For leisure time, school, college or office, the smart TATONKA daypacks are ideal. They are lightweight, practical and provide enough storage space for all your daily needs, big and small but are they also a good choice for rambling? The carrying system and fittings are important factors for comfort and back relief on your tour.
The days have gone when daypacks were used solely as sporty city bags; they are becoming ever more popular also out in the countryside. Although a daypack is totally suitable for a walk through the forest, for carrying a snack and rain protection – it may not be completely suitable for a whole day tour. A compact rucksack features comfortable carrying properties. It has a ventilated back system that ensures that sweat caused through exertion quickly evaporates. This means not only a feeling of carrying comfort, but also ensures the natural cooling function of the body during active physical activity. With its ventilated back systems X Vent Vario and the new X Vent Zero, TATONKA offers perfect carrying comfort – for an unencumbered experience in nature, full of power and movement.
X Vent Zero: Maximum control and unique lightness
The trend is ever more towards lightweight – particularly also for hiking rucksacks where every gram of weight counts. The revolutionary X Vent Zero back system provides maximum load control and optimum ventilation, though minimum contact with your back. The system can be tightened or loosened easily and steplessly and by removing the X-form fiberglass rods can also be carried with direct back power. It is thus extremely flexible for use on a great variety of tours.
The X Vent Zero back system scores through its minimum contact surface with the back: It has less than half the contact area of traditional systems and heralds the arrival of a new generation of carrying systems. Despite carefully designed material reduction in the back systems, nothing has been reduced in terms of fittings and comfort: The rucksacks Skill 30 und Vento 25, fitted with the X Vent Zero system, have padded side sections and are fitted out completely for even the most demanding hiking tours: Rain cape, net side pockets, a drinks holder system, walking stick holder, compression belts and separate bottom section of the Skill 30 fulfill all needs for outdoor hiking.
TATONKA Skill 30 and Vento 25 are at the moment our trailblazers for lightweight practicality: Thanks to the innovative materials used they are so light that you hardly feel them on your back. In addition, they also offer easy load control and fit so comfortably that you can concentrate entirely on your movements. These two revolutions rucksack models weigh only 900 grams and are of enormous benefit on active walking tours.
“Outdoor Magazine” describes Skill 30 as one of the top new products for the outdoor season 2012 and in particular praised the streamlined features that at the same time retain a high level of practicality. The test report is here.
X Vent Vario: The variable hiking tour specialist
Many hiking rucksacks from TATONKA are equipped with the X Vent Vario back system: It combines the clever and comfortable load distribution of the well-proven X-systems with agreeable ventilation. The load to be carried is distributed to the sides via the hip belt; depending on whether the rucksack is to be carried directly on the back or with ventilation, the net back can be steplessly tightened or loosened. The X Vent Vario back system is convincing in both models through its high level of carrying comfort.
The sporty rucksack for ladies Karema 18 and the model Farou 25 for men are ideal for active movement use in the countryside. The special carrying system and shape that narrows towards the base enable optimum carrying comfort and maximum freedom of movement. Your hiking gear has plenty of space in Karema 18 and Farou 25; variability is provided by side pockets and volume folds. The drinks system and rain cover in the top section are only two of the highlights that make Karema and Farou perfect, compact rucksacks for a day tour. Both models also feature a holder for hiking sticks and loops for holding materials.
In spring 2010 “Outdoor Magazine” named Farou 30 as its buying tip and awarded it the test assessment “very good”. For its carrying properties Farou 30 was the only one of 13 tested rucksacks to be awarded five out of five possible stars; it did equally well in the categories practicality, fittings and quality.
An overview of all TATONKA carrying systems is here available.