Särmä TST DP10 Roll-Top daypack
DP10 as in Day Pack, 10 litres, is a small roll-top pack with generous PALS webbing for additional pouches and gear. Extremely simple, extremely reliable (and easy to repair if ever necessary). Can be integrated into a rucksack (as a daypack lid) or vest/body armour (as a combat pack) using separate adapters.
- Dimensions metric: 40 x 21 x 13 cm, volume 10 l
- Dimensions imperial: 15.7" x 8.3" x 5.1", volume 610 in3
- Roll-top closure
- Large undivided main bag compartment
- Outer compartment against the back, bellows into the main bag
- PALS webbing on all three sides and bottom
- Flat shoulder straps with vertical PALS webbing
- 1000D Cordura, NIR- compliant
Besides the main bag compartment the DP10 also features a simple yet clever compartment that sits against the wearer's back. This compartment is flat on the outside but its inside wall bellows into the main bag providing enough space for gear such as a rain poncho or roughly 2 litres of water in a hydration bladder. The top and bottom corners of the compartment are open, this enables the shoulder straps to be tucked in and hidden away when not in use (for example when attaching the DP10 onto a larger rucksack, load bearing vest or body armour as a day pack).
Besides the main bag compartment the DP10 also features a simple yet clever compartment that sits against the wearer's back. This compartment is flat on the outside but its inside wall bellows into the main bag providing enough space for gear such as a rain poncho or roughly 70 ounces of water in a hydration bladder. The top and bottom corners of the compartment are open, this enables the shoulder straps to be tucked in and hidden away when not in use (for example when attaching the DP10 onto a larger rucksack, load bearing vest or body armour as a day pack).
The 40 mm wide shoulder straps do not interfere when shouldering rifles etc. but are wide enough to offer enough comfort for up to 10 kg loads. If you desire extra comfort when carrying heavy loads we recommend the Särmä TST Sling Pads for shoulder strap padding and a Särmä TST Modular Multi Purpose Strap for use as a sternum strap.
The 1.6" wide shoulder straps do not interfere when shouldering rifles etc. but are wide enough to offer enough comfort for up to 22 lb loads. If you desire extra comfort when carrying heavy loads we recommend the Särmä TST Sling Pads for shoulder strap padding and a Särmä TST Modular Multi Purpose Strap for use as a sternum strap.
Although this looks like a dry sack, it isn't designed to be one! If you forget this and submerge the pack, you'll be quickly reminded about it when the water seeps in from the seams.
Daypack lid configuration
The DP10 is designed to enable it's use as a quick-release daypack lid attached onto larger rucksacks. The daypack lid configuration is designed around the Särmä TST RP80 recon pack but the same adapters and idea can be modified to work with tons of other similar large rucksacks.
We will offer the necessary adapters a re ready-to-use accessory kits in the future, but in the meantime we recommend checking out this illustrated DIY article which explains the manufacture, installation and use of the adapter straps: Särmä TST backpack use as daypack lids.
Finnish MILSPEC materials
Made of the same materials and hardware (1000D Cordura, PES webbing, ITW Nexus buckles etc.) that are used in the production of the Finnish military M05 combat equipment. High quality, NIR compliant etc.
Varusteleka Särmä TST
Särmä TST is our own family of specialized military gear. All Särmä TST stuff is made in co-operation with Finnish military manufacturers, the most important thing for us is high quality MILSPEC grade materials and construction. This is kit that you can trust to really take a beating!
Särmä TST products are covered by a 12-month warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. For further information please read our detailed warranty guide.
Sewn in Estonia
These are sewn for us by Savotta in Estonia. Savotta is the contractor for all Finnish army tents and load bearing equipment, this gear is made exactly to Finnish military spec.
Särmä TST Modular Beaver Tail
Särmä TST Sling pad
Särmä TST Dry Bag
Savotta Jääkäri S backpack
Savotta MPP Foam mat
Särmä TST General purpose pouch Zip XS
Särmä TST Rip-Off IFAK pouch w. mount
Särmä TST General purpose pouch XL
Särmä TST Modular multi purpose strap, 2-piece
Särmä TST RP80 recon pack
Särmä TST General purpose pouch S
Särmä TST L3 Wind jacket
ITW GT Tactical Toggle
Särmä TST Thermal cloak
Webbing strap, by the metre, 25 mm
Särmä TST General purpose pouch M
Bungee cord, by the metre, olive drab
ITW Tri-Glide buckle, black
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Pinaplz 12.03.2018 (Edited 23.05.2019)
P.S. Thank you for the patch as well.
Stephane M. 12.03.2018 (Edited 29.08.2018)
The short walk home showed how well it rests and handles the weight. I like this, it will make a great add-on for my Canoe portages, likely becoming the front pack and/or lid.
Now count the MOLLE options, the space for a hydration bladder and you have very versatile bag!
Update: August 2018
Used this bag on a recent canoe portage in the back-country as front bag and found a great combo: the Ursa Major Bear bag ( https://www.ursack.com/) fits perfectly inside. I used quick clips to attach the bag to the shoulder straps of my main pack. Helped balance things really well, and being a thinner shape, left my arms clear and I could handle the canoe well. I carried way too much gear for the week, but this was one of my best choices.
Thorsten H. 24.03.2018
Tomas A. 24.03.2018
Top quality, perfect for a daypack or shopping-backpack, and for around seven hundred Swedish kronor it is a bargain!
Randy T. 09.06.2018
Frank H. 24.07.2018
I have also used this as a gym / running bag (~5k distance) without issue, with a change of clothes and a bottle of water inside and the straps cinched up, this thing just sits nicely in the middle of my back without shifting even when moving quick. There is a lot of slack from the straps when I do this but those are easily tucked into the loose MOLLE connections.
Note I have not put this pack under any particularly heavy loads yet, but the other reviewers appear to have without issue. Need to pick up a hydration bladder as well, but so far very pleased with the quality and simple utility of this bag.
Adam G. 11.08.2018 (Edited 08.08.2019)
The"sling pads" that Varusteleka sells for use with this and other bags/rifle slings/etc really don't add much. No padding to speak of. I tossed mine and bought a pair of Hazard 4 "Deluxe Shoulder Strap Pads" which have much more padding and cost exactly the same (for an American). They fit fine and can be put on/taken off much easier than their TST counterpart. Only downside is that the padding, being so fat and fluffy, will wear out faster than the cordura and cardboard thing sold here.
Bonus fact: While it's true that with normal-length water bladders only a 2L will fit in the back compartment (as a 3L would be too long), if I use the Source WLPS 3L (which is short and fat as opposed to long and skinny) and do a bit of squeezing, I can get the whole 3L of water in there very comfortably. The only bottleneck is at the mouth of the compartment; below that, it opens up just fine. Just be aware that anything put in the bladder compartment will remove a proportional amount of packing volume in the main compartment.
Juho J. 13.12.2018
Petri N. 18.01.2019 (Edited 18.01.2019)
Ostin yhden kokeesi, sillä halusin testata mahtuuko HAWU 4- teltan yksittäinen komponentti tähän sisälle. Voin todeta, että mahtuu juuri ja juuri. MUTTA pala täytyy pakata tiukaksi rullaksi. Varsinkin ovipala vaatii muutaman kiristysremmin.
Matthew S. 20.02.2019
Farasha E. 12.03.2019
Oisin F. 28.03.2019
Its very simple and very durable and can be added to with all the MOLLE on it.
Adrian O. 08.07.2019
Best Backpack of its price class.
Juho R. 27.07.2019