Finn-Savotta Challenge: The First Year on the Road

The Finn-Savotta Challenge. Read about our experiences and life on the road with new Savotta LJK12 and Savotta 90 backpacks.

Finn-Savotta Challenge: The First Year on the Road

We have travelled now one year with backpacks, Savotta LJK12 and Savotta 906, in 15 countries in Europe, the USA, Central America, and Asia. The backpacks are still in mint condition after exhausting 11 flights, 5 bus and 4 train trips, and one cruise around the world plus walking and hiking. Usually the flights, particularly baggage handling, are the biggest challenge to the durability of backpacks, and last year there were plenty of flight as you can see.

FlightHelsinki-Amsterdam
BusAmsterdam-Bruxelles-Luxembourg
TrainLuxembourg-Liechtenstein-Bavaria
TrainBavaria-Dortmund
FlightDortmund-London
BoatLondon-Boston
BusBoston-New York
FlightNew York-Florida-Costa Rica
BusCosta Rica-Panama-Costa Rica
FlightCosta Rica-Florida-New York-Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur
FlightKuala Lumpur-Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur
FlightKuala Lumpur-Tokyo
TrainTokyo-Kyoto

On the road we discovered some minor improvement ideas. Some of them have already been implemented in the models that are currently for sale.

Savotta backpacks in Kyoto, Japan

Summary

Savotta LJK12 and Savotta 906 are both in mint condition. We experienced no durability problems and nothing broke. review score is 5 out of 5 stars after the first year on the road.

Disclaimer: Although Savotta kindly provided us the backpacks for the test, we do not have financial ties to Savotta nor any other obligations to declare.

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