Thursday, November 28, 2013

British Army Field Pack Air Support

Field Pack Air Support Back

NSN: 8485-99-380-6492

These are limited issue Bergen's known as "Field Pack Air Support" and come with an even higher carrying capacity and general additional features, as well as being able to carry 2 additional PLCE zip on pockets, there is room for an additional 3rd on top (see photos) of the Bergen which would be ideal for a team medic pack or radio pack.

NSN: 8465-99-380-6492

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).


Actual issued item with an actual NSN (NATO Stock Number): AIR SUPPORT FIELD PACK / PATHFINDER BERGEN.

As used by British SAS & Para regiment soldiers in combat operations; much larger than standard infantry bergens, this pack is 150 litres & can be expanded to 180 litres by adding 3 side pouches or medic pouches one ether side & one on the lid.
Pack is made from heavy duty 1000 denier IRR (Infra-Red Resistant) Cordura material with internal removable aluminium frame.

Large main compartment with waterproof storm flap, drawstring closure & buckle secured lid, lid has one internal pocket & one large external pocket.

Six fixed outer pouches

Three utility size pouches & three larger pouches underneath); all with buckle secured top flaps & water resistant drawstring storm flaps.

Padded air-mesh back with padded shoulder straps (right strap is quick release for use in emergency situations). Padded waist strap with heavy duty buckle, emergency drag handle.

Reinforced drain holes in each of the compartments for better efficiency in maritime conflicts.

Fantastic bit of kit & is more than capable of handling anything you throw at it.

These are made for British special forces so are built to last.

So whether your out on ops , camping or in fact any out door activity where you need to carry equipment with you this bit of kit will serve you well.

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 180 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.


  • Multi Pocket
  • DPM Camouflage
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • 150/180 litre total capacity
  • 6 Outer Pockets
  • Front utility pouch
  • Side compression Straps
  • Drainage Holes
  • 3 PLCE Compatible Zip-On

Field Pack Air Support. Larger rucksack with 6 external pouches on the rear and provision for an extra side pouch to be attached across the top. Issue to some SF, Pathfinder and STA Patrol Troops


British Army DPM IRR Field Pack Air Support Back Bergen


120 Litre Capacity
Made From 1000D Cordura Material
Top Lid has 1 Inner Pocket and 1 Outer Pocket
DPM Inner Storm Flap With Drawcord
Bergen Pouches Can Be Attached To The Sides (not included)
Grab Handle
Non-Slip Fully Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps
Adjustable Waist Strap
Black Mesh Air Support Breathable Back
With Internal Alloy Frame
With 6 Front Pouches with DPM Inner Stormflap with Drawcord

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