Wisport Sparrow II Rucksack
- By Chris Parkin
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- Last updated: 24/01/2022
Wisport’s Sparrow II 30 is an ideal, mid-size rucksack that really forces you to think carefully about what you need when packing to travel light but fully prepared, without undue bulk. It’s available in multiple plain or camo colours and patterns, with a 30-litre volume split into two main compartments. The larger one, closest to your back, features twin internal mesh pockets and a Camelbak hydration pouch with baffled hose opening at the top, adjacent to the tough carry handle.
500D Cordura nylon is almost too soft/flexible and quite light when first encountered, but with development alongside the Polish military as well as manufacture in Poland, it boasts a 5-year warranty. All the zips feature secure paracord lanyards and are under protection flaps, while there is very neat stitching throughout. The Molle webbing itself absorbs some water but the 500D fabric repels it for a waterresistant day in the field.
The centre ‘admin’compartment has secondary internal pouches that consist of a combination of zippered mesh ones (for the security of small items) and fast access slots (for pens or tools) as well as a carabiner and D-ring for attaching keys. There is a third, external, deep compartment, again with a covered zip track right on the front. I found it perfect for spare ammo and when hunting at night, spare batteries.
The tightly woven fabric is assured to be dirt-resistant and when you get into the spine region, it’s easy to see the professional attributes on show, with a central channel between lateral padding to aid some “SAS Plus Air Net” airflow in what is always a hot spot.
The shoulder straps are approximately 15mm thick, without bulky additions and this has made the rucksack great in situations when I’m shouldering a rifle and shooting as there is no discomfort or ergonomic interference. The dimensional shaping moulds well to the shoulders and chest with an upper cross-chest harness and waist loop if desired. Quick-release buckles are used at all junctions and there are flat loops to thread hydration hoses.
The back has a semi-hard liner to retain shape and an optional aluminium frame can be added if desired. There are also twin compression straps on each side to cinch in the bag or alternatively, they can be used for additional carry locations, with two more on the underside as well.
The quality of design and manufacture in this bag is outstanding when compared to cheaper peers. It’s not too complicated and ideally proportioned for hunting.