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Rupal Light 28 - Lightweight backpack

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Lightweight, minimalistic alpine backpack for sporty mountain tours
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Product Description

Rupal Light 28 - Lightweight backpack
Lightweight, minimalistic alpine backpack for sporty mountain tours
  • exceptionally comfortable thanks to its low weight and trail-running inspired shoulder straps
  • innovative, user-friendly pack closure
  • PFC-free waterproofing, environmentally-friendly manufacturing
The lightweight: Minimalist alpine backpack for mountain tours where every gram counts. It has a narrow profile that allows you to move freely. The ergonomic trail running-inspired shoulder straps provide superior freedom of movement in the shoulder area. We pared down any unnecessary technical features in favor of a low weight and minimalist appearance. Features are aligned with the "fast and light" category: A light hip belt, the back is adjustable and even more weight can be saved by removable aluminum stays. It’s also hydration system compatible. The cover for the main compartment also serves as a rope holder. Of course, it’s easy to compress the pack down quite small. Trekking poles or an ice pick can be attached at the front. In addition, other gear can be attached to the daisy chain. The backpack was manufactured in accordance with the strict, eco-friendly bluesign® criteria. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally-friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials.
Developed for
Alpine Climbing
Further applications
Mountaineering, Via Ferrata
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  • Model: 14387
  • Weight: 610 g
  • Volume: 28 l
  • Dimensions: 54 x 26 x 22 cm
  • Load range: 3 - 8 kg

Features & Technologies


  • molded padding stripes at back
  • two shapeable, lightweight aluminium stays for back stabilisation
  • aluminium bars removable
  • to reduce weight
  • ErgoShape shoulder straps for optimal freedom of movement
  • webbing hip belt
  • drawstring flap closes the pack quickly
  • outer zip pocket
  • side compression straps
  • lightweight siliconized fabric
  • attachment point for ice tools
  • reflective elements
  • opening for hydration system
  • rain cover: optional available, Model: 12559-2270 (15-30 l)
Synergy Mold Light Rückensystem
Synergy Mold Light Rückensystem

Field of Use:
• Alpine climbing and tours and other dynamic activities in demanding terrain
• Low weight and freedom of movement are decisive factors for the activity

Special Features:
• Pack stability and good carrying comfort with two adjustable aluminum stays or aluminum frame
• Back ventilation with large central ventilation channel
• Removable seat pad serves as additional back padding


The Ultralight icon identifies VAUDE backpacks that belong to the lightest in their class available on the market today. Their minimal weight is made possible by extremely lightweight materials and by paring them down to the most necessary features.



Water repellent finish Eco Finish
Water repellent finish Eco Finish

This product features our water repellent Eco Finish. Applied to the surface of your VAUDE product, it causes rainwater to simply bead up on the surface – without the use of environmentally-harmful fluorocarbons (PFC). Eco Finish protects you from the rain and helps keep nature clean. Find out more about Eco Finish.

Eco Finish
Material overview Main fabric: 100% Polyamide; 210 D HT Maxi Ripstop Polyurethane coated; Second fabric - Face: 100% Polyamide; 70 D Ripstop Silicone Polyurethane coated.


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