Oxford Aqua v20 backpack review

Do you want to keep your belongings dry?

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £50.00 RRP | USD $65.00
You want waterproofing? This has it in spades

Our review

Simply organised bag with 100 percent waterproofing and great reflectivity
Buy if, You want a fully waterproof bag for cycling
Pros: Bright, waterproof and great value
Cons: Slightly sweatier than some
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There’s a clue in the Oxford Aqua v20’s name. If you want waterproofing, this backpack has it in spades.


It comes with welded seams and a super-dry rolltop closure that’s secured with buckles. Even the external pocket has a water-resistant zip with a large protective zip port.

The other big selling point is how bright this bag is, with rear chevrons, huge side panels and even the light loop made of reflective materials.

It’s tough, easy to clean, and the chest and waist straps keep it secure. Your back may get a little sweatier than with some more vented designs, and the main section is a single large pocket, but if you want simplicity, appreciate brightness and keeping your kit dry, this is a great call.

There’s a dinky little 12-litre one for £40/$50 too.

  • Weight: 829g
  • Volume: 20 litres

Product Specifications


Name Aqua v20
Brand Oxford

Backpack Capacity 20