Jääkäri L

The larger multi-day pack of the Jääkäri family, capacity approx. 55 liters. Based on the Border Patrol rucksack that was originally designed for the Finnish Border Guard in the 1980s. Large enough for multi-day hikes but compressible down to a compact day pack if needed. The PALS attachment system offers great outwards scalability when you need it. Generously padded thermoformed shoulder harness and hip belt combined with an internal tubular aluminum frame allow the Jääkäri L to comfortably carry heavy and cumbersome loads.


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Main features

  • Capacity 55 l
  • Padded shoulder straps with sternum strap
  • Padded removable waist belt
  • Main compartment with floating lid and bottom zipper
  • Zipper pocket inside the lid
  • Internal hydration compartment (e.g., Source WLPS 3L)
  • Side compression straps
  • Internal tubular aluminium frame
  • PALS compatible for attachment of extra pouches
  • 5-year material and workmanship warranty

Technical specifications

  • Weight: 2,4 kg
  • Dimensions: 65 x 31 x 22 cm (H x W x D)
  • Main material: 1000D Cordura (100% polyamide)
  • Webbing: 100% polyester
  • Frame: aluminium tubing

Detailed description

Roll-top on the top, zipper on the bottom and a cinch cord divider inside allow you to use the main pack bag in whatever way you plesizeableThe main bag is turned into one large cavernous space by opening up the divider. The bottom zipper offers quick access to whatever gear you need most during the day, whilst the roll-top guarantees weatherproof protection for the bulk of your equipment. A zippered pocket inside the lid offers safe storage for your wallet, keys, travel documents and phone.

The roll-top closure, floating lid and side compression straps offer a wide range of adjustability to the pack volume. Strap it down tight or loosen it up depending on the carried. Other compression straps allow additional gear to be attached to the outside of the pack if necessary.

A hydration compartment is attached to the interior back wall. A central hydration tube port allows you to route your hydration bladder tube from behind your neck onto either shoulder.

PALS webbing on the pack’s hip belt, sides, lid, and bottom allow you to attach additional pouches and gear. This system offers numerous options for configuring the pack to suit your needs. Not only for pouches though, but the PALS webbing can also be used to attach utility straps, shock cords, carabiners etc.

The hip belt attaches to the backpack via PALS webbing. It can be moved up or down to adjust the back length of the pack and can be removed from the frame for use as a stand-alone equipment belt. With suitable pouches attached, you could use this instead of, or in conjunction with, a small daypack.

Military-grade materials

The majority of materials we use for our commercial products are the same that we use in equipment for the Finnish Defence Forces and other defence and security clients. Our most commonly used fabric in load-carrying equipment is extremely wear-resistant 1000D Cordura, as per FDF specs, with polyurethane coating on the inside. The webbing and edge tape we use are, again, as per FDF specs, strong polyester webbing in various widths and thicknesses for different applications.

Our green and M05 camouflage materials and accessories are, by default, compliant with strict FDF specs for NIR reflection levels, as should be since these same materials are used in official military equipment.

Carrying system

An internal tubular aluminium frame keeps the pack from sagging and transfers the pack weight onto your hips even when loaded with heavy cargo.

The shoulder harness and hip belt are generously padded with thermoformed closed-cell foam padding. The shoulder harness is S-shaped and includes a removable sternum strap.

Back length adjustment is made by moving the hip belt up or down across the pack using PALS webbing. The forward pull adjustment is easy to tighten even under load, and the side-release buckle offers quick and easy opening when needed.

Finnish border guard connection

In the late 1980s, Savotta designed a new patrol pack for the Finnish Border Guard, named “Rajapartio” – Border Patrol. This was the first pack by Savotta to feature an internal aluminium tubular frame, a straightforward design that turned out very well.

The Border Patrol pack is, at the time of writing in 2019, still used by the Finnish Border Guard, a testament to how purpose-built designs don’t expire. Material and manufacturing technologies do, however, evolve, as do the end-users needs. The Jääkäri L is, in our opinion, a truly worthy successor to its progenitor.

Weight 2.4 kg
Dimensions 65 × 31 × 22 cm
Made in


Green, Black, Camo M05




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