A gateway pack! The Breakout has been in our range for almost thirty years, and it is here that most of WE users develop a lifelong addiction to the extraordinary comfort of our Synchro-FORM Hi-Load harness system. This pack incorporates our original, efficient, zip-free back pocket, our wide-mouth throat, high-cut bag with heavy-duty draw cord closure, features frequently copied these days. Our strong, quick-change, dual-back-length system is unique and fitted to all bag sizes. It provides for growth in young users, and solves the problem of passing down, or sharing, a pack between siblings. This is a perfect first backpack for young people beginning a life of outdoor adventure, or for adult users chasing simplicity and load-carrying comfort.
||XS / S
||S / M
|Back Sizes (mm)
|Bag Capacities (ltr)
|Pack Weights (kg)
||Heavy-duty cotton-polyester canvas
||1000d nylon Kodra, PU coated
|Internal Frame System
||High-tensile, aluminium, asymmetric cross
||3-D contoured Synchro-FORM with interchangeable insert plates
||Synchro-FORM Hi-Load with 3-D multi-laminated pads
|Harness Face Fabric
||Tough, soft, 640d spun polyester
About the Breakout
The BREAKOUT is a rugged, simple pack for use by anyone - individuals, family groups, schools, outdoor clubs, youth organisations and hire equipment businesses. It is specifically designed for reliability, good wet-weather performance, minimum maintenance, and therefore the benefit of lifetime economy.
There are Breakouts packs out there nearing the end of their second decade of continuous use with outdoor education units. We have included our sophisticated Synchro-FORM harness system on recent Breakout packs. This premium, unique harness system has benefits that are particularly relevant in the shared use, institutional equipment arena. Besides the advantage that the hip level of this system automatically adapts to any hip shape, it is by design particularly durable and, unlike any other hip harness on the market, its components are easily removed from the pack bag and simple to repair if accidentally damaged. For example, the hip pad laminated foam inserts can be removed from their 3D shells with the need to unpick a single stitch!
By cutting the canvas bag rim higher than usual and finishing it with a simple, strong, eyelet-free drawcord system we have avoided the durability problems typical of lightweight throats. The bag capacity has been increased a little and, to the top cover, we've added a convenient 'camera pocket'. On the back of the pack, each side of the simple, zip-free, more-waterproof-than-any-other back pocket we've provided webbing loops so, if you like, shockcord lacing can be fitted.
Options and Accessories
If you require hip pads with a longer reach, size Large pads are available and can be exchanged for the standard Medium size fitted (provided these are not soiled or worn). If you are particularly slim and require smaller reach hip wings both the standard medium hip pads and medium hip plates need to be changed to size Small. (Small pads do not fit on the standard medium length plates).
Our universal side pockets, supplied in pairs, can be mounted on the Breakout's side compression straps if you really need added capacity.
Canvas re-proofing solution is available through your backpack retailer.
For pack liner bags and dry sacs we recommend those produced by Sea to Summit. The use of a dry-sac type pack liner bag will make this pack completely reliable during river-crossings and the wettest weather.