The Savotta Saddle Sack 323 is a classic retro backpack for a hunter; the design has remained unchanged since the 1950's. After making something that works, why fix the design if it is not broken! Just as great for hunting, camping and the city today as it was 60 years ago.
Due to its size, the 323 is ideal for one or two day hunting trips: the backpack holds the necessary overnight equipment, provisions and other useful gadgets and tools comfortably. Once upon a time when men were made of steel and women as tough as nails, you could survive for weeks just with the saddle sack (or months, if you ask remote patrollers who served in wars), sleeping in the wilderness and eating what nature has to offer. Although the needs of a modern camper are different, a good backpack design is still a good backpack design. The traditional saddle sack is as fine a carrying device as it ever was, and it has the sort of a romantic retro vibe that you just cannot find in contemporary backpacks.
The main compartment of the bag (dimensions approximately 45 x 35 x 25 cm) is closed by tightening the drawstring opening, which is covered with a flap that can be secured with leather straps. The straps are long enough to attach, for example, a rolled sleeping mat or blanket under the flap. If necessary, additional detachable straps can be used to lengthen the straps. The size of the main compartment of the backpack is large enough to fit even a heavy winter sleeping bag inside.
The side pockets (dimensions approximately 33 x 10 x 6 cm) are closed with fitted flaps with good coverage and secured with leather straps. The side pockets are ideal for packing large Thermos flasks and other cumbersome, long supplies.
The back pocket (dimensions approximately 20 x 30 x 6 cm) is closed with a flap equipped with two leather straps. You can pack plenty of small supplies into the generously sized outer pocket for quick and easy access.
There are attachment loops on the sides of the opening for detachable straps. By using straps, it is possible to attach long rolls, such as a blanket or a sleeping mat, securely on top of the bag. You can then ensure sturdy attachment by closing the flap of the bag over the roll.
A special feature of the saddle sack is its steel pipe frame which enables steady and comfortable carrying. The sturdy frame holds the bag firmly in shape and the horizontal leather strap stretched across the lower part of the frame sits comfortably against your lower back, keeping the bag itself from touching your back. The shoulder straps are wide leather straps, the length of which can be adjusted with buckles. Because of the steel pipe frame, it is much more comfortable to carry the saddle sack than a frameless backpack, particularly over long distances and with a heavy load.
- External dimensions: height 45 cm, width 45 cm, depth 25 cm
- Capacity: 50 litres
- Weight: 1400 g
- Materials: paraffin-treated cotton, leather and steel buckles
- Frame: Steel pipe
- The product has a 5-year guarantee against material and manufacturing defects
- Colour: olive green with black leather details
- Made in Finland