Historic Vietnam-era tigerstripe jungle camouflage pattern handmade gym bags by Liberty Maniacs. Made from 100% polyester and sturdy, water-resistant fabric, this bag is fun meets function. And it’s got pockets!
The South Vietnamese Tiger stripe camouflage is a type of military camouflage pattern that was used by the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The pattern was designed to help soldiers blend in with the jungle environment and was first used in the 1960s, but first developed in the 50s for the Vietnamese Marines.
The first tiger pattern was a locally-made copy of the French lizard pattern produced for the Vietnamese Marine Corps (Sọc Răn Thữy Quân Lục-Chiến). The original FrenchTAP47 or Leopard pattern was an evolution of British paratrooper camo, but had narrower stripes and was designed for operations in Indochina. It was developed over time to what was calledAdvisor's Typealong with other derivative versions in different hues.Advisors Type Defensewas the deeper pattern with black stripes.
The pattern was never officially adopted by the US military, but by `62 and `63 military advisors and special operators preferred the locally made uniforms as these proved more durable and blended in better to the terrain than the olive drab. But throughout the conflict tigerstripes were made all over Asia in a wide variety of colors and patterns.
John Wayne and Jim Hutton can be seen wearing one variation of tigerstripe in the 1968 Hollywood propaganda film The Green Berets, which made the pattern famous to the world.
• 100% polyester • Fabric weight: 9.91 oz/yd² (336 g/m²) • Water-resistant and durable • Sturdy fabric with fusible backing to add firmness • T-piping for stability • Dual padded handles • Inside pocket for valuables