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Zerum 48+ LW Backpack - Lightweight trekking backpack

Feel lighter, go farther, see more/ Trekking with Weight Watchers/ Minimum Load

VAUDE has really slimmed down the "Big Three" (backpack, sleeping system and tent) for trekkers. For the Summer 2017 Season, Europe’s sustainable outdoor outfitter is presenting the Zerum, a midsized trekking backpack with a minimal weight (1180g) and environmentally friendly materials – a tenable solution for both people and nature.

Specialized weight tuning is required for longer treks. After all, you’re carrying all of your gear for days on end on your own shoulders and every gram counts. So it makes sense to pare down to the essentials, especially when choosing a backpack. With the new lightweight model Zerum you can feel lighter, go farther and see more on hikes or long pilgrimages. This extremely lightweight, medium volume trekking pack for long tours weighs about half a kilo less than comparable models. VAUDE offers Zerum in three sizes with 38, 48+ and 58+ liters volume. The 38 LW model has a simple folding lid and is a great choice for women or people with shorter back lengths and gear-minimalists.

The pack is made of lightweight, siliconized 70D ripstop material and rugged 200D nylon materials at the bottom and sides. Weight was also trimmed with thinner buckles and straps. VAUDE optimized the weight of its classic Tergolight suspension system in some places even more. It can be individually adjusted to torso length for effective load transfer and comfort.

The height-adjustable lid offers storage space for things that need to be easily accessible and is completely detachable. Underneath there’s a cover that can be used to compressed the main compartment; it can also be fully closed when the detachable storage lid – which can be used separately as a hip bag – is removed. Lateral straps and the user-friendly packsack enable large-scale compression of the main compartment. Wet items such as a raincoat or rainfly can be stored in the front compartment with a breathable mesh insert where moisture can evaporate. A water bottle or hat can be quickly accessed from the side large-volume stretch mesh pockets without having to take the pack off. A versatile, rugged drawcord serves for attachment of poles and additional gear.

The Zerum also has a minimal impact in terms of its environmental balance and shows this off with the VAUDE Green Shape guarantee. To protect the environment, the textile primary materials were produced with resource-conserving and environmentally friendly manufacturing in accordance with the stringent bluesign® standard. With the PFC-free Ecofinish impregnation, the siliconized material has water-repellent properties. A rain cover is available separately, which also features the fluorocarbon-free Ecofinish.

As an essential component of the "Big Three", this touring backpack, combined with a lightweight VAUDE tent and sleeping system, is ideal for lightweight trekking and backpacking tours.

Product Details  Weight
Zerum 38 LW
860 g
Zerum 48+ LW
1180 g
Zerum 35+ LW
1390 g
Color: foggy blue, iron   
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