Hatka 12L
Hatka 12L
Hatka 12L
Hatka 12L
Hatka 12L
Hatka 12L

Hatka 12L

Regular price €89,90
Regular price Sale price €89,90
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A small and simple looking yet surprisingly multifunctional daypack. Suitable and adaptable for a wide range of uses.


Main features

  • <ul>
    <li>Capacity approx. 12 litres</li>
    <li>Quick and secure rolltop closure with SR buckle</li>
    <li>Simple, detachable low profile 25 mm shoulder straps</li>
    <li>PALS webbing on the outside</li>
    <li>Loop for identifiers and patches on the outside</li>
    <li>Four webbing loops on the bottom</li>
    <li>One large external back compartment</li>
    <li>Two long internal compartments</li>
    <li>D-ring attachment point on the inside</li>
    <li>All colour options offer good NIR performance <a href="https://www.savotta.fi/pages/infrared-reflectance-and-savotta-gear" class="s2link"> (read more)</a></li>
    <li>5 year material and workmanship warranty <a href="https://www.savotta.fi/pages/warranty-and-claims" class="s2link"> (read more)</a></li>
    <li>Made in Finland/Estonia/Poland <a href="https://www.savotta.fi/pages/made-by-savotta" class="s2link">(read more)</a></li>

Tecnical specs

Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 25 x 40 x 15 cm (W x L x D)
Main material: 500D Cordura (100% polyamide)
Webbing: 100% polyester


  • <p>At first glance the Hatka 12L may look like just a roll-top bag with shoulder straps, but there is actually a lot going on when you take a closer look. This design was conceived as a part of a special military load carrying system, which needed a small daypack that could easily be attached to a larger backpack.</p><br>

    <p>On the outside you have four PALS webbing rows. These can be used to attach pouches, bungee cords and buckles for quickly attaching/detaching the Hatka to a larger backpack. The four webbing loops on the bottom can be used for elastic cords, allowing you to carry stuff beneath the pack.</p><br>

    <p>Two long internal compartments are there to organize smaller stuff, and the D-ring offers a point for securing small valuables. The large external compartment against your back is big enough for a hydration reservoir or tarp.</p><br>

    <p>The simple 25 mm webbing shoulder straps are attached to D-rings and completely removable, and thus also replaceable with padded ones if you so prefer. These can also be setup as a single diagonal shoulder strap. These are designed as lightweight, packable, and easy to stow away for the purpose of attaching the Hatka onto larger packs.</p><br>

    <h3>Tricks and modularity</h3><br>

    <p>Clip and strap it on a larger pack for use as a ”grab and go” daypack. This can be done by stuffing it under the lid or by using pack straps. The really awesome way is to attach the Hatka to the side compression or lid straps by using <a href="https://www.savotta.fi/products/savotta-g-hook" class="s2link">G-hooks </a> or
    <a href="https://www.savotta.fi/products/2m-wb-sr-pals-mount-25-mm-female" class="s2link">PALS-mounted SR buckles</a></li>. Attachment buckles ARE NOT INCLUDED with the pack.</p> <br>

    <p>When needed you can add a lot of gear to the outside of this otherwise quite small pack. The PALS webbing allows you to attach pouches, but it (and the four webbing loops on the bottom) can also be used to thread bungee cords to carry rainwear, tarps etc.</p><br>

    <p>As the Hatka is in many ways a spiritual successor of the venerable 202 daypack, it too features very rudimentary shoulder straps. This cuts down weight and bulk which is great when carrying it strapped to a larger pack. If needed, you can easily replace these with more advanced padded options.</p><br>

    <p>Although there are not too many compartments going on you can still make great use of these when packing smartly. The main compartment is of course where you stuff your big things, the two small internal compartments can fit all sorts of small stuff and even water bottles. The D-ring can be used to clip-on or tie small valuable securely in place. The external compartment against your back can be used to carry a closed cell foam pad as a framesheet, or to carry a tarp or hydration bladder.</p><br>

    <h3>Learn Finnish with Savotta</h3><br>

    <p>”Hatka” is a peculiar Finnish word, it is used solely in the phrase ”ottaa hatkat” which means ”to escape” or ”to sort of hastily take your leave”. The Hatka pack was conceived whilst prototyping small, quick-detachable escape-and-evade sort of survival packs for a military project, so you now you know how this peculiar name makes perfect sense.</p>

Instructions and tips

How to quick-attach the Hatka 12L to the Jääkäri ML or XL

The Hatka 12L was conceived as a part of a special military load carrying system, which needed a small daypack that could easily be attached to a larger backpack. One really awesome way to do this is to attach the Hatka to the side compression straps using PALS-mounted SR buckles.

Our packs are made with ITW Classic or 2M WB series side-release (SR) buckles. For this quick-attach trick we recommend using 2M WB SR PALS-mount female buckles (as shown here, and yes we sell these). You will need four of these to securely attach the Hatka 12L to the back of your Jääkäri ML (shown here) or XL.

Note that ITW Classic and 2M WB series side-release buckles ARE NOT COMPATIBLE with ITW GT (GhillieTEX) series side-release buckles! So even if a ITW GT QASM looks like a 2M WB SR PALS-mount buckle these are not cross-compatible. If you want to use ITW GTSR buckles you need to swap out the buckles on your main packs side compression straps too to make this work.

How to use Elastic cord kit

Think, plan, measure, cut, burn, thread and tie! Easy as that. Elastic cord attachment thingies are simple, affordable modifications you can do to almost any piece of load carrying gear.

How to use PALS. The video shows Jääkäri L and Side pouch 6L