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Bergans of Norway Rondane 12

A unique strap configuration obliterates pack sway and jiggle. Plus: great price.

Brand: Bergans of Norway

Model: Rondane 12

Overall Score: 4.2 / 5



Specs

Weight

1lbs. 5oz.

Hydration

The 2-liter Source reservoir has a 6-inch-wide mouth for easy filling and a bite valve cover that keeps dirt out. We wish all hydration packs had this latter feature.

Comfort

A distinctive shock-cord system glues this pack tight to the body: Dual sternum straps crank down on the upper and lower torso; another set of cords runs from the lower shoulder straps to the packbag.

Packing

Two long, mesh shoulder-strap pockets keep snacks or a phone at the ready; a bungee on the front secures a helmet.

Ventilation

The glued-on fit leaves little room for airflow (a tradeoff for superior stability).