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Vaude Triset 22 (2014)

£65.00

Designed for fast hiking, the Vaude Triset 22 weighs just 661g, which is not the lightest option; but this is a more walker-orientated design than the superlight packs that are optimised for runners. The pack has a seemingly less sophisticated back design than some others, with just two strips of mesh-covered padding improving comfort, rather than the full coverings of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Birch Rain Pants (2014)

£55.00

Like many Vaude products the Birch Rain Pants are made from Bluesign-approved fabric, so they’re guaranteed to be made from sustainable materials and use resource-friendly production methods. The fabric is a 2.5-layer Ceplex Active, which is a PU-coated nylon. Like all 2.5-layer fabrics this can feel clammier than 3-layer fabrics or trousers with mesh linings, but with modern synthetic trousers ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Basodino Hooded Jacket (2014)

£75.00

The Vaude Basodino Hooded Jacket is made from Bluesign-approved fabric, which means the material is environmentally friendly. The fabric is also nice and stretchy and provides a good level of insulation, which makes it ideal for hillwalking. Put the jacket on and it instantly feels comfortable and really hugs the body, but without being restrictive. There are three pockets. The ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Vaude Brenta 35 (2014)

£90.00

The Vaude Brenta 35 narrowly missed out being featured in the top eight in our test. It is a well-featured 35-litre rucksack with two hip pockets, a floating back system that adjusts, a rain cover, two wand pockets, a clipped webbing pocket on the front that is ideal for a jacket, a valuables pocket under the lid and the usual ...

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Vaude Triset 35+8 (2014)

£77.00

This colossal pack swallows anything: jacket after fleece after drybag went flying in with no problem, even before we’d expanded the extra side storage areas and shoved in two more jackets. The lid pocket is equally cavernous. Yet while it feels like a sack in the loading, when worn it disperses the weight with ease and feels incredibly secure and ...

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Vaude Brenta 35 (2014)

£90.00

The Vaude Brenta 35 narrowly missed out being featured in the top eight in our test. It is a well-featured 35-litre rucksack with two hip pockets, a floating back system that adjusts, a rain cover, two wand pockets, a clipped webbing pocket on the front that is ideal for a jacket, a valuables pocket under the lid and the usual ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Norrsken (2013)

£100.00

The name sounds like a shiver, so you would rightly guess the Vaude Norrsken is made with the cold in mind. The secret weapon is the Primaloft Infinity synthetic fill, which prevents cold air from the floor mixing with warm air from your body. It’s double-decked with ‘lilo’-style air chambers, which are very comfortable, and the outer two are thicker, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Shipton Hooded (2012)

£130.00

The innovative hood design stands out as soon as you put the Vaude Shipton Hooded on. As you can see from the picture, it rises from inside the collar to make the fit really snug around the head and move with you. There are no hood adjusters, so as long as your head fits inside this is a great design. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Brenta 30 (2012)

£85.00

The Vaude Brenta 30 has an Aeroflex back system, which holds the pack away from the wearer to increase airflow and thereby reduce that horrible clammy feeling. But what’s particularly interesting is that the back system can be adjusted to increase the curvature of the pack, thus increasing the airflow, or decrease the curvature of the back to reduce airflow ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Vaude Brenta 35 (2011)

£80.00

The adjustable back system has to be the biggest draw for this pack, being one of the simplest to adjust and allowing you to customise the fit. The real benefit comes from the ability to customise the amount of curve in the suspended mesh back system. Two small tabs are all it takes and so the pack can be adjusted ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Vaude Farley III

£70.00

A classic pair of trousers built with an eye towards travelling, thanks to their built-in sun protection and mosquito repellent. There is no stretch in the fabric, although the cut is suitably generous to negate this. The fabric itself is fairly lightweight too, aiming them at the summer walker. They aren’t a true convertible trouser but you can roll the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Jura 24

£60.00

The Vaude is a smart, traditional-looking pack, with a single-buckle lid closure and a cavernous main compartment. Kit separation is simple, with a large pocket on the lid and expansion pockets on each side – ideal for hats, gloves, snacks and water bottles. Features are kept to a minimum, although it has got two walking pole attachments and a rain ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Astra Light 60 2011

£140.00

The Vaude Astra Light 60 – a new, lightweight version of the classic Astra 65, a frequent winner of Trail tests – is the only pack here that uses a zip for main access. It also sports a versatile adjustable back system for comfort, which does, however, make it the heaviest on test. DesignThis and the Berghaus Torridon 65 are ...

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Vaude Cyclone II

£90.00

A slightly thicker style of top that is great when the weather is a little cooler, the Cyclone II has a thick, fleecy lining that really helps to trap the warmth inside but does add to the weight and bulk of the top. Vaude’s Wind Proof 100 membrane keeps the breeze out and further adds to a toasty feeling. It ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Triset 35+8

£65.00

A long, slim shape allows for great amounts of upper body movement. The Aeroflex mesh back system is airy and has a useful length adjustment. It’s a bit complicated to work out, but is excellent once you do, with a decent range of adjustment. The face fabric is rugged and hard-wearing, if heavier than some, but the lack of a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Triset 35+8 2010

£65.00

The Vaude Triset won ‘Best Value’ in the June 08 Trail test (it’s £10 more expensive now) and here it keeps its closest competitor – the Lowe Alpine AirZone – among the runners-up. If you’re looking for a pack with an airflow back system it would be worth checking out both of these models along with the Karrimor Airspace. This ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Triset 25+4 rucksack

£50.00

This latest Triset incarnation features narrower shoulder straps and a web of shock cord on the front that’s ideal for carrying a wet waterproof. It’s a tall, slim pack, with excellent compression straps that will hold just about any size load securely. And as such it’s best-suited to more energetic walking or even scrambling. It offers incredibly good value for ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Farley Pants 2010

£65.00

Vaude’s Farley Pants are 100 per cent polyamide, with UV protection and mosquito repellent (claiming to repel 95 per cent of mozzies even after 20 washes). They turn into 3/4 length trousers and you can cinch in the leg bottoms. An extra zipped pocket on the right thigh is ideal for passports/documents, feels soft to the skin, is light, comfortable ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Vaude Spline 40 2010

£130.00

It would be easy to think that the standard rucksack design is the best design for the job. But it is possible to come up with a radical rethink of how a rucksack operates. And that is exactly what the designers of the Vaude Spline have done. This sack boasts a wealth of innovative design concepts. But do they work? ...

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Vaude Farley Pants 2010

£65.00

Perfectly designed for walkers heading overseas, Vaude’s Farley Pants offer sun and mosquito protection and are fast-drying. Offering great comfort thanks to the soft Supplex material and elasticated hipbelt, these were one of my favourites in the test. These offer a 3/4 length option and plenty of secure pockets, and they are one of the most comfortable on test.

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Vaude Thermo Base LS Shirt 2009

£70.00

The Vaude Thermo Base LS Shirt base layer weighs 189g (size 46); closer fit; light; excellent wicking; very breathable; antibacterial treatment; Bluesign ecological standards; perspiration zones aid moisture movement; good stretch; really durable. But incredibly expensive; cut shorter than some; only available in white or black (the former is not ideal for summer and the latter shows dirt). (01165) 510660; ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Triset Ultralight 35 2009

£55.00

If you want to go lighter, try this slim-fitting rucksack with a well-vented back. At 775g the Vaude Triset Ultralight 35 is almost as light as the OMM Classic Marathon 32, but features a more complex back system and comfy mesh hipbelt that’s useful if you really can’t bear back sweat. The curved mesh back doesn’t eat into the main ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Vaude Kiowa Basic 220 2009

£100.00

The Vaude Kiowa Basic 220  is a 3-season synthetic sleeping bag with a wide mummy shape, and a roomy foot area with an extra internal baffle, for extra insulation around your feet – an area that is often the first to suffer in the cold. The full-length two-way zip has a full-length baffle to prevent heat loss and is reasonably ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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VAUDE TRISET 35+8

£60.00

Review: The concave back system is cool and reasonably stable. The straps aren’t as luxurious as some, but are still comfy even when carrying large loads. This is a huge pack with as much as 43 litres of storage when stuffed to the gunnels. It’s tall and slim but has no bottom or side access, so can be tricky to ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Defender

£110.00

The attention to detail on Vaude’s newest mountaineering pant, the Defender, is almost NASA-esque. Using the latest laser-welded seam technology, they’ve created an ultra-stretchy, very light (403g), sleek, good-looking mountain trouser cut to fit women blessed with slimmish thighs. Four laser-welded pockets with easy-to-pull-with-winter-gloves-on zips (two mesh side, two mid-thigh) add to the streamlined look, articulated knee stretch panels allow ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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