Pack this sack and bag a peak.
- TPU-laminated polyester fabric with fully taped seams keeps out rain and snow thanks to its roll-top design
- EVA foam back panel, sternum strap, and adjustable 3D Spacer Mesh shoulder harness provide a secure and breathable suspension system for hot hikes
- TPU-laminated clear window in the back panel lets you see what's in your pack and find it quickly
- Bungee system carries a helmet, wet layers, trekking poles, or ice tools for more technical summits
- Side D-rings can attach additional gear or rig a waist belt (not included)
- Item #XPD0028
- Q & A
Great bag for biking and hiking
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Overall the bag is great. I recommend it for hiking and mountain biking, but I recommend you stay away from the bag for any sort of use that will put a lot of strain the bag.
It's incredibly lightweight, it's water resistant, and the straps are awesome for holding a helmet. Its light materials don't stand up to strenuous (read: abrasive) situations, so buy it for the right reasons.
The bag is great quality overall. The materials are very light, and the bag is comfortable. I feel like in the right use conditions (hiking and biking primarily) the bag would last a long time.
The bag isn't particularly durable, so make sure you buy this for the right uses. I took this on a canyoneering trip in Zion and the bag ended the trip with 3 big holes that I need to patch. Dumb on my part, so make sure you realize this isn't a bag that can stand up to a lot of abuse.
The straps on the bag aren't padded at all, so if you plan on wearing this without a shirt, it gets a bit rough on your shoulders. However, the bag is very comfortable overall and the weight makes it really easy to wear over long periods of time.
I think the bag is an overall great value. It's not a lot of money and gives you a decent amount of space and keeps things dry.
Exped Cloudburst 25 Backpack
a lightweight, good sized, dry-bag
I've been peak bagging for just over a year with this pack. I have yet to find any water that has entered it. Great bag, fit, and feel.
More than what I expected...
I use this bag every single day. I bike commute in Boston, the inside of this bag has no idea what the weather is like. In the summer the straps breathe and it can be a small or as large as you need. I just got doored by a taxi wearing a helmet and this bag with a towel in it (always, always know where your towel is). Two tiny little nothing holes, that's it, and it probably saved my ass. Will definitely buy again.
Exped Cloudburst 15 and 25 Backpacks
The cloudburst packs are designed to be lightweight and waterproof as well as very compact. They can double as stuff sacks for clothing or sleeping bags and quickly convert to a summit pack for day trips beyond camp.
The 2013 Cloudburst packs no? longer have the clear panel on the back. We found that most folks don't use it so we pulled it out.
Exped cloudburst 25
I bought this for a family trip to Acadia.
Was able to fit in rain gear for the 4 of us, camera, snacks, etc
Fits a lot of stuff and everything stayed dry through the on and off rain we had each day
You can fold it down fairly small if you don't have much stuff
No real frame support, but it was pretty comfortable walking and biking
nice dry bag
Great little dry bag. Not really any structure or frame for the back, but still a sweet pack. Probably going to get the bigger one as well.
I'm looking for an ultralight bag for my 8 year old to be able to carry a sleeping bag pad and some water over the presidential traverse. Could this handle the volume and weight comfortably? Thanks
My guess is that it will handle the volume and weight just fine, but that the straps will be WAY too long for your 8 year old.
You might consider some of the kids packs by Osprey (like the ACE) or Deuter. While not super light, they will be "real" packs for him and the straps will fit him well. Many of those packs are adjustable for when they grow (fast!).