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VauDe Asymmetric 42+8

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: VauDe Asymmetric 42+8 overnight pack (35-49l)


Price Historic Range: $119.99-$179.95
Reviewers Paid: $100.00
Weight 1550 g
Volume 50 L
Dimensions 70 x 32 x 24 cm


1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


  • Good carry system
  • Packs gear down well
  • Special map compartment


  • Hip and sternum won't also close all the way
  • Has a small brain
  • Water bladder compartment on the inside

The pack fits wonderfully well and is well adjustable the straps are comfortable but thin and could use more padding. They work, but they could use some improvement.

I am 5'5" and 130 pounds and it fits me comfortably and can carry 35-pound loads, but not more without being uncomfortable. I bought this pack because I was sizing down from my 65 liter Osprey and its worked out well. It holds all my gear enough for three days (minus sleeping bag, I don't use one). After a fifteen-mile day on the PCT I still didn't have any red spots. It is one of the more adjustable packs that i have used.

The compression straps, as far as I can tell, while well built are a little useless. The material of the pack itself is strong and weather resistant so you can throw your pack around without worry. The pack doesn't have much of a brain, which to me is a big downside, but it does have a neat little map pocket on the bag which I use for my med kit. The water bladder compartment is on the inside which had I known at the time might have been a deal breaker but you get used to it.

I've been using this pack pretty rough for about a year now and it's held up fine. My only real issue with it is sometimes with hip belts buckled all the way they pop open on you.   

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100


Welcome to Trailspace, Amitai! Thanks for sharing a review of your VauDe pack. Do you have any pictures of yours you'd be willing to show others in your review?

5 years ago

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