These are cleanly designed, weatherproof urban packs constructed with welded seams and weatherproof zippers. With the heart of a mountain pack, but an aesthetic that gets them into the office without fear of looking too “outdoorsy,” Cascade 20 & 25 are excellent choices for commuting. On the bike or on foot, the stout frame sheet and segmented, breathable and quick-drying spacer-foam pads keep the load comfortable and under control. Ergonomically contoured shoulder straps, well-proven on our mountain packs, include a sternum strap with sliding anchors for a custom fit and excellent load control. An easily removable hip strap further stabilizes heavier loads when necessary. A haul loop is anchored to the top of the pack at the shoulder straps, making even heavy loads graspable. The base is flat, so the load will stand up on its own.
Tough, 420-denier Oxford nylon fabric is used throughout these packs and the bases are double layered for extra durability over the life of the packs. A waterproof, TPU film is laminated to the inside of the fabric, giving it a 10,000mm water column rating. When combined with the welded seams (not stitched), the pack body is considered waterproof. For the pocket and main compartment access, water-repellent zippers are used to keep light showers and mist at bay.
Both packs offer an over-the-top zipper for access to the main compartment and a zippered outer pocket for small objects. Inside, each pack is equipped with a small, hanging mesh pocket for small items and a padded laptop sleeve (Cascade 20 accepts up to 13” and Cascade 25 up to 15”). Cascade 25 is designed with a zipper along the side for quick access to a laptop. Each pack has a bike light attachment point, low down on the outer panel.