Spacious and with high carrying comfort, robust and with practical fittings. Especially on longer trekking tours the Yukon 50 is ideal – uncomplicated with top capacity.
“Bergleben” Test Report:
”Tatonka, the renowned rucksack and backpack manufacturer with headquarters in Dasing, again shows its skills in what it does! The Yukon 50 model convinced all the “bergleben” examiners in (almost) every aspect.
The Yukon has a large, detachable bag top. Although not graduated, the four-stage Velcro fastening system for the back length adjustment system is simple, but is a bit fiddly. Otherwise, in terms of function, Tatonka is awarded excellent marks: The access to the pack area is made easier by means of a large front zip fastened opening (although the zip fastenings can sometimes be a little difficult) and the separate sleeping bag compartment is also spacious. There are also material loops for sticks or pickaxes as well as two large pockets at the front. The many positive features and the extremely robust material design unfortunately have a negative influence on the weight: Tatonka Yukon 50 at 2.7 kilo was the “heavyweight” amongst our test models. Nevertheless, with all its features, the practical straps for compressing, the equipment loops and variety of different stowing possibilities, it meets most closely the rucksack requirements set by a real trekker, far away from signposted trails. For this, however, we would recommend the 60-liter version of the Yukon, in order to be able to stow really all utensils easily.
Finally, the opinion of the testers on the carrying system and comfort: Fully loaded the Yukon is really heavy such that comfortable carrying is essential - and it is comfortable to carry: The hip belt is broad and agreeably soft (especially at the edges) but at the same time stable and easily adjusted to fit by means of a clever pull system. The shoulder straps also cannot be criticized, only except that the testers did not think the overall ventilation for the back suitable for warm summer days – the padding simply is too thick, the rucksack too heavy and the whole contact surface rather large.
Summary: First class trekking rucksack that despite its high weight is nominated by us as a “Buying Tip”. Whereas the Berghaus Verden (Buying Tip No. 2) is rather more suited for mountain cabin rambling, the Tatonka Yukon is ideally suited for real trekking tours by hikers with high demands on practical function.”
Yukon 50 in black
Yukon 50 in red