Backpacks for everyday life and adventure
Adventure starts with a backpack! Whether it's a Sunday excursion or an ambitious high-altitude tour, there's room in a rucksack for all the equipment you need. You need somewhere to store food and clothing not only for hiking and trekking, but also for mountain biking, ski touring and backpacking trips – everything from energy bars to tents and sleeping bags must be packed. A backpack is just as essential in everyday life: for shopping, for the office, university or simply as a day-to-day companion – will it be modern or elegant?
VAUDE backpacks are not only suitable for any activity; they are also good for our environment. Made of recycled materials and PFC-free, our rucksacks are sustainable and durable.
Backpacks for hiking, trekking, travel and much more
Anyone who likes to be out in the fresh air simply can't get by without a backpack. Food, drink, rain jacket, tissues, smartphone and sunscreen are all basic equipment for any long trip. All your essentials should always be within arm’s reach, so you don’t have to take off your rucksack every time you need something – gear loops, side nets and front pockets make all this possible. You may also need to add some extra equipment, depending on the activity. For hiking, a small first aid kit, hiking maps as well as an extra layer of clothing are must-haves. What’s more, your lunch box and water bottle tend to be a bit bigger.
Backpacks for trekking have a lot of requirements to meet: people who travel alone for several days or weeks usually carry all their equipment with them. A tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, stove, food and clothing for two weeks take up a lot of packing space but must still be comfortable to carry. Nothing should chafe or cut, the load must sit stably on the body and the backpack should still leave enough freedom of movement for the arms, especially when hiking with poles. Ultralight trekkers also want a lightweight rucksack.
A carefully thought-out compartment layout and good ventilation at the back are a must for any backpack, and VAUDE backpacks are precisely adapted to each activity. Our special e-bike backpacks have an extra battery compartment, while the Enduro backpacks fit close to the body and adapt to the user’s back while on the bike.
Perfect fit: Backpacks for women and kids’ backpacks
Women's backpacks are specially designed with the female anatomy in mind. For women and smaller people, a rucksack with a shortened back section is a great choice for an optimal fit. Padded cushioning and optimal load distribution are essential, especially for long tours with heavy loads, while softly padded, extra-wide hip belts sit comfortably on female hips.
For our little ones, there are special backpacks for children. Cute kids’ backpacks with jolly animal faces make the nursery run a morning highlight! For small and large explorers, somewhat larger, lightweight rucksacks are a good fit for storing provisions, a magnifying glass, a carving knife and perhaps even some treasure. Big kids benefit from trekking backpacks that grow with them into adolescence – so they can carry their own luggage comfortably on hikes.
Eco-friendly backpacks from VAUDE
VAUDE backpacks are produced in an eco-friendly and resource-saving way. Many of our rucksacks are made of partially recycled material from PET bottles. The cleaned and melted bottles are turned into yarn that can be made into a new product – like a sturdy backpack! Find out more about recycled materials. Our backpacks also bear the prestigious Green Shape sustainability label, which stands for functional, eco-friendly products from fair production.
Another non-negotiable for a good rucksack is that it must be waterproof. VAUDE relies on Eco Finish, an eco-friendly finish that does not contain environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs). The water-repellent coating causes water to roll off, keeping the contents of the rucksack dry. Find out more about Eco Finish.
Sustainability also means durability. Here are the care and repair instructions to ensure that you’ll get use out of your VAUDE backpack for many years to come.
Backpacks for everyday life and adventure Adventure starts with a backpack! Whether it's a Sunday excursion or an ambitious high-altitude tour, there's room in a rucksack for all the equipment... read more »