VAUDE Asymmetric 42+8
Asymmetric 42+8
Asymmetric 42+8
Asymmetric 42+8
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VAUDE Asymmetric 42+8

Asymmetric 42+8

$ 250.00

Versatile and lightweight backpack for hut hopping, pilgrimages and shorter treks # adjustable suspension system # extremely comfortable # front access

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
Eco Finish
VAUDE products bearing the Eco Finish have been waterproofed in an environmentally-friendly way without fluorocarbons (PFC). PFCs are part of a group of chemical compounds which are used to waterproof the outer layer of many outdoor products. They have come under criticism for being persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, and suspected of being harmful to health. VAUDE has made a clear commitment to completely renouncing PFCs. Find out more at
PET Recycling
This product includes material that is made from recycled PET plastic bottles. The bottles are collected, cleaned, melted down and processed into high-quality yarn which we use to create brand-new VAUDE products, helping to conserve both resources and energy.
Recycled Materials
VAUDE uses recycled materials (e.g. from PET-bottles) in the manufacture of this product. This saves up to 50% in energy and CO2 emissions as well as fossil raw materials.
Tergolight suspension systemField of Use: • Multi day hiking trips and shorter trekking routes with normal to heavy loads • Comfort and optimal microclimate are decisive factors for the activitySpecial Features: • Precise suspension system adjustment on the straps • Optimal load distribution with an integrated aluminum frame
Volume Extension
This product or backpack features practical volume expansion - if you run out of space, there's help close at hand.


VAUDE Asymmetric 42+8


The VAUDE Asymmetric 42+8 is a mid-sized trekking backpack for multi-day hikes and backpacking. The body contact back ensures a stable, comfortable fit. The Tergolight suspension system has an integrated frame which provides an excellent load transfer and good stability.


Here are more features of the Asymmetric 42+8:

  • The suspension system, load positioning, and shoulder straps are fully adjustable for a large variation of torso lengths.
  • The lightweight hip belt is flexible and provides good freedom of movement in alpine terrain.
  • The main compartment is accessible from the front, with an outer pocket for a map or a raincoat.
  • The adjustable and detachable lid features an internal pocket for valuables and an easily accessible exterior compartment.
  • Side straps and a user-friendly packsack under the lid makes it largely compressible.
  • The integrated bottom compartment is ideal for the transport of dirty linen or a sleeping bag.
  • Everything that should be easily accessible can be stowed in the side mesh pockets.
  • The adjustable gear loops take on both ice axes and trekking poles.
  • Additional gear can be attached to other attachment loops.
  • To protect the environment, the primary textile materials feature resource-conserving and eco-friendly manufacturing in accordance with the strict bluesign® standard.


The Asymmetric 42+8 is made with recycled PET plastic bottles, and our VAUDE Eco Finish eco-friendly water repellent. It’s also manufactured without the use of fluorocarbons (PFC). The Green Shape label guarantees environmentally-friendly products made from sustainable materials, resource-efficient production and fair manufacturing.



The VAUDE Asymmetric 42+8 is also available in a bigger model:
VAUDE Asymmetric 52+8

It’s also available in two women-specific models:
VAUDE Asymmetric 48+8 Ws & VAUDE Asymmetric 38+8 Ws



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  • individually adjustable supportive back
  • padded hip belt with pocket
  • access to the main compartment also via zip
  • variable lid height
  • lid pocket
  • additional zip lid pocket inside
  • map pocket
  • 2 outer mesh pockets
  • top compression strap
  • side compression straps
  • gear loops
  • 2 pole attachment points
  • opening for hydration system
  • sternum strap with whistle

Additional information

Weight1,516 kg

0100 BLACK


Main fabric: 79% Polyamide, 21% Polyester
400 D Diamond Ripstop Polyurethane coated
Contrast fabric: 100% Polyester
600 D Polyurethane coated 50% recycled
Lining: 100% Polyamide
200 D Polyurethane coated