Extra special attention has been given to the carrying system of Jääkäri L. The support frame of Jääkäri L is exactly the same as in Border Patrol, which has been in active use by the Finnish Border Guard for over 25 years. This ergonomically shaped frame made of DUR aluminium pipe has yet to find its match. Some things just last the test of time.
The carrying system has been designed for very demanding conditions. The state-of-the-art ergonomic shoulder straps and robust hip belt with a padding pillow form a world class package in terms of both durability and comfort. Jääkäri L is an anatomical rucksack with no external pipe frame, which enables moving in narrow places with the rucksack. This type of rucksack is also extremely well suited to globetrotters due to its adaptability.
The wide shoulder straps and hip belt support and distribute the load evenly. The shoulder straps are adjusted with ladder buckles made of Delrin special plastic blend. The buckles have excellent resistance against strain, shock and even the freezing cold. The shoulder straps also have a separate adjustment for the distance of the bag. This adjustment is used according to the terrain and/or when you want to transfer more of the burden to the hips and rest your shoulders. The adjustment is also necessary in demanding situations where you want to pull the Jääkäri L rucksack as close to your body as possible for running and rushing.
The chest strap of the shoulder straps holds them securely in place and contributes to the evening out of the load. The length and height of the chest strap can naturally be adjusted. As a bonus, the shoulder straps have attachment loops for small items.
The hip belt is particularly sturdy and the padding pillow fits perfectly against the small of your back. The hip belt’s solid quick buckle of 40 mm keeps the belt fastened firmly but can also be undone quickly. The belt tightening and loosening is done with the help of 40-mm ladder buckles on both sides of the hips making the direction of the movement ergonomically correct and their use extremely easy. The hip belt also features additional adjustments on both sides that enable pulling the bag closer to the hips so that the Jääkäri L rucksack cannot sway from side to side, for example, when running. The hip belt can be taken off completely and it can also be attached a step higher or lower making the rucksack adjustable according to the anatomy and proportions of the person carrying it. When detached, this belt equipped with full-length MOLLE webbing serves as an equipment belt (duty belt/battle belt) to which any MOLLE compatible additional pockets and supplies can be attached on its entire length. We at the Savotta product development department are very excited about this feature, because it enables completely new kind of modular thinking. The padding pillow of the hip belt is deliberately firm in order to support the user’s lumbar region when carrying heavy loads. The padding pillow can be replaced with a softer one or left out completely, which ever option best suits your own body.
The top of the rucksack features a carrying handle with which the rucksack can be moved easily when it is not on your back. The carrying handle is sufficiently long to also allow for grabbing it when wearing gloves.