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Fjallraven Kaipak 38 Stone Grey

Fjallraven Kaipak 38 Stone Grey

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The Kaipak is a simple, hardwearing yet exceptionally comfortable and versatile pack which is ideal for multi-day trips with plenty of weight. Made from G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco, it's guaranteed to last years of abuse. 

Description

Season : 2019W OFFER

Code : 27085-018

Weight : 0KG

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The Kaipak, as with most of Fjallraven's products, is built to last. The outer fabric is made from their most durable fabric, G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco. This tough as nails fabric is made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled polyester which guarantees years of use and abuse. The base is then reinforced with Nylon to add further durability. 

Comfort has to be the main priority when designing a pack, and Fjallraven have ensured that no matter what your carrying load, you'll remain cool and comfortable for the duration of your activity. Starting at the bottom and working our way up, a thick, highly padded hipbelt takes around 70% of the packs weight, reducing stress on your lower back. This hipbelt is pre-curved, super comfortable and features two external pockets for snacks and accessories. Moving up, a chest strap with a built in safety whistle ensures the shoulder straps stay put on technical terrain. The shoulder straps are then also heavily padded to ensure the highest level of comfort for long outings. At the top of the shoulder straps you're given two more straps to pull the weight closer to your back. 

No pack is complete without a series of clever storage options. The Kaipak features a large top lid pocket for quick to access items, a sleeve for a hydration system, a large front pocket for extra shoes, waterproofs or maps, a pocket which stores a raincover and two hipbelt pockets. You also get attachment points for walking poles and ice axes on the front of the pack. 

Fjallraven have always done things a little differently when it comes to pack. You won't see stupidly lightweight figures, a plethora of straps and the latest in spaceage foam, however what you do get is a pack which will literally last a lifetime of use, that can be passed down to future generations for another 10 years of use, that will accompany you on every adventure without so much as a thread coming out of place. All of the creature comforts are still here, but you really need to try one to know what they're all about. 

  • G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco fabric
  • Nylon base
  • Breathable foam backpanel
  • Heavily padded hipbelt
  • Ergonmically shaped shoulder straps
  • Opening at base
  • Chest strap with whistle
  • Raincover included
Care & Advice

Getting the correct fit for your rucksack is as important as getting the fit right for your boots. A badly fitting pack can inflict misery and discomfort and completely ruin your adventure. This guide is designed to help you get the best fit and comfort from your chosen pack so that carrying all your kit becomes a pleasure and not a chore.

ADJUSTING THE BACK LENGTH

If the pack has an adjustable back length, adjust this to your correct level. Your back length is not related to your height but your torso length. Many packs, and specifically the bigger and more technical packs are available in different back lengths or feature adjustable back systems. Contrary to popular belief, your torso length and not your overall height is the key to getting a well fitted pack. Tall people don’t necessarily have long torsos, just as shorter people don’t always have a short torso length.

Your torso length can be found by measuring from your C7 vertebra (the bony protrusion at the back of your neck when looking down) to the height of your iliac crest (top of your hip bones, where you put your hands on your hips). This measurement will give you an idea of which pack back length to choose.

Once you've got the back length sorted, either by selecting the correct size pack or adjusting the back system, you can begin to follow these simple steps to help achieve a comfortable carry.

LOOSEN OFF ALL STRAPS

Before you start fitting the pack, loosen off all the straps as this will make it easier to get the correct tension later.

TIGHTENING THE HIPBELT

Fasten the backpack hipbelt, the general position is the same as where you’d put your ‘hands on hips’ This area is called the pelvic girdle, and what you can feel when you rest your hand on the area is the bony protuberance, the iliac crest. The iliac crest can support the weight from a pack comfortably, and for sustained periods. The padded section of the hipbelt should encompass this and fit securely.

Tighten the straps so the hipbelt feels secure and held firmly around your body. Ensure that the lumbar pad is centered to your lower back to give you maximum support. Remember that your hips carry most of the weight of the pack, so this should be firm but comfortable.

ADJUSTING THE SHOULDER STRAPS

Next, adjust the shoulder straps, pull them until they start to become snug, but ensure that they are not too tight as to lift the pack off your hips. Remember tightening them will stabilise the pack but will increase pressure over the shoulders. If the back length of the pack is correct the shoulder straps will be flush to your shoulders whilst the hipbelt sits in place comfortably. The point where the shoulder straps attach to the main body of the pack should be roughly half way down your shoulder blades; this ensures  that the shoulder straps rolls evenly over the top of your shoulders to distribute the weight correctly.

FASTENING THE CHEST STRAP

Fasten the chest strap and pull until taut but not tight, the elastic section should not be extended. This helps keep the shoulder straps from catching in your shoulder joints and keeps the stability of the pack when moving over rough ground.

ADJUSTING THE TOP TENSIONERS

Top tensioner straps link the shoulder straps to the top of the pack. When tightened, their main function is to stabilise the top part of the pack. The optimum angle for these straps in 45º, but they will stabilise the load even when horizontal or at a more obtuse angle. Tighten them until you feel the top part of the pack rest against your pack, over tightening them will create excessive pressure on the front of your shoulders.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE TENSIONERS

Side tension straps are linked to the hipbelt. By tightening these straps you can stabilise the load but reduce the hipbelt flexibility. Where balance is critical tightening them can help you feel more secure. However, if you are striding out over easy terrain it’s better to loosen these straps to allow full hip flexibility.

ADJUSTING THE SIDE COMPRESSION STRAPS

Side compression straps come next, pulling these tight does two things: firstly, it stabilises the load, secondly it can lift the lower part of the pack, repositioning the load closer to your back.

ADJUSTMENTS ON THE GO

Following these steps should give you a comfortable but secure fit on your pack. Sometimes adjustments will need to be made on the go depending on the terrain or the load you are carrying. The perfect fit is very much a personal preference so experiment with different tensions on the pack to find what suits you best.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Weight: 1600g

Materials: G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco / Nylon 

Sizing Information

Height: 65cm

Width: 32cm

Depth: 27cm

Volume: 38L

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