Carrying Systems

Tasmanian Tiger has the required backpack for every use and every type of back. The type of carrying system a user requires should play a central role in their pack selection. The carrying system needs to be a good match both to the specific load requirements and especially to the person carrying it. Our backpacks provide a variety of practical attachment possibilities.


The X1 System was developed specifically for bulky, heavy loads. Our packs that are designed for large loads, to be carried over long distances and for longer duration hikes feature the X-1 technology. The X-1 System works based on a system that stabilizes and redistributes the pack weight:

Two ergonomically shaped, crossed aluminum bars in frame channels (1) transfer part of the carrying load laterally to the specially padded hip strap (2) transferring the load from the back to the hips. The anatomically positioned, ultra-comfortable hip strap consists of a multi-layered hip fin with a reinforcement panel in PE. The deflected belt strap (3) makes it easier to tighten and set in position. A rubberized lumbar pad (4) between the hip fins prevents the backpack from slipping. A short, anatomically shaped aluminum rod (5) behind it guarantees the optimum fit. The back padding (6) above it is ultra-concave in shape, sewn into chambers for better ventilation, and rests perfectly against the back with its generous technical padding. The load control straps (7) can be partially attached in two different positions for optimum setting. Soft, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps (8) with height adjustment (9) increase the level of comfort. The lid is height adjustable (10).


Size-adjustable carrying system for medium to heavy loads. The V2 System is designed for versatility and is featured in our medium sized bags where loads are likely to vary between moderate to heavy. The design of the V-2 Carrying system allows for easy adjustment to maximize ergonomic benefits based on the load size.

Two aluminum bars (1) forming an inverted “V“ plus two short fiberglass reinforced bars for additional support form the central static unit. The two fiberglass reinforced bars (2) lead from the inner aluminum frame channels laterally into the hip wings (3). The dimensions and arrangement of these reinforced bars result in an excellent combination of efficient load transmission and system flexibility. Three-part ergonomically shaped hip strap consists of a central lumbar pad with a rubberized insert (4) to prevent the backpack from slipping, and two conically shaped hip wings. Several layers of comfortable padding are reinforced with a PE panel and can easily be tightened using a deflected belt strap. (5) The technical back padding (6) consists of a number of chambers, and is conically shaped to ensure the optimum position and contact with the backpack. The load control straps (7) and the ergonomically shaped shoulder straps (8) can be attached in different positions for optimum adjustment. The lid is also height-adjustable (9).


Size-adjustable carrying system for medium to heavy loads. The V2 Plus Carrying System has a high contact point on the back panel that offers a tremendous range when adjusting the back length. Backpacks with this system also have a detachable hip strap, which means they can also be carried with fully-packed plate carriers and chest rigs – the broad, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps make sure they are still comfortable to wear. The detachable hip strap can also be worn separately as a "warrior belt".

Two V-shaped aluminum rods (1) guide the load directly into the reinforced hip strap. The three-part ergonomically shaped hip strap consists of a lumbar pad with a rubberized insert (2) to prevent the backpack from slipping, and two conically shaped hip wings (3). They have several layers of padding and are reinforced with a PE plate. The hip strap is easy to tighten using the deflected belt strap (4). The back padding (5) is concave and sewn into chambers to provide optimal ventilation. The height of the wide, ergonomically shaped shoulder straps is adjustable (6), and together with the load control straps (7)ensure a close, firm fit of the backpack. The hook-and-loop attached lumbar padding can be removed when required, in which case the system‘s aluminum rods – which are normally secured in the hip strap – are secured in band flaps. This makes it even easier to pull the rods out from the bottom when required.


Perfect ventilation and extremely light weight. The X Vent Zero Plus Carrying System combines excellent ventilation and a lightweight construction with adjustable fitting options.

Two fiberglass rods are attached in an X-shape (1) to the back of the pack and provide, together with the integrated hip belt, the supporting structure of the pack (2).Two additional fiberglass rods (3) transfer the load to the anatomically shaped, ventilated hip belt (4). The open space created by the supporting structure (5) results in an extremely large ventilation zone. The system allows for the tension of the X-shaped fiberglass rods to be adjusted (6), which varies the distance of the load to the back – changing also the center of gravity of the load.