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Klättermusen Brimer 24L Backpack | Review

A super tough pack with the versatility to serve all kinds of outdoor adventures

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.

Photo: Chris Johnson

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.

Photo: Chris Johnson
Photo: Chris Johnson
Photo: Chris Johnson

Pockets include one zipped one on the top flap and two large side pockets that, from what we’ve seen, will fit most one-person tents and basically all types of sleeping mats. These are made from the same durable material as the rest of the pack and have a drawcord closure. 

The volume of the pack can be adjusted via a compression bungee across the front. This also doubles as a place to quickly store, say, a down jacket or even a sleeping mat. Daisy chains then line the front of the pack and are featured across the harness as well, leaving places to attach Klättermusen’s accessories or to hang extra gear. 

Tester’s Verdict

Will Renwick, editor of Outdoors Magic

“This is a lovely pack which, for me, is the perfect size, offering just the right amount of room for summer weekend wild camps. It’ll easily accommodate my Nordisk Telemark 2 tent, down sleeping bag, Primus Lite+ stove, Therm-a-rest sleeping mat, insulated jacket and waterproof shell and then enough food and water for a day or two. But then on top of that, it makes for a great daypack too – whether that’s for summer or winter. 

Photo: Chris Johnson

“The carrying comfort is excellent, even with a heavy load. I like how easy it is to tweak the fit as well. OK, there’s not too much padding on the shoulder straps but their wide and flat surface area compensate for that. 

“I don’t mind stretch mesh pockets on my bags, but I know people do tend to complain that they’re usually too flimsy and end up breaking. You’re not going to have any problems with the durability of the side pockets here. They’re virtually bombproof – perfect, I found, for stashing trekking poles inside. They’d also be great for crampons, come winter. “

Photo: Chris Johnson

Klättermusen Brimer 24L

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