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Savotta Hatka 12L Backpack

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Savotta Hatka 12L Day Pack

A small and simple looking yet surprisingly multifunctional daypack. Suitable and adaptable for a wide range of uses. At first glance the Hatka 12L may look like just a roll-top bag with shoulder straps, but there is actually a lot going on when you take a closer look. This design was conceived as a part of a special military load carrying system, which needed a small daypack that could easily be attached to a larger backpack.

On the outside you have four PALS webbing rows. These can be used to attach pouches, bungee cords and buckles for quickly attaching/detaching the Hatka to a larger backpack. The 4 webbing loops on the bottom can be used for elastic cords, allowing you to carry stuff beneath the pack. 2 long internal compartments are there to organise smaller stuff, and the D-ring offers a point for securing small valuables. The large external compartment against your back is big enough for a hydration reservoir or tarp.

The simple 25mm webbing shoulder straps are attached to D-rings and completely removable, and thus also replaceable with padded ones if you so prefer. These can also be setup as a single diagonal shoulder strap. These are designed as lightweight, packable, and easy to stow away for the purpose of attaching the Hatka onto larger packs.

Clip and strap it on a larger pack for use as a ”grab and go” daypack. This can be done by stuffing it under the lid or by using pack straps. The really awesome way is to attach the Hatka to the side compression or lid straps by using G-hooks or PALS-mounted SR buckles. When needed you can add a lot of gear to the outside of this otherwise quite small pack. The PALS webbing allows you to attach pouches, but it (and the 4 webbing loops on the bottom) can also be used to thread bungee cords to carry rainwear, tarps etc.

As the Hatka is in many ways a spiritual successor of the venerable 202 daypack, it too features very rudimentary shoulder straps. This cuts down weight and bulk which is great when carrying it strapped to a larger pack. If needed, you can easily replace these with more advanced padded options.

”Hatka” is a peculiar Finnish word, it is used solely in the phrase ”ottaa hatkat” which means ”to escape” or ”to sort of hastily take your leave”. The Hatka Backpack was conceived whilst prototyping small, quick-detachable escape-and-evade sort of survival packs for a military project, so you now you know how this peculiar name makes perfect sense.

PLEASE NOTE: Large Jaakari backpack NOT included.
  • Capacity approx. 12 litres
  • Quick and secure rolltop closure with SR buckle
  • Simple, detachable low profile 25mm shoulder straps
  • PALS webbing on the outside
  • Loop for identifiers and patches on the outside
  • Four webbing loops on the bottom
  • 1 large external back compartment
  • 2 long internal compartments
  • D-ring attachment point on the inside
  • 5 year material and workmanship warranty 

Instructions & Tips

How to quick-attach the Hatka 12L to the Jääkäri M, L or XL
The Hatka 12L was conceived as a part of a special military load carrying system, which needed a small daypack that could easily be attached to a larger backpack. One really awesome way to do this is to attach the Hatka to the side compression straps using PALS-mounted SR buckles and 2M WB SR PALS-mount female buckles (available separately; you need 4).

Savotta packs are made with ITW Classic or 2M WB series side-release (SR) buckles. For this quick-attach trick it is recommended using 2M WB SR PALS-mount female buckles. You will need 4 of these to securely attach the Hatka 12L to the back of your Jääkäri Medium, Jaakari Large (shown in video) or Jaakari XL.

Note: The ITW Classic and 2M WB series side-release buckles ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with ITW GT (GhillieTEX) series side-release buckles! So even if a ITW GT QASM looks like a 2M WB SR PALS-mount buckle these are not cross-compatible. If you want to use ITW GTSR buckles you need to swap out the buckles on your main packs side compression straps too to make this work.
  • Weight: 480g
  • Capacity: 12 Litres
  • Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 15cm (W x L x D)
  • Main Material: 500D Cordura (100% polyamide)
  • Webbing: 100% polyester
  • Colour Options: Black, Brown, Green, Multicam or Multicam Tropic
Other Information
How to Quick Attach the Hatka 12L to Jaakari M, L or XL


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