We all love them, our packs, don´t we? The more the merrier they say, so in this review we look at a pack that me and my wife use, the Tasmanian Tiger Modular Pack 30 Vent. Tasmanian Tiger is the miltary wing of Tatonka, a well known german brand. It is my understandig, that the brand is not as widely known in the US, am I right? If you´re new to „TT“ as Tasmanian Tiger is affectionatly called, have a look: https://www.tasmaniantiger.info/en/ Edit on 8th of December: I just saw that TT is coming to the US of A!: https://www.tasmaniantigerusa.com Awesome!!! Please excuse my patriotic German pride The Modular pack is part of a series of packs, which focus on modularity, hence the name. Who had guessed that? Currently you find the Modular Pack 30 (which is the tactical black pack in the following pics), the Modular Pack 30 Vent and the recently released Modular Sniper Pack 45. Who knows, what the furure holds? Today we´ll focus on the civillian brother of the Modular Pack 30, the Modular Pack 30 Vent. In short I´ll call them „MP30“ and „Vent“, much easier to read. So, lets have a look, those are the packs we´re talking about: Both look very similar on paper, the MP30 comes at 1,65 kg, or 3,63 lbs (without the included hook-and-loop packing cubes) and the Vent 1,45 kg or 3,19 lbs. Pretty lightweight, for a 30 liter bagpack, if you ask me. The MP30 uses the fairly new „LaserCut-Molle“, very inconspicuous if not in use, and much lighter than traditional Molle as well. So perfect for civillian use. The Vent reduces the tactical foodprint even more, just two slots left and right on top and two on the main body. The Shockcord comes from the factory as well, a nice touch. My wife and I had both packs with us on our three week tour and had ample time to test them in turn. We traded packs as we saw fit on our tour, a good indicator for a standard pack will fit different bodytypes well. Not to spoiler the review for you, but we can say this: We each have a favourite. Lets go: Already the first look at the carrying system reveals the main difference: The MP30 uses the so called „Padded Back-System“, the Vent utilises the more complex (and adjustable) X Vent Zero Plus-System. The Padded Back-System is exactly that, a well padded back area, comfortable shoulder straps with load lifters. If it fits your back, your good to go. We tested it with weights up to 15 kg, or 33 lbs, no problems for my wife or me. The X Vent Zero Plus-System focuses on the utmost comfort and sweat reduction. At least thats how I interpret it. The only point of contact is the lower back, mesh all around. Speaking of sweat reduction, it works for me! So, what does adjustable mean? The tension of the fiberglas rods (two crossed rods on the back and two on each side of the hip) and with that the curvature of the bag itself. The rods and the flexible backplate form the main body of the pack. If you thighten the rods, the bag increases its curvature and is lifted from your back. This in turn increases the ventilation.