Simple and sturdy, this pack is very quaint. The entirety of the construction of the bag seems to be pretty darned tough, the East Germans not playing around in making military equipment. The back straps may seem primitive, but they are indeed sturdy. They are, of course, Y straps and double as suspenders for a waist belt.
The bag I got was bigger than expected, and what appears to be the picture of the product on this site is actually the bag when folded up. It can accommodate WAY more than a hefty lunch, and I intend on using mine for school.
Overall, I highly recommend this bag to anyone wishing for a cheap alternative for any more expensive hiking or school bag. It has a surplus smell, but this does nothing to hinder the product's functionality.
I thank this site for having such an awesome product at such a low price. You guys are crazy for having such brilliant deals. c:
In 1955, the Soviets gave East Germany authority over civilian movement in Berlin, passing control to a regime not recognized in the West.  Initially, East Germany granted "visits" to allow its residents access to West Germany. However, following the defection of large numbers of East Germans under this regime, the new East German state legally restricted virtually all travel to the West in 1956.  Soviet East German ambassador Mikhail Pervukhin observed that "the presence in Berlin of an open and essentially uncontrolled border between the socialist and capitalist worlds unwittingly prompts the population to make a comparison between both parts of the city, which unfortunately does not always turn out in favour of Democratic [East] Berlin."