Not had the time to check it out properly until now but I had some free time at the weekend so I thought I'd check it out. It was bought from flea-bay for 40 of your earth pounds (including side pockets and yoke) in grade 2 condition but it seems to be more grade 1 IMO so I ain't complaining. It did require a bit of a clean but that was soon sorted with a quick blast with the Dyson and a scrubbing brush.
I packed it up and went for a bimble with it loaded up - can't say I noticed any significant difference in comfort from my previous "civvy" pack. Only a half hour walk so far over fairly level ground but I think I made a good choice with this. The many different pockets make it very easy to compartmentalise my kit which is something I am very pleased about.
Only one thing I had to buy extra was a rain cover - 5 quid off ebay.
It really does seem to be in great nick for "issued" condition - but it definitely has been issued as it has the squaddies name etc on it