Traverse 28 S Dry

Colour: Blue Lake
Blue Lake

4-season waterproof pack for smaller frames

The Traverse Dry 28L S (short back length) is a waterproof version of Ortovox's popular mountain pack. The 28-litre capacity fits it up nicely for use as a winter day pack – as do the attachment points for skis, poles and other gear. Come summer, it's roomy enough to use for multi-day tours if you pack smart. Utilising high-frequency-welded seams, water-resistant zips and 420D TPU polyamide, it's totally waterproof without the need for environmentally dubious DWR coatings. An obvious advantage of this is that you can dispense with fiddly waterproof covers, giving you much quicker access to the top-loading main compartment and convenient stretch mesh front pocket. The Traverse uses Ortovox's Comfort Contact back system, which uses soft pads to enhance air circulation – making it ideal for warmer weather and hard-working ascents. At 1130g, it's relatively lightweight for a waterproof pack, but you can skim it down 40g further by leaving the removable top pocket behind. This pack has a short back length, so if you have a regular-sized torso, you'll want to go for the 30-litre model

    • Waterproof backpack with high-frequency-welded seams and water-resistant zips
    • Shorter back length for smaller frames
    • Comfort Contact back system maximises airflow
    • Ergonomically shaped shoulder straps
    • Wide hip belt
    • Top-loading main compartment
    • Stretch mesh front pocket
    • Removable lid with two pockets
    • Chest strap with signal whistle
    • Side ski fastening
    • Hiking pole fastening
    • Helmet net
    • Compression strap
    • Hip pocket
    • Hydration system compatible
    • Key holder
    • Emergency card
    • Gear loops
    • Made from 420D TPU polyamide
    • 28-litre capacity
    • Climate neutral manufacture
    • Short Back Length: May be used for a back length from 36 to 44 cm
    • Weight: 1130 g
    • Volume: 28L
    • Climate-neutral:Ortovox's goal is to significantly reduce our emissions and offset those that remain. They will achieve this a year earlier than planned: ORTOVOX will be completely climate-neutral by 2023.
    • Sustainability through longevity:Ortovox has an unrelenting focus on the valueof their products, and manufacture them with uncompromising durability and repairability at the forefront.
  • If you’ve spent much time in the Alps, chances are you’ve seen a lot of folk sporting Ortovox kit. It’s one of the biggest and most well-respected brands in Austria and Germany, backed up by the kind of mountain heritage that most companies can only dream of.

    Ortovox started out more than 40 years ago making avalanche transceivers and other rescue equipment, and to this day they’re still the go-to outfitters for mountain rescue teams, alpine guides and extreme mountaineers. Get your hands on an Ortovox pack or garment and you’ll soon see why. The construction and quality of this stuff is on a whole different level, right down to tiny details like the buckles and merino mesh inserts. It’s gear you can rely on day-in, day-out, in seriously spicy conditions – and thousands of mountain professionals genuinely do just that.

    Ortovox kit has a very distinctive, technical look – and their background in mountain safety means they’re big on bright colours that make you easy to spot in an emergency. But the materials bear closer inspection too. They’re huge champions of the properties of natural wool, and they’ve been using it in performance mountain gear since the 80s – putting them streets ahead of other manufacturers who are only just rediscovering nature’s original miracle fibre. As a bonus, this also makes their products very environmentally friendly, and the entire winter range is now climate neutral.


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