Topo Designs’ Klettersack Backpack is a bag built with plenty of punch. Offering a sturdy design built upon 1000d Cordura Nylon (that’s seriously heavy grade), the Klettersack brings an extremely handsome aesthetic to boot.
Constructed by hand in the Topo Designs hometown of Colorado, USA, The Klettersack Backpack is designed with an adventurous element in mind making it the perfect travel companion for hikes, walks or just getting around in general. Heavy duty fixtures, such as straps reinforced with seatbelt webbings, are put in place to ensure your Klettersack never lets you down.
Most recently, Rushfaster customer, Josh Pringle sent us this fantastic review of the Topo Designs Klettersack in which he details his experience with the bag that accompanied him on a pretty great looking adventure in Tasmania.
Thanks for the review, Josh. It’s always good to see such a great product put to the test! – The Rushfaster Team.
I wanted a bag that was simple, tough, rad looking and roomy. It needed to hold up to some rigorous bush-bashing day walks through the mountains of Tasmania and still be compact and stylish enough to hold itself in the city. The KLETTERSACK 22L ticked all the boxes.
The 1000d Cordura exterior is simple and tough. A single zippered top pocket makes grabbing your camera or compass super easy and the large zip with attached cord makes for easy opening with cold windblown hands. Each side sports a water bottle pocket, allowing easily enough water for a day walk without using up any interior space, and two compression straps to tighten your load. Four leather lash tabs grace the front of the bag and two straps and clips with adjustable lengths hold the top lid in place.
The shoulder straps are 750mm wide, reinforced with seatbelt webbing and fastened well to the bag meaning that swinging this bad boy by the straps shouldn’t create any problems at the connection points. Comfort isn’t substituted for strength either as the strap and back padding feels super comfy.
The inner compartment is lined entirely with a tough waterproof coated pack cloth meaning your gear is safe no matter the weather. A drawstring closure that is covered by the top lid keeps your gear snug. I like this system as undoing the drawstring and loosening the lid straps allows you to fit more in if waterproofing isn’t important. Inside there is a laptop pocket along the back and not much else.
I can’t fault the bag on much, but a front pocket would be nice as I like to carry a lot of small items and it would be handy to spread the load. Overloading the top pocket with wallet, compass, phone, knife, camera etc. causes the bag to become top-heavy and tip over.
I’ve used this bag to lug tools to worksites, stoves and outdoor gear on day walks and sketchbooks and art supplies to the studio and it hasn’t let me down yet.
You can find the Klettersack Backpack along with the rest of our great Topo Designs range at Rushfaster now.
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