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Savotta Jääkäri M backpack

Savotta Jääkäri M backpack

Price 205.99 - 220.99 USD excluding VAT

Based on the Light Border Patrol Pack, the Jääkäri M is a natural heir to the throne, an updated modern daypack, a sturdy one that carries even a few days worth of supplies comfortably.

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Based on the Light Border Patrol Pack, the Jääkäri M is a natural heir to the throne, an updated modern daypack, a sturdy one that carries even a few days worth of supplies comfortably.

For a long time we preached that the "Light Border Patrol" pack was the best Finnish military pack ever. Well, not anymore: the Jääkäri M pack claimed that prize! Versatile and incredibly tough, a proper quality pack for demanding use. This pack was formerly known as "Jääkärireppu."

Jääkäri is Finnish for Jaeger, a traditional Prussian name for fighting infantrymen and a title still proudly used in the Finnish military.

The next shipment of these in the M05 camo pattern arrives in 2021. If you are reading this and the backpacks are still available, make a decision, and act fast! Should these be out of stock, request a notification to be among the first to know when they hit the shelves again.

A light border patrol pack evolved

The "Jääkäri M" is based on Savotta's famous "Kevyt Rajapartio" (Light Border Patrol, a daypack developed in the late '90s for our border troops), but it's a step up the evolutionary ladder. The starting point is still the same: a narrow, medium-sized pack that doesn't interfere with movement in tight spaces or heavy woodlands.

The main changes include the swapping of all old metal buckles for quality ITW Nexus Delrin plastic buckles, the addition of PALS webbing to all sides of the back, and deleting ye olde thermos flask holder for a modern hydration bladder pouch. On top of that, the updated lid and strap construction make overpacking and compression far better than before. The result is a high-quality modern daypack that performs equally well in daily urban use or 24-48h or longer hikes and missions.


Dimensions of the rucksack are approximately 55 x 27 x 20 cm (22" x 10.5" x 8") with max volume around 30 liters (1830 inch³). Weighs roughly 2 kg (4.4 lb).

Main compartment

The large main compartment is covered by a tightly shaped flap and waterproof drawcord collar. The flap is a floating lid; it can be raised from the neck if you need to overpack the pack or carry large bundles on the top. Inside the flap is a zipper pouch for valuables etc. The main compartment is also accessible from the side through a long zipper, making pulling out those little trinkets quickly so much easier! The zipper has two pullers, so you can open it from any point, bottom, middle or top.

Inside, against the back, is a hydration bladder pouch. It fits a Source WLPS bladder perfectly. You can run the hydration tube or antenna through either side of the top.

Compression and external carrying capacity

Both sides have open pockets on the bottom for securing axe handles, poles, etc. These also work for small canteens and flasks; simply secure the bottle's neck with the compression strap. Side compression straps with quick side release buckles compress the pack to a neat package when half full. These could also be used to strap an extra kit to the outside of the pack.

On the bottom, there are attachment points for utility straps, which is an excellent place to lash a sleeping mat or bag too. There are also two webbing loops for securing long shovel, pick, or axe handles to the back. The straps that close the top lid also run around the bottom of the pack, and this helps compress the pack from all sides while taking some of the strain off from the (incredibly tough 1000D Cordura) fabric.

Carrying system

Very comfortable, firmly padded back. The straight lines and "boring" rectangular pillows might not look sexy, but they perform very well. The anatomically designed shoulder straps have attachment loops for gear such as hydration tubes alongside a removable sternum strap.

Hip belt is simple yet very functional, with a side release buckle. The belt has attachment points for small gear and can be stuffed behind the back padding when not in use.

The bag also features a carrying handle and a removable back support plate within its own compartment. These are no Matty Mattel craptastic plastic; the same plates have been used on the "Kevyt Rajapartio" pack for decades without a problem.


The fabric is the same PUR coated waterproof and extremely tough MILSPEC 1000D Cordura used to make Finnish military M05 gear! All hardware is military-grade; ITW Nexus buckles and zippers by Kroko of Belgium. The materials, construction, and the attention to detail are all top-notch!

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I would recommend for a friend

26.05.2016 (Edited 31.05.2016)
I would recommend for a friend

27.05.2016 (Edited 31.05.2016)
Muuten aikalailla täydellinen, mutta etuosan molle-kujaston alta iloisesti juoksentelevat kiinnityshihnat aiheuttavat ongelmia isompien taskujen kiinnityksen kannalta.
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29.05.2016 (Edited 16.09.2018)
Buy it. Really, I don't have time to say all the wonders of this backpack. Small and big. Easy to pack. Waterproof, comfortable, beautiful , tough.... Buy it. If you are just thinking about it, buy it.
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30.05.2016 (Edited 02.06.2017)
Himpun verran liian pieni. Vois olla esim. 45 l. Muuten hyvä.
Niin ja ei haittais jos läpän päällä olis tasku sadetakille/-viitalle. Tästäpä tulikin mieleeni: Tehkääpä Lekan sedät Särmä-sarjaan molle-tasku jonka mitat olis vaikka 27x30x10 cm. Sen vois kiinnitää tämän repun etupintaan tai läpän päälle ja käyttää myös olkalaukkuna. Siinä sais olla mieluiten vetoketjusulku.
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11.06.2016 (Edited 27.06.2017)
Ostin keväällä, hinta oli hieman suolainen. Kotona tutkimisen ja arjessa hutkimisen jälkeen tullut siihen tulokseen että ei menny pennoset hukkaan. Tämä reppu varmasti tulee maksamaan itsensä takaisin moneen kertaan.
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26.12.2016 (Edited 13.06.2017)
- ostin muualta ja sain 159e:oon mustana, nyt voin sävy sävyyn kiinnittää mustat mil-tecin varustetaskut:) kiinni
- ei tuo hullummalta näytä oliivin värisilläkin lisävarusteilla (niitä löytyy itse tehtyinä)
- koko hämää, kyllä siihen saa tavaraa mahtumaan, kun hieman viitsii nähdä vaivaa
- nuo lukuisat molle-kujastot lisäävät vielä tavara-tilaa mukavasti
- onnistunut muotoilu!
- suosittelen, mitä lämpimimmin
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I would recommend for a friend

Erittäin jämäkkä ja hyvän tuntuinen selkään, tämme mahtuu myös Maakuntakomppanian tavarat nätisti sisälle. Tai no voihan vähän kiinnitellä ulkopuolellekin. Paras reppu mitä on tullut hankittua.
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I would recommend for a friend

Parasta mitä olen toistaiseksi selässäni kantanut. Eukot mukaan lukien.
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paul h. 27.02.2020
I've had this rucksack for almost a year now. The build quality is exceptional. I have owned other good quality rucksacks, like karrimor, they are good, this rucksack is tougher than anything else I've owned. Also, it is comfortable. I've been "rucking" with my Jaakari M, read walking around with heavy weights in it for no other purpose but exercise. I have used 60 lbs (27Kgs) of metal weights, wrapped in a wool blanket. The small rucksack has no problem with the weight the straps can get the load tight and It is also pretty comfortable. Which is surprising.

A great purchase, would recommend to anyone.
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