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.