OUTDOOR Friedrichshafen


Dry back & freedom of movement

Award   GOLD WINNER 2018
Category   Backpacks / Bags / Travel luggage
Company   SALEWA

Mountaineering is strenuous. Carrying a pack means you sweat lots at your back. The APEX WALL keeps your back dry. This is made possible by the carrying system with reduced contact area & 3D air channels for greater breathability & enhanced air circulation to reduce temperature at the back. This rolltop pack is designed for modern mountaineering & technical mixed climbing. Its functional design with Split Shoulderstraps provides freedom of movement & barycentric control when climbing. Its strong & light RobicĀ® fabrics are durable & reliable. This pack is engineered to make everything simpler. E.g. rapid access, including to your rope with single-handed attachment via magnetic buckle.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Choice of materials
  • Design
  • Weight/ pack size

Jury Statement

We liked the Apex Wall the moment we saw it. Its ventilated carry system with its enhanced air circulation and reduced contact points is exceptional, as is the optimal tapered design for load distribution. The overall attention to detail is outstanding.