My short overnight - day trip packI splashed out just before Christmas and brought myself a new light pack to wear on day trips or for lightweight overnight jaunts. I had tossed up a variety of various sizes, brands and types and was really undecided about which one to buy. There are a lot of packs available
in the 35-60l range and prices range from less than $100 right up to $500.
Then I saw this pack on an end of line sale at one of the local outdoors stores.
Vaude Brent 50 liter pack
This is a Vaude Brenta 50 pack. I am a fan of Vaude gear, they are a German outdoor company with a wide range of packs, tents and outdoor clothing. The thing that especially attracted me was the great price of $120 (down from the usual $190).
|Vaude Brenta 50l pack|
I would never buy gear solely based on price, but this pack was already in my top 5 list anyway. I call that fate, or a message from the God's if you like.
|Harness system on a Brenta 50l|
The Brenta's vital statistics...The pack is a light (1200 gms) double compartment bag made of medium grade rip-stop nylon. It has a volume of 50 litres. It has a removable top lid, hydration port and expandable side pockets. The colour is the light blue above. The waist strap is more light weight than a full on tramping pack, but more than adequate for light loads.
I was surprised by how roomy it is, it almost holds as much as my 75l pack. I would probably keep the load below 6-8kgs so as not to overly strain it.
|The Brenta on track to Hope Halfway Hut 2016, Lake Sunmer FP|
So far Ive only used it for a trip up and along the Port Hills , but it performed well on that trip, I would expect it to perform as well anywhere. I will let you know.
|Jon and the Brenta 50 at Rod Donald Hut|
|The Brenta at the Nina River foot bridge, 2017|