Made in the US for the smaller stature Vietnamese troops, the Indigenous Rucksack (ARVN ruck) was original made of cotton canvas. A very handy pack. Looks like SOTECH has decided to bring it back but make it from the modern materials of the loved ALICE pack.

I can see myself buying one. Below are photos of an original ARVN ruck because I can’t find pictures of mine.

This is NOT a copy of the CISO Indigenous rucksack used by SOG. SOTECH apparently doesn’t know the difference and has some Press & Propaganda calling it that, though it is not. Below is an RT Kentucky recon man wearing the CISO pack used by SOG. On the top flap is a 2qt collapsible canteen.

Original ARVN ruck info below.

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