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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Brand New USMC ILBE Gen 2 MARPAT Main Pack Lid by Arcteryx
Brand New USMC ILBE Gen 2 MARPAT Main Pack Lid by Arcteryx
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USMC MARINE ASSAULT BACK PACK MARPAT ILBE 3 Day GEN 2 Bug Out Grade A
USMC MARINE ASSAULT BACK PACK MARPAT ILBE 3 Day GEN 2 Bug Out Grade A
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USMC Eagle Industries FILBE Main Pack with Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
USMC Eagle Industries FILBE Main Pack with Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
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USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN PACK FIELD PACK BACKPACK ILBE MARPAT
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BRAND NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
BRAND NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
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USMC ILBE GEN II ASSAULT PACK MARPAT BACKPACK
USMC ILBE GEN II ASSAULT PACK MARPAT BACKPACK
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GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT  RADIO POUCH
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2 ILBE MARPAT Gen 2 New Main Packs
2 ILBE MARPAT Gen 2 New Main Packs
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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 MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Shoulder Straps for Gen II Backpack
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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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LOT of 2 USMC MARPAT GEN 2 RADIO UTILITY POUCH FOR ILBE MAIN PACK
LOT of 2 USMC MARPAT GEN 2 RADIO UTILITY POUCH FOR ILBE MAIN PACK
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USMC ILBE Main Pack Gen 2 Complete Marpat Hunting Camping VGC
USMC ILBE Main Pack Gen 2 Complete Marpat Hunting Camping VGC
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GENUINE USMC ILBE MARPAT RUCKSACK FIELD PACK AND ASSAULT PACK W LID AND BELT
GENUINE USMC ILBE MARPAT RUCKSACK FIELD PACK AND ASSAULT PACK W LID AND BELT
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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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GEN II USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK Woodland Digital MARINE FAIR POOR
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Gen 2 USMC Marpat ILBE Main Pack Hunting Camping Belt Only
Gen 2 USMC Marpat ILBE Main Pack Hunting Camping Belt Only
$9.99
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VG USMC Eagle Industries FILBE Main Pack with Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
VG USMC Eagle Industries FILBE Main Pack with Straps Frame Belt ILBE Replacement
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BRAND NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
BRAND NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
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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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Lot of 2 ILBE MARPAT Gen 2 New Main Packs
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