Product review

09 Jun, 2020

OEX Rapide 24

Tested by: Russ

Cost:

GBP

Weight:

g

Miles used:

Miles

Times replaced:

Replacements

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Review

Testing hiking gear always comes with its surprises. Taking a trip to Go Outdoors with a budget of £50 is doable, but when we saw the OEX Rapide 24L day pack for £25 in the sale, buying it was a no-brainer.

 

How did it do?

While Beck’s hasn’t takin it on a thru-hike, we’ve taken it for tons of day trips around the country and she says it’s the perfect day pack for those on a budget. Packed with a surprising amount of features and riding really well, we were surprised to see it going so cheap!

 

Wear and tear

After a number of 15 to 20-mile day trips, some stitching is already coming undone and loose, but the pack’s structure isn’t affected. The Ripstop Nylon is tough as old boots and will withstand bumps and scrapes.

 

The best bits

This pack has been very well designed for its price. The side pockets are very stretchy and accessible. The ice axe loop is well-placed, the frame panel and load lifters distribute the weight, the bottom pocket comes with an integrated rain cover and on dry days, you can take the rain cover off and use the bottom pocket to stash snacks or a waterproof shell. It’s so hard to find a cheap day pack with these kinds of features. So many features on this pack are found normally in expensive performance packs such as the Atom Packs Atom+ or the Zpacks Nero.

 

Value for money

With this amount of performance features, the fit and the incredibly low price, this pack is possibly the best value for money I’ve ever seen in a pack I’ve tested.

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Overview

  • Durability 50% 50%
  • Comfort 80% 80%
  • Capability 50% 50%
  • Value for money 95% 95%

BPros

  • Very cheap
  • Very comfortable
  • Packed with good features
  • Amazing value for money
  • Rain cover included

CCons

  • Low quality stitching
  • Heavy for its size

Specs

Price:

£24 From gooutdoors.co.uk

Weight:

From 1.03kg (36.3oz)

Volume:

24L

Materials:

Ripstop Nylon, Stetchy mesh

Warranty:

28 days (manufacturing defects)

Features

  • Vented back panel
  • Removable frame panel
  • Adjustable hip belt
  • Dual hip belt pockets
  • Load lifters
  • Dual side stretchy pockets
  • Sternum strap
  • Inner pockets
  • Front zip pocket
  • Daisy chain
  • Haul loop
  • Ice axe loop
  • Side compression straps
  • Bottom pocket
  • Integrated rain cover

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