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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LOT OF 4 USMC MILITARY ISSUED ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX MAIN PACK STRAPS LID LOT15
LOT OF 4 USMC MILITARY ISSUED ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX MAIN PACK STRAPS LID LOT15
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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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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Backpack w Straps Belt  Lid VGC
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK Backpack w Straps Belt Lid VGC
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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN BACKPACK w Straps Belt Lid + ASSAULT PACK VGC
GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN BACKPACK w Straps Belt Lid + ASSAULT PACK VGC
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GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack New w VG Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack
GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack New w VG Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack
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USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
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USMC ILBE Recon Complete Pack
USMC ILBE Recon Complete Pack
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USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
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GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack w  straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack Exc
GEN II USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack w straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack Exc
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USMC Ilbe Recon Assault Pack
USMC Ilbe Recon Assault Pack
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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
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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 ILBE Main Pack MARPAT DIGI print w lid and belt Good Condition
USMC ILBE Main Pack MARPAT DIGI print w lid and belt Good Condition
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Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
Genuine USMC ILBE Assault Pack GEN II
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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
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USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
$20.50 (3 Bids)
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Great Condition USMC Gen 2 ILBE  Main Pack Assault Pack and other items
Great Condition USMC Gen 2 ILBE Main Pack Assault Pack and other items
$200.00
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USMC GEN 2 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK w ASSAULT PACK  HYDRATION SYSTEM US MILITARY
USMC GEN 2 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK w ASSAULT PACK HYDRATION SYSTEM US MILITARY
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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
$24.95
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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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