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Not authentic military quality but "it will do"
on 8 August 2016
As a boy I used to buy authentic army surplus haversacks for all sorts of uses (like panniers for my bicycle) so I have a working reference for this type of bag. This bag is NOT army surplus quality, but for many it will be adequate. The fabric is soft with no significant stiffness (i.e. it's floppy), which may or may not be an issue. The seam stitching is a single line of wide-spaced stitches and so not very robust - I doubt it will resist carrying much weight over the years. What was definitely disappointing is that the shoulder strap is adjustable (both ends) but is rather short even at full extension. I'm 6'2" and at full extension reached the small of my back. I prefer to carry my bags lower, such as on my hip, so this doesn't support that habit. I'm keeping it but will use it with crossed fingers.