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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GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Rucksack PROPPER Marine Main Pack Lid and Waist Belt
GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Rucksack PROPPER Marine Main Pack Lid and Waist Belt
$70.00
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NEW USMC GEN 2 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK BACKPACK with HYDRATION SYSTEM
NEW USMC GEN 2 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK BACKPACK with HYDRATION SYSTEM
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USMC ILBE Assault Pack GENERATION II
USMC ILBE Assault Pack GENERATION II
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Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
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USMC ILBE MAIN PACK BACK PACK w LidBeltRadio pouch MARPATUS Military Surplus
USMC ILBE MAIN PACK BACK PACK w LidBeltRadio pouch MARPATUS Military Surplus
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USMC MARPAT ILBE Assault Pack Flexible Plastic Frame Sheet Panel insert NEW
USMC MARPAT ILBE Assault Pack Flexible Plastic Frame Sheet Panel insert NEW
$10.50 (2 Bids)
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New USMC Gen II ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX Main Pack Complete
New USMC Gen II ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX Main Pack Complete
$79.95 (1 Bid)
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ilbe recon main pack RARE marpat backpack
ilbe recon main pack RARE marpat backpack
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USMC GEN 1 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK w ASSAULT PACK BELT LID GENUINE US MILITARY
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USMC Military Digital Marpat Main Pack ILBE  Assault Pack Marine Backpack
USMC Military Digital Marpat Main Pack ILBE Assault Pack Marine Backpack
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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Straps Belt Lid Pouch + ASSAULT BACKPACK NOS
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Straps Belt Lid Pouch + ASSAULT BACKPACK NOS
$119.99
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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 PACK FIELD PACK BACKPACK ILBE MARPAT
USMC DIGITAL CAMOUFLAGE MAIN PACK FIELD PACK BACKPACK ILBE MARPAT
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USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK NOS Straps Belt Lid Pouch ASSAULT PACK EXC
USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK NOS Straps Belt Lid Pouch ASSAULT PACK EXC
$109.95
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NEW GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Straps Belt Lid Pouch VG assault pack
NEW GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Straps Belt Lid Pouch VG assault pack
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NEW GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch VG Assault Pack
NEW GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch VG Assault Pack
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USMC MARPAT ILBE Rucksack MAIN PACK LID WAIST BELT  ASSAULT PACK EXCELLENT
USMC MARPAT ILBE Rucksack MAIN PACK LID WAIST BELT ASSAULT PACK EXCELLENT
$109.00
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USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Military Issue
USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Military Issue
$23.00
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ILBE Pack w Lid Waist Belt Shoulder Straps  Hydration Carrier Fair Good
ILBE Pack w Lid Waist Belt Shoulder Straps Hydration Carrier Fair Good
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USMC ILBE Main Pack with LIDRadio Pouch2 Sustainment Pouches2 IFAK Pouches
USMC ILBE Main Pack with LIDRadio Pouch2 Sustainment Pouches2 IFAK Pouches
$75.00
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GEN 2 USMC ILBE MAIN PACK Belt Straps Lid Pouch Assault pack Good Condition
GEN 2 USMC ILBE MAIN PACK Belt Straps Lid Pouch Assault pack Good Condition
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