Vintage Italian Military Gear Bag — Used
These aren’t fake Italians. They are original vintage “Borsa Di Tela Militare Di Battaglione Italiano” (Italian battalion Canvas bags) These gear bags were designed in the 1960s, although they’ve been in the heat of battle, these large gear bags can still have a good use for all types of storage and transport purposes. Made of 100% thick and durable cotton canvas, they feature a unique chain closure to keep their content secure. You can take these water-resistant bags on road trips, weekend getaways, camping trips, and more.
The Italian Battalion Canvas Bag is used, although the condition is very good, it might still show signs of moderate wear and age.
- 100% Cotton canvas
- ID window
- Secured with two canvas straps and buckles.
- Large carrying handle on top of the bag and a chain along the front for additional security.
- Dim. 21” L x 15” W x 11” H
- Made in Italy
Note: Washing instructions: it can be washed with a damp cloth and then dried
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When it arrived it did smell like mildew like the others in the reviews. Upon fully inspection it was in good shape but missing a chain link that runs across the top to close the bag opening. The mildew smell wasn't too bad, a little vinegar and warm water spray. At one point just used a whole gallon of white vinegar and left it in my garage to dry out. Afterwards threw it in the washer and hit the dryer on high for an hour. The mildew was gone afterwards. Only drawback was just that missing chain link to close the bag and keep it together.
Larger than I thought. Plenty of room. It definitely has a strong storage odor to it. Im a canvas and surplus nut, so Everything I expected and a good price. Ty
Ordered wool pants and gear bag accurately described and service terms were executed properly. Hope the selection for vintage military clothing increases be it American, European or Asian. Good quality clothing that is unique and durable. Thank you for great service at a very busy time of year.
I ordered a few items to pack on my motorcycle for cross country trips. It’s winter now so I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m happy with the bags I purchased and look forward to using them this summer! This bag does have a mildewy odor; I wasn't expecting that but also not surprised as these are vintage items that have probably been in storage for some years.
The photo belies the reality. While the description mentions a "chain" for "added security" the reality is that the bag has no bottom. It is one big piece of canvas that flaps open, and there are holes through which eyelets are placed, and the chain must be run through them to hold the bottom of the bag together. Moldy, must, mildew smell as well. These must have been lying in a basement for decades.