Vaude Astra II Backpack - 55+10 in Black/Pebbles
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Vaude Astra II Backpack - 55+10

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Information about Vaude Astra II Backpack - 55+10
Closeouts. Extended tours in the backcountry call for a durable, efficient and comfortable pack, and Vaude's Astra II backpack certainly fits the bill. The Tergolight adjustable suspension allows explorers to customize their fit for maximum performance, and a host of rugged materials combine to combat the elements and resist wear and tear.
  • Tergolight fully adjustable suspension
  • Padded, vented back panels add comfort and support
  • Padded shoulder straps and hipbelt
  • Floating lid with top zip pocket
  • Floor compartment with zip divider to main compartment
  • Side compression straps
  • Integrated outside pockets
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stow-away rain cover
  • Gear loops for ice axe and trekking poles
  • Internal frame
  • By Vaude of Germany
  • Made in China or Vietnam
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Specs about Vaude Astra II Backpack - 55+10
  • Adjustable torso: Yes
  • Pack material: 210 denier HTmaxi ripstop polyurethane-coated nylon, contrast 600 denier polyurethane-coated polyester
  • Frame type: Internal
  • Frame material: Aluminum
  • Hydration compatible: Yes
  • Pack loading: Top with side zipper access
  • Ice tool/trekking pole loops: Yes
  • Rain cover: Yes
  • Recommended use: Backpacking Day or Overnight,Backpacking Multiday,Backpacking Weekend
  • Dimensions: 24x12x7"
  • Pack capacity: 3970 cu.in.
  • Volume liters: 65
  • Weight: 4 lb. 14 oz.
  • Fits torsos: 20 to 22-1/2"
  • Pack volume: Over 54 L
  • Pack style: Backpacks
  • Pack gender: Men,Women
  • Made in China or Vietnam
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Reviewed by FightNGear Holsters from FightNGear . Com on Friday, May 16, 2014
I was a little nervous ordering this pack. But it was so cheap I just had to. There are very few reviews or information online about it. I thought it was just too low of a price for it to be high quality. I was wrong. The zippers are great and do not snag and the compartments while not plentifu... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by NC gal from North Carolina on Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Besides getting a GREAT deal on this bag, I'm going to use it as my carry on for an upcoming trip and will save an additional $50.00 in baggage fees ! I REFUSE to give the airlines money for my bags and although I have a small suitcase, I didn't think I'd be able to lift it over my head and into the overhead bin on the plane.BINGO ! Use a backpack ! It's lighter than a suitcase with just as much room, even more so, and I can handle it much better. This pack has separate compartments which will help with packing. Can't wait to use it !
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by J- Wilderness from Vermont on Thursday, July 24, 2014
    The Vaude Astra II is a comfortable pack which has ample capacity. It is not an extra-large bag, but it is sufficient to hold a tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, cooking gear, food, hammock and stove for a 3-4 day remote camping trip. I did not need to adjust the belt and shoulder straps, the bag fit me well as-is.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by SJ from Colorado on Saturday, June 14, 2014
    I'm 6'0" and the pack fit perfect right out of the box. Had to send the first one back due to a broken snap but STP had a new one at my door in 2 days. Used the pack on a 3 day backpacking trip at 9000' and had plenty of space, although my synthetic sleeping bag was too big to lash on the bottom straps. They could easily be extended by sewing some extra lengths of webbing. Not the lightest weight pack, but I wanted durability and this pack is rock solid. Built-in rain fly works great. All this for under $80? REI...you're dead to me.
  • Reviewed by john from california on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
    I loved this pack and wanted to keep it, but it's just too big for my torso. Beware: just because the suspension can be adjusted from xtra small to xtra large doesn't mean the frame will actually fit your body. STP lists this pack as fitting a torso size from 20-22" and they're right. Don't think you can wear a pack designed for a size Large torso when you're a size M or S torso just because you can adjust the suspension. You can change where the straps are going to be relative to the pack, but you can't change where the frame is going to be against your back.

    Vaude does make a size that fits me, but STP doesn't carry it. They have two sizes: I and II. So an Astra I is S/M, and an Astra II is L.
  • Reviewed by FightNGear Holsters from FightNGear . Com on Friday, May 16, 2014
    I was a little nervous ordering this pack. But it was so cheap I just had to. There are very few reviews or information online about it. I thought it was just too low of a price for it to be high quality. I was wrong. The zippers are great and do not snag and the compartments while not plentiful are well laid out. Except for the two side pockets I'll get to in a minute. The lid has a very high capacity, and in fact seems bigger than the +10 they advertise. It probably is not, but it seems like it.

    I stuffed about 30lbs in it for the first hike and spent ten minutes or so setting the size for my torso. I have trouble getting a good fit with some packs because I am short, chubby, long in the torso and short in the leg. This Tergolight system is the bomb. In 10 minutes or so I had the weight right on the hips and completely off the shoulders and neck. It is very intuitive and that is good, because the directions are a little sketchy.

    The pack stays compressed and does not shift on the trail and I had no trouble with the straps loosening. There are lots of loops and attachment points, a hydration compartment and waist belt pockets big and strong enough to use. The clips are solid and easy to work, The shoulder straps are very comfortable but not super thick. It is not hot enough here to really judge the pack for ventilation but it seems more than adequate. I will update that if we get some warmer weather.

    The color is much more red than the picture looks. It really is the color of salsa although it looks orange in the picture. The rain cover is included free and is orange. This pack would do for any weekender summer or winter and would do a week summer and three or four days winter easily for me. My guess is you could put forty pounds in it pretty easily and carry comfortably if you are a strong hiker. I am an older guy and thirty is my upper limit. If you want to carry much less than thirty, this pack is probably a little big and more than you need. It is clearly designed as a heavy load pack, not for ultra light hikers/campers.

    Now the one knock. Although stretch pockets are adequate for a Nalgene, they are tight and when you fill the two long side pockets the water bottle is almost impossible to get in. If you put your tent poles or trekking poles on the sides the two side pockets are almost unusable and can only hold small soft gear you don't need in a hurry. But lots of packs don't have these pockets anyway so I didn't care. I threw a bandanna, some extra socks and underwear in mine. I won't need any of that in a hurry and my rain gear is in that huge lid.

    At $200 I would say it would be an OK deal. At $150 it would be a very good deal. At STP deal flyer pricing under a hundred, this thing is a steal. I have been to BPS, Cabellas, REI and lots of independent outdoor gear shops and have never seen a pack like this for under a hundred. STP is the bomb for gear if you don't mind slightly out of date or odd colors and this one is no exception. I don't review much of the stuff I buy on here, but this was a good enough deal I took the time, because I know it is a hard pack to research.

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