Select your activity

What’s your favourite way to explore?

VAUDE Backpacks differ in many ways. And each feature and function is geared to a specific type of activity. Before buying a pack, you should spend some time thinking about where you’ll be using it the most often. If you’ll be travelling in (high) alpine terrain, you’ll need a particularly robust model. For longer trips, you’ll need adequate storage space, while for short trips a lighter version is a good choice.

Mountaineering & Climbing

Mountaineering & Climbing

Mountain enthusiasts who prioritize physical challenges will really appreciate our highly functional mountain backpacks. These are great for a range of activities, including short hikes in the mountains with some off-trail sections, high alpine expeditions with long approaches where you have to carry all of your food and gear, via ferrata tours or even multi-pitch climbing routes.

Ski Touring

Ski Touring

Winter landscapes, stillness, seclusion – a ski tour offers a unique way to enjoy the beauty of nature. A thrilling descent through pristine powder is the exciting part. But before that, you’ve got to get up to the top. Safety – both for transport and in the backcountry is vital.

 

Trekking

Are you looking for a genuine adventure? The journey is the reward and the experience is what counts. If you’re also physically fit, have some organizational skills and a good sense of direction, then you’ve got what it takes to master a long, challenging route. A VAUDE trekking backpack will help you meet your goals. It can easily transport all your gear while you explore new worlds.

Hiking

Hiking

Head out your door and start enjoying what nature has to offer. Hikers can choose their own level of difficulty. Hiking covers a range of terrain that’s incredibly diverse – from 0 elevation gain to soft hills to high elevation Alpine peaks.

 

What to watch for when trying on a backpack

A pack only provides optimal support when it’s matched to your own specific needs. This also means that it doesn’t restrict your freedom of movement.

So you should really pay attention to a perfect fit when you’re trying on a pack. A lot of our packs feature shoulder straps that can be individually adjusted to your torso length and shape.

Here are a few tips to help you adjust your pack correctly when it’s fully loaded:

  1. Loosen the shoulder straps and the load positioning straps.
  2. Put on the pack and close the hipbelt. The hipbelt should sit snugly on the top of your pelvic girdle.
  3. Then stand up straight and slowly tighten the shoulder straps until they fit snugly on your shoulders without the pack pulling upward when you bend forward.
  4. If your pack has them, tighten the load positioning straps and close the sternum strap. The sternum strap determines the distance between the shoulder straps, and should be adjusted when you’re in a riding position.

What the suspension system must be able to do

An excellent suspension system fully distributes the weight of your pack across your back evenly so that it doesn’t affect your center of gravity while hiking. It’s responsible for comfort, stability and the fit of your pack, so even with a heavy load it should never pinch or cause sore spots. In addition, it should provide protection and enable good air circulation between the pack and your back.

REAR-VENTILATED SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

Rear-ventilated suspension systems create an open space between the pack and your back where air can circulate freely from three sides. The pack doesn’t lay directly against your back – a mesh panel creates distance between the two, providing maximal ventilation. Rear-ventilated suspension systems are the best choice for sweat-inducing, strenuous activities.

FULL-CONTACT BACK

Backpacks with full contact backs are highly functional mountain and climbing backpacks and were primarily developed for activities in demanding alpine terrain (via ferrata etc.).

The pack lies directly against your back and distributes the load evenly while keeping your center of gravity as close to your body as possible. This improves your balance and maximizes your freedom of movement.

VAUDE Backpacks, made for women’s

Women have their own specific needs when it comes to backpack design. Our women’s backpacks are specifically engineered to meet these needs.

Torso length

Women are an average of 10 cm shorter than men – they have a shorter torso and their shoulders are narrower. VAUDE women’s backpacks are designed to have a shorter back and are also smaller and narrower than the equivalent versions for men. This guarantees an optimal fit.

 

Shoulder straps

In general, women’s backs are narrower than men’s in the shoulder area. To make sure that the shoulder straps don’t chafe uncomfortably or pinch at the front, we’ve designed our women’s backpacks with s-shaped shoulder straps. This design makes the pack especially stable and keeps it from sliding around on your back. In addition, the height of the sternum strap can be adjusted to allow for the best fit possible.

 

Fit

VAUDE offers backpack models in every volume range and for every activity – from climbing to hiking to backpacking. Thanks to different adjustment options, you can always adapt the backpack to your individual needs and ensure that it’s stable and balanced on your back, even during high-motion activities.

 

Torso length

Some people are short and small, others are big and burly. Every person has an individual torso length and shape, which is why a backpack must be able to be adapted to these anatomical conditions. We offer trekking backpacks (models Astrum EVO and Skarvan) in three different torso lengths for your individual needs, so that you can find your own custom-fitting backpack. Based on the standard values on our user-friendly VAUDE size chart, you can easily find out which back length is right for you. Of course, these recommendations aren’t a replacement for trying on a pack in person at a trusted VAUDE specialty shop. You can also easily determine the length of your torso yourself.

 

The distance between two points is used to measure torso length (upper point = 7th vertebrae / upper edge of the shoulder blade, lower point = upper edge of pelvic bone). Generally, backs are divided into short (40-49 cm), medium (50-57 cm) and long (58-69 cm).

Featured Products:

Asymmetric 48+8 WsAsymmetric 48+8 Ws

Asymmetric 48+8 Ws

$ 280.00

Versatile and lightweight women’s backpack for hut hopping, pilgrimages and shorter treks # adjustable suspension system # extremely comfortable # front access and bottom compartment

Uphill 16 LWUphill 16 LW

Uphill 16 LW

$ 130.00

Cycling backpack # very lightweight # air-permeable suspension system # eco-friendly and fair manufacturing

Brenta 40Brenta 40

Brenta 40

$ 210.00

Extremely large sporty backpack for hiking # comfortable, ventilated mesh back # comprehensive features # eco-friendly manufacturing

Ayla 6Ayla 6

Ayla 6

$ 55.00

Kids’ small backpack for school and kindergarten # child-friendly buckles # reflective elements # detachable hip belt with a small pocket