Vaude Moab Pro 22 L backpack review£180.00

A big mountain pack with 22 litres of storage

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Vaude's Moab Pro pack is designed for big rides on technical trails, with 22 litres of storage and an integrated back protector.

There are two main compartments, along with a tool roll pouch, a webbed stuff pocket and two side pockets. This makes organising your kit relatively easy, although I did find the length of the main compartments meant a lot of digging deep to find little bits and pieces.

The largest pocket’s near full-length opening also had a tendency to unzip itself as I stuffed kit in, which was a bit frustrating.

I can’t fault the fit, though. On the roughest of trails the pack never felt unstable, even when jam-packed with a week’s worth of kit.

The back protector sits close to your body, is comfortable and drops far enough to cover your lower spine. (A 50mm shorter ‘22 M’ pack is available for £10 less for those with less lengthy backs.) Although the Moab Pro is a touch sweatier than some packs, I feel that the additional safety makes up for this.

The waist strap is deep and comfortable, as well as height adjustable. Ideally, I’d like to see a little zipped pocket on there too.

The shoulder straps are padded and vented in the right places, although I did find that the hydration hose guide dug into my shoulders from time to time. And at this price, it’s a little disappointing that no bladder is included.

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for four years. Tom also enjoys racing events like the Strathpuffer and the Trans Nepal.
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 182cm / 5'11"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Waist: 81cm / 32in
  • Chest: 97cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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