JÄÄKÄRI M

The medium size daypack of the Jääkäri family, capacity approx. 30 litres. The Jääkäri M is an improved model of the Light Border Patrol backpack originally designed for the Finnish Border Guard. The slim design offers unhindered movement in cramped spaces and difficult terrain. The PALS attachment webbing offers a lot of options for mounting of additional pouches and gear to the outside of the pack. An internal plastic frame sheet adds rigidity the the pack, whilst the compression straps help you strap your loads down to a tight package. As a part of its Border Guard heritage the shoulder straps, waist belt and back padding are designed to carry more weight comfortably than most packs of this size.

  • Color: Green

Main features

  • Capacity 30 l
  • Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap
  • Padded waist belt
  • Main compartment with floating lid and side zipper
  • Zipper pocket inside the lid
  • Internal hydration compartment (e.g. Source WLPS 3L)
  • Side compression straps
  • Internal plastic frame sheet
  • PALS compatible for attachment of extra pouches
  • 5 year material and workmanship warranty

 

Technical specs

  • Weight: 1,75 kg
  • Dimensions: 52 x 25 x 17 cm (H x W x D)
  • Main material: 1000D Cordura (100% polyamide)
  • Webbing: 100% polyester
  • Frame sheet: HDPE

 

Detailed description

A drawcord collar covered with a floating lid closes off the main compartment at the top. A full length side zipper offers quick access to smaller items stored within the main compartment. A zippered pocket inside the lid offers safe storage for your wallet, keys, travel documents and phone.

The floating lid and side compression straps offer a wide range of adjustability to the capacity of the pack. Strap it down tight or loosen it up depending on the carried load. The compression straps allow for further gear to be attached on the outside of the pack if necessary. External side pouches on the bottom can be used to secure tools, tripods etc. strapped to the sides of the pack.

A hydration compartment is attached to the interior back wall. Tube ports on both sides allow you to route the hydration tube from the left or right, while leaving the other port free for other uses such as antennas or cables.

PALS webbing on the hip belt, sides and lid of the pack allow you to attach additional pouches and gear. This system offers numerous options for configuring the pack to suit your specific needs. Not only for pouches though, the PALS webbing can also be used to attach utility straps, shock cord, carabiners etc. Four webbing loops at the bottom can be used to attach utility straps.

 

Military grade materials

The majority of materials we use for our commercial production are the same which we use in equipment for the Finnish Defence Forces and other defence and security clients. Our most commonly used fabric in load carrying equipment is extremely wear resistant 1000D Cordura, as per FDF specs, with polyurethane coating on the inside. The webbing  and edge tape we use are, again as per FDF specs, strong polyester webbing in various widths and thicknesses for different applications.

Our green and M05 camouflage materials and accessories are by default compliant with strict FDF specs for NIR reflection levels, as should be since these same materials are used in official military equipment.

 

Carrying system

The Jääkäri M features an internal plastic sheet frame, giving it the needed rigidity to stay upright when loaded with awkward and bulky gear.

Both the shoulder harness and waist belt are firmly padded with closed cell foam. The shoulder harness is S-shaped and includes a removable sternum strap.

The forward pulling hip belt is easy to tighten even under load. The side release buckle offers quick and easy opening when needed. The hip belt features an additional cushion for lower back support.

 

Finnish Border Guard connection

In the early 1990’s a compact Savotta hiking pack, simply called the “608”, was chosen as the starting point for the design of a new day pack for the Finnish Border Guard. This then turned into the “Kevyt Rajapartio” or Lightweight Border Patrol pack, a very modern pack for it’s time: narrow design for mobility, side zipper, compression straps and rifle attachment. Most notably it featured a very sturdy carrying system and aluminium reinforced frame – something rarely seen on packs of it’s size.

This venerable design was in 2013 chosen as the basis for development of what would become the Jääkäri M, the first in Savotta’s modern lineup of packs featuring military grade construction and functionality. This turned out really well and the Jääkäri M was then followed by it’s siblings: the Jääkäri S, L and XL.

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