The aim is to carry the weight over long distances in the most comfortable way possible. Jack Wolfskin backpack suspension systems have just what’s required to achieve this aim.
Yet the right packing of the backpack also plays a major role. By distributing the weight correctly inside the compartments, comfort can be increased considerably.
The illustrations below show the various zones for the different weight categories of luggage. You have to differentiate between the ventilated suspension system at the back and the close-contact suspension system:
Ventilated suspension system at the back:
Close-contact suspension system:
- The bulk of the weight should always be packed close to the body (ideally in the area between the shoulders and waist)
- Pack the sleeping bag in the designated compartment at the bottom; if necessary, bulk it out with medium-weight items
- Pack only lightweight items above shoulder height
- Keep additional external loads to a minimum
All heavy items (e.g. full drinks bottles and fuel containers, food, tools, books, etc.) should be packed as close to the back as possible and in the “stable” area between the upper edge of the waist belt and the load control straps at the top of the suspension system.Lighter items (e.g. spare clothing, sandals, empty containers) can be packed further from the back.
The base compartment is suitable for bulky but relatively lightweight items such as a sleeping bag or insulating clothing.
The lid compartment should not be overloaded. This is most suitable for smaller items that might need to be accessed quickly, such as waterproofs, snacks, binoculars, etc.
If the full capacity of the backpack is not required, this can be adjusted and the load fixed in place by using the side compression straps.
Click on the following link to view our instructions for use for backpacks.