Eurobike 2016: Vaude

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September 29, 2016

On the way back, Chipps, Ross, Wil and I were discussing who had the best booth at Eurobike. There was Thule, giving out incredibly good coffee. Endura looked like they were ensconced in some kind of arctic base. Vaude were one of my favourites though: Spacious, somehow quiet despite being on such a busy showfloor, plenty of places to sit down, and just all round a relaxing place to be compared to most of the show.

Among the things there were their new Moab Pro backpack, and the Eurobike award winning Tsali shoes. Read all about them below.

Eurobike 2016: Vaude
This is the Moab Pro backpack, which is also available in black. It has helmet and pad retention on the exterior.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Inside is this multi-layer, multi-impact back protector.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
The waist belt is height adjustable for the best possible fit.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
On the bottom is this tool pouch, which is not just a clamshell but fully removable.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Secured by just two clips, and a zip at the back…
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
…it pops open…
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
… then can unzip entirely…
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
… leaving the rest of the bag still sealed.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Inside, the tool pouch has a clamshell design.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
They told us it was a happy accident, but that seam also makes for very handy zip tie storage.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Icons are printed on the bag to tell you which pockets are for which things.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
“Did I put my pump in the left side or the right side?”
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
The Moab Low AM gets some new colours for 2017.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Hannah reviewed the waterproof mid-tops in issue 107, and I’ve been trying out the (non-waterproof) lows. We concur: finally, flat pedal shoes suited to UK weather and a bit of hike-a-bike.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Vaude designed these with vertriders based in Innsbruck. Those Vibram sections front and back make all the difference when you’re carrying your bike up something too steep to ride.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
As well as good design, Vaude have a strong focus on sustainability. 88% of their apparel bears this label, which you can read about here.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
In the same vein, the Tsali AM Mid STX shoes cross a waterproof hiking boot with SPD cleats.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Aimed at touring or bikepacking in anything up to alpine terrain, they’re made of leather, waterproof, and designed to have plenty of grip off the bike.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Here’s the sole, if you’re in any doubt.
Eurobike 2016: Vaude
Like the Moab, the Tsali is sustainably manufactured.




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