There’s a clue in the Oxford Aqua v20's name. If you want waterproofing, this backpack has it in spades.
It comes with welded seams and a super-dry rolltop closure that's secured with buckles. Even the external pocket has a water-resistant zip with a large protective zip port.
The other big selling point is how bright this bag is, with rear chevrons, huge side panels and even the light loop made of reflective materials.
It’s tough, easy to clean, and the chest and waist straps keep it secure. Your back may get a little sweatier than with some more vented designs, and the main section is a single large pocket, but if you want simplicity, appreciate brightness and keeping your kit dry, this is a great call.
There’s a dinky little 12-litre one for £40/$50 too.
- Weight: 829g
- Volume: 20 litres