Backpack Sumo 95 from Haglöfs

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Size: 95 litres
Weight: 3400 g (empty)
Price: 3300 SEK (year 2009)
Plus: High overall quality, Good carry system
Minus: A bit pricey
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One of my bigger backpacks I've been using is the Sumo 95 from the Swedish Company Haglöfs. This pack has been Haglöfs biggest expedition backpack for some years but is now replaced by LEX 80 and LEX 110. Sumo 95 is a robust bag with clever solutions, like for instance the top lid that can be removed and used as a sepate hip bag. Sumo 95 have a high profiled shape and is equipped with a strong and comfortable carry system, this product is made for heavy loads. After a couple of months of useage Haglöfs contacted me and advised me to return the pack cause they had detected a quality issue on some of the Sumos. Although my bag hadn't shown Any signs of failor, I took the offer and sent Haglöfs my Sumo 95. The Company stood for the costs and returned my backpack after additional sewing had been done to strengthen the weight distribution system called Spear. There's always sad when quality campaigns is needed, but my hat off  Haglöfs for a well executed campaign.

I have used this Sumo 95 for some years now and I'm very pleased with it. This is a big and robust pack but once fitted on the back it feels slim. I've heard some complains on the height of the pack and the risk of  bumping the back of your head into the bag while hiking, but this is nothing I've experienced. I like the good quality, the easy to reach pockets and the nice carry system's high capacity. Below you can see a more detailed technical specification that I borrowed from my friends at Tradeinn.


Features

- Contact™ Pro Adjustable System. A velcro adjustable shoulder harness system for tuning the torso length. Featuring extra wide, extra thick shoulder pads to support expedition size loads.

- Spear™ load transfer rods. 7001 aluminum tubes that distribute the weight of the pack to the hip belt.

- 1,5 mm HDPE frame sheet with dual 6061 aluminum stays.

- Pivoting hip belt.

- High loft back panel with ventilating dual density foam.

- Large head space cavity.

- Ample front pocket with water resistant zippers.

- Pack accessible via zippered side panel opening.

- Wand pockets to accommodate water bottles, tent-poles etc.

- Divider in main compartment.

- Sleeping bag compartment with large funnel opening for easy in/easy out.

- Top-lid converts into a lumbar pack.

- Hydration system compatible with internal sleeve and hose routers on shoulder straps.

- Dual ice-axe loops and shaft retrievers.

- Carrying handles on front- and backside.

- Spindrift collar with unique one motion opening system.

- Sled hauling loops on hip belt.

- Reflective printing and trims.

- Weight: 3400 g


Fabrics

- 420D Double Ripstop Polyamide

- 420 denier high density polyamide ripstop fabric with good abrasion and tearing strength. PU-coated in three steps for improved waterproofness. PFOS/PFOA-free water repellent treatment.

- Water column >1200 mm

- Weight: 245 g/m²

630D ATY Polyamide:

- 630 denier polyamide fabric with extremely good abrasion and tearing strength. PU-coated in three steps for improved waterproofness. PFOS/PFOA-free water repellent treatment.

- Water column >2000 mm

- Weight: 365 g/m²

630D HD Oxford Polyamide:

- 630 denier high density polyamide fabric with extremely good abrasion and tearing strength. PU-coated in three steps for improved waterproofness. PFOS/PFOA-free water repellent treatment.

- Water column >2000 mm

- Weight: 265 g/m²

840D Ballistic® Polyamide:

- Extremely rip-resistant and anti-pilling 840 denier polyamide fabric. PU-coated in three steps for improved waterproofness. PFOS/PFOA-free water repellent treatment.

- Water column >1500 mm

- Weight: 390 g/m²


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