Rupal Light 18 lightweight backpack

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Recycled Materials
We conserve resources and energy by using recycled materials.

Lightweight 18 l alpine backpack for day trips with minimalist luggage

Green Shape
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Suitable for
Mountain tour, Alpine climbing, Via ferrata
Material & Care
material overview
Dates & Details
Weight in g
Volume in l
Length in cm
Width in cm
Depth in cm
Rain cover
optional available
Matching rain cover
12559-2270 (15-30 l)
  • Ergoshape FoM shoulder straps
  • shoulder straps can be centralized for maximum freedom of movement
  • snow-shedding molded back panel
  • removable webbing hip belt
  • drawstring flap closes the pack quickly
  • outer zip pocket
  • side compression straps
  • Long compression straps for gear attachment options
  • stowable top compression strap / rope holder
  • attachment point for ice tools
  • gear and helmet attachment loops
  • sternum strap with whistle
  • opening for hydration system
  • information panel for alpine emergency inside main compartment

Technologies and Materials

Ergoshape FoM
Ergoshape Freedom of Movement (FoM) - full freedom of movement
  • shoulder straps can be optionally centered with sternum straps
  • full freedom of movement of the shoulder joints and arms
Ergoshape FoM
Synergy Mold Light
Synergy Mold Light - ventilation channel along the spine
  • highest freedom of movement and low weight
  • water-repellent, developed for alpine activities
  • optimal back ventilation
Synergy Mold Light
Eco Finish
Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish
  • makes rain roll off the outer fabric
  • no use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFC)
  • regular aftercare is necessary for permanent water and dirt repellency
Eco Finish
Recycled PA
Recycled Polyamide – functional polyamide from resource-efficient production
  • resource-efficient production from residual materials
  • maximum utilization of valuable raw resources
  • contributes to CO2 reduction and climate protection
Recycled PA

Product description

  • high wearing comfort due to extremely low weight and ergonomic carrying system
  • easy to use closure
  • mainly made of recycled polyamide
Less is more: In the Rupal Light 18 alpine backpack, we've deliberately eliminated superfluous features without compromising on alpine functionality like the rope attachment point, loops for two ice tools or trekking poles and straps for efficient compression. The sleek design of the lightweight alpine backpack and our Ergoshape FoM (Freedom of Movement) shoulder straps guarantee maximum freedom of movement while climbing: two individually adjustable and detachable sternum straps make it possible to pull the straps far inward when needed, giving your shoulder joints even more room to move. The Rupal Light 18 alpine backpack is designed for light loads so it doesn't need a padded hipbelt. Instead, a slim (and detachable) strap with a side release buckle keeps the load stable at your body's center of gravity. The cover of the pack makes it easy to open or close the main compartment with just one hand. Inside you'll find a hydration bladder compartment; outside there's a practical zip pocket for topo maps, phone & more. All this makes this minimalist alpine backpack the ideal companion for fast-&-light tours where every gram counts. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally-friendly, functional products made from sustainable and bluesign® certified materials.
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