VAUDE Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack

Item number: 48304
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - black/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - black/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - washed blue/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - washed blue/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - orange madder/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - orange madder/12 litres
Uphill 12 LW Hydration Backpack - orange madder/12 litres
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Double relief: the Uphill 12 LW Backpack by VAUDE

The lightweight bike backpack with 12 litres is easy on your back and the environment. The environmentally-friendly material of the minimalist backpack is made of lightweight, siliconised 40D rip-stop, the mesh outer pockets are made of thin mesh material and special attention has also been paid to lightweight construction for the shoulder strap, hip belt and closure buckles. The external multifunctional lacing has a triple function: it serves for compression, as a helmet holder and as an additional fastening option, e.g. for a jacket. The body-contact back system ensures tight-fitting comfort on extended bike tours. Energy bars or gels can be stowed in the pocket on the shoulder strap for quick access. With hydration system outlet and rain cover in the stuff sack.


Cross Country, Road, All Mountain
hydration pack
12 litres
Dimensions (WxHxD):
22 x 46 x 17 cm

Technical Information:

Polyamide with ripstop silicone and PU coating, polyester with PU coating, polyester mesh
Pack Weight:
max. 4 kg


  • lightweight, siliconised material
  • ventilated shoulder straps
  • lightweight hip belt
  • front zip pocket
  • helmet mount
  • 3in1 compression, attachment and helmet holder system
  • side net pockets
  • exit for drink nozzle
  • chest strap with drinking tube holder
  • flashing light holder
  • rain cover with flashing light holder
  • lightweight buckles throughout the backpack
  • reinforced bag bottom
  • reflective elements


Green Shape:
Green Shape is your VAUDE guarantee for environmentally friendly products made of sustainable materials, resource-saving manufacturing and fair production. The criteria for evaluation are strict. They are continuously reviewed and cover the entire product life cycle from development and production to maintenance and usability after use. VAUDE Green Shape products offer you the highest quality and functionality. At the same time, they give you the certainty that the environment is being polluted as little as possible.

Eco Finish:
VAUDE products with Eco Finish are environmentally friendly, water-repellent and are manufactured without fluorocarbons (PFC). PFCs belong to a group of chemical compounds that are used in many outdoor products to waterproof the outer fabric. As they are not degradable, accumulate in the body and are suspected of being harmful to health, VAUDE has decided not to use PFCs at all.

The " Ultralight" quality feature distinguishes VAUDE products that are among the lightest on the market in their class. The low weight is achieved through the use of extremely light materials and the deliberate reduction to the essential features.

Vent-Tex Ultralight:
For weight reasons, Vent-Tex Ultralight does not have a back reinforcement, but without sacrificing comfort. Mesh padding, arranged according to the shape of the spine, offers comfort even on demanding trails. It does not absorb moisture and creates a large channel through which the back is ventilated to the highest possible degree.

Manufacturer Number:



  • 1 x VAUDE Uphill 12 LW hydration backpack
  • 1 x VAUDE rain cover


  • black/12 litres: ca. 345 g


  • black/12 litres, in stock

Customer Reviews (1)


Customer Reviews (1)


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by Martin N.  on 23.04.2018
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

5+ stars!
I just finished a 9 day bike trip touring the Ardennes carrying all my stuff in this pack and I can say it passed with flying colors. It was very comfortable even on long 150+ km days to the point that 95% of the time I forgot I was wearing a backpack. Prior to the trip, I was convinced it didn't fit me since I'm tall at 194cm (6'4"), but when full and the straps adjusted it settles in and disappears. It's also very stable across terrible roads, cross-winds and climbing out of the saddle. I carried sandals in the external side pockets; all my clothes in the main compartment and essentials in the smaller compartment. I was able to fit, sometimes forcibly, extra food and beer and souvenirs as needed. I could keep my phone in a jersey pocket and still access around the strap. The material and zippers are tough and functioned perfectly. I did not find any fault with this pack. I'm looking forward to my next adventure with everything I need in the Vaude Uphill 12.

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