The Vaude Citus 16 LW Backpack is a quality lightweight rucksack with a ventilated back system. Ideal for light conscious hikers.
The Player: one of the lightest hiking backpacks with ventilated mesh back on the market. Designed for weight fetishists and fast hikes.
The small-volume backpack is made of lightweight, siliconized 40D ripstop and a more robust material at the bottom. The fine mesh of ventilated Aeroflex back boosts ventilation and improves comfort.
The lightweight shoulder straps and hip belt are extremely breathable and keep the Citus stable on your back. With an innovative cord system, the pack can be effectively compressed while you're hiking. The cord can also be connected to the front of the pack to serve as an additional attachment option, e.g.. for wet gear.
The side stretch pockets offer additional storage space for gear and a water bottle. In addition, this sporty touring pack is equipped with reflective elements and a stretchy shoulder strap pocket for energy bars, GPS device or camera.
To protect the environment, the main textile materials were made with resource-efficient and environment-friendly manufacturing in accordance with the bluesign standard. Green Shape is your VAUDE guarantee for environmentally friendly products - from sustainable materials, resource-efficient manufacturing and fair production.
Vaude's Citus 16 LW Backpack is a great example of less is best! You can tell that Vaude have really thought about the fabrics and features to use to get a low weight pack with maximum performance. The siliconized rip stop fabrics are water-resistant and wear-resistant, a healthy balance between strength and weight.
Most solid back frames add quite a lot of weight on to your pack but Vaude's Aeroflex system provides excellent back ventilation with minimal weight to keep your back sweat free. The system is constructed from a large ventilation space between a mesh frame and the pack which allows the air to flow freely from all sides. In addition to the stretch side pockets that will carry water bottles, Vaude have also thrown in an internal hydration sleeve, so you can bring along your go-to reservoir for longer trips.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear