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 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE Main Pack Straps Belt Lid Pouch Assault Pack Good
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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
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USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
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GEN 2 USMC MARPAT ILBE MAIN PACK w Straps Belt Radio Pouch  Lid SERVICABLE
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Genuine USMC ILBE MARPAT Main Pack Backpack Gen 2 Lid Dust Cover
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GEN II USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK BACKPACK Woodland Digital US MARINE ISSUE
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GEN 2 MARPAT COMPLETE ILBE ARCYTERYX PACK W LIDHIP BELT  RADIO POUCH
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USMC DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE Marine Corps Main Pack Prepper BUGOUT bag
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Brand New USMC ILBE Gen 2 MARPAT Main Pack Lid by Arcteryx
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USMC DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE Marine Corps Main Pack Bug Out Bag Prepper BUGOUT
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USGI MARPAT ILBE Main Pack w Shoulder Straps Hip Belt Lid Radio Pouch Gen 2
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USMC ILBE MARPAT ASSAULT PACK Woodland Digital USMC US MILITARY ISSUE VG EXC
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USMC Field Assault Pack ILBE MARPAT Military Bugout Bag
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New USMC MARPAT ILBE Arcteryx Main Pack Shoulder Straps for Backpack GEN II
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MARINE BACK PACK INTERNAL FRAME ILBE PACK DIGITAL CAMO WOODLAND
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USMC Eagle Industries FILBE Main Pack with Straps Frame Belt ILBE
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USMC GEN 2 ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK TACTICAL 3L 100oz HYDRATION Backpack Camelbak
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GENUINE NEW USMC ILBE MARPAT MAIN PACK BACKPACK COMPLETE WITH USED LID
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LOT OF 3 USMC MILITARY ISSUED ILBE MARPAT ARCTERYX MAIN PACK BODY ONLY LOT 21
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