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 MARINE ASSAULT BACK PACK Woodland MARPAT ILBE 3 Day GEN 2 Bug Out Grade B
USMC MARINE ASSAULT BACK PACK Woodland MARPAT ILBE 3 Day GEN 2 Bug Out Grade B
$28.00 (3 Bids)
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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack
$72.95
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USMC ISSUE GEN 2 MARPAT DIGITAL ILBE MAIN PACKLID  HIP BELT FOR CIF
USMC ISSUE GEN 2 MARPAT DIGITAL ILBE MAIN PACKLID HIP BELT FOR CIF
$16.50 (5 Bids)
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Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
$24.99
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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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2 USMC ILBE MARPAT Recon Main Pack Only
2 USMC ILBE MARPAT Recon Main Pack Only
$94.95
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USMC ILBE Arcteryx Gen2 Main Back Pack MARPAT Complete W Belt  Lid
USMC ILBE Arcteryx Gen2 Main Back Pack MARPAT Complete W Belt Lid
$26.17 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 12m
USMC MARPAT ILBE Marine Corps Main Pack
USMC MARPAT ILBE Marine Corps Main Pack
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 29m
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE ArcTeryx MAIN PACK w Straps Belt Lid + ASSAULT PACK GOOD
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE ArcTeryx MAIN PACK w Straps Belt Lid + ASSAULT PACK GOOD
$70.99
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NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Body GEN 2 ArcTeryx Pack Only
$38.90
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USMC Gen 2 Ilbe main pack by Arcteryx complete VGC
USMC Gen 2 Ilbe main pack by Arcteryx complete VGC
$50.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 26m
GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT  RADIO POUCH
GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT RADIO POUCH
$85.00
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USMC ILBE Arcteryx Gen2 Main Back Pack MARPAT Complete W Belt  Lid
USMC ILBE Arcteryx Gen2 Main Back Pack MARPAT Complete W Belt Lid
$26.99 (9 Bids)
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ILBE Molle MARPAT Assault Pack USMC GEN 2 Rucksack Pack Bug Out Bag
ILBE Molle MARPAT Assault Pack USMC GEN 2 Rucksack Pack Bug Out Bag
$24.51 (26 Bids)
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ILBE Assault Pack
ILBE Assault Pack
$20.00
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USMC ILBE ASSAULT PACK Backpack GEN 2 Digital Woodland MARPAT ACCEPTABLE
USMC ILBE ASSAULT PACK Backpack GEN 2 Digital Woodland MARPAT ACCEPTABLE
$18.80
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USMC Military Source Marpat ILBE WXP 3L 100 oz HYDRATION SYSTEM PACK Coyote NICE
USMC Military Source Marpat ILBE WXP 3L 100 oz HYDRATION SYSTEM PACK Coyote NICE
$4.99
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 44m
USMC MILITARY ISSUE ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK
USMC MILITARY ISSUE ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK
$10.00 (1 Bid)
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USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx GEN II Main Pack w belt  cover Very Good Condition
USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx GEN II Main Pack w belt cover Very Good Condition
$58.00
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USMC Woodland MARPAT Assault Pack APB03 ILBE Pac  Lid  Padded Hip Belt
USMC Woodland MARPAT Assault Pack APB03 ILBE Pac Lid Padded Hip Belt
$49.99
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USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK Woodland Digital USMC US MILITARY ISSUE VG EXC
USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK Woodland Digital USMC US MILITARY ISSUE VG EXC
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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