Vaude Ultratrail 12 review

Weighing in at under a half a kilo, the Ultratrail 12 is part of Vaude's new range of incredibly lightweight yet fully waterproof kit.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £45.00 RRP
Light weight, highly featured rucksack from Vaude

Our review

Light, robust and waterproof, this is ideal for smaller riders
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Weighing in at under a half a kilo, the Ultratrail 12 is part of Vaude’s new range of incredibly lightweight yet fully waterproof kit.

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The latest Ultra Seam welding technology and a watertight zip ensure your cargo’s dry, with two mesh outer pockets for stashing gloves or tubes. A malleable back panel with six breathable foam pads keeps things secure and comfortable. It has a short back though and is therefore best suited to shorter torsos – at 6’1″, it only just fits me.

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Although minimal, Vaude have found room for a bladder pouch (not included) that threads through either shoulder, a zippered pocket and a removable zippered purse – perfect for stashing keys and coins. A solid build is complemented by well-placed reflectors and an emergency whistle on the sternum strap, but there’s only room for basic tools and extra layers – those with roomier demands should check out the Ultratrail 20 (£60).

Product Specifications

Product

Name Ultratrail 12
Brand Vaude

Capacity 12
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes
Waterproof Yes
Weight (g) 480
Closure Mechanism Zip
Shell Material Polyester