We have tested the Vaude Nevis backpack. It is a well thought touring backpack and also very suitable for splitboarding.
The Nevis is comfortable on your back, compact and offers plenty of storage space, even for longer missions, DSLR cameras, large first aid kit, spare gloves, ... .
The freeride and touring backpack is beautiful slim so that it fits well even with athletic humans. It´s width is like a Snowboards one , which facilitates the attachment and a stable fixation of the board at technical climbing activities. Apart from the option to attach the whole board at the back, you can of course also fix it in split mode to the sides of Nevis, like the ski mountaineers do.
The "Full Zip" allows easy access to your gear. The lid pocket is spacious and has room for the things you need quite often. Sunscreen, screwdriver, map, compass, snow goggles, ...
Your hydration system can be stowed in the hydration pocket. The insulated hose can be attached to the strap and you are permanently supplied with water.
The safety pocket is really cool, because all the "must haves" for touring fit perfectly. Shovel, probe, first aid kit, skins and crampons when it gets a little harder. Also, it has an external helmet attachment.
The back padding is comfortable and the relatively stiff rear wall of the Nevis gives you additional protection.
Feeling: The ergonomic fit of Nevis is very good. While ascending you hardly feel it. Also on the descent it seems if not beeing on your back. You have full freedom of movement .
Conclusion: With the Vaude Nevis 30 L you are well equipped to have fun on day trips as well as on longer tours. Your material is super organized and the comfort is very high. I can recommend the backpack in good conscience.
Nevis is a good outdoor friend
Lots of fun while ascending and descending
Performance meets ecology: The Nevis by Vaude is a lightweight, technical skitouring and splitboarding backpack made from bluesign ® certified materials with a wide range of use.
The side ski attachment is adjustable and is also suitable for wide freeride skis and splitboards. The frontal attachment loops for ski, snowboard or snowshoes can be neatly stowed away in the safety compartment. The innovative safety compartment is quickly accessible through the smooth running zipper and accommodates shovel, probe, skins and crampons. Enough storage space for hydration, food and clothing found in the main compartment which can be opened wide by a long zipper. Poles or ice axes can be easily attached to the outside of the removable device holder. Ideal backpack for day splitboard adventures, freeriding and alpine snowshoeing. The Green Shape quality label stands for an environmentally friendly, resource-saving production.
What is Green Shape?
Green Shape is VAUDE's quality label for products that have special ecological manufacturing. The criterias are strict: only products that consist of at least 90% organic cotton or recycled materials, the wood fiber Tencel ® were colored using the eco-friendly dyeing VAUDE eColour or the world's most stringent textile standard bluesign ®, get the Green Shape quality label.
Vaude freeride tour backpack Nevis. For maximum comfort at splitboard, skis or snowshoe day touring.
- functional and lightweight
- environmentally friendly and certified
- durable and comfortable
Tech: Main fabric: 100% Polyamide Polyurethane coated 400 D Dobby; Contrast material: 100% Polyamide, 400 D Plain Polyurethane coated lining; Inlining: Acrylic coated 200 D, 100% Polyamide:
- front loader for easy and organized access
- zip pocket in the lid
- safety compartment on the front
- side ski and splitboard mounting
- device holder
- helmet holder
- chest strap with whistle
- information panel for alpine emergency inside main compartment
- compatible with hydration system
- size 25 or 30 liters
- dimensions: 52.00 x 29.00 x 16.00 cm