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Italian Canvas Backpacks
« on: October 02, 2012, 07:13:15 AM »
I just got in these rugged Italian backpacks. They are made of durable canvas with padded straps and the 2 outside pockets have laces that makes them adjustable. Overall height 15", Depth 5", Width 14". Side pockets Depth 2", Height 14.5", Width 5".

This is a really nice piece that makes a great day pack and if you pack carefully can easily be an overnight weekend pack.  It has straps on the bottom to secure a bedroll, expandable side pockets that swallow a nalgene.   

They are in new condition.

These are $35 plus shipping.  Makes a great budget option to a Frost River or Duluth canvas pack.






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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 08:36:10 AM »
I had the pleasure of looking over one of these. It was in excellent condition and looked to be bomb proof. Very nice surplus.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 09:12:31 AM »
These are a great looking bag, good find on these. Definitely interested in one of these, PM sent.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 09:20:47 AM »
I can't even imagine what a company would charge to produce something comparable to that today :shrug:
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 09:30:03 AM »
They are a nice pack.  It looks to me like the straps are pretty easily upgradeable with just a little effort. 

Not necessary unless you are carrying a really heavy load, but nice to see it can be done.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 11:06:01 PM »
Just got mine today!  WOW is it nice!  Bigger than I thought.  The shoulder straps are a tad short for a big fat guy, but it works great and easy to mod if I want an extra few inches.

Mine looks new.  No rust or scuffing on the hardware.  WAAAY cool pack!  This is like THE bag I've been looking for.  Great day bag so I can leave my MALICE pack with my 3-day gear and my drop-bag with my hammock and base-camp stuff.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 10:10:37 AM »
You find and offer some really nice equipment Wilderbeast.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 07:35:55 PM »
Any of these still available?

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 07:42:28 PM »
Any of these still available?

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I stll have a couple, PM me if you're interested.
I'll need your zip code to figure shipping.

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
I received one of these packs today and an Alice frame to rig it on. I hope that this combo will work well. Great price for a great piece of gear.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 08:58:33 AM »
I received one of these packs today and an Alice frame to rig it on. I hope that this combo will work well. Great price for a great piece of gear.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this project comes out. 
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2012, 10:22:08 PM »
Don't know if you still have these around beast, but here is a quick mod I did to one of these packs last year.  100x better!

Italian Alpine Pack+Alice straps=

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 07:25:14 PM »
Nice mod Howie. I may have to do that with mine. I think I even have an extra set of ALICE straps somewhere.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 10:34:10 PM »
Yup...I need an extra pair of Alice straps now!  That is THE fix I have been trying to figure out for mine!  Thanks for the info!
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2012, 07:18:56 AM »
very nice modification


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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 02:32:21 PM »
Just got mine in  :thumbsup:  all I can say is WOW! If this was used at all I can't tell. It looks new to me. Thanks again for a great product.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2012, 06:45:02 PM »
Got mine today, and it looks brand new. Perfect size, fast shipping, great condition, and I couldn't be happier with it. Thanks, Wilderbeast!

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2012, 09:13:41 PM »
Since this seems to be a useful and easy modification I'll include a set of LC II woodland alice shoulder straps with any purchase for an additional $10. 

I have a couple of these Italian rucks left and I'll be getting more in the next week or two.  All in new/unused condition, same price.


Thanks all

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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2012, 09:51:07 PM »
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2012, 08:37:00 AM »
Nice mod Howie. I may have to do that with mine. I think I even have an extra set of ALICE straps somewhere.

I'm James, but Howie did end up getting this pack from me! :P  Then it traveled to a few other people via another board, getting many more mods along the way.. including cordlocks, faxtex buckles. 

Now I'm almost wishing I didn't trade mine! 

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2012, 08:42:33 AM »
Nice mod Howie. I may have to do that with mine. I think I even have an extra set of ALICE straps somewhere.

I'm James, but Howie did end up getting this pack from me! :P  Then it traveled to a few other people via another board, getting many more mods along the way.. including cordlocks, faxtex buckles. 

Now I'm almost wishing I didn't trade mine!

If you want one, you know it can easily be arranged.  I'll have a package heading your way in a couple of days in any case. :)


FYI for those interested, I checked my invoice and these were new packs and the ones coming next week will also be in the same condition.

So 2 left and a bunch more on the way.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2012, 09:10:01 AM »
OOOooOOOooo don't tempt me! 

I've currently got more packs than my wife has purses, so I better hold off (for now  >:D), but thanks for the offer beast!   

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2013, 07:55:06 PM »
Just a bump, these packs are still available.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2013, 09:46:36 PM »
Tempting......very tempting

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« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2013, 09:52:13 PM »
Yeah, I like those too ;)
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 09:35:08 PM »
Just wanted to say, I picked one of this up a few months back from Wilderbeast and it is a great pack. If you are thinking of getting one, get one, great price and a nice pack. Much more comfortable than my medium Fox Sports Tactical pack. I have taken it squirrel hunting several times and it holds a fair amount of gear and a few squirrels as well;)

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2013, 09:27:20 PM »
Just ordered one after being indecisive for a few weeks. I needed a grenade pouch for the kit contest to that decided it. :)

Can't wait! :banana:

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2013, 07:19:27 AM »
I got a couple off of WB not long ago. Mine were in great (maybe new?) condition. The size is great for an EDC or day pack. I'd imagine most of us could use it on an overnighter too if you strapped your sleep system to the bottom.
I plan on drilling the rivets out and redoing the whole thing in leather straps and brass hardware. I mixed up some paraffin/beeswax for the wax coating last night. 
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2013, 09:21:58 AM »
Looking forward to your pics of the upgrades Nick. After looking what Woods did to his pack I bought some materials but haven't moved forward with the mods.

Here is Woods thread.   http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,3793.0.html
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2013, 09:39:47 AM »
Dang. And I thought I was being original. Oh well.
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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 09:49:43 AM »
Dang. And I thought I was being original. Oh well.

You are still original just don't click on the link. LOL
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2013, 09:51:18 AM »
Dang. And I thought I was being original. Oh well.

I believe the pack Woods used was a forest service pack.  Any time you customize a pack you are still being original, they will be unique to you.

Take a look at the inside of the Italian ruck before you beeswax it.  I think it has a water resistant coating already so you may want to test a small area before you give it the full treatment.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2013, 10:09:46 AM »
Yeah I noticed that. Figured the worst that could happen would be it melting when I hit it with some heat. Any discoloration will give it some character  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2013, 05:24:21 PM »
Do the straps on these packs adjust out enough for a big guy?

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2013, 07:27:03 AM »
Do the straps on these packs adjust out enough for a big guy?

They have a pretty good range of adjustment and can be easily modified to extend them further. 
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #35 on: March 17, 2013, 07:33:28 PM »
Do the straps on these packs adjust out enough for a big guy?

I am 6'2", a 3-X shirt (used to be a 58" chest...getting old and busted...I'm thinking a 52" now).  Mine fits fully adjusted out and sits high on my back, but it is comfy and rides really well.  I am wanting to do an ALICE strap conversion for more room, but haven't yet.  (Mike, I knew I was forgetting to order something! ~LOL~  Next order!)
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« Reply #36 on: March 17, 2013, 08:37:44 PM »
Man I want one of those packs!
What does the shipping usually run Beast?
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2013, 09:03:03 PM »
Man I want one of those packs!
What does the shipping usually run Beast?

A USPS priority medium flat rate box runs $11.30
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:15 PM »
I ordered one of these packs as well and I agree, leather straps would be the perfect finishing touch to make them really look great. They are a perfect day pack size. And when I get time to mod mine I will probably add a couple of buckles to the side pocket flaps as well just to round out the aesthetics.


With the right mods these could be made to look like a pack costing well over $100.



And as for waterproofing I am positive mine has a plastic liner in the bottom to protect the contents from setting it down on wet ground.

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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #39 on: March 23, 2013, 09:31:00 PM »
Any left this late.

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« Reply #40 on: March 24, 2013, 04:07:03 AM »
Any left this late.

Yes I do.  I'm going to keep these in stock as long as I can. 
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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2013, 08:22:37 PM »

   Are those packs rubber coated on the inside,  or plain canvas ?
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« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2013, 08:31:38 PM »

   Are those packs rubber coated on the inside,  or plain canvas ?

The inside of the top lid and the inside of the bottom of the pack have a rubberized coating on them as do the lids on the side pockets.  The body of the pack is plain canvas.
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Re: Italian Canvas Backpacks
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2013, 09:26:46 PM »
What a great deal and cool pack!

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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2013, 09:56:38 PM »
Got mine a few days ago, and it's awesome.  even has that army surplus musty smell!!  😁  can't wait to get to the woods with this one!

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« Reply #45 on: August 27, 2013, 05:26:21 PM »
I just ordered a few more in case anyone wants one.  They'll be in stock late next week.
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« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2013, 04:38:13 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2013, 05:38:40 AM »
Put me on the list :)

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« Reply #48 on: September 06, 2013, 09:49:52 AM »
I just got a fresh batch so these packs are still in stock and ready to ship. 
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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2013, 01:37:40 PM »
I'm new here, sent you a pm on this rucksack.

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