Customer Reviews Of:
Vaude Rock Ultralight 25 Backpack - Internal Frame
Closeouts. Look to Vaude's Rock UItralight 25 backpack for lightweight, stable gear transport when every ounce matters. The Anatomic NT suspension system features a load-distributing backplate, Tergo Pads along the curve of the spine and ventilation channels for all-day comfort.
Reviewed by Jar Guy from Oregon on Wednesday, July 17, 2013Although the claim was made that this pack could be used for backpacking, it is barely half the size needed, and I'm a compact , lightweight backpacker.
Reviewed by Mtnwalker from Utah on Tuesday, July 2, 2013Well built, well thought out and lightweight pack. I really like the one-pull compression system. I use it as a gym bag and day pack but will probably use it for ultra light backpacking as well. The only thing missing is stretch pockets on the sides for water bottles etc. otherwise I'd give it 5 stars.
Reviewed by bigsilk from Queens, NY on Friday, June 21, 2013I'd never been impressed with weight weenies, until I picked up the pack of one. I was amazed. It was at Harriman State Park, Dutch Doctor shelter. I was there already, having a cuppa, and he came up and dropped what looked like a day pack on the floor of the lean-to. We got to talking. He'd left Augusta, GA three weeks earlier.
Even he would be impressed with this pack. It's a toploader, has a removable back brace (which I've exercised doing,) can take a bladder (I've got a 3L Camelback in there now,) and a smart compression system. The lid has two pouches - one accessible from the outside, and one inside the lid.
I got the orange, as I'm of the school that you get seen if hurt or lost. It's quite orange-red. Some feel that colors like these interrupt their enjoyment of the wilderness. I would argue that waiting to die for not being seen in the wilderness with a broken leg would interrupt mine.
I digress. While I haven't done so, I'm quite sure that the pack would take a DWR pretty well.
All-in-all, a solidly built, pretty comfy pack that will be used for everything from summer overnighters to winter peak bags.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hooligan from North Carolina on Sunday, November 25, 2012Due to only having a single compartment this pack holds much more than I thought it would. Perfect for day trips, or ultralight overnights. Hold a heavy jacket, hat, gloves water bottle and first aid kit with ease. The straps are comfortable and adequate with light loads. Overall it is a great buy for anyone looking for a simple pack with a fair amount of room.
Reviewed by BruceB from Reno, NV on Monday, July 2, 2012This is a great pack for either day hiking, peak bagging or rock climbing. The internal anatomically shaped frame sheet makes it very comfortable and stable. This can be removed to reduce weight by 5oz, still leaving ample foam padding to still make it comfortable.At 25L it is relatively large for a day pack, but the compression chords work very well to cinch everything in tight and stable. This amount of room makes it perfect for rock climbing where you can stuff two peoples gear in it and have the seconder carry it. It's also big enough to carry a second (rap) rope, plus clothing, if needed.The lid has an inner and outer pocket which both work great.There is a clip inside to hang a bladder and a port to bring the tube out to the right shoulder strap. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because this port isn't positioned quite right. It still works, but it's really a bit low and makes the tube stick out from the side slightly. However it is also possible to bring the tube out the top of the main pack and through a cutout in the center and rear of the lid where the lid attaches to the back of the pack. This is a minor design flaw. As an aside, this pack doesn't have external water bottle pockets, but I consider the days of (external) water bottles long gone, bladders work so much better.I want to comment on the two earlier posts:1) The waist strap is not designed to bear weight, it is just there to keep the pack stable when moving around. This is primarily a climbing pack so I consider it good to have the waist strap a little high on the waist so that it doesn't interfer with a climbing harness, which it doesn't. There are also two very small loops on the front to run the waist straps through if you don't want to use them.2) This pack doesn't have ice axe loops, and I wouldn't want an ice axe anywhere near it. This pack is made of ultralight material and would be torn to shreds if caught by teeth of an ice axe. For alpine (ice axe and crampons) ascents I would definitely use a beefier pack. However, I will say that this pack is big enough to carry crampons inside a crampon bag, inside the pack.I also looked at [@] Flash 18. That's a nice pack, but I like the extra volume, the lid, and the internal frame sheet of this pack.Lastly, this Vaude pack seems to be very well made.
- Best Uses: Day Hikes, Light Loads, Peak bagging, Rock climbing summit pack
- Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
- Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Load, Good Suspension, Lightweight
- Was this a gift?: No
- What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
Reviewed by Mitch from Rainy Cascades of WA state on Thursday, March 8, 2012This is a really well-made ultralight day pack, but I had to return it becasue it did not fit by torso. The description says it fits up to 22" torso, but not really. The waist belt falls too high for me (6'2"), even when I let the should straps out almost too far. Should be fine for everyone else. Compression chords work well. Suprisingly large capacity for a day pack; it can hold a lot. Unfortuinately, no exterior side pocket for water bottle.
- Best Uses: Short or long day hikes
- Cons: No exterior pockets, Not for tall people
- Pros: Clever design, Ultralight materials, Well Made
Verified Buyer Reviewed by wuff4u from Houston TX on Tuesday, December 20, 2011Bought this as a gift for my wife. She said it did not have Ice Ax loops! So I sent it back.
It looks beautiful red, well made, good design, thin material. Never used. Looks big enough for a jacket, lunch, bottle of water and other gear.
- Best Uses: Long distance day hikes
- Pros: Light Weight, Looks good, Sturdy, Well Made