Hey guys, today I introduce you as requested to the Eberlestock Halftrack. At this point again thanks to HQG who supported me again. The backpack is not very big with a volume of 35 liters but can still be used for smaller tours. What you can load in and what features the backpack offers we now look in the video, so have fun. At first glance, the halftrack is characterized by a high processing quality and high-quality materials. There are lots of PALS for attaching bags, organizers or anything else. The 1000D nylon fabric brings the backpack to an empty weight of 2.9Kilo. For LightWeight Backpackers maybe not the best but the halftrack is very robust and suitable for rough conditions. The carrier system of the backpack comes as usual with thick mesh padding on the waist belt and back. On the shoulder straps the mesh padding is not quite as thick but pleasant. The zigzag pattern on the waist belt and the recesses in the back center provide extra ventilation. In general, the mesh fabric is relatively airy but prevents a wet back at physical stress not completely. In addition, pine needles and similar caught sometimes in it. The carrier system can be adapted quickly and easily to the back length using the Velcro system. The waist belt is closed by a quick-release fastener and tightened to the rear. The two extra loops on the left and the right also allow the belt to be deflected and tightened forward. As expected here again PALS loops that I use for an organizer to get at small items without taking off the backpack. The waist belt is attached with Velcro fastener and it can be removed and re-attached quickly and easily. In order not to make it wrong, it is also marked red. The shoulder straps come with D rings to hold the load control belts in position or simply to attach something to it. A high-adjustable chest strap can not be missed here. As you can see, the strap of the shoulder strap is very long and the Velcro straps are missing to fix excess meterial. However, if you pull the overlays through the Eberlestock loops at chest level, you have two thumb loops. Whether it was intent, I can not say. I personally do not use them and I would have been happy if Eberlestock had processed the Velcro webbing straps. There is a handle only in the upper area and not like the FAC also still left and right. Let’s take a look at the compartments and pockets from outside to inside. The cover compartment also has PALS and some Velcro for a name band or other. The zipper opens the compartment only half way preventing the contents from falling sideways. Here I usually stow away my binoculars, the work gloves and small stuff. What a bit annoying me at this compartment are the bad Velcro closures of the two openings for drinking tubes or antennas. These do not close off perfectly so the smaller things can fall with a bit bad luck from the backpack. With a small bag or pack bag, however, this problem was quickly eliminated. Let’s go to the outer pockets here you have several possibilities to stow your equipment. The elongated bellows pockets with lid and quick-release fastener can be spread as required and are then suitable for a smaller tent, a tarp or drinking bladders. In my case, this is usually a one-man tent and a small camouflage net. On the other side I stow away my inflatable sleeping mat a sleeping bag inlay and my little cook set at the top. In each comparment there is also a small snap hook to hang up the drinking bladder. For the photographers and filmmakers among us there are still slide-in compartments without closure. A larger tripod or slider can be accommodated without problems. Again, there are 2 hooks for drinking bladders and two D rings for attaching objects or as an attachment point for expanders. Of course you can not use both bags and their size each compartment takes away some space for the other. The whole is fixed and compressed via a respective compression belt. Again, here Velcro for excess strap. If you do not use the side pockets and use the backpack rather as a larger daypack you can just put your bottle and the cookware on the sides and fix. But now times closer to the main compartment. Here you can see that it is a pure frontloader. An additional top loader zipper like the FAC does not exist here. The zipper pulls of the zippers have a nice grip and I have to say that this kind of ZipperPulls now really like the best. In the main compartment you will find, besides other PALS loops small draw-in compartments with elastic band. In the upper part, there are a total of 6, 3 left and 3 right. Here, the middle compartments are somewhat wider. Here you can place your food cutlery, the saw, snaplights, batterypacks or other. Behind it you can find the holding net with two quick-locks for larger radios drinking bladders or other electronic devices. Cables, antennas or, as in my case, the drinking tube can be passed through the two openings on the left and right, over the lid compartment and attached. In addition, under the buckles is the slot for the back plate which gives the backpack the necessary stiffness. On top of that there is still space for food, coffee, the packsack with changing clothes and a large Nalgene bottle. The lower part has a total of 4 larger slide-in compartments with elastic and as mentioned some PALS. I use the compartment for an inflatable head pillow the sleeping bag, a small First Aid kit and the wash bag. If necessary, you can also fold the horizontal part if necessary. The front flap has, in addition to other PALS loops in the lite version an elongated insert compartment in the outside. It is suitable for flat objects such as the ax or just a small cushion for sitting and the draft shield for the stove. A small space for patches must not be missing. In the floor area you will find other PALS loops as needed for example, to attach a small ground sheet with an expander. In addition, there is the integrated raincover in a small zipper compartment which can be pulled over the backpack in the rain. The material of the backpack is slightly water-repellent but in the case of prolonged rain the raincover should be used. In the inner there are 4 hooks with rubber band to fix the cover neatly. In the zipper compartment, it is fixed over a small carabiner and can then be simply removed or replaced. That was it so far from the Halftrack, we now come to the conclusion. Guys, from me as always the positive and negative points. In the negative points I have the Velcro closures of the openings at the lid compartment which do not completely clean. The missing Velcro straps for the overlap at the shoulder straps and a seam from a PALS loop loosened as I wanted to attach a carabiner. Definitely a production fault but I wanted to show it to you, as you can see there are also production faults at the top brands. The positive points I have clearly the carrying system. For me personally, the carrier system from Eberlestock is perfect and I have never had problems with carrying. The price performance ratio is ok and the materials and processing quality are except for the one bad PALS loop also very good. About size: You have seen it yourself, the backpack comes with its 35 liters relatively quickly to its limits. Because longer trips with overnight stays and larger amounts of food and drink simply cant be done. If it gets really cold and the big sleeping bag has to come with you, you need a bigger backpack. Since I will introduce you also still something soon. Well, that’s it so far, I hope you liked the video and I would say we’ll see us next time. Take care!