When rain's a guarantee.
With about 150 inches of annual rainfall, Olympic National Park is one of the rainier places in the lower 48 and will put your waterproof gear to the test. Designed for these kind of climates, the Exped Torrent 30 Backpack will keep your gear dry thanks to a super-burly construction, waterproof TPU laminate, and roll-top closure.
The Torrent 30 is similar to a dry bag in design, but it's fitted with a HDPE framesheet and padded shoulder straps for support and comfort when hiking with a heavy load. The Torrent also comes with a hip belt that can be removed, if you're wearing the pack with a harness. Getting in and out of the Torrent can take time and subject your gear to rain, so Exped put gear loops along the sides and front of the pack where frequently used equipment can be clipped for quick access.
- HDPE framesheet
- 420D Oxford nylon fabric
- TPU laminate (10k)
- Roll-top closure with top strap
- Removable hip belt
- Gear loops
- Item #XPD002Q
- Q & A
Customer service none existent in Canada
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have really enjoyed this pack, the design is almost perfect for all my needs and has almost retired my rope bag for climbing, my shopping pack on market days, my day-pack for hikes, my computer bag when I'm out in rainy countries doing research, and my carry-on personal item for flights. I like the daisy chains for clipping climbing shoes on etc, and the top strap holds a 70 meter rope or cinches down a water bottle almost perfectly.
However, the quality and definitely the customer service has been questionable, at least in Canada.
The bag developed a de-lamination problem after a year or so of use (see picture attached).
I have contacted Exped's dealer in Canada â In-Sport Fashions Inc. phone 800.465.9637 | firstname.lastname@example.org. â 3 times with no response at all.
I finally made contact with the Exped company representative, Hubi. After inquiring about the potential to repair (or to even purchase the item again) over email. After sending the photo and part number of the pack, he has never followed up after a number of efforts.
So a word of warning, there is no company located in Canada to even buy the bag or ask about repairs or warranty issues it seems. Hope other customer experiences have been better.