Thursday, 31 March 2016 08:48

At home in Alpine terrain: The new Ortovox backpacks

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For summer 2016, ORTOVOX is presenting a comprehensive backpack collection for mountaineering, alpine climbing and touring.

As different as the uses may be, the backpacks have one thing in common: protection and comfort are the priority. With the very first backpack in the world to be made from Swiss wool, Ortovox is redefining the phrase “temperature management”. At home in high alpine terrain, the Peak series will enjoy the benefits of the Swisswool back system. In addition to its minimum weight, the Trad alpine climbing series also comes with a Recco reflector which, in combination with the new SAR 1 helicopter rescue system, facilitates fast rescue from emergency situations. Waiting for every mountaineer is the Traverse series with its Comfort Contact back system, which leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to wear comfort. All our new backpacks are also available in a specially-cut ladies’ version.

Ortovox high alpine


The Climbing line has been reduced to the essentials – a lightweight backpack with a rescue system for emergencies. An integrated Recco reflector combined with the new SAR1 Helicopter Rescue Systemmakes you easy to locate, regardless of whether on rock, on ice or in wooded areas. Fitted with a light, flexible and removable aluminum frame and a Full-Contact Carrying System, the Trad weighs a minimum of 730 grams and sits perfectly on your back. The main compartment can be accessed via a circumferential zipper on the front or via the innovative lid opening, which can be opened or closed in one easy movement. To make sure that you really are equipped for every rock face easy-to-use rope and ice axe holders have been added to all backpacks in the Trad line.


Peak stands for fully-equipped alpine tour backpacks. The Swisswool Back Syatem is unique. Using a highly complicated process we have managed to produce the backs from pressed Swiss wool. In exactly the same way as with the clothing, you benefit from the wool’s perfect moisture and microclimate management, and it therefore feels comfortable and dry on your back. The wide, padded shoulder and hip straps distribute the weight of the load evenly between the shoulders and hips. The circumferential front zipper grants you direct access to the main compartment – the separate safety compartment provides access to emergency equipment in one easy movement.
In order to ensure that the backpacks in the Peak series are ready for you to use on the mountain, they have been produced using Nylon 420D Manstar, our most resistant material – extremely tear and abrasion resistant and therefore  long-lasting. 

Click here for the Peak series. 


Whether on a small mountain tour or a challenging via ferrata ‒ the new ALPINE series has the right companion in the Traverse backpacks, which are available in a small 20 liter or a larger 30 liter size. The lightweight back system impresses with breathable contact pads that ensure Circulation of Air and Excellent wear comfort.. ergonomically designed shoulder straps and a wide hip belt distribute weight evenly.
Clever little features such as hydration system compatibility, trekking pole fastening, a hip pocket and a rain cover all come as standard on all Traverse backpacks. Elasticated side pockets and a slide-in pocket on the front are perfect for quickly storing away small items. The Traverse 30 can be opened up completely using the circumferential front zipper, providing a good overview of the equipment inside. The smaller variants come without lid pockets, so instead there are two extra compartments in addition to the main compartment. 

Click here for more information about the Traverse backpacks

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