1. Vardo gridTECH 75L Backpack

Vardo gridTECH 75L Backpack

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Vardo gridTECH 75L Backpack is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 16.
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For superior comfort on your next multiday hiking adventure, grab our premium Vardo Pack. Featuring an ergonomic harness for comfort over long carrying distances, and durably tough fabric, this 75 litre high performer will carry well while handling anything nature throws at it. And when you reach your destination, break out the removable lid for exploring side trails.

L 97cm x W 40cm x D 32cm

Main: 420D gridTECH™ Ripstop Nylon with Cordura™ W/R
Harness: Airmesh
Lining: 210D Nylon Ladder W/R


When selecting the size options for this 75L pack, what you're choosing is the hip-belt & shoulder strap size. Please ensure the C3 is configured correctly for you. If you are still unsure, please visit one of our stores to be fitted properly.

  • Adjustable, ergonomically fitted C3 ADAPT harness – the ultimate in long distance carrying comfort
  • Highly durable gridTECH fabric – designed to last over your rugged journeys
  • Removable lid – you can use it as a daypack or for side trails
  • Toggles for your hiking poles and compression straps to stabilise your load
  • Adjustable sternum strap with multiple height positions
  • Daisy chains – multiple attachment points for fixing things to externally
  • Easily accessible hip belt pockets – and two large side pockets to fit your water bottles
  • Reinforced seams – giving your pack more weather resistance
  • Reliable YKK zips – you can trust their durability
  • Compatible with your hydration bladder – up to two litres (sold separately)

Questions & Answers

How water resistant is the pack?

Asked by: James T
The main & secondary fabric used has a water repellent film applied to it which is up to 10k, however the overall bag is not seam sealed so water can still get inside. As such we do recommend either a bag liner, or a pack cover if you are expecting it to be wet.
Answered by: Kathmandu team
Date published: 2021-01-15

I have a Vardo Gridtech v1. First time used, having owned for some years. Where is the outlet from within the pack to the outside for the Hydrapak delivery tube Any other tips for storing things etc with the many straps etc Thank You

Asked by: Squcha
The older v1 model does not have outlet hole for the hydration bladder hose. The v1 model has a hook and elastic pocket inside the pack which is compatible with a 3l bladder.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-09-30

Is it waterproof?

Asked by: Boothy
No this pack is not waterproof
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 6
Date published: 2020-09-14

Hi there, can this fit a smaller daypack on the front of the pack?

Asked by: MB88
This pack isn't designed to fit a small day-pack on the front.
Answered by: Kathmandu Team 5
Date published: 2020-05-04
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Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Strap broke while tramping One of the shoulder straps broke in the middle of a multi day tramp. For the money you pay for this, it is completely unexpected. Look elsewhere.
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I brought this pack for a multi day hike. I was very disappointed with the pack. It was very uncomfortable. The straps are hard and offer no cushioning. I ended up having a bruised lower back after two days, I used a thick woolen vest for padding for the following 3 days. This solved the problem.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size. Love how the lid turns into its own back pack. Great support.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack for the Overland Track I recently purchased this pack after staff recommended it to me for the Overland Track in Tasmania. All I can say is: "It was great!". The pack was both comfortable and durable and still looks brand new despite the harsh conditions on the hike. (Hiked - Nov 2019)
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great choice It is extremely comfy and great room for all the travel needs
Date published: 2019-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Expected better I bought this pack on line at a sale price so I was happy with the price but I have had problems with pack specially over multi day hikes. There are certain aspects of the pack which are good but other aspects which I’m not happy about. It can’t handle a heavy load in that it squeaks as you move which I think is the material rubbing on the support strips and which is really annoying. The shoulder adjustment straps continually slip and as a another reviewer said your shoulders begin to hurt at the end of the day. You also have to keep a eye on the the side pockets because if you don’t have your items secured properly in the Pocket and the strap properly positioned things will pop out specially when you take the pack off or put it on. Ultimately I’m disappointed with it and looking to sell it.
Date published: 2019-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Backpack ! Very useful, comfortable, and can become very compact when the little bag became stacked behind the big one ! Thanks for efficiency from Kim, Lucy & Ying, from the Melbourne Emporium Store !
Date published: 2018-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable, Comfortable and Roomy! I have worked with Kathmandu for a year now, and purchased this pack for my hiking set up. This was a great choice!! I have not been disappointed. This pack has been on quite a few multi-day hikes in Australia and New Zealand now. It easily had enough room for all my gear during 3-5 night treks. The harness is weight bearing and left me without a single blister, super comfortable. Dragged through thick bush, thrown from ledges, this pack took a beating and hasn't got a single hole! I used the removable daypack almost every day, carrying my first aid kit, water and food anytime I left camp. I would highly recommend this pack to anyone putting together a hiking kit.
Date published: 2018-07-14
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