'Sigh' this thing:
Ugh.. alright, here's the history of the thing..
Typical for the Warsaw Pact armies, the polish camouflage patterns have rarely had any camouflage properties.
In 1968 the polish army introduced the wz.68 Moro LWP(Ludowe Wojsko Polskie) Pattern, otherwise known as the Worm Pattern, because it looks like worms.
Someone in the polish army actually had the thought, "Uhhhhhhhh.. We should, you know, like, make a camouflage pattern, that looks like worms, because if we were spotted by the enemy, they wouldn't shoot at us, because they would just think that we were piles of worms shaped like humans" and his superior looked at this man and said something like "HALLELUJAH! THAT'S BRILLIANT!!!! keep this up and you'll make General some day!"
Its ridicules, but as we progress through polish camouflage history, you'll notice that this ain't the last time this happens..
Was this some sort of psychological experiment designed to prove how much bullshit soldiers would take? Or were they actually trying to camouflage themselves as Leopards, to blend in with the natural population of leopard, that had just EXPLODED in Poland during the 1970's.
In fact i have made a chart showing the population of wild Leopards in Poland, starting in the dark ages until the end of the cold war:
And can i just point out that this is what a puma looks like:
THIS IS 1989!!! HOW CAN THIS EVEN BE REAL?? in 1939 the Swedish were issued with stuff like this:
Is it really that ba...
I am thankful everyday that i was not in the polish army during the 1990's..
Here is what the carrying system looks like:
The straps are not padded and they are made of Nylon, combine this with the fact that the sack has a load capacity of around 70 liters, you have, put mildly, a very uncomfortable pack. There is no back support and the entire thing is made of soft cotton.
In Short: Its a Cotton sack, 70liters capacity, dreadful.
Do i even dare to ask.. anything ells?
And it doesn't matter how much or how little you pay for this, if you pay human money for this, you are getting hustled. Not by the guy selling it to you, but by the 1989 all star polish army team.
Thanks for reading
I do realize that this was probably not issued as a combat pack, as it more closely resembles the Bundeswehr Seesack. So it was probably a sack issued for transporting gear to and from barracks, and/or bases of operation, and not used for combat.
BUT, as long as retailers label these as combat packs, i reserve the right to review them as such.