Stuff Preview: Vaude Bike Alpin Air 30+5 Waterpack

In: NEWS By: Jeff Lockwood On: August 4, 2010

In an effort to give you some insight into the products we plan to send through our rigorous testing process here at Dirt Rag, we’ve come up with the Stuff Preview series. We’ll regularly present one product that is currently in the hands of one of our testing staff. We’ll post a photo of the product, and give you the basic skinny as put forth by the product manufacturer. These products will appear in a future issue of Dirt Rag, and you’ll have to subscribe or buy the issue to get the full review.

This week we have the Vaude Bike Alpin Air 30+5 Waterpack.

Manufacturer’s Description
The VAUDE tip for the ultimate biking challenge: the transalpine tour. This award winning pack is THE choice when you’re travelling for many days. Volume extension and compression straps let you adapt and adjust the carrying capacity as needed. An assortment of pockets let you keep maps and smaller items close at hand. Make it as easy as you can on yourself, the mountains demand the rest.

Karl, Dirt Rag Product Testing Coordinator, says:
“Shannon recently attended Magura’s press camp in Sedona, AZ where he got outfitted with the Bike Alpin Air 30+5 waterpack from Vaude (a brand which is distributed in the USA by Magura). After racking up some miles on the pack, Shannon told me that the Alpin Air 30+5 had found a happy home on his back. So it simply made sense to have him to continue putting the pack through its paces and write up a review for print.”

Manufacturer’s Features

  • Sternum strap
  • Padded hip belt with pocket
  • Opening for hydration system
  • Helmet holder
  • Coin compartment
  • Front outside pocket with mesh organizer
  • 2 side mesh pockets. map compartment
  • Floor compartment
  • Side compression straps
  • Expansion bellows
  • Shoulder straps with the innovative F.L.A.S.H. adjustment system
  • Reflective elements
  • Safety light attachment
  • Volume: 30 l
  • Measure: 49,00 x 31,00 x 20,00 cm
  • 210 D Dobby Polyamid PU coated / 450 D Polyester PU coated

Interested in the Vaude Bike Alpin Air 30+5 Waterpack? What do YOU really want to learn about it? Leave a reply below to let our tester know what you want to read about. Your feedback will allow us to deliver a more useful review for you, our readers.

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