Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 199 euros on sale
A hardcore pack that requires effort to use well, but is rewarding.
- Very adjustable
- Excellent belt
- Complicated adjustments
- Smallish side pockets
Savotta is a fairly unknown manufacturer. It makes equipment for the Finnish Defence Force and civilian hikers. Most of the gear is rugged and hardwearing. This pack is no exception.
The Savotta 906 is a large (around 90 litre) external frame pack. It weighs in at about 3 kg. Being modelled on a similar military version it can withstand very hard use. The harness is highly adjustable, but complicated. Once adjusted well it is a pleasure to carry. The wide belt take most of the load and spreads it so wide that you can't notice it. On my last hike I carried about 15 kg on my hips, nothing on my shoulders and felt nothing. When carrying 30 kgs weight does go on the shoulders, but is distributed quite well.
Definite cons come from its military heritage. It is sturdier and heavier than a civilian might need. The adjustments are good and suit a very wide range of bodies, but are complicated to use. Also the side pockets are a bit too small.
I would recommend this pack to anyone who knows that they want an external frame pack that can be dropped from the back of a lorry and dragged over a road before used to carry 40 kg. If your needs are more humane there are better packs available.
Where to Buy
The Savotta 906 is not available from the stores we monitor.
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Savotta 906 is the most popular rucksack model of all times from Finn-Savotta. It has gained success from numerous test performed by all the main hiking magazines. Therefore it's no wonder that Savotta 906 is also the number one selection for a common user.
Savotta 906 suits perfectly for all human builds. It has a fully adjustable supportive carrying system and hip belt and in addition also the width of the supportive carrying system can be adjusted. These features allow users to edit Savotta 906 to match their personal likings.
The rucksack has an adjustable upper curve, which enables a user to over-pack the rucksack. Which basically means that the gear can be packed on the rucksacks top cover.
The main comparment of Savotta 906 is divided to two separate sections. The upper section has an entrance on the top of the rucksack and the lower section on the front of the rucksack.
The lower section has one big and two a bit smaller side pockets, that can be closed with a zipper. The upper section has also two a bit smaller side pockets. All the pockets of Savotta 906 are snow protected.
Savotta 906 is equipped with six separate attachment points, which allow a user to attach some of the gear on the outside of the rucksack. All the buckles of the Savotta 906 are traditional metal buckles, that without a doubt can handle all the challenges a hike has to offer.
Material: PUR polyester
Frame: DUR aluminium
Colour: olive green