Inov-8 Race Elite 25 pack review

Less can most definitely be more

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £45.00 RRP | USD $86.00
Inov-8 Race Elite 25 pack

Our review

A great, super-lightweight option for fast-paced bike rides
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Inov-8 are an adventure racing equipment firm specialising in footwear and packs. Weighing 363g, the Race Elite 25 pack uses a tough rip-stop water resistant nylon for the main body while the adjustable straps are lightweight, broad, padded mesh affairs. There’s a chest strap, buckle and emergency whistle mounted on height adjustable slide guides, and a waistband with zip stash pockets.


The main compartment is one open space with a bladder divider (bladder not included). A vertical main zip gives access to the full length of the pack interior. There are two mesh pockets on the pack exterior, one with a zip closure, the other a simple pouch. A clever drawstring allows you to cinch away any unused pack volume by tucking the bag and contents closer to your back.


There isn’t any back padding so keep loads close to you to enhance stability, and take care when packing anything pointy. Lightweight freaks and riders who run will like this pack. It’s also good for heavy-duty trail hounds for whom pack stability is important, especially when heading down steep ledgey trails, where heavier/more unstable packs tend to try and overtake or creep round to the

Product Specifications


Name Race Elite 25 pack (11)
Brand Inov-8

Weight (g) 363
Capacity 25
Features • Internal Key Clip. Internal waist pocket clips for extra security • Single Pull Waist Belt. Side positioned buckle creating a single strap for ease of use and minimal webbing • Stretch Mesh Waist Pocket. Easily accessible stretch mesh waist pocket • Weatherproof Waist Pocket. Easily accessible weatherproof waist pocket • Sternum Slider Adjustment. Fully adjustable sternum strap to secure shoulder straps • Anatomical Shoulder Straps. Ergonomic shoulder straps minimise any restriction and create a more comfortable fit • Whistle Buckle. Chest strap with integrated safety whistle buckle • High vis Strap Webbing. Day and night high visibility webbing on shoulder strap with reflective strip • Vertical Compression. Using the built in strength of the zip provides top and bottom compression adjustment • High Visibility Webbing. Day and night high visibility webbing with reflective strip for extra safety • High Visibility Zip Pullers. High visibility twin zip pullers help give faster accessibility • Weatherproof Zip. Weatherproof zip to help keep accessible items dry • External pocket to help secure poles • Single pull bungee compression for left and right sides