Fahrtenbär / hiking backpack

A modern ultralight version of a classical European scouts backpack (schweizer Affe).

The shoulder straps in preparation.


The cover for the tunnel which houses the aluminium frame.


The finished backpack, empty.


The triangle which attaches the shoulder straps to the backpack.


Top view.


Back pad, shoulder straps and hipbelt.


Me, carrying the backpack.


Back view of us.

I published a tutorial in the scouts magazine “Der Eisbrecher”.
The scouts magazines (here: Ostrakon) love it. :)
My tutorial inspired somebody to build his own fahrtenbaer, and travel the world with it!