Savotta LJK 202 daypack
A simple daysack, designed for use with the Finnish army LJK rucksack, also known simply as the "202". If you're looking for an outdoors and everyday pack for the rest of your life, here's a good choice!
As this little pack is intended to carry anything from lightweight recce equipment to radios and even anti tank mines (10 kg each) and still dont take up much space in your main rucksack it is both lightweight, really simple and ultra tough!
- Dimensions approx. 42 x 27 x 15 cm. Official volume 15 litres but might be more in reality.
- Two compartments, one large and one small, both close with heavy duty zippers. No dividers or sleeves or pockets inside.
- Simple, adjustable shoulder straps with plastic adjustment buckles and carrying handles on top.
The pack is made of PU coated 1000D Cordura with IRR treatment and meets Finnish army military specs.
Pro-Tip: The smaller British PLCE Liner Bag is a perfect fit for this backpack. Forget about flimsy tote bags and get this eternally durable bag instead! Pro-Tip 2: If you carry this pack a lot with heavier contents consider these Särmä TST Sling Pads for added comfort. Just note those are sold as single pieces.
Savotta LJK 202 Video
Made by Finn-Savotta Oy
Founded in 1955 Finn-Savotta, or just Savotta, is known for their simplistic and extremely rugged designs. For decades Savotta has been the go-to supplier of hiking gear for the Finnish civilian market and combat gear and tents for the defence forces.
Today Savotta operates two factories, one in Karstula, Finland, where they make all their tents and metal components and one in Estonia where they do about 50% of their sewing.
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Juho H. 11.08.2016 (Edited 07.09.2016)
banaani o. 21.03.2017 (Edited 27.12.2017)
Jari V. 28.06.2017
Antti P. 11.07.2017 (Edited 11.01.2019)
THEO S. 14.08.2017
Joonas K. 05.10.2017
Jordan S. 22.01.2019
The quality is excellent and its fully water proof its also very spacious, much more than expected.
I use the bag every single day for school to carry my books along with other stuff when i go hiking with friends.
I have a slight problem with the straps being undone after a week or so of use but I suppose its my fault as I leave my bag hanging low.
Absolutely would recommend this product and definitely worth the price
Salla K. 25.01.2019
Philip R. 01.05.2019 (Edited 01.05.2019)
The 202 is a Small Tough Bag, with basic shoulder straps and a couple of handles. I know a lot of bags claim to be tough - I've a Tactical Tailor Fight Lite bag . .that's quite tough, but it looks like a cissy compared to the 202. The 1000D Cordura is supple and super strong and the PUR coating will ensure that your things stay pretty dry.
The zips were quite harsh initially but after a few zipping sessions they've smoothed out nicely. I did add some paracord pulls to them, and that has helped with the pulling - I can understand why they're not fitted as standard - last thing you want as a combat troop is some pulls catching on vegetation or aircraft bits . . but for an urbanite like me that's not a problem.
I was really surprised at how comfortable the straps are - they sit perfectly, and in a hike back from the supermarket filled with tins, the bag carried very well. Yeah my back got hot and sweaty, but the tins seemed to bed themselves down in the bottom of the bag and rested against the base of my spine - it was surprisingly comfortable, and when I took my coat off and stuffed that in, it softened things even more to the extent where I wondered whether the whole back system thing on must packs is a bit over the top . .
Anyway, that's about it - I've no doubt this bag will see me out. In fact my son has pinched it as a daysack for a carry as little as possible 2 week road trip across Europe - he says it'll fit in his duffle nicely, and I guess that's the whole point of it.
Oh and my final point - the price of the 202 is pretty astonishing - you know you could buy a Adidas or Nike or, well, you know, cheap Chinese shite bag for not much less . . . with the 202 you are buying something made with INTEGRITY and inspected by real human beings who aren't afraid to sign their names on the inspection tag, because they're proud of what they produce.
Sigh . . if only the rest of the world was like that . . .
Thanks for reading!
Aleksi T. 19.08.2019
John H. 21.08.2019
Chris K. 04.09.2019