- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 3 June 2009
It’s a long ride. You’re tired and sweaty. In fact, you’re soaked through as much from sweat as you were from riding in the fog earlier. At least the backpack was comfortable all day, and kept your hydration pack handy on the trail.
The Waterproof Backpack is 100% PVC-Free so that it remains supple and crack-free, even when it’s really cold. With a large internal pocket you separate your wet and dry things (or dirty and clean things) stowed safely in the same bag. A 3-roll seal allows for quick and easy closure which provides excellent sealing against the elements.
The Backpack has a specially hardened seam to ensure a tight rolling action, and as long as you roll down at least 3-times your bag will be waterproof for everything up to and including temporary submersion. The pack is made from PU-coated fabrics with taped seams so water doesn’t seep in through the seams, even where they are sewn.
There is removable back support/seat or protect yourself when sitting on rough terrain plus a bladder and clip the hose to the carabiner supplied, to stay hydrated on the trail. The pack includes an integrated light and helmet clip and features quick-drying and breathable mesh straps which are lightweight. A subtle reflective ink allows you to be seen at night while remaining subtle during the day.
Weight incl. back support 640g/22.5oz
Weight excl. back support 520g/18.3oz
Dimensions (When full and sealed) Length of back support – 17in/44cm
Max width – 12in/30cm
Max height – 21in/54cm
Volume 25 litres (1,525 cubic inches)
Materials TPU-coated 320D Nylon and Ripstop Nylon key pocket.
The Aquapack Wet & Dry 25 L (back pack) can be purchases online from the UK directly from the manufacturer for around $120 (Australian):