This Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack looks the business, so let’s run over it’s features and give it our review.
Features: Internal frame for load support; Flow back system; Top lid pocket; Waist belt; Side compression straps; Four accessory attachment points with shock cord; Molle webbing attachment points; Ice axe attachment; Hydration system compatible; MMPS side pocket compatible (not supplied)
Material: Ardura 1000D
Weight: 1.25kg/2.8lb approx
Dimensions: (H) 54cm, (W) 34cm, (D) 31cm
Volume: 30 litre capacity
Internal frame for load support
Suitable for: Hiking, trekking and general travel.
Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack Review:
Well, as we can see, the Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack looks the part and has many features to drool at, but what’s it like to use and does it do the job for a proper hike?
This rucksack hold a capacity of 30 litres and does a fine job for day hiking, it’s a little heavier than other backpacks in this size range as it’s made of strong Ardura 1000D and built to be robust.
Although the Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack is marketed as military ‘style’ it could very well be used as a real military backpack just like the Berghaus Vulcan and Munro.
This backpack has MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) attachments, hydration support and the innovative MMPS (Multi Mission Pack System) which allows you to attach extra compartments, adding another 20 litres to the rucksack, making 50l litre capacity overall.
The extra ‘pockets’ can be seen here and would prove to be very useful if you intend to go on longer hikes, treks or hike-thru’s.
The pockets can be used as standalone small packs or shoulder bags, they’re not exclusively used as attachments.
The internal frame helps balance the whole experience into comfort if you happen to be carrying a heavy load and the MOLLE webbing on the back and top will allow you to attach even more compartments and compatible pouches.
With the Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack you are assured of a quality build and a sense of style from the Berghaus makers. This not only looks the business, it takes care of business too.
Strong, comfortable, well built, quality brand, adaptable, cool…what more can you want from a backpack?
If we have to be picky, we would say there could be more pockets. There is just one main compartment with a small inner pocket and the hydration compatible space and a further compartment on the top, which houses another small pocket inside.
The shoulder straps are well padded, but the hip belt isn’t, meaning on long hikes carrying a heavy load, they could rub after a few weary miles.
But that’s about it. the Berghaus Centurio Military Backpack is a tough, no nonsense, pleasing on the eye rucksack and for that we give it a 4.5 out of 5, almost the perfect day hiking backpack.