Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar Door 19


Dear Santa,

as an Ultralight backpacker life can be difficult: To save weight you sometimes forgo some features, which on the trail you recognize you’d rather have. An airy back panel in summer is such a feature, I realized through trail trials this past summer. A sweaty back at 34°C in the sun just isn’t fun. A good thing that VAUDE has designed a lightweight backpack with such an airy back panel - the Ultra Hiker 20. At 540 g it’s still light enough for day hikes, and 20 l of volume are even enough for an overnighter! Two zippered lid pockets mean I won’t lose my keys and wallet like that one time in Utah, and the mesh side pockets will hold a water bottle and snacks. It comes in a nice orange colour, and best of all: VAUDE takes environmental matters very seriously!

Sincerely yours,

An aspiring lightpacker

Vaude Ultra Hiker

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