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 mesh and more intricate designs of some other sacks. The hipbelt is also a little less impressive than some, but it is well-stiffened, which means it can take some weight better than most packs and it does still get some mesh covering. The shoulder straps work acceptably but again lack the attention to detail of some sacks, leaving them workmanlike without the style or comfort of others. However, the Vaude Triset 22 is stable and reasonably comfortable, even with its plain looks. The main compartment has a lid covering it with a single buckle, and while there is no extension to the main compartment the lid is well-shaped to cover this easily and the single pocket in the lid is large enough for an OS map. You get just two mesh pockets and there’s a drawcord external compression system, which is light but not great for stashing trekking poles to the side of the pack. And the Vaude Triset 22’s two hipbelt pockets are quite small compared to most packs.
Capacity 22 litres
Internal compartments 1
External zipped pockets 3
Wand pockets? yes
Hydration pocket? yes
Men’s/unisex back sizes one size
Women’s back sizes none
The Vaude Triset 22 is a lightweight sack that is good for walkers, but the hipbelt pockets aren’t ideal and the back system isn’t the best.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine August 2014