Savotta 1200 is a smaller sister model of the 906 rucksack. It has a design intended for users who are a little shorter and with narrower shoulders; it is also an excellent model for women. The most obvious differences are in the proportions of the frame and shoulder straps. The large bag with good compartments makes packing easy. You can carry even large special pieces of equipment that would not otherwise fit in the backpack by tying them securely to the upper curve of the frame.
A traditional external frame backpack is at its best with a heavy load but is equally suitable for lighter outings as well. The external pipe frame allows air circulation between the bag itself and the back of the user, reducing the heat load significantly. Although anatomical rucksacks have taken over some turf in the rucksack market, there are still situations where nothing beats an external frame backpack.
The top compartment of the bag (dimensions approximately 45 x 38 x 25 cm) is closed by tightening the drawstring opening which is secured with a waterproof protective collar which enables overpacking as well. The opening is covered with a generously sized flap which is secured with straps. The straps are long enough for carrying, for example, a sleeping bag or mat under the flap. The top and bottom compartments of the bag are separated by a built-in divider.
The flap of the top compartment has a flat pocket for small items (dimensions approximately 25 x 40 cm) and there is a small pocket for valuables inside the top compartment against the back (dimensions approximately 15 x 27 cm).
The bag’s bottom compartment (dimensions approximately 40 x 38 x 25 cm) flap is closed with a two-way zipper which is secured with two straps. The weight of the load rests on the straps, reducing the strain on the zipper. With these straps, gear can also be attached to the bottom of the rucksack. The bottom has a flat pocket (dimensions approximately 35 x 20 cm) on the outside suitable for packing a rain cover, for example.
The upper side pockets (dimensions approximately 35 x 10 x 7 cm) are closed by tightening the waterproof protective collar which is covered with a flap that can be secured with straps. The upper side pocket on the right side is also equipped with a side zipper through which the contents can be accessed quickly.
The lower side pockets (dimensions approximately 28 x 10 x 7 cm) are closed with zippers that span the whole side.
Other attachment points
There are attachment points for detachable straps on top of the bag. The straps are wound around the upper curve of the frame, ensuring stable fastening with no swaying around even for heavier loads.
Axes and other long, narrow supplies can be carried behind the tunnel-shaped side pockets. The attachment points with straps above the side pockets secure the attachment of the supplies. Furthermore, there are two attachment loops between the side pockets and the back on the left side to which the attachable straps can also be wound around the pipe of the frame.
There are two strap attachment points on the back of the rucksack. These are ideal for a rod case, a camera tripod or a camping stool, for example.
The bottom corners of the shoulder straps have loops which act as attachment points for small items, such as water bottles.
The frame of the carrying system is a strong aluminium pipe frame. The upper curve of the frame is detachable and its height can be adjusted continuously. The upper curve enables the stable attachment of supplies of different sizes on top of the bag. The shoulder straps and hip belt are firmly padded and anatomically shaped. In addition, the lower back is supported by a separate, thick padding pillow. The buckle of the hip belt can be undone quickly with one hand, a very valuable feature in a possible emergency situation. The buckled chest strap provides extra comfort and support for carrying.
Compared to its 906 big brother, the shoulder straps and hip belt of the 1200 are shorter. The padded parts themselves are shorter which means that the straps and hip belt can be adjusted to a shorter length than normal.
The frame of the 1200 differs from the “normal” frame of the 906 regarding some of the proportions: the length of the frame from the bottom to the attachment pipe of the balance straps of the shoulder straps is 5 cm shorter. Furthermore, the attachment loops for the balance straps of the shoulder straps are approximately one centimetre closer to each other in the 1200 than in the 906. Small changes in terms of centimetres, but the user will notice the difference.
The continuously adjustable (in length and in width) supportive carrying system and hip belt of the rucksack can be adjusted to suit users of all different heights and sizes. It is possible to adjust the centre of gravity of the shoulder straps even while walking by tightening and loosening the straps attached to the top of the frame. The centre of gravity of the rucksack itself between the shoulders and the hips is adjusted by loosening and tightening the shoulder straps and hip belt.
External dimensions: height 80 cm, width 55 cm, depth 25 cm.
Capacity: approximately 85 l.
Weight: approximately 3.00 kg.
Materials: PUR polyester, polyester strap, metal buckles and Opti/Kroko zippers.
Frame: DUR aluminium. Width: approx. 35 cm
Colour: olive green with black straps.
Warranty and guarantee
The product has a 10-year guarantee against material and manufacturing defects.
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