Wildtrek

The Wildtrek is a comfortable, lightweight, mid-volume backpack that is ideal for 2–5 day backpacking trips. It is available in three models: the Wildtrek 55w designed specifically for women, and the standard Wildtrek 60 and Wildtrek 70.

The Wildtrek rucksacks use full-framed back systems to give a very comfortable carry, yet weigh between just 1.40 and 1.55 kg, putting them at typically half a kilogram less than most other backpacks in their category. All the models have a fixed back length and each is available in two sizes.

The main body features a unique water-resistant base compartment that is accessed from the outside by a discreet zip. When not in use, the lightweight nylon dividing panel sits flat on the bottom of the main rucksack compartment.

The Wildtrek rucksacks also have stretch mesh pockets on the hip fins that can be accessed while wearing the pack.

All the seams on the main body and lid are either welded or taped, which means the Wildtrek rucksacks are very water-resistant and ideal for use in wet weather. (For technical reasons the seams attaching the back panel cannot be sealed but are largely protected from the weather by the wearer’s own back.)

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Wildtrek 55w

Price
£ 159 / € 199
Capacity
55 litres
Load
12–15 kg (25 kg max)
Back length
W2 (45 cm)
Weight
1.40 kg
Colours
Scorched Red
Horizon Blue

Wildtrek 60

Price
£ 175 / € 225
Capacity
60 litres
Load
12–18 kg (30 kg max)
Back length
M2 (50 cm)
M3 (55 cm)
Weight
1.48 kg
Colours
Shadow Grey
Wilderness Green

Wildtrek 70

Price
£ 199 / € 249
Capacity
70 litres
Load
12–18 kg (30 kg max)
Back length
M2 (50 cm)
M3 (55 cm)
Weight
1.55 kg
Colours
Wilderness Green
Shadow Grey

Features

Watertight external lid pocket
Separate base compartment accessed from base
Internal sleeve for hydration bladder
2 x ice-axe/walking-pole holders
Stash side pockets made from stretch-mesh
Side-compression straps
Watertight construction

Carrying system

Full 8.00 mm pre-curved 7001-T6 aluminium frame
Single-piece back panel moulded from EVA foam
Dual-element stiffened hip-belt with double adjustment
Fixed back length (each model available in two sizes)

Fabrics

420d Dynatech fabric on back panel and structural areas
300d micro-ripstop polyester on main front areas
40d ripstop nylon internal fabrics
Airmesh on all body contact areas

  • Wildtrek 55wTGO magazine (UK)Best BuyAugust 2009

The Wildtrek rucksacks have a fixed (i.e. non-adjustable) back length, available in two sizes per model.

The size M2 fits people between 5’6” and 5’11” (167–180 cm), whereas the longer M3 size suits people between 5’11” and 6’4 (180–193 cm).

The women’s sizes are W1 and W2, fitting women measuring between 5’0” and 5’5” (153–165 cm) and between 5’4” and 5’9” (162–175 cm) respectively.

The top-tension straps at the top give some tolerance in the fit. People whose height falls into the overlap range will probably find that both sizes fit them. The size and breadth of the wearer’s chest and shoulders will also affect the sizing.

Wildtrek 55w

Size:   W1
Height range:  5’0” – 5’5” 153 – 165 cm

Size:   W2
Height range:  5’4” – 5’9” 162 – 175 cm

Wildtrek 60 & 70

Size:   M2
Height range:  5’6” – 5’11” 167 – 180 cm

Size:   M3
Height range:  5’11” – 6’4” 180 – 193 cm