As every year, the “Outdoor” magazine has scrutinised the most interesting new backpack products, ranging from modern daypacks to large trekking backpacks. The magazine testing team awarded the Bison 75 EXP the assessment of very good – an ideal companion for lengthy treks!
Here is the test report:
“The Tatonka Bison 75 Exp is among the best heavy-load backpacks on the market – perfect for lengthy treks into the wilderness.
The X1 carrying system from Tatonka has repeatedly produced top performance in Outdoor tests – and this also applies to the latest version used in the Bison 75 Exp. The Tatonka Bison 75 Exp still offers comfort even for loads well over 30 kilos and excels with high-grade load control. When carried, the trekking backpack is pleasantly flexible in its upper section and only somewhat rigid in the hip area. Its weight of 3.3 kilos is acceptable, as are the features and operation of the Tatonka Bison 75. The quality of material and craftsmanship is very good.
Features of the Tatonka Bison 75 Exp
Hip belt/shoulder straps are too long for small people.
Conclusion: Tatonka’s Bison 75 Exp is one of the best heavy-load backpacks on the market – perfect for lengthy treks into the wilderness.”
Thanks to its high-quality craftsmanship and robust materials, the TATONKA Bison 75 EXP meets the highest outdoor requirements and its stable X1 carrying system means that it is still very pleasant to carry even when heavily loaded. Neither does its material construction leave anything to be desired. Cordura 700 DEN is used for the base area, combining robustness with flexibility and able to withstand contact with jagged or rough ground without suffering any damage. The body is made of Cordura 100 DEN Dobby, an all-round material which is abrasion- and tear-proof but does not make the backpack unnecessarily heavy. The back of the Bison 75 EXP is cushioned with pads of varying degrees of hardness so that loads can be distributed equally and comfortably; the padded shoulder straps ensure wearing comfort even with loads over 20 kilos.