The opinion of Aventure Nordique
Jääkäri S is the Jääkäri product line’s smaller daypack. An extensive amount of customer feedback and wishes were taken into account in its design. The Jääkäri S is your best ideas and our expertise brought together in a small, compact package. The praised functionalities and overall look of the Jääkäri M (Jääkäri-backpack) were not abandoned for this smaller version, and at its core the Jääkäri S is simply a lighter and smaller version of its praised predecessor.
At the same time, it is our vision of what the ideal version of a small daypack should look and feel like. Every detail and function has been considered and tested extensively. Don’t let the small size fool you: the Jääkäri S is a highly versatile and adaptable daypack that you can rely on in both urban environments and deep in the forest or jungle. Jääkäri S is also highly modular: it is fitted with the MOLLE pocket attachment system.
Jääkäri S is not just a small daypack, but rather a versatile tool, perfect for any highly-mobile individual. Thanks to its compact size, this backpack will not be in the way even in cramped spaces and it is ideal for bicycling, running, skiing and hunting. In addition – assuming you don’t mind a few extra grams – the Jääkäri S also makes a great and durable companion for any extreme sport. The bag’s compression straps can be tightened to ensure it sits firmly and does not jiggle around. The Jääkäri S also serves perfectly as a carry-on bag.
The Jääkäri S’s bag has been designed to be slim but still spacious enough to hold the necessary supplies for a day trip. The opening of the bag is closed with a folding flap which enables overpacking as well. When closed normally, the bag’s opening folds approximately 10 centimetres over the front together with the flap. This ensures that packed items stay inside the bag securely and tightly and it also helps keep water out. The folding opening and lengthy straps enable considerable overpacking. The main bag adapts in a stepless manner and has a capacity of 20–25 litres.
There is a zipped pocket inside the flap for small items and valuables, which can be used to store items such as your toothbrush and passport (dimensions: 15 x 25 cm). The bag’s opening has been reinforced with ethylene support pads that ensure you won’t waste time getting the bag open and items out.
Inside the bag, there is a separate pocket (dimensions approx. 23x37cm) for a hydration bladder or supplies that need to be kept separate. This pocket will easily hold, for example, a contemporary 13.3-inch laptop or any smaller pads and gadgets. The pocket’s opening is closed with an elastic band. This ensures that items stay in and don’t move around when you do. A hanging loop found in the upper part of the pocket can hold items such as a hydration bladder safely and securely.
On each side of the bag protected under a flap there are outlets for the tubes of a hydration bladder or, for example, a cord or aerial.
Compression straps found on the backpack’s sides can be used to tighten the bag into a compact shape even when it is not full. The same straps can also be used jointly with additional straps for attaching long items to the bag.
No Jääkäri is complete without the modular structure provided by PALS webbing familiarly known as “MOLLE”.
PALS/MOLLE is an attachment system used by the military in almost every country. This attachment system has been created for conditions requiring unconditional modularity and durability.
The very Finnish-sounding MOLLE is an acronym for: Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. PALS, on the other hand, stands for: Pouch Attachment Ladder System.
By applying this technology, the Jääkäri S has been made into a cutting edge modular package. MOLLE webbing can be found on the Jääkäri S’s front, sides, flap and even on its shoulder straps and hip belt. With MOLLE, you can attach any pocket compatible with PALS almost anywhere you want on the Jääkäri S. Using additional pockets, the Jääkäri S can be modified into a tactical tool that is suitable for a range of professional uses.
In addition to its modular attachment possibilities, the MOLLE webbing reinforces and stabilises the backpack. One MOLLE loop on the Jääkäri S backpack can bear over 100 kg of weight.
Other attachment points
The attachment straps of the flap are long and run along the whole front of the backpack and under it. If necessary, a 25 mm strap dives nicely along the MOLLE webbing and can be lifted to the surface wherever desired. This enables the tying of supplies securely on the front of the backpack without additional detachable straps. The bottom of the backpack has four guide loops for straps which enable the tying of equipment to the bottom of the backpack as well. Tying to the bottom is an excellent carrying method for rolled sleeping mats, for example.
The front (flap) of the Jääkäri S has a sown patch with Velcro (size: 5×13 cm) that can be used to attach a name, flag or any other patch.
It is also possible to use the bag’s side straps to fasten items that would not otherwise fit in the backpack to its sides. The compression straps have been sized to be long enough to extend over the backpack all the way to the opposite attachment point, if necessary.
he slim and comfortable 40 mm wide shoulder straps are sturdy, but do not hinder movement. The shoulder straps are also fitted with MOLLE webbing and can be used to hold small accessories, a chest strap or the tubes of a hydration bladder. The top ends of the straps’ MOLLE webbing include hanging loops that can be used to attach karabiners. With the carrying handle on the top, the Jääkäri S backpack can be carried easily by hand as well.
|Product name||Jääkaäri S|
|Accessories||Hydration compatible, Pockets, Carrying handle, Compression straps|
|Dimensions||height 45 cm (55 cm when overpacked), width 25 cm, depth 16 cm.|
|Country of Manufacture||Estonia|