This is a genuine USGI military surplus ALICE LC-1 or LC-2 Medium Field Pack.
These packs and other included components are genuine military surplus items in very good condition. We inspect all items prior to listing. These packs will show some cosmetic signs of use, possibly including dirt, slight fading, stains, tape, soldier's names, or possibly small pinholes. All working parts (straps, buckles, etc.) are functional.
Note that the photos featured here are stock photos and not of the actual item you will receive. Each item may vary slightly but will match the condition description here.
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I purchased just the pack as I already have the frame and shoulder straps from my large ALICE pack. The medium pack I received is in 99% condition and without defect. I needed something sized in between my USGI assault pack and my large ALICE pack, and the medium ALICE pack is, well, a perfect medium. Many sources online indicate that you can't use the large ALICE pack without the frame, only the medium. I can confirm that it's possible to use either pack without the frame, but the large pack is practically useless without the support that the frame provides. The medium pack works just fine with the frame, but becomes top-heavy and won't stand up straight for loading/unloading like the large pack. So I would recommend the large pack with the frame and the medium pack without one. If your gear is heavy enough to warrant the frame, then you should simply buy the large pack. The webbing is designed for ALICE clips, but PALS strips will work just fine with small pouches.