10:08

grate idea... and way cheaper than the smallish Wolfman saddle bags.. :)

was thinking to use one of this packs with the yoke as daypack anyway.. :)

additional... yeah they match my main Karrimore SF rucksack, which I'm using as main storage on top of the rack...

well I would use the black or plain green version instead of the MoD pattern, just as the luxury tart-up, still cheaper than anything else on the market...

thanks for pointing out your solution and sharing it here :thumbup1:

Als Dog 23 Jun 2011 10:30

Camouflage isn't ideal, but the old plain green style are really hard to come by nowadays. I can imagine that travellers who are passing through conflict areas would want to detach themselves form anything military as a precaution.

Chinggis 16 Jan 2012 22:01

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Originally Posted by Als Dog (Post 340087)
Just thought I would bring to everyone attention a very cheap alternative to soft luggage. As an ex British Soldier I hit upon the Idea of using Army Issue Rocket pouches as panniers. They are very adaptable having the option of being zipped together. Also utility straps can be attached to the bags with the fitted clip system. They each hold about 13 litres, one will hold my 2 man tent complete. They can be bought of ebay for as little as £20 a pair. But ensure that they come with the correct straps and yoke. Utility straps can be bought separately for around £5 per pair. Waterproof bags are required. I hope this helps you guys and girls out there who are on a budget.

Great idea, here's a slightly smaller one in olive.

10L FORCES BERGEN ARMY CADETS BACKPACK/RUCKSACK DAY BAG | eBay


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