The 1958 pattern webbing is a modular based military equipment issued to the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, British Forces in Hong Kong as well as The Royal Hong Kong Regiment from the 1950s until mid-1990s.
These equipments were left behind by the colonial Government of Hong Kong and were then acquired by a collector before the handover in 1997. They were stored in a warehouse in Long Ping for 20 years until it was demolished. These historical equipments were originally set on their way to the landfill.
To rescue these modular webbings, they have been re-designed into durable, practical everyday backpacks, Fieldpack 58.
By combining 2 seperate modules, the Yoke and the Large Pack can be attached together into one unit, which turns it into a stand-alone backpack, while the waist belt can still be used separately.
Fieldpack 58 $850hkd/ $109usd
Fieldpack 58 set [Fieldpack 58+Waist belt assembly] $950HKD/ $122usd
Each set of Fieldpack 58 comes with a special manual booklet, carrying a little piece of history.
Fieldpack 58 Manual (Digital copy)
Download here: goo.gl/C7B2yT
After subtracting all the necessary expenses, proceeds will goes to the Blue House(A pre-war Historic Building in Wanchai) revitalising project. Also as an appreciation for making this project possible, a honorarium to Sherman Kwok(The collector donating the webbing).