These cases are what the East German officers used to carry their maps around in during the Cold War era. Unlike earlier leather versions, these later made versions are made from vinyl but still very robust. Further more, they have some improvements - the main one is the fold out clear map case that provides some much needed weather resistance. It also comes equipped with a sewn-in cloth so you can wipe clean any marks or water.
The inside also has 2 compartments that are an ideal size to carry tablets or books and pen slots on the outer cover. All of this can be carried with a detachable/adjustable shoulder strap. A retro looking day bag for stationary or a piece for your East German DDR collection - get a piece of history today!
- Genuine East German Army surplus
- Rugged vinyl construction
- Fold out map section with water resistant cover
- Sewn-in cloth for wiping plastic clover clean
- Detachable shoulder strap included
- Quick access vinyl pull tab
- Internal divider with 2 compartments
- Under flap pen slots (x4 slots)
Dimensions: Approx 28cm H x 20.5cm W x 3cm D (closed & not including strap length)
Weight: Approx 0.7kg
Content: Vinyl with metal & plastic parts
Condition: Used/Excellent - Item is near unused. There may be some minor signs of use or marks from storage. If you want more information on our condition ratings, check out our condition guide
I am a geologist and I use this case for holding all my stuff (map, compass, stationery, rocks, snacks etc) out in the field.
Great size for a shoulder bag - large enough to hold most things, but not bulky or in the way while walking.
The map section can hold A4 sized paper, and the inside compartment can fit A5 notebooks.
Easy to clean too - just wipe the mud off because it's vinyl.