Designed after the World War II Musette Bag, Rothco’s jumbo version displays the same classic construction with an overall larger design (15” X 15” X 5”).
Musette Bag Provides an Ample Amount of Storage for All Your Essentials With a Large Main Compartment
Main Compartment Contains a Pocket That Runs the Full Length of the Large Musette Bag to Organize and Store Your Gear
Store Additional Supplies in the Full Length Snap Button Back Compartment
One Side Pocket With Snap Button Flap Closure
Adjustable Shoulder / Backpack Straps With Metal Buckle Clips Can Attach to a Shoulder Strap to Convert the Musette Bag Into a Shoulder Bag (Shoulder Strap Not Included)
Unwashed Heavyweight 22oz Cotton Canvas Construction
Keep You Gear Secured With the Adjustable Strap and Buckle Front Flap Closure
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Designed after the World War II Musette Bag, Rothco’s jumbo version displays the same classic construction with an overall larger design (15” X 15” X 5”). The military musette bag contains a large main compartment with an internal compartment than runs the full length of the bag to store a variety of essential gear. Store additional supplies in the full-length snap button back compartment and the flap closure side pocket. The adjustable backpack straps feature metal buckle clips so you can attach the straps to a separate shoulder strap to convert the musette bag into a shoulder bag (shoulder strap not included). Made with an unwashed heavyweight 22oz cotton canvas, the jumbo musette bag will withstand the weight of your gear while you travel.
I have used musette bags since I was very young. I tried other backpacks but the simplicity of a musette bag takes all of the thought out of packing for hikes, trips, hunting, etc. It may even make a good emergency gear pack. Plenty of space in the main compartment, plus the side pouch for some energy bars or a first aid kit and the rear panel has a thin pouch that's as tall and wide as the main compartment, that perfectly fits a map or poncho. The eyelets on the flap (originally used for holding an entrenching tool when issued during WWII) works great for strapping a hatchet or machete too.
As much as I love it, the reason it doesn't get a full 5 stars are because 1) It isn't waterproof canvas. 2) The strap buckles aren't good for quick access. 3) It isn't meant for heavy duty gear hauling or long trips. A few days or more at most, or possibly ultralight backpacking. And 4) The straps are also very thin, so to carry the pack comfortably it needs to be rest near the mid-back, much lower than most classic packs.
All that said, it's a lightweight, durable (tear resistant), easy to use backpack, and that's why I own 4 of them; Two jumbo sized and two standard size, in black and olive drab each.