These are great old-school rucksacks, formerly owned by the Swedish Army. The pack I received was dated 1993, but it must have been issued to a total pogue, because there was almost no wear to the bag, and just a few scratches on the frame.
How can you go wrong for a pack that will last a lifetime, but costs less than $15?
Spacious and rugged, very well constructed and built to last. The pack itself is new, the shoulder straps had a couple patch ups but I replaced them with thicker padded ones. The frame is well constructed with solid welds, it was a bit scratched up and paint peeling, not a big deal, I sanded and repainted and looks good as new. 4/5 (there is no perfect pack) but damn close
This back pack is rugged, sleek, and very roomy. I like the extra straps on top and bottom for sleeping pad/tent, and loop for hatchet. Frame kept my back cool in hot weather and distributed the load. For me it was a little different having one large pocket, but many hiking packs are like that and ill get used to it and/or compartmentalize my items. I bought an alice buckle waist pad, and it didn't seem be completely compatible but i got it on and I do feel it was worth it. I've read many people don't like the lack of shoulder strap padding on these Swedish packs, and although I didn't hike too far with it, it didn't bother me.
This is a nice pack at a great price. The buckles are a little slow when opening compared to plastic clips, but once you get used to it, it's no big deal. It's very roomy. Plenty of room for gear and clothes. Attaching extra items to the frame is easy. Also, there is a 1'x1' compartment with elastic inside. Fits my 15" laptop comfortably. Nice.