External frame rucksacks

You'll find our large and small rucksacks that have an external metal frame. The purpose of the frame that is usually made of aluminum is to support your back and make also heavier cargo easier to carry. The large rucksacks are more modern half of this page, and the smaller saddle backpacks are the traditional ones that all vintage fans prefer. You may find especially those old saddleback backpacks as military surplus from this page. Read the full story

External frame rucksack to support carrying

You'll find our large and small rucksacks that have an external metal frame. The purpose of the frame that is usually made of aluminum is to support your back and make also heavier cargo easier to carry. The large rucksacks are more modern half of this page, and the smaller saddle backpacks are the traditional ones that all vintage fans prefer. You may find especially those old saddleback backpacks as military surplus from this page.

Saddle backpack is an old invention allegedly made in Norway. It helped a lot of those people who were used to carry those potato sack type of bags in the past days. As said, saddle backpack is not the most modern option of bags, but it still sure is vigorous and preferred by all types of vintage hedonists. Savotta rucksack one of the few old fashioned external frame rucksacks that are still produced today. And let's admit it, the backwardness transpires through it to the eyes of viewer.

Larger external frame backpacks are modernized versions of the traditional ones and they, of course, have more space for longer hikes or trips. The frames are usually made of aluminum, and it's attached to the main pack by shoulder straps and hip belt. External frames are especially suitable for carrying extra-heavy loads. The frame is also vitally important help for rescue service in emergencies. You can make a decent stretchers from the frames of two rucksacks to transport an injured man.

Check out Varusteleka’s Särmä TST RP80 recon pack. This external frame backpack is manufactured in co-operation with Finn-Savotta Ltd and has frames and carrying systems that are designed particularly for this model. 80 litre Recon Pack is guaranteed quality stuff and ready for demanding use right away.

Pouches

If you require a little extra space to your backpack, then it's possible with additional pouches. Most, if not all, of our pouches, can be attached with PALS webbing so that means your backpack has to be compatible.

Varusteleka's pouch selection is probably unnecessarily broad, and there surely is a suitable pouch for everyone's needs. Check our entire pouch selection from here.


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