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Review - bike backpacks - Vaude Ledro 10 vs. Vaude Tremalzo10

Today we are starting a new series of tests. This time everything revolves around bike-specific backpack systems.

Sounds very complicated, but it should actually be just another word for mountain bike backpacks. This time I opted for 2 backpacks from the German company Vaude. My focus is on the pack volume of around 10l. Since I only want to carry the most necessary things around on my back for a day tour, this size is ideal. For extended tours in which I also have to take protectors and changing clothes with me, I would of course use the 15-25l backpack models, but for a short detour into the forest, the 10l class is ideal for me.

Why Vaude?
There are countless well-known backpack manufacturers. For years, the German company Vaude has stood for high quality products that almost always meet my expectations. I also think their environmental management is very good. It calms your conscience a little that you don't become the ultimate CO2 sinner, at least on your bike. Of course, I also think the price-performance ratio is really ok. Whereby the prices in Vaude's backpack division do not vary particularly widely. Sometimes it costs 15-20l. Model only a few euros more than the smaller model.
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What do good backpacks have to be able to do?

Apart from the design, which is certainly not unimportant for me, the 2 test candidates have to contain some other features so that they can be considered as test candidates.
  • Design
  • Comfort
  • service
  • Division of subjects
  • Hydration system compatibility
  • Regenhülle
  • processing
  • Helmhalter
  • price
Which of the two opponents can take the most points on their shoulders and win the test in the life testers?
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VAUDE LEDRO 10 in the test
Let's start with the Vaude Ledro 10 in the color petroleum:

The Vaude Ledro comes as a classically small touring backpack. At first sight, it could easily pass as a small hiking backpack. It looks well made and is very light in the hand. Well thought-out mesh inserts and storage options are available.

But what immediately struck me negatively is the color. This is not bluish green, as described, but rather continuously green. Where we have already come to the first point of the evaluation.

Test Result Details

Design
As a simple compact all mountain or touring backpack, the Ledro 10 can inspire, even if the color does not correspond to the description according to my expectations. In principle, however, the bright colors are sure to be an eye-catcher on the trails and clearly stand out from the crowd of monochrome backpacks. 

The rather rectangular design reminds me of a school backpack. Personally, I don't like the supposed "petroleum green" that much either, but that is purely a matter of taste. Fortunately, the Vaude Ledro is also available in 4 other colors.
7 out of 10 points
 
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Comfort
The Ledro 10 is very comfortable to wear thanks to its V Tex back system. At high temperatures, however, it can happen that you sweat a little more under the thick back pads. The back plate also looks a bit stiff. The hip pads are snug. 
The straps can also be easily adjusted. In my test, the backpack was never fully packed, but even with drinking bottles, rain jacket and shin guards, the Ledro still felt relatively comfortable.
9 out of 10 points

Division of subjects

The division in the backpack is well thought out. Here you can see immediately that it is a bike backpack.
Special mesh compartments are sewn into the front compartment, which are intended for the pump, replacement hose and mini tool. In the larger rear compartment there is enough space for everything else that may be necessary on a day trip.
10 out of 10 points

Rain cover

A bright red rain cover is included in a special compartment. It ensures good visibility and keeps the backpack dry in moderate, short rain showers.
I haven't been able to test the rain cover in action yet. For me, however, it looks valuable, well placed and does not take up much storage space in the backpack.
10 out of 10 points.


 
processing
As usual from Vaude, the backpack is very well made. All seams and zippers are very robust. The zippers are easy to move and the mesh compartments are neatly sewn.
10 out of 10 points

Helmet holder

The Ledro 10 has two loops on the front from which the helmet can be hung. This system works well. However, the helmet is only mounted very wobbly. But that's not particularly bad for me because I usually wear the helmet on my head anyway.
9 out of 10 points

price

For just under 60 € you get a well thought-out backpack system.
10 out of 10 points.

Test conclusion - Unisex Ledro 10 bike backpack

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02/2021VAUDE
Unisex Ledro 10 bike backpack
4.6
Top product
design 3.5
Comfort 4.5
Division of subjects 5
Rain Cover 5
processing 5
Helmet holder 5
Price 5
The Vaude Ledro is an uncomplicated mountain bike backpack for shorter tours. Practical detailed solutions such as a tool compartment and a pump hanger make it a well thought-out backpack for long day trips.

The back padding is a bit sweaty and the color does not match the description. The more rectangular design is a matter of taste. The packing volume of 10l is sufficient for my needs. At a price of around 60 euros, you get a colorful, trendy little companion for short mountain bike tours.

Review - Vaude Tremalzo10

Next I will deal with the Vaude Termalzo 10.

A medium-sized all mountain backpack which is also ideally suited for a medium-long day tour in the 10l volume class. The back section, which is equipped with the so-called Aeroflex 3D system, is particularly striking.
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This system ensures perfect air permeability on the back. However, at the beginning I had a little difficulty setting this system up correctly. After a few attempts and research on the Internet, I finally found the right setting. A well thought-out compartment management distinguishes the Tremalzo as well as an optimally adjustable hip belt.
 In contrast to the Vaude Ledro, the color also fits the description. Well, I tested the Vaude Tremalzo in black to be on the safe side in order to keep the misjudgment of the color of the previous test model to a minimum. And what can I say it is black exactly as described by the manufacturer. Since the weight of my products is not that important to me in principle, I didn't really pay attention to this with these backpacks either. But it should be mentioned briefly that both backpacks are really very light. Vaude's high quality standards are also fully met with the Tremalzo. The workmanship of the backpack is also perfect with the Vaude Tremalzo.
Now it is also the turn of the Vaude Treamlazo to be inspected more closely in the various categories.
 

Test results in detail

Design
At first glance, the Tremalzo doesn't look quite as angular as its counterpart. Rather modern design in chic black. For me clearly the cooler look. But that's more a matter of taste. The fact is, as mentioned above, the color. It is actually black as described. The tremalzo is also available in many other colors.
4.5out of 5 points.
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Comfort
Thanks to the versatile, adjustable Aeroflex system, the backpack fits perfectly. The adjustment of the back system is really well thought out. You can also adjust the length of the back steplessly. I think it's really cool that the backpack doesn't lie directly on the back and that the wind always cools the back area. When properly adjusted, the hip belt rests comfortably on the hipbone.
5 out of 5 points

service

As with the Vaude Ledro, all loops and zips of the Tremalzo can be easily tightened.
The Tremalzo can be easily operated with gloves. Only the Aeroflex 3D system needs some time to fine-tune initially . The long-term test will show whether the different back length adjustment options really pay off. Here you can tell that this is a really well thought-out system. Developed especially for bikers. But just a little awkward to set.
4 out of 5 points.

Compartmentalization

In the Tremalzo, similar to the Ledro, there are useful mesh compartments in the front pocket in which pumps and co. can be stowed away well. The main compartment has enough space for a water bottle, rain jacket, etc. Behind the main compartment there is another compartment that can be opened with a zipper and Velcro straps. A hydration bladder can easily be accommodated here.
4.5 out of 5 points.

Hydration system

Just like the Vaude Ledro, the Tremalzo has plenty of space for a normal hydration bladder. Extra hose guides are attached to the carriers.
5 out of 5 points.
Rain cover
Just like the Ledro, the Tremalzo has a red rain cover in the lower area. I especially like that there are separate loops for the hip pad. Thus, the rain cover sits optimally on the backpack.
5 out of 5points.

processing
on this point you can again rely on the high quality standards of Vaude products. You won't find any loose threads or poorly processed seams here. I'm pretty sure that the Ledro, like the Tremalzo, can be used for a very long time if handled properly.
5 out of 5 points.

Helmet holder
On the outer part of the backpack there are two plastic hooks on which you can hang the chin strap of every helmet. A really very useful feature. Thus, the helmet can be used immediately and you don't have to annoyingly open the chin strap and thread it around. Of course, you can thread the helmet on the side tabs or wear it on your head while driving. I can only warmly recommend the latter.
5 out of 5 points.

price
The Vaude Tremalzo 10 also costs about 60 € and you certainly won't get the cat in a "jerk" sack.
5 out of 5 points.

Testresult

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02/2021Vaude
Unisex Tremalzo10 bike backpack
4.8
Top product
Design 4.5
Comfort 5
service 4
Compartmentalization 4.5
Hydration system 5
Rain cover 5
processing 5
Helmet holder 5
Price 5
In this round it will be difficult to find a test winner. For me, every backpack is worth every euro. The processing is also equal in both cases. Well thought-out features distinguish both test candidates. What distinguishes the Ledro in simplicity, the Tremalzo compensates for in style and a special carrying system.
 
If it weren't for the tiny problem with the color deviation of the Vaude Ledro.
But honestly, every biker who has ever ridden the Tremalzo and Ledro See trails will have a hard time choosing a winner. And the same applies to the final test result: a tie with very small advantages for the tremalzo.

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Dieser Artikel wurde erstellt von: Kristan Kreishuber vom Lifetester-Team

Hello, I'm Kristan and I test bicycle products for you. From winter socks to chain oil. I am passionate about racing and mountain biking. No matter whether in summer at 35 degrees or in winter at -10 degrees. In between, I still struggle at home on my roller trainer. I test the products for you in real use on the road and in the forest, whatever the weather. I hope I can help you choose the right equipment.
Letztes Update: 31.03.2021 16:45