Skandika Rucksack & Sleeping Bag - A Review

Whenever I've been on trekking and with my wish to climb some Himalayan mountain, 2 essential things incl a voluminous ruck-sack and a warm & cozy sleeping bag. When I found these in Skandika, I had to get them!

The rucksack is a 65+10 lit one. Made of nylon, this is very sturdy and is completely waterproof and tear proof. When you say tear proof, it does get torn if a sharp object is used on it, but it will not continue tearing! The size is pretty big that can carry a lot of things.

Here are some of the advantages - the entire front section has a huge zipper all around. This makes putting in, or taking out things easier without having to put in the head through the tunnel like bag! The zipper section has a flap like cover on it that prevents drizzle or dust from getting in. To add to the security, there are 2 plastic clamp buckles on either sides to prevent accidental opening. The whole length of the bag is in 2 sections, 3/4th and lower 1/4th is separate with a separate zipper to open it. This zipper too has a flap closure to prevent water seepage and 2 buckles. This whole main section has a dual layer draw string top closure with a pouch atop.
The +10 lit part is actually the detachable top closure section. This part can be detached and used separately as a fanny bag! There's a section which conceals the waist belt with clamp buckles. This section has 1 outer and 2 inner zippered compartments. This is attached to the main bag using velcro and button on the back and 2 buckles on the front.
The backstrap and waist straps are very very very cushioned and the weight of the bag is equally distributed between the shoulder and waist which makes the weight easy to carry! The backstrap's placement along the height of the bag can be adjusted. There's a side elastic waterbottle holder. A tiny zipper on the base opens up the neon, waterproof bag with drawstring and reflective print on it. 
An important feature, the chest strap has an emergency whistle embedded to the clamp buckle. Its an excellent feature considering that its a rucksack, mostly carried on a trek! Another important feature are 2 'sticks' in a tubular compartment in the back, inside! These tubular compartments are closed with velcro. These sticks are removable that makes the bag fold-able or rigid! At 2.3kg it isn't very heavy. 
Another important trekking product I got from them was the Sleeping Bag. The whole is made of Polyster incl the lining and the filling is microfiber. The weight is just 1.4kg which makes carrying it any terrain, easy! It's  comfortable temperature range 15 deg to 5 deg C and the extreme it can handle is -10 deg C. Since I'm not planning any treks in snowy regions as of now, this one is pretty good for me to suit the temperate and tropical climates!

The bright red color and pirate print looks perfect! It has the mummy shape which is cozy on cold outdoor conditions. Since the whole thing is polyester it keep the water & moisture out and dries quickly too. Along the hood edges is draw string which completely covers the forehead, ears and almost everything except mouth and nose which is perfectly cozy!!!

P.S: The products were gifted by the brand for review purposehowever the opinions are my own and this post does not to advertise the product/service.

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

15 comments:

  1. Looks like a perfect travel accessory!

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  2. It seems to be a must have for travelers. I can't imagine someone going on a trek without the items and benefits that come with the bag. Is the price affordable?

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  3. Yes, this is great for mountain climbing and really handy for trekking. The all purpose rucksack is vital for people who loved to explore the mountains and other places that makes them satisfy.

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  5. When you're going camping or trekking it's important to have all the essentials that you need and it's easier to carry them in one bag. The rucksack looks great and reliable too!

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  6. Wow! This is so good.. I'd love to go camping with this everything in one bag!

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  7. These bags seems very big and perfect for travel purpose.I do use similar kinda bag for my travel as well.

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  8. This looks like an excellent item for those fond of camping. Having a fanny pack is also very important for those essential things you need on hand at any time. The sleeping bag looks so snug and comfy.

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  9. Oh, this rucksack is so useful! But everyone must remember to take it out to clean and air after use! I had an experience when I forgot to do so and the rucksack smelled badly after that!

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  10. This is something I need when I go on overnight hikes. It's handy and its functional.

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  11. The traveling bag looks awesome! It really makes movement while traveling a whole lot easier. The sleeping bag looks adorable, too. :-)

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  12. This is such an amazing product!!! It's really useful for people who loves to camp in the nature. They both can be so compact as well! WOW...

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  13. Is this a 25 or 30L bag? Im planning yo buy one for me as I travel a lot now

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  14. I love how smart this bag is! An all in one thing that you wouldn't hesitate of owning much more if you love to go out camping and the like. Less hassle as no need for you to bring tents.

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  15. Looks like you are getting ready for your summer backpacker trip. The back pack look durable and roomy. Can't wait to ready more about your travel post.

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