Sewed up a Mini-FILBE (Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment) Pack in 500D Cordura, Coyote Brown, Flame Resistant coated; using USGI webbing and hardware. The pack is a simple packbag, just one large compartment, no lid pocket, and covered in MOLLE and ALICE webbing.
19x12x9″, approximately 2,052 cubic inches
7 rows of MOLLE on main bag body
2 rows of ALICE on main bag body
3 rows of MOLLE on lid and bottom
Drawcord closure with flat black grommets and OD stripped paracord
Duraflex buckles from National Molding in Coyote Brown
ITW-Nexus Coyote Brown 1″ D rings; 1.5″ black D rings
ITW Nexus LadderLoc buckles
Black Oxide Tri-bar tabs for frame attachment and compression strap attachments
Main pack in slick mode
side of pack showing compression strap
frame and suspension side
Showing how side compression strap attaches to frame side horn via black tri-bar buckle
bottom of pack showing MOLLE for additional lash points or pouches
with frame and suspension removed. Pack can be used frameless via the 4 D-rings, using ALICE shoulder straps or similar straps available from Fireforce USA and Tactical Tailor
Upper corner frame attachment point with black tri-bar buckle
Detail of where the black tri-bar attaches on the frame upper corners behind the shoulder yoke assembly
Lower frame attachment strap with D ring for frameless carriage
Detail of how the upper 1.5″ D-rings interface with the load stabilizer buckles on the shoulder yoke assembly. I might add more webbing to stabilize the D-rings in those location to prevent twisting.
Showing the interior. It is one layer of 500D fabric where the white side is the Flame Resistant coating, and double layer on the back/frame panel. Also you can see how I attached the paracord to the corners for drawcord closure.
Detail shot of drawcord closure with OD paracord, 0.5″ hole diameter grommets, and USMC surplus duraflex chest rig webbing mount buckles for side compression straps
Shot of pack with 2x USMC IFAK pouches, 2x SDS canteen pouches attached
Side view of pouches on the pack, showing how close the webbing and fabrics are in colors.
Comparison shot of Mini-FILBE next to Propper made USMC FILBE pack; yes the USMC pack is HUGE compared to the Mini-FILBE.
Two shots of FILBE, Large ALICE, and Mini-FILBE packs; the Mini FILBE with pouches seems quite similar in size to Large ALICE, but is shorter in height.
USMC FILBE next to Large ALICE rucksack. The FILBE is again, much larger than the Large ALICE rucksack.
Stuffed the FILBE bag as much as I could to better show the size differences
another view of size differences
Also stuffed the Large ALICE ruck, again to show differences.
Side profile shots of the three bags
Lid size comparison; in these photos, none have frame and suspensions on, to better show the relative sizes.
I do not have an example of a Medium ALICE rucksack to compare against the Mini-FILBE; but I have a hunch it is just a teeny bit smaller.