Despite its low weight, the FERUS offers exceptionally high wearing comfort. The trick is that the FERUS has a rigid hip belt like a trekking backpack and uses the packed paraglider to “stiffen” the whole pack. For maximum carrying comfort, we recommend the FERUS should be packed so that the rucksack is completely filled from the bottom to the top and then the load is pulled towards the back using the compression straps. These are deflected over six points for even compression. The pockets also have access from the front, so that they can be accessed even when the backpack is on.
Depending on the size of the paraglider and harness, the appropriate version can be selected: 80 litre volume (760 grams) or 105 litre volume (820 grams). Both are compatible with our ITUS harness. In this tutorial you see how to attach and detach your rucksack from your harness.
For stress-free packing, we recommend the FERUS 80 in combination with the ITUS S and the FERUS 105 with the ITUS M and L.
The FERUS is made from nylon. The outer pockets are made of mesh and the lower area is made of fabric, so that sharp-edged objects do not cause damage.
Various accessories can be conveniently stored in the FERUS. On one of the ergonomic shoulder straps there is a Velcro trim for attaching a smartphone or GPS tracker. In the lid compartment, there is a small carabiner to secure a key. There is also a small valuables pocket with zip in the neck area. A hydration system can be attached to the inside of the main compartment with a fastening strap, and there is a drink tube outlet. Trekking poles can be placed in a separate outer pocket. If there is no room for the helmet in the main compartment, it can be attached to the top by means of a helmet net. The FERUS 105 comes with two outer mesh pockets on the hip belt for small items such as muesli bars, money, sun cream or spare batteries; the FERUS 80 comes with one.