Vaude Splash 20 Running Backpack

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Vaude Splash 20+5
Vaude Splash Key Features
  • Aeroflex ventilated back system
  • Nine pockets.
  • F.L.A.S.H shoulder strap system.
  • Internal compartment for iPad or Macbook Air
  • Hydration system compatible (not included)
  • Rain cover included
  • Padded hip belt with pockets.
  • 20 litre capacity (extendable to 25 litres)
  • Size: 47cm x 29cm x 30cm.

Material and Ventilation

bluesign certificationThe main body of the Vaude Splash 20 backpack is made from hardwearing polyamide cloth, which is polyurethane-coated to help keep rain and spray out. What is also interesting about the material is that it comes with bluesign certification. This certification supports sustainable textile production including the elimination of harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process and for consumer and workforce protection.

Straps

The Vaude Splash 20 has adjustable F.L.A.S.H shoulder strap adjustment and Vaudes Aeroflex suspension system. F.L.A.S.H stands for Floating Length-Adjusable Shoulder Harness and allows you to vary the position of the back on your back and length of the shoulder straps.

Size

The Vaude Splash 20’s outer dimensions are 47cm long, 29cm tall and 30 cm deep.

Weight and Capacity

At 830g the Vaude Splash 20 is not the lightest nor the smallest back pack in this category, but then you don’t always buy a back pack for because of this, you actually need to have functionality. The volume  of the pack is 20 litres (as the name suggests) however there is an option to expand the pack by an additional 5 litres using zips down the side. This is very handy is you occasionally need to carry more things, but don’t want a bag which is unstable and overbearing when you don’t. It comes with compression straps fitted to the side to help prevent the contents from bouncing around while you’re running. The splash comes with a concealed rain cover for when the elements take a turn for the worst.

Hydration Options

As with most packs at this size, the Vaude Spash 20 has the option of fitting an hydration pack to it. This must be purchased separately.

Conclusion

The Vaude Splash 20 is a bag which has been around for years, but has changed very little. You could take from this that customers are happy with the design and functionality of this back pack so why change it. We. have to agree, the Splash offer a high degree of versatility and can be used for a wide range of activities, from running to cycling. If you’re the sort of person that isn’t tied to just one particular sport, this might be worth a further look. We also love the range of colours available: black, green, red, brown or blue.
Pros
  • Expandable capacity (Up to 25 litres)
  • Great stability.
  • Multitude of pockets
  • Made using sustainable certification.
Cons
  • Higher weight
  • Hydration bladder not included
  • Less reinforcement than competitors

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