The USMC ILBE Military Backpack

The USMC ILBE Military Backpack

The ILBE (Improved Load Bearing Equipment) system is the design of choice for current members of the US Marine Corps. The ILBE was created by Arc'teryxs Law Enforcement and Armed Forces program and is currently being produced by Propper Inc. The ILBE system was created in response to soldiers needs while in Iraq.

The system was designed to replace previous packs such as the ALICE and MOLLE backpack systems in order to improve the load bearing ability while also decreasing the volume of the pack. It is also the first pack to have the ability to carry mortar rounds on the external area of the pouch, a growing need for combat situations. It is comprised of three main parts. The main pack is able to carry up to 4,500 cubic inches and is used as the primary storage area of the pack itself. The system also includes a detachable assault pack, designed for rapid detachment and ease of mobility, with a 1,500 cubic inch storage area. The final piece is a detachable CamelBak hydration system which can hold up to 3 liters of water for use in extended combat or survival situations. The ILBE backpack system is also compatible with the Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS) giving it the added flexibility to be used with more compact modular additions.

The ILBE pack has three possible configurations to suit the Marine's needs at the time.

  • The Assault Configuration allows a soldier to focus his storage ability on ammunition and other essential combat equipment. This configuration is designed primarily for heavy combat scenarios with little need for any substantial rations storage. It also allows the most maneuverability, a key requirement during combat.
  • The Approach March Load configuration is designed for extended combat situations and combines the ability to carry the essential combat gear while also maintaining storage capacity for food and water supplies.
  • The Existence Load, is designed primarily for extended survival situations and bears the least amount of usefulness in potential combat scenarios.

Currently providing the most effective combination of mobility, storage capacity, and workable volume, the ILBE system is the pack of choice for Marines and will continue to be so until combat and survival needs require a modification.

U.S.M.C. I.L.B.E. Pictures

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USMC GEN II ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX MAIN PACK Woodland Digital w LID
USMC GEN II ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX MAIN PACK Woodland Digital w LID
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USMC ILBE Marpat Assualt Pack Excellent
USMC ILBE Marpat Assualt Pack Excellent
$28.00 (15 Bids)
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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack Good
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack Good
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Genuine USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Backpack Gen 2 Lid Dust Cover
Genuine USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Backpack Gen 2 Lid Dust Cover
$4.50 (1 Bid)
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Good USMC FILBE Main Pack Rucksack Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
Good USMC FILBE Main Pack Rucksack Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
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Assault Pack 2 Gen NEW ILBE Woodland MARPAT USMC 3 Day 8465 01 515 8629
Assault Pack 2 Gen NEW ILBE Woodland MARPAT USMC 3 Day 8465 01 515 8629
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USMC Large Marpat Rucksack Gen 2 Digital Woodland ILBE Main Pack Marines
USMC Large Marpat Rucksack Gen 2 Digital Woodland ILBE Main Pack Marines
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Corpsman Assault Pack w inserts ILBE Woodland MARPAT USMC 8465 01 535 5377 Recon
Corpsman Assault Pack w inserts ILBE Woodland MARPAT USMC 8465 01 535 5377 Recon
$190.50 (20 Bids)
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GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT  RADIO POUCH
GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT RADIO POUCH
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USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN FIELD HIKING PACK ILBE MARPAT with WAIST BELT
USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN FIELD HIKING PACK ILBE MARPAT with WAIST BELT
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GEN 2 USMC MARINE CORPS DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE ARCTERYX MAIN PACK LID VGC
GEN 2 USMC MARINE CORPS DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE ARCTERYX MAIN PACK LID VGC
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USMC ILBE Main Pack MARPAT w lid belt hydro cover assault pack VG Condition
USMC ILBE Main Pack MARPAT w lid belt hydro cover assault pack VG Condition
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USGI MARPAT ILBE APB03 Recon Main Pack W Radio Pouch Lid Tail Used
USGI MARPAT ILBE APB03 Recon Main Pack W Radio Pouch Lid Tail Used
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New USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Shoulder Straps for Backpack GEN II
New USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Shoulder Straps for Backpack GEN II
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USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN PACK FIELD PACK BACKPACK ILBE MARPAT
USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN PACK FIELD PACK BACKPACK ILBE MARPAT
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GEN II USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK Woodland Digital MARINE FAIR POOR
GEN II USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK Woodland Digital MARINE FAIR POOR
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NEW USMC Marpat ILBE WXP 3L 100 oz HYDRATION SYSTEM PACK Coyote w BLADDER
NEW USMC Marpat ILBE WXP 3L 100 oz HYDRATION SYSTEM PACK Coyote w BLADDER
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NEW CODITION GI GEN 2 MARPAT DIGITAL WOODLAND ILBE MAIN PACK USMC ARCYTERYX
NEW CODITION GI GEN 2 MARPAT DIGITAL WOODLAND ILBE MAIN PACK USMC ARCYTERYX
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USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Gen 2 Complete
USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Gen 2 Complete
$49.00
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USMC GEN 2 MARPAT TAN WOODLAND ILBE MAIN PACK w LID BELT COMPLETE ARCYTERYX
USMC GEN 2 MARPAT TAN WOODLAND ILBE MAIN PACK w LID BELT COMPLETE ARCYTERYX
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ILBE MAIN PACK
ILBE MAIN PACK
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