The Bergtagen 38 is a simple, effective pack that has been stripped back to suit mountaineering activities. The build quality on this pack is exceptional and the Bergshell material is waterproof and durable.
Technical mountaineering backpack in waterproof Bergshell fabric.
Technical backpack for those who prefer a life above the treeline. It has Fjällräven’s unique wooden frame that – along with the top lid and hip belt – can easily be removed. The adaptability means you can have a more supportive pack for long approaches and a lighter, more flexible one for technical treks and summit attempts. Made from Fjällräven's waterproof Bergshell fabric with 31% recycled nylon and innovative, flat ripstop that is exceptionally abrasion-resistant.
Fjällräven's Bergtagen 38 Litre Rucksack is a streamlined, stripped back pack that is ideally suited to mountaineering activities.The design of the pack and materials used show a quality pack immediately from the aluminium buckles to the waterproof, durable Bergshell fabrics, this is a top of the range pack. There is plenty of padding for heavier loads while the wooden, birch frame is removable along with the top lid to make it more versatile.
There are plenty of useful feature even with this stripped back design. The slim cut still allows numerous accessory points with strong daisy chain webbing, ice axe loops, a couple of zipped pockets in the lid and metal closures for tough but easy to use access. This bag is sensational to use in mountainous environments where you can get the most out of the features and design and I can't wait for winter to roll round again to get out with this. However, it probably wouldn't be that great for normal, everyday use.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear