Salomon Trailblazer 20 Backpack

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Introduction

This bag replaces the very popular Salomon Trail 20 running backpack. At the same volume this pack offers a number of improvements over its predecessor and makes for a very versatile and lightweight backpack for use when trail walking or commuting. The rucksack is lightweight and can easily fold to be packed away in a suitcase when travelling making it ideal for holidays day trips. The volume of the rucksack is 20 litres and so will comfortably fit a small laptop and small electronics Offering usefulness for a morning commute.

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Capacity
75%
Weight
95%
Back Ventlilation
60%
Build Quality
85%
OVERALL
79%

Material and Ventilation

The Salomon trailblazer 20 is made from 100% polyester although it is not rated as waterproof something to bear in mind if you are planning a wet walking wet day. The build quality is excellent and what you would expect from a brand such as Solomon. The back hugs your bag tightly so don’t expect masses of air flow to help cool your back.

Straps

The straps have some mesh material allow air flow around the shoulders. The backpack feels light to wear and has a chest strap to offer good stability.

Hydration and Storage

The backpack includes a hanging loop that does support a hydration bladder up to 1 litre and is available separately. There is also a computer hanging sleeve inside to support and protect any laptop or tablet. The shoulder strap has a zip enclosure for small items and side pockets that stretch on each side offer further carrying capacity. There are several other bungee cords around the backpack for attaching small items.

Specification

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  • Dimensions

    48 x 24 x 18 cm

  • Weight

    455g

  • Volume

    20 Litres

  • Colours

    Citronelle/Biking Red/Black/Poseidon/Copen Blue/Green Gables

Conclusion

Like its predecessor did this backpack is winning rave reviews as being alight versatile and multi-functional bag pack that is as comfortable on the trails as it is on the morning commute. While the name Solomon attracts a slightly higher price, this is justified by an exceptional build quality and comforting fit.

Pros

  • Good quality build
  • Versatile all-rounder bag
  • Great commuting or day bag.
  • Super light

Cons

  • Fabric can catch on the zip
  • Some users have reported feeling back discomfort while wearing
  • No straps to compress the main compartment.
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