The core requirement of the Infantry Bergen is that it can comfortably hold loads of kit and be able to carry it around comfortably, the basic idea for an Infantry soldier, is that you’ll live out of this huge rucksack on your back for extended more without resupply (except water and ammunition).
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Royal Marines are legendary for their ability to “yomp” over rough terrain carrying loads in excess of 100lbs or more and this can include food, water, ammunition, equipment specialist to their job, so for a start these rucksacks need to be able to carry a lot and also comfortably.
Capacity within the rucksack or Bergen as the Army likes to call is actually rated as a standard 100 litres and that it is a hell of lot, and even if that wasn’t enough you can actually zip on a 10 litre side pouches onto each side of the Bergen itself to add another 20 litres, that make it’s a 120 litre carrying capacity just as standard.
It needs to be durable, being a military issued product means its military grade and that tells you straight away that this thing has been designed to be chucked and thrown around in every environment imaginable from the deserts of Afghanistan, mountains of the Brecon Beacons, the Arctic, the list goes.
For a start the material is super tough, its made of 1000 Denier Cordura which is a super strong fabric and Cordura is actually a brand name for the collection of fabrics which are known for their durability and resistance to abrasions, tears and scuffs.
Our standard setup comes with the 2 detachable side pouches aka rocket pouches as well as the supporting back frame for back support when yomping about with heavy loads, these Bergen’s are made of heavy duty material, can take more than 120 litres and still maintain the strain of carrying so much weight without breaking!
The Bergen’s PLCE design means they are versatile in that the side pouches can be detached to attach any other PLCE compatible accessories such as Radio pack, Medical Pack, or any other 3rd party accessories such as from most major brands, a Camelbak can also be fitted onto the side, or using the yoke the 2 * 10 litre side pouches can be attached together to make a 20 litre daysack rucksack as shown.
This rucksack represents all you need for camping and trekking needs, anything in the field in fact, and they are also very customizable.