Uphill AIR 18

Original price was: $ 180.00.Current price is: $ 126.00.

Very lightweight backpack for fast-paced mountain tours
  • with attachment cord and rain cover
  • air permeable Aeroflex suspension system
  • climate neutral; environmentally friendly production thanks to an innovative end-of-life tire recycling program using a mass balance process
Green Shape
With our Green Shape label, we offer functional, environmentally-friendly products made from sustainable materials. They are manufactured under fair working conditions along the entire supply chain.The criteria for the label are strict and transparent. They are under constant review and cover the entire lifecycle of the product from design, through production, care and maintenance, to repair and the product’s end of life.VAUDE- for (y)our world worth living
Aeroflex - Mesh construction provides excellent ventilation for your back.

In VAUDE backpacks with the "Aeroflex Carrying System", a fine mesh is stretched over a peripheral frame made of ultralight, curved spring steel wire. The rucksack thus does not rest against the back and at the same time provides space and sufficient packing stability. The generous ventilation space guarantees ideal ventilation on both sides.

Eco Finish
Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish.
This water and stain resistant finish is applied to the outer fabric of your product so that water pearls up and runs right off – without the use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs). This protects you from the rain and keeps the planet clean. Regular reapplication is necessary for permanent waterproofing and stain resistance.
These ergonomic shoulder straps ensure optimum freedom of movement and extra comfort for your next mountain, trekking or hiking tour. Ergoshape shoulder straps are designed to be wider where they rest on your shoulders and narrower at the front and under your arms. Ergoshape shoulder straps are specifically adapted to the different needs of women and men.
PET Recycling
Recycled PET: high quality polyester made from recycled PET bottles.
Collect, clean, granulate and spin into high quality polyester yarn – that’s what’s involved in the recycling of PET bottles. In the manufacturing process, we can reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 50% while completely eliminating the use of new fossil fuels. This conserves resources and keeps our ecological footprint small.
My Climate
Climate-neutral product. The emissions arising from materials, manufacturing, and shipping are analyzed and systematically reduced. Emissions that are currently unavoidable are fully offset through myclimate.
Mass Balance
Mass Balance Recycling – chemical recycling process. Recycled polyamide that makes use of a certified mass balance process in which pyrolysis oil is extracted from used tires and fed into a conventional polyamide production process. This chemical recycling methods conserves fossil raw resources. Another advantage: compared to conventional polyamide production, 60% less CO2 emissions are produced*. The polyamide obtained in this eco-friendly process has just the same properties as conventional polyamide made from crude oil.



Introducing the VAUDE Uphill Air 18, the perfect backpack for fast-paced mountain tours. Designed to be extremely lightweight, this backpack offers the ultimate convenience and comfort for your hiking adventures. Featuring our Aeroflex suspension system, this backpack is air permeable and provides superior ventilation, ensuring that you stay cool and dry during even the most strenuous of hikes. The VAUDE ErgoShape shoulder straps also provide optimal freedom of movement, allowing you to hike with ease and comfort.


The VAUDE Uphill Air 18 also features a variety of useful features, including a webbing hip belt, a front zip pocket, and a side zip pocket, providing ample storage space for all your essentials. The 3in1 compression, attachment, and helmet carrier system make it easy to carry your gear and helmet, while the opening for a hydration system allows you to stay hydrated on the go. The sternum strap with tube holder clip and safety light attachment, along with reflective elements, ensure that you stay visible and safe during your hikes. The backpack also comes with an attachment cord and rain cover, providing additional protection for your gear in adverse weather conditions.


Crafted with lightweight siliconized fabric, the VAUDE Uphill Air 18 is incredibly durable and built to last. Experience the ultimate convenience and comfort with the VAUDE Uphill Air 18 hiking backpack.



For the planet:

  • Made with eco-friendly, resource-conserving methods and certified bluesign® (The world’s strictest textile standard for environmental protection).
  • Made from recycled materials and recycled PET plastic bottles. The bottles are collected, cleaned, melted down and processed into high-quality yarn.
  • Made with eco-friendly, water-repellent Eco Finish and is manufactured without the use of environmentally-harmful fluorocarbons (PFC).
  • The siliconized main material was made using a certified mass balance process to recycle end-of-life tires. Reducing the CO2 emissions by up to 60%.
  • This product is climate neutral. We’ve analyzed and reduced all emissions arising from materials, manufacturing, and shipping. Emissions that are currently unavoidable were fully offset by the independent non-profit organization.
  • The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally-friendly, functional products made from sustainable and bluesign® certified materials. This ensures that you can enjoy your backpack with peace of mind, knowing that you are contributing towards a sustainable future.



The Uphill Air 18 is also available in two smaller models:
VAUDE Uphill 16
VAUDE Uphill 8



Did you know? Here at VAUDE, we strive for good working conditions and wages for all workers. We are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), and we are committed to improving working conditions at all of our production facilities continuously. We monitor these conditions regularly. VAUDE is the only brand to achieve leader status, the highest status of FWF membership.


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  • ErgoShape shoulder straps for optimal freedom of movement
  • webbing hip belt
  • lightweight siliconized fabric
  • ventilated shoulder straps
  • front zip pocket
  • 3in1 compression, attachment and helmet carrier system
  • 1 side stretch pocket
  • side zip pocket
  • opening for hydration system
  • sternum strap with tube holder clip
  • safety light attachment
  • reflective elements
  • rain cover: included, with safety light attachment


Additional information

Weight590 g - 47 x 28 x 27 cm


Volume18 L

Main fabric: 100% Polyamide; 70D/silicon coated face/PU coated back; Lining – Face: 100% Polyester (recycled); Coating: 100% Polyurethane; 150D woven/ PU coating; Second fabric – Material: 100% Polyester (recycled); Coating: 100% Polyurethane; 600D / PU coated / plain weave; Rain cover: 100% Polyamide; 190 T Polyurethane coated.