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Campo XT 5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Campo XT5 seems to be a quality tent that should last for a good number of years. I just received my Campo XT5 from Campsaver after much thought. I have camped for 50 years and very much enjoy it. My wife does not because of the inconveniences my smaller mountaineering tents pose for her.  Basically if I am going to get her to join me on outings I needed a bigger tent. I also considered options from Big Agnes, Kelty, Marmot, REI, and Redvers. For comparison, my other tents include an original… Full review

Rock Ultralight 25

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a near-gossamer day/one night pack that's built like a tank, stop. I found it for you. The VauDe Rock Ultralight 25 is top-loading, accepts a bladder, and has a removable, molded plastic back plate. Plenty big enough for a warm weather overnight, or a cold weather day pack/peak bag. It's also got a smart compression system; a thin cord that runs down the sides of the pack, with smooth plastic runners that allow the cord to be removed. You weight weenies oughta like that. The… Full review

Versametric Proof 65+10

rated 4 of 5 stars A good pack for a weekend trip with a few cool features like the pivoting waist belt and shoulder adjustment latch on the waist belt. The long zip means you can access your gear easily (if not in a pack-liner), but the lack of side or back pockets may annoy you on longer expeditions. I am 6'2" and the adjustable shoulder straps are on the longest setting. That said I find the pack comfortable (4/5), and has the benefit of me being able to lend it to a friend and they can adjust it to their desired… Full review

Snow Cloud 800

rated 2 of 5 stars Not overly thrilled. Will need to get a thicker liner and/or outer cover to get this bag to the rating they claim. Still, I think it will be just fine for "fair weather" use. Took this bag snowcamping 2 nights and slept in a hut a 3rd night. I used a silk liner, wore long underwear and had some other warming trix. The air blew straight through! Had to use my emergency blanket on the outside for the snow camping.  In the hut: not grand either. Still felt it did not hold my body heat at all.  I've… Full review

Brenta 42

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great pack for overnight or lightweight weekend excursions. It maintains a good balance between weight and features/comfort. The Brenta is well-made and well-designed by the engineers in Germany at Vaude. I used this pack on a 3-day climbing/backpacking trip. The first day I had the pack loaded down with sport climbing gear (draws, rope, harness, shoes, etc.) along with other essentials. The pack performed very well for being weighed down during the couple mile approach. The pack was very… Full review

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VauDe Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

A Peek Back, Inside Jeff Lowe's Pack
New, shiny, whizbang gear tends to get the most attention. But often it's the rusty, frayed, and oxidized gear and apparel that deserves a second look. We checked out climber Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old gear at last summer's Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 17, 2012

Lowe's 20-year-old pack and gear on display at OR
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July 25, 2011

OutDoor Gold Awards for Gear Design Innovation
Eleven outdoor products — including an Edelrid kids climbing harness, custom Hanwag hiking shoes, a Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad, a Valandre down jacket, and a Mountain Hardwear shell — were honored recently at the OutDoor Show with Gold Awards for outstanding innovation and design achievement. Read more
July 18, 2011

Video: Jeff Lowe opens pack of gear after 20 years
Last month, Jeff Lowe's 20-year-old frozen pack was retrieved off the Eiger's North Face. Watch Lowe open his "old VauDe backpack" (after thawing) and examine the contents, for the first time since he was forced to leave it behind in 1991. Read more
April 29, 2011

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