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I have been watching those USMC Gen 2 ILBE assault packs on Ebay. Found one in ok condition and got it for $5.50 + shipping.

Upon arrival, I missed the part that said the bottom section of the strap had tore loose from the pack. The shoulder strap is connected to a compression strap, so the pack is still functional.

I have the piece that tore loose. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Or can it even be fixed?

I have never seen those ILBE assault packs up close. For $5.50 I thought why not?

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Everything is modular on those packs. So you could just get a newer strap set but i would sew it up.
They are quite heavy packs at nearly 10lbs but quite comfortable and large. I cut enough extra stuff off mine to loose almost 3 lbs.
EDIT: your talking about the smaller of the two packs? Disregard if you are.
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Have you considered taking it to an upholstery shop to get it repaired? They have the heavy duty sewing machines.
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can you post a picture of the problem for a better answer?
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Everything is modular on those packs. So you could just get a newer strap set but i would sew it up.
They are quite heavy packs at nearly 10lbs but quite comfortable and large. I cut enough extra stuff off mine to loose almost 3 lbs.
EDIT: your talking about the smaller of the two packs? Disregard if you are.
This is the small pack that only weighs around 2 pounds
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that should be easily fixable unless theres a hole in the pack itself just bar tack it down with a sewing machine
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Get another short section say 3" long (yours is frayed at the end) of strap or a full length replacement. Sew the piece to strap with about 1" sticking out then place the extenchion ince where the strap tore out and sew it in place.

Double needle sewing with artifical senew would be best, a Speedy Stitcher would work nice.
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I recommend using contact cement on any webbing before sewing. You can pick up needles and thread at any craft store. In the leather section. Hobby Lobby or Michaels store. I use the cement on leather sheaths, webbing, and harness. Some webbing I didn't even have to sew.
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I recommend using contact cement on any webbing before sewing. You can pick up needles and thread at any craft store. In the leather section. Hobby Lobby or Michaels store. I use the cement on leather sheaths, webbing, and harness. Some webbing I didn't even have to sew.
Shoe Goo works well too with nylon fishing line as thread and the upholstery needles

Someone mentioned Upholstery repair shop. Shoe repair shops are also a alternative for heavy duty sewing
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