[11/27 Shipping] MILITARIA 1911 Gold Tiger Stripe 1960-70 Reproduced Helmet Bag

Price
$160
This item is temporary out of stock

This is the third product of MILITARIA 1911's first in-house product MILITARIA 1911 Gold Tiger Stripe, released in May of 2022, reproducing the helmet bag used by the US military in the 1960s and 1970s, using our Gold Tiger Stripe fabric. It is set that American soldiers brought in surplus fabric at the time of the VN War and ordered it locally made.

Helmet bags from the 1960s and 1970s were famous for the absence of distinctive hooks.

Many of the reproductions that exist today are based on models from the 1980s onward, and helmet bag-type replicas up to the 1970s are rare. As with our other products, we have procured several original helmet bags from that era. We have accurately sampled, measured, and researched the shape of the pockets, parts used, etc., to ensure the item is as close to the original as possible. 

The helmet bag is designed to be used by soldiers who wear large helmets, such as fighter pilots and helicopter pilots. One of the appealing features of this bag is that it is thin and thick, yet has the capacity to hold a single helmet. Of course, it is a functional bag that can carry a helmet or hold many items for everyday use. There are two large pockets on the sides and two inner pockets on the inside.

The lining is a 1960s-1970s leaf camouflage poncho liner. We have used the vintage components that were very well received in our second product Souvenir Jacket. The large zipper used to open and close the bag is also made in the U.S.A. and was supplied by the U.S. Military. Of course, this is also a vintage part. The tape is made of OD cotton and the zipper is finished in black to match the camouflage pattern.

The product will be shipped with our label sewn on inside, which is a reproduction of the white product label that was attached to a 1970 helmet bag. The photo shows a sample of the product, so the label is not attached, but it is a close reproduction of the original label.

This will be the last of our own products in 2022. As usual, the production quantity is limited.

Please take this opportunity to pre-order and purchase.

The vintage poncho liners we use for the lining are in various states of wear.

We have included a photo as a sample, but some are close to dead stock, while others are faded with signs of use. All are inspected and used after cleanliness, but please understand that there are individual differences in the product. As for the zipper, since it is a vintage part, it will last longer if you maintain it regularly using wax and the like. We clean all the zippers before sewing them on, and once the wax is applied, there may be some white wax left on the zipper of your product, but that is not a product defect. The zipper used is also a vintage U.S. military zipper. Because it is an old item, there are individual differences such as being caught when opening and closing the zipper depending on the individual. Please note that this is not a product defect, and we ask for your understanding before purchasing.

Our Tiger fabric will gradually change over time due to use, washing, and sunlight.

Depending on how it is used, it will gradually fade to a yellowish color, similar to why it is called "Gold Tiger".

This is not a defect of the product.

Size: 51 cm (width) X 49 cm (length) (no waiting width)

The handle rises to a maximum of 10 cm.

*Ironing cannot be used because of the nylon fabric used for the lining. The lining may melt.

*Our fabric is very soft, so it is more likely to collapse than the original US helmet bag. 

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