A rather clever use of materials. This is a great way to recycle those IKEA bags. Even though the blue IKEA bags are not free, @akraix2 used one to make a chest rig. Looks like it would be very light weight and hold up to light duty.



  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Tactical meatball holder.

  • pieslapper

    But does it have a head shield?

  • John

    Apocalypse gear.

    I’ve always wondered why rebel groups didn’t scrounge up material to make stuff like this. Dip this into a gallon of black paint, and you’d think Magpul sells it for $350.

    • *Correction: Mayflower*

    • int19h

      Was there any place where the rebels would need to, though? I mean, even in Afghanistan in the 80s, Chinese were already supplying the mujis with their mag carriers (ironically, before Soviets actually adopted one – although the troops, after seeing these, started to make their own).

    • CavScout

      And when it comes apart in no time, you’d know it was Condor.

  • pithy

    “Looks like it would be very lightweight”
    What was your first indicator, the plastic bag construction or the PLASTIC BAG CONSTRUCTION

    • These bags are very strong, you can load 100 kg in them easily.

  • Johnsmyname
  • VanDiemensLand

    Classy as F#$@.

    • Salty

      Yap and bonus points as IKEA is anti gun. Will really chap their commiehides!

      • iksnilol

        How is IKEA anti-gun?

        Is it antigun that a furniture store doesn’t sell guns now?

        • Tassiebush

          Well it’s pretty clearly so given the total lack of guns represented on their floor space!

          • iksnilol

            *hits blunt*

            What if it isn’t IKEA that is anti-gun, but that Cabelas is anti-furniture?

          • Tassiebush

            Well good if they are! I wilfully discriminate against furniture. I spent money on a scope (Steiner ranger 3-12x) and a nice uo shotgun instead of a couch so deeply seated was my prejudice!

          • rooftopvoter

            I see what you did there

        • ACS

          No guns allowed in their stores. They post whatever signage is legally binding in their area, and they are thorough. (In TX, that means 30.06 and 30.07 signs at every entrance and exit.) As opposed to, say, Target, which asks nicely but doesn’t actually post any signage.

          • gusto

            but I have a 308 so I am cool?

            are they even making .307 anymore?

        • gusto

          well Kamprad the founder was a nazi in his youth…

          • iksnilol

            Oh comeoon, who wasnt a nazi at some point in their life?

      • nick

        umm? IKEA…Swedish…NOT anti gun ( you do know just how big the Swedish FSR program is , right?)

        ….besides…think of all the innovations… SAAB aircraft, Bv -206’s the Superb S Tank ( now that should be an IKEA product!!!)
        and my personal favorite…the Swedish K SMG

        Being Finnish Sami, and now in Canada, I do get a bit defensive about my former neighbours, despite our mixed history


        • Bull

          Archer 😀

    • Tassiebush

      We should see if can get Roland Browne all worked up at Ikea for it.

  • Herr Wolf

    (5) $1 IKEA chocolate bars fit nicely in each pouch

    • Bart

      Those chocolate bars are pretty good.

  • junyo

    I gots no problems with this. Ikea bags are kinda awesome. Very few things that I’ve seen beat them for strength/weight/price ratio. And they’re cheap enough for general tomfoolery. I’m using a couple to haul in firewood. They take 40-50 lbs loads daily with nary a tear snag or rip.

    • Stu

      That last sentence reminds me of a girl I knew in college.

    • Bart

      I love using them for yard and garden work as well. I haul firewood in them. I haul compost around the garden with them. I use them when I dig potatoes, harvest winter squash, and melons.
      Very, very handy bags.

  • USMC03Vet

    Urban camo is getting serious.

  • What happens when the joints give out when it is load up? Does it sway around like their furniture before falling?

    • gusto

      have you ever been to IKEA?

      those blue bags hold the kitchen sink if you wanna!

  • Bill

    They aren’t chest rigs, but I use the free wine bottle bags from the store to haul AR mags and loose ammo.

  • Qiavraluk

    My question is how many attempts at following the plans and the number of left over screws where there?

    • Michigunner

      It looks like he just slapped it together on his own, no instructions necessary- pretty much how most of us assemble IKEA furniture. Also following the IKEA tradition it looks somewhat functional and unique, although probably not for long.

      • Qiavraluk

        I get you, but the bed that I tried to put together turned out to be a book case.

        • .45

          And this guy was trying to make a pair of pants…

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  • Tassiebush

    Hehe that reminds me of footage I saw many years ago of a child soldier who’d taped up two AK mags with Save The Children foundation stickers or tape. Can’t find a picture though. It was probably nearly 20years ago.

    • wetcorps

      There is this one. The sticker says “Action contre la faim”, which means “action against hunger”. It’s https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c8f68055af14915310c2ca1cfec1070dd53a9486bda292f2f2d4e50009e39ae.jpg a French NGO.

      • Mazryonh

        Photos like these really put a damper on charitable donation campaigns, don’t they? But it’s not like the forces overseeing the distribution of these items can always force the recipients to use them in ways the public would like.

        • wetcorps

          Let’s not assume too much from a sticker, I have no idea of the context here. For all I know he could be an armed guard for said NGO (not that I would feel really safe around him ^^).
          But it is indeed known first world help in Africa is often the definition of “more monney than sense”. Helping is more than airdropping bags of rice and dollars on people, you need to actually work with them on the long run, which is complicated. There are many ways things can go wrong, and your stickers could very well end up on someone’s AK somewhere in the process.

  • lostintranslation

    Daily Telegraph
    Author: Richard Orange
    15th December 2016

    “Swedish towns told to ‘make preparations regarding the threat of war and conflict’ with Russia.”

  • brian

    If he can afford the ammo in those mags then he can afford a basic rig…just sayin

  • L O

    Don’t know much about IKEA or their stuff…….Looks more like a member of the blue tarp brigade.

  • Bob

    yeah, they go good with the blue UN helmet!

    • Mazryonh

      Don’t forget your blue UNICEF school backpack! You can find a link to a Time magazine article in another comment of mine in this thread showing how those children’s backpacks ended up being used by soldiers.

  • Slobberjaw


  • Terrence McCargish

    Liberal assault gear

  • B. Young

    What about all the FREE pencils! Get the rarer ones with the lead centered, if you can find one! Great for that pocket survival kit, self defense, bowling, golf, Yahtzee and get a few of those FREE paper tape measures. Great for when your wife or kid wants to barrow your tape measure just give them one of those then your not out of your $25 tape measure because you know you’ll never see it again. Of course I only go to ikea for the Meatballs and pencils and tape measures.

    • Mazryonh

      You could probably use the pencils for emergency kindling in a survival situation just to get a small fire going.