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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EXCELLENT COND GEN 2 MARPAT ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT
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APB03 Gen 2 ILBE Main Pack USMC Woodland Digital Marpat rucksack backpack
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GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT  RADIO POUCH
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Brand New USMC ILBE Gen 2 MARPAT Main Pack Lid by Arcteryx
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USMC Marpat ILBE Main Pack Ruck Rucksack Backpack Only Doomsday Bugout Bag
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New USMC Issue Propper Arcteryx Corpsman Med Pack ILBE Marpat Complete
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NEW USMC GEN 2 MARPAT TAN WOODLAND ILBE MAIN PACK w LID BELT COMPLETE ARCYTERYX
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NEW USMC Marpat ILBE WXP 3L 100 oz HYDRATION SYSTEM PACK Coyote w BLADDER
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USMC Gen 2 MARPAT RADIO UTILITY POUCH ILBE Main Pack Rucksack Mint Condition
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USMC PACK MAIN BAG FILBE ILBE COYOTE TAN RUCKSACK BACKPACK BAG ONLY VGC DUFFEL
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Geniune USMC issue Gen 2 ILBE marpat main field pack backpack
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GEN 2 USMC MARINE CORPS DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE ARCTERYX MAIN PACK LID GC w WEBBING
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Brand New Gen 2 USMC Digital MARPAT ILBE Main Pack W Hip Belt Lid Radio Pouch
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NEW Assault Pack Gen 2 ILBE Woodland MARPAT USMC 3 Day 8465 01 515 8629 Modular
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USMC Improved ILBE GEN II Assault Pack MARPAT Woodland Marine 3 Day Backpack
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 USMC ILBE MARPAT Recon Main Pack Complete Best Price
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