The Ortlieb Light-Pack 25 is a lightweight, durable and waterproof rucksack with a roll top closure. It packs down small into it's own mesh bag for compact storage.
A more minimalist design is hardly imaginable: the Light-Pack 25 is the lightest of the waterproof ORTLIEB backpacks. With a 25-liter payload and a weight of only 290 grams, the Light-Pack 25 offers an optimal weight-to-volume ratio and distinguishes itself in terms of its purist design, its proven ORTLIEB roll closure and its lightweight, air-permeable straps. And when it’s not needed, the minimalist shrinks down and waits in its practical mesh bag for its next mission (e.g. as a second backpack on longer trekking tours).
Sometimes less is more. Ortlieb's Light-Pack 25 is a perfect example of this. No fancy features, just the essentials for a lightweight, practical waterproof pack. They've kept the shoulder straps just as light as the rest of the pack, lightly padded which is sufficient enough for most loads. The chest and waist strap is removable so you can save on weight when needed and there is a small loop at the bottom which gives you the option of adding a rear light.
It closes like a dry bag as it has a roll top closure to keep the contents dry. It packs down pretty small into it's own mesh storage bag which is great for saving space when stored in larger bags. The mesh bag isn't super roomy but if you roll the pack up tight like you roll a tent, then it fits in fine.
If you do love the idea of the pack but wish it had just a few extra features then you might prefer the Light-Pack Pro 25 as it also features an inflatable rear cushion for added carrying comfort, elastic drawstring adjustment on the front and two side pockets for water bottles.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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