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I’ve got a lot of backpacking trips planned for this summer and for that I needed a good backpack that would fit in all my gear and be comfortable! Luckily I’ve now got a great backpack for all my overnight hiking needs. The all-new Vango Cascade backpack is great for multi-day hikes and it’s also affordable too. Take a look at this Vango backpack review.
About the Vango Cascade backpack
The Cascade range is a new Vango backpack which is both affordable and great for overnight hiking trips. It comes in both a 65: 75-litre size and 55:65 which a short back size.
It’s recommended for both Duke of Edinburgh and Scouts expeditions.
Why I’m a fan of the Vango Cascade backpack
Here are the main reasons I love the Cascade backpack.
The different compartments
There are lots of useful different pockets and compartments in the Cascade backpack.
My favourite is the hydration compartment which means I can put my Platypus in the bag without it being squashed too much by everything else. There’s also a useful loop to attach the tube to and a hole in the bag to pass the tube out through.
This Vango rucksack also opens from both the top and the bottom which means it’s easy to access your gear without having to empty the entire bag!
On top of this, there’s the usual handy pockets in the side of the backpack and another at the top.
The comfy straps
The Cascade backpack has comfy straps on both your shoulders and the hip belt.
Sometimes hip belts dig in a little bit, especially if you’ve got a heavy pack but this one is super comfy! There’s a nice amount of padding on the belt and so even when my backpack is packed full it’s still comfortable around my hips.
And the shoulder straps are comfy too plus there’s AirMesh on the straps which stops them from getting too sweaty on a difficult hike!
The safety features
Another great feature of the Vango Cascade backpack is the safety features.
There’s a sternum strap with an emergency whistle which is super loud (I’ve tested it!). There are also reflective points on the bag which help make sure you’re seen in low-light and poor weather. If there’s a section of a trail where you’ll have to walk along a road then this would be great for your own safety!
Vango Cascade specifications
|Rucksack Dimensions||L30.0 x H81.0 x W31.0cm|