Every Rebel Endor Soldier is equipped with a backpack, and there are two types of backpacks:
Any soldier can carry either of the two backpacks. There is no single configuration that is consistent between troopers. (Thanks go to Henrik S. for his keen observation on who is wearing what backpack.)
The Two-boxes Backpack is actually a returning backpack from "The Empire Strikes Back" movie. The Hoth Rebel Soldiers carried this type of rigid equipment pack with them on the frozen tundra as they battled the At-At's and Snowtroopers.
ILM's costume people just revamped the backpacks by dyeing the white cloth covering a green color, dirtying up the metal support frame, and swapping out the tan support harnesses with green ones.
The fan research community thinks each box is approximately:
12 inches wide
We have yet to build a Two-Boxes Backpack ourselves, so we cannot say if this is correct or not. If you build a two-boxes backpack, please email us and discuss dimensions with us.
Anal-retentive details that we've identified:
Military-style Alice Backpack
This Cloth Backpack looks to be made out of a Military-style Alice Pack. Most Alice packs come with a rigid frame, but ILM's costumers decided not to use that. They just used the cloth Alice Pack by itself.
What makes this backpack so unique is the 2 storage pockets on the back of the pack. USA military alice packs have 3 Pockets, so this is possibly another countries verison of the USA Alice Pack.
"Kctonkin" emailed us thinking this backpack might be a 1960-70's Vietnam era ARVN rucksack with all the closure straps & buckles cut off.
If anyone can help confirm the make and model of this pack and provide pictures and references, please contact us so we can update this information for other fans trying to make this costume. Our research time is very limited and we rely on collboration with other like-minded fans to help us do extended research on stuff. Thanks!
Anal-retentive details that we've identified about this pack:
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