Having a pack at the ready whenever the need arises is possible with Splash 15. It is essentially a waterproof, roll-top stuff sack with ultralight shoulder straps. It can be tucked away in a bike bag, backpack, glove compartment, shoulder bag or pants pocket. Weighing just 3.7 ounces, but providing 15 liters of carrying capacity, we’ve found Splash 15 to be surprisingly useful. As a beach pack, light summit or hiking pack or emergency shopping bag it is superb. On backpacking or camping trips it doubles as a stuff sack for clothing or a light sleeping bag, making its net weight a delightful zero due to its ability to do more than one task.
The shoulder straps are adjustable for a more or less snug fit and also convertible to shoulder-carry mode. At the upper yoke of the pack, a short webbing tunnel, through which the continuous shoulder strap passes, contains a patch of velcro to secure the strap when worn as a pack. By releasing the velcro, the strap can be pulled through, resulting in one long strap that turns Splash 15 into a comfortable shoulder bag.