The joy of the mountains – the Uphill 8 weighs in at just 340 grams; it’s a minimalist that’s also exceptionally comfortable. The main compartment with an asymmetrical opening offers a volume of 8 liters; a flat, stretchy mesh pocket and a zip side pocket provides access to your phone or snacks without having to take off the pack. Multifunctional lacing at the front has three functions: storage for a jacket when the main compartment is full, compression for smaller loads and attachment for trekking poles. To ensure good ventilation, we’ve integrated 3 D mesh on the back and shoulder straps. Reflective elements, a hydration system port and integrated rain cover round out the features of this multi-talent. All materials have a high recycled content. The ultralight siliconized main material of this lightweight pack was made using a certified mass balance process in which pyrolysis oil is extracted from end-of-life tires and fed into a conventional polyamide production process. Chemical recycling reduces CO2 emissions by up to 60%. In addition, this product is climate neutral. We’ve analyzed and systematically reduced all emissions arising from materials, manufacturing, and shipping. Emissions that are currently unavoidable were fully offset by the independent non-profit organization myclimate. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally-friendly, functional products made from sustainable and bluesign® certified materials.