The Ridge is very simple, durable and lightweight rucksack with a Single-Tube storage compartment and a fully adjustable back system. The Single-Tube storage means it has no front or base entry zip points, which encourages students to load the rucksack properly. The rucksack is only available in one-size-fits-all ‘Slimjim‘ sizing – the hip belt system contracts to just 21 inches to cater for everyone from adults to the smallest students.
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Why buy Endurance?
Ridge Key Features
NEW – our simplest and lowest priced expedition rucksack ever, but built using the same durable and high quality materials
One-size-fits-all Slimjim fit – waistbelt contracts to just 21″, making it suitable for all your participants, from adults to the smallest teenagers
We believe this is the most durable 65L expedition rucksack on the market at this price point
Webbing chest strap attachment which eliminates the possibility of the strap becoming detached during use
REMOVED – We’ve taken some features off to keep the cost right down, such as side pockets, hip belt pockets, inbuilt raincover, etc.
Fully self-adjustable back and waist system for comfortable fit and improved load distribution
Vertical roll mat system prevents the roll mat extending either side of the rucksack, reducing the possibility of catching on styles, etc.
Innovative close fit hip belt with forward pulling adjustment straps, to ensure maximum support
Inbuilt whistle for increased safety
Base load straps ideal for carrying roll mats
Endurance rucksacks are built with students and expedition leaders in mind. The focus is on simplicity – simple for the students to use, and simple for you back at the kit-store.
KEY ENDURANCE FEATURE
An ill-fitting rucksack can not only take the joy out of an expedition for the student, it can also be damaging to their health. With some DofE students starting as early as Year 9, it is possible to get some very small participants requiring a good rucksack. Endurance rucksacks are the only rucksacks in the market that are designed with smaller children in mind – the waist belt on the Ridge can contract to just 21 inches. We call this Slimjim size. It is a one-size-fits-all sizing, offering maximum flexibility for your group.
“These are very adjustable which is ideal for younger and smaller DofE participants. We’ve tried them and the reports are that they’re very comfortable. The padding is excellent, and the capacity is ideal for Bronze and Silver. At this price, they’re an excellent product. I’d recommend them without reservation.“
DARREN AINSWORTH, 230 SQUADRON RAF AIR CADETS
Endurance rucksack comparison
|Price Range||£61.00 – £71.00||£54.00 – £64.00||£44.00|
|Sizes available (litres)||75, 65, 65 Slimjim||75, 65, 65 Slimjim||65 Slimjim only|
|Slimjim (down to 21″ waist)||✓||✓||✓|
|Fully adjustable back system||✓||✓||✓|
|Durable 600 D fabrics||✓||✓||✓|
|Durable PVC base||✓||✓||✓|
|Hip belt pockets||✓||✓|
|ID card labelling pouch||✓||✓|
|Base compartment entry||✓|
|Front opening entry panel||✓|