Slimjim (previously Youth Fit)
It is very important to ensure your participants have a rucksack that fits correctly. An ill-fitting rucksack can not only ruin a student’s expedition, it can be damaging to their health. With some DofE students starting as young as Year 9, it is now possible to get some very small participants entering, and finding the right size rucksack is more important than ever.
All Endurance rucksacks (the Mission and the Quest) have a Slimjim sizing option, denoted using the model name 65 ‘S’. Slimjim means the rucksack has been designed with small teenagers in mind; most short-back rucksacks are designed for small adults, not small teenagers. This makes the Slimjim short back system the smallest in the market, with the hip belt able to contract to just 21 inches.