Platypus – Sprinter XT 25L Backpack

Being 5’9” the 20” M/L backpack was a perfect fit, resting snuggly on my hips, and the combination of back padding and internal frame was enough to cushion the pack against my back without over insulating it. The Sprinter is available in two torso lengths so can be fitted to a variety of body shapes – and whilst it’s not a specific women’s pack I had no trouble with its fit.

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Platypus – Origin 9 Hydration Pack

Platypus have made the Origin pack in waterproof materials and it’s sold with a “waterproof” sales label. My test pack would certainly hold off hard rain for a few hours, but unfortunately was supplied with a tear through the pack material at the upper lashtab, so did leak somewhat through there. It looks to be damage caused when they applied the Waterproof label, which is sort of ironic…

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Platypus – Origin 32.20 Daypack

The materials are lightweight and yet very waterproof (10,000mm) which means that the contents of your bag will remain dry in the heaviest of rain. The zippers used are rainproof too, and have a nice positive closing action which instills confidence. Any zipper will eventually give in to rain, but these feel like they’d last a while before any ingress occurs.

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