inov-8 Race Pro 30 2009

The inov-8 Race Pro 30 rucksack is the second lightest we tested at 636g; its tested capacity is 29 litres; small back; flexi shoulder straps are good ladies’ fit; mesh top zip and underside pockets; lid clip straps also compress sack; front bungee; 2 elastic mesh side pockets; removable back pad; 2 snack pockets on hipbelt. But less durable; mesh side pockets need to be deeper, back crumples extremely irritatingly when horizontal bladder isn’t full.

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Verdict: The inov-8 Race Pro 30 is a light walk/run rucksack, but hydration system disappoints.

First published in Trail magazine July 2009