The Best Ventilated Backpack - Grivel Gamba

The Grivel Gamba 30 backpack was recently featured in the 2013 Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide. Praised for having the “best ventilation,” the Gamba was labeled as being the “antidote for sweaty back syndrome.” They also expounded on the fact that the Gamba was “perfect for intense day-hikes” and it “received high marks for comfort and stability.”

As a hybrid backpack, the Grivel Gamba 30 is made for mountaineering, climbing, and skiing. Its main compartment opens wide with a zippered panel flap in a way that it still makes it a top loading pack. The additional top and front zippered compartments help keep specific gear consolidated and organized.

Carrying a hydration bladder, ice axes, skis, poles, and water bottles with the Gamba is a breeze with their respective built-in components. The bungee netting and compression straps reduce the volume of the pack when it isn’t filled to the brim while adjustment straps on the shoulders and hips provide the perfect fit.

The sturdy Air Tech back panel makes this pack not only light but also highly breathable as it creates a tunnel for air to pass between the pack and back. The Grivel Gamba is made of lightweight Eco Fabric from 100% recycled materials, i.e., PET bottles and fiber products.

Weight: 1180 grams/41.6 oz
Volume: 30 liters/1830 cu in
Fabric: Heavy Duty Eco Fabric
Suspension System: Ventilated Air Tech
Attachments: Skis, ice axes, trekking poles.
MSRP: $139.95

The Grivel 3F Quick Easy Draw is available at your local Grivel dealer and on LibertyMountainClimbing.com.

More About Grivel
Grivel’s goal is to make life easier for climbers and alpinists; this is what they do and have done for nearly 200 years. Grivel has produced alpinism equipment since 1818. At the foot of the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc, Grivel is considered to be one of the world’s best brand names in mountaineering equipment. They are the world leader in the production of crampons and among the leaders of ice axe producers too.

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