Backpacks: Pack Archive

Karijini - Archive Info Only

The Karijini is no longer available and this page is retained just as a back reference for owners. With the revision of the LOST WORLD pack to its current specification the Karijini model no longer offered any real advantages, either in features or performance. The LOST WORLD is a brilliantly versatile and rugged large capacity pack. Everything we have to say below applies equally to the Lost World.

The Karijini is a classic canvas bush-walking expedition pack. Multi-week bush walks in places like south-west Tasmania make demands of a backpack mostly now ignored by designers. This big, single-compartment canvas pack is a proven performer. The external pockets, removable compression straps and bum-bag-convertible top cover add welcome convenience and versatility. The wide-mouth throat and big top cover design are rarely seen these days but you need look no further than the profile of a traditional Himalayan porter's basket to sense the benefits in both natural carry posture and ease of use: Adding the extra volume at the top of this big pack reduces backward drag on the shoulders. Fully fitted with our sophisticated Synchro-FORM harness system, the Karijini works with your body to carry the heaviest loads with comfort.

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Alpine Express

A perfect multi-sport alpinist sac. This technical, mid-volume, alpine pack is perfect for day and overnight sorties into the hills. Specialist features include racking for ice tools, skis or a snowboard. A side zip provides quick access to the bag for simplified clothing layer and gear management. A total of nine straps perform a bag compression function resulting in a dramatic reduction in volume for day ascents. In addition to the detachable top cover and roll-down throat, the Synchro-FORM hip harness can be easily stripped of its pads and stowed clear of your climbing harness.

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The Jagungal is no longer in the current WE range. We have kept this page as a back reference.The new canvas Contour daypack and the Geehi are worthy replacements for the Jagungal.

The rugged, technical, day-and-a-half guiding pack in canvas. A rare combination of strength and comfort in the mid-forty litre capacity range, the Jagungal is as suited to hauling a serious climbing gear rack to an inaccessible crag as it is to main-range day skiing or Himalayan trekking. The back system, available in three sizes and comprising our double-contoured and padded polypropylene frame sheet, yoke shoulder harness and Synchro-FORM Express hip system carries like a dream. This fully-appointed pack does justice to its name, that singularly beautiful peak in Kosciuszko National Park.

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In early 2015 the Freycinet model was replaced by the Pindar 702. This page remains only as a reference for Freycinet owners.

Classic canvas with dual compartments, convenience and versatility. Smaller sister to the Karijini model, the Freycinet is a popular choice, perfect for multi-day walks in warmer climates and anytime huge bag capacity is not required. Our cross internal frame and sophisticated harness system achieve superb, dynamic comfort but don't overlook another great advantage of this unique back system: excellent free-air circulation and cooling ventilation everywhere but the harness contact surfaces. The mid-range capacity, narrower width at shoulder level and direct access to the lower part of the pack bag make the Freycinet a favourite choice for women wanting a serious back-country pack.

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