The new Karrimor SF Modi 15 is the absolute ultimate in small backpacks!
This latest product to join the Karrimor SF stable takes all of the innovative design elements of their ‘Thor 40’ model – originally designed for the Danish military – and uses them to create a compact, versatile and powerful 15 litre daypack.
The durable water repellent material of the Modi 15 has been laser cut to create molle compatible panels on the rear and sides of the pack; saving the weight of adding standardised molle webbing but still giving the user the opportunity to ‘clip-on’ accessories and equipment. To add an additional layer of durability and protection, Karrimor SF manufacture a range of rain covers which fit the Modi and some of the other rucksacks in their range (available through the Karrimor SF website)
As usual, the carrying system of the Modi 15 has been designed to the same high standard as the larger Karrimor SF packs with padded ‘s-shaped’ shoulder harnesses, a padded waist belt, a load stabilising and a ‘grab handle’.
The storage capacity of the Modi 15 has been well thought out and designed.
Externally, there’s a zipped lid compartment for storing those ‘must access quickly’ items and ‘stuff-pockets’ for stuffing stuff in (I use mine for paracord, a lightweight poncho and a small umbrella secured to the pack with a carabiner).
Internally, the storage capacity of the Modi 15 is absolutely phenomenal for a 15 litre daypack thanks to the innovative design features of the larger Thor 40 and Odin 75 in the same product range. The clamshell opening mechanism, a zipped opening using high quality YKK zippers, gives entry to the full interior of the pack making it easy to use the entire storage capacity in the most effective way whilst giving immediate access to everything inside. A padded laptop pouch with restraining tabs and the internal organiser with pockets for phones, pens and other accessories makes utilising the storage capacity of the Modi 15 even simpler.
The Modi 15 would suit many applications; as a small pack for a day in the city or office, as a realistically sized daypack for a day in the wilderness carrying just a set of waterproofs, lunch and a drink, a carry-on travel bag, or even as a small backpack for an ‘essentials only’ overnight camp.
One really interesting potential use of the Modi 15 is as a ‘go-bag’ or emergency bag. The Modi lends itself well to carrying just enough equipment to sustain life in a survival or emergency situation whilst being small enough not to be to cumbersome or cause storage challenges, benefits which will no doubt make it a useful tool for military, emergency services and third sector ‘aid’ organisations.
You can order your Karrimor Modi 15 through the PRI website here