Via ferrata backpacks for steel cable climbing

Via Ferrata Backpacks

A via ferrata backpack combines the useful features of climbing backpacks and hiking backpacks. In general a via ferrata backpack with a volume of 25L to 35L offers plenty of space for via ferrata equipment, clothing, snacks, drinks and a first aid kit.

Backpacks for via ferrata must be narrow cut and compactly shaped, so that during climbing they won't catch on anything, and the climber has plenty of freedom of movement in all directions. They also need to be adjustable with straps and belts, so that they can be secured on the back in such a way that they do not hinder the climber when they are wearing a climbing harness and via ferrata set, and so that the weight on the back moves as little as possible.

Practical top loader with rain cover and helmet compartment

When it comes to daypacks for via ferrata, comfort and compatibility with climbing and via ferrata are the most important considerations, but many via ferratas are connected by mountain hikes and longer ascents and descents. That's why via ferrata backpacks from companies like Deuter, Salewa and Osprey are comfortably padded for all-day or multi-day tours on mixed terrain.

So a via ferrata backpack with a rain cover and a practical compartment for a climbing helmet is not just useful for approaches. The backpack should not have too many compartments, slings or eyelets, since they make it easier for it to get caught on the via ferrata.

Lightweight climbing backpack with comfortable padding

Generally speaking via ferrata backpacks should be as light as possible, but very robust and well padded at the same time. The experienced companies achieve this balancing act by using very high-performance synthetic fibres and high-quality construction.

Via ferrata shoes, via ferrata sets, climbing helmets and climbing harnesses are indispensable for via ferrata, but via ferrata backpacks and gloves are also highly recommended for most via ferrata.

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