Why We Chose It: Very hardwearing, eco-friendly, great adaptability
Pack design really doesn’t get much better than this. Granted, it’s an expensive product, but in fairness, the Klättermusen Brimer does boast some excellent materials and impressive design details. We wouldn’t really expect anything less from the Swedish brand either. Over the last few years we’ve tested a bunch of their items including the Allgron jacket, the Liv down jacket and their Gere walking trousers and each one has had an aspect or two that really elevates them above the crowd.
Who Is The Klättermusen Brimer 24L For?
At 24L the unisex Brimer’s best application would be for day hiking. We found it can serve as a backpacking backpack too, though you’ll need to be a minimalist with your packing and/or have some compact camping gear. That being said, there is also the option to grow the pack by adding on one or some of Klättermusen’s optional extras which can all be handily integrated with the Brimer. With bottle holders, extra pockets and more, you can basically double its capacity.
Considering the durability and feature set we could also see this coming in handy for climbers, mountaineers and ski tourers.
This is made from seriously tough stuff. The main fabric is a 210D recycled polyamide with a coating on the outside and laminate on the inside. Then there’s a reinforced base that uses a blend of polyamide, polyester and Kevlar – the material used in bulletproof vests. It’s not a waterproof pack as the seams aren’t sealed, but it’ll certainly be capable of seeing off all but the heaviest or most prolonged of downpours.
“This is a lovely pack which, for me, is the perfect size.”
Considering that durability, it’s impressive just how light the Brimer is as well, coming in just under 1kg. OK it’s not the lightest pack out there, but there are plenty of packs that are heavier and less durable.
The Brimer has a lightweight partially external aluminium frame and its possible to slide the pack panel up and down this for length adjustment. The padding is minimal but we’d say it’s adequate and the load management is impressive, largely thanks to the supportive lumbar pad and the pivot system which helps the pack move with your hips and shoulders.