Vaude North Shore 20 Review

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The pack is an excellent adventure pack, meant for the epic forays into the backcountry, when carrying large amounts of gear is a necessity, and its large capacity, useful pockets and outer attachments straps assist in that endeavor. It’s tough and burly, yet simple and elegant, and includes many features that are useful and functional. The suspension system uses aluminum stays and thick back padding to work in synergy with the pack to carry heavier loads in a stable, comfortable and balanced manner.

Vaude North Shore 20
The North Shore 20 weighs in at 1156 grams, has a 20 liter capacity, and has a padded back, hip and shoulders, and is constructed with durable 600 D Polyester that has been coated with Polyurethane for water resistance. The flexible and well padded Proflex suspension system includes removable and adjustable aluminum stays, which provide additional stability and load carrying attributes. The back padding uses a thick molded viscoelastic foam, for the utmost in comfort and flexibility, and has air channels for ventilation. It has a large main compartment with one inner pocket and a hydration sleeve, two mesh side pockets, a front pocket, a hip pocket, and a top media pocket. It has a lower set of straps for armor, two side compression straps, and includes a detachable helmet holder, a 3 liter Hydrapak reservoir, and a rain cover which is stowed in a lower pocket.


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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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