(Dasing, May 2008) Taking a trekking tour in the back of beyond surrounded by the most unspoilt nature one can imagine is still the most exquisite way to holiday for many outdoor enthusiasts. Wonderful enticing regions, halfway around the world or practically on your doorstep – the Harz mountains are as easily explored as New Zealand, while Norway offers as much to delight the traveller as the Himalayas. Trekking is both a sporting and mental challenge – stepping out of the routine comfort zone and into the elementary experiences of natural surroundings and your own body.
A trekking tour requires a broad spectrum of equipment that should be packed into a high-quality rucksack, specially adjusted to fit the length of your own back. In addition to an all-weather jacket and trousers and good footwear, you need to take along clothing suitable for both the time of year and the specific environment. Tent, camping mat, sleeping bag, cooker and provisions all need to be packed. Depending on the length of the tour and, naturally, adapted to suit your own body weight, you can easily be carrying 15-20 kilos on your back, although some things can be shared if you are travelling in a group (tent, cooker, provisions). Hiking poles are recommended for rougher terrain or in the mountains.
With the Yukon and the ladies’ model, Isis, TATONKA offers two extremely high-performance trekking rucksacks. Both models have been carefully optimised to make them even more comfortable on ambitious trekking tours, and each are equipped with a height-adjustable carrier system incorporating a three-part ergonomically designed waist belt. The carrier system on the women’s model has also been adapted to suit the female form. The waist belt, back and shoulder straps are cushioned with breathable padding to ensure excellent carrying comfort and a pleasant microclimate. The men’s model is available in a packing volume of 50, 60 or 70 litres, while the women’s model comes with a packing volume of 50 or 60 litres. Both models are available in two colour combinations for each size.
The large main compartment can be opened both from above and from the front, allowing the rucksack to be easily packed and enabling quick access to important equipment. Two large side pockets with covered zips provide space for lots of smaller items. The lid is height-adjustable and incorporates a signal-yellow rain hood, while the roll-up compression straps prevent annoying flailing ends. Made of tough, tried-and-tested Textreme material, the Yukon and Isis are perfectly suited for more exacting tours that demand a lot from materials.
So start packing and get going!
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Yukon - Trekking Rucksack with V2-Carrying System
Features: Revamped V2 carrying system; Comfortable shoulder straps; Lid compartment with key holder; Height-adjustable lid with option to attach material; Three contact points for load control straps; Large zip-up front opening; Detachable bottom compartment; Front pocket with heat sealed zip; Spacious zip-up side pocket with expansion plea; Additional single side pockets; Comfortable hip belt adjustment; Handles front and back; Stowable ice-axe attachment; Roll-up side compression; Base in sturdy Texamid 11.1; Rain cover; Laundry compression; First aid compartment (contents not included); Hydration system
The large main compartment can be opened both from above and from the front, allowing the rucksack to be easily packed and enabling quick access to important equipment.
The carrier system on the women’s model has also been adapted to suit the female form.
Both Models (Yukon und Isis) are equipped with a height-adjustable carrier system incorporating a three-part ergonomically designed waist belt.