Bergan Adaptions – The Facts
A lot of incorrect and bad information is given out about bergan
modifications, mostly it is just to get you to buy fancy
extras that are totally unnecessary.
At JayJays we strive to give sound advice and are not in the
business of selling you unneeded extras, therefore we decided to
publish this quick overview.
Every bergan modification at JayJays has been used by myself in my
military career and are based on my experience in recent operational
We have been doing these mods for 15 years and know what works and
Bergans are mainly adapted for those attempting SAS selection
although more and more professional soldiers are realising the
benefits of a modded bergan and are taking up these options.
Our mods are primarily designed for the two phases of selection,
the hills and the trees.
For the hills
We advise wider straps, a comfort
back pad and pouches on the bergans waistband.
These adaptions are
for comfort and make life a lot easier.
Any hill mods must work
when using belt kit, so our mods are designed to that end.
hill mods will also be beneficial in the trees.
For the trees
advise a basha pouch, a double/triple pouch set, mesh bladder
pouches, a floating lid and top lid modification.
These mods are
for easy stowage of often needed items giving speedy and silent
access to your kit without having to root around in the main
compartment of the bergan.
You have to carry the bergan and any excess weight is strength
sapping. We have designed our mods to keep the weight as low as
possible whilst retaining 100% stuctural strength in the bergan.
bergan fully modded by us only adds 900 grams to the
standard issue bergan's weight.
You can spread the cost by only having what is needed for each
phase rather than having everything done at once.
A lot of companies will just stitch your mods straight onto the
bergan, we completely open it up before making any
adaptions.This ensures that all the pouches are stitched in correctly
and ensures that nothing gets caught and the back panels go right
into the seams. The bergan is then closed up and re-stitched. In our
opinion this is the only way to ensure that the adaption is