ARMY SURPLUS MAP CASE, SATCHEL, SHOULDER BAG
Hipster indie band guitar player, Adam Johnson, liked to travel light but he also needed to carry a lot essential gear with him including: cell phone, iPad, thumb drive, note pad, guitar picks, pens, pencils and of course copies of his band's latest CD (you never know when you might be discovered). Thus the quandary, there were times when he didn't want to lug around a clunky backpack but he still needed a crib for this gear...what to do? Well Adam took some sage advice from a friend and headed over to a cool store on Etsy.com called "The Leaping Lemming Vintage Eclectic" where he was told he might find something unique to hold his stuff. Sure enough, within a few minutes of surfing the inventory at The Lemming, he found just what he needed- a former Italian Army map case. The sweet map case was just the right size for traveling light plus it had lots of storage space including a removable zipper pouch great for pens, stray guitar picks or other misc. gear. And so The Leaping Lemming found another follower to join the happy horde.
Here's a sweet find straight from the military surplus storerooms- a retired Italian army map case or field engineer's case. It is 12" (31) tall, 9" (23cm) wide and expands out to 3" (8cm) thick. It is made of heavy-duty, soft to the touch, faux leather vinyl which is khaki, almost taupe color. It has a 4" (10cm) flap with two twist clasps. The adjustable shoulder strap is 1" (2.5cm) wide and plenty long enough to where cross-shoulder. Inside there is an addition rain flap and a divider that creates two sections. Also included is a 12" (31cm) X 4" (10) zipper pouch which comes with various Italian Army issued ruler, protractor, pencils, erasers, etc. This case is big enough to hold a full size iPad, Kindle Fire or other tablets and small netbooks. There are two clips on the back for latching on extra gear. This super versatile case would also make a great purse.
This shoulder bag is in excellent vintage condition and looks like it was never issued. The metal parts are free of rust. The stitching integrity is good. No rips, holes or tears and no foul odors.
Don't need something this big? You might consider this military map case: https://www.etsy.com/listing/123837105/vintage-army-map-case-satchel-shoulder
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