Waterproof Packing Made Easy – Exped Torrent 50

Backpacking, caving, biking, mountaineering, canyoneering, paddling… the list of adventures where you need to keep your gear dry goes on and on. The Exped Torrent 50 backpack keeps water away from your precious gear so it stays dry and you stay carefree. Take on wet conditions with this waterproof pack that offers welded seams and waterproof closures. If you find yourself battling wet conditions, this should be your go-to pack.

Made from thermoplastic polyurethane and finished with welded seams and waterproof closures, the Torrent 50 can take some banging around and still keep your gear dry. You never know where your next adventure will take you or what weather will come your way. Rain or shine, I like to know that my precious camera and other gear is dry and safe.

The Torrent is user-friendly with a fold and roll closure for waterproof performance. All you do is roll the top three times then snap the buckle shut. The fold and roll closure allows you to vary the pack height so you can accommodate lots of gear for an overnight or just enough for a day trip. It also eliminates zippers that could fail, guaranteeing waterproof protection.

The functional packsack design has a narrow base that puts the center of gravity close to the body and warrants perfect load control. The increasing volume of the pack towards the top enhances load transfer as the weight can be distributed depending on activity, and the top compression strap can be used to compress the pack or to secure gear like rope or raingear when not in use.

The Torrent’s padded shoulder straps and hipbelt are comfortable enough to wear while hiking all day. Shoulder strap webbing is secured to the base for superior control of the pack at all times. All adjustable straps have velcro tidies: keeping the strap ends from flapping in the wind or getting caught in unexpected places. The removable hipbelt is fixed in place and reduces pressure on your hop bones.

Exped’s Torrent 50 is rugged and great for wet conditions from hiking and biking to paddling. It’s functional to the core with perfected packsack shape, comfort harness, low weight, and a loads of space. The compact size combined with a body contact profile with a generous opening will make the Torrent 50 your favorite all-weather companion.

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23 thoughts on “Waterproof Packing Made Easy – Exped Torrent 50

  1. This is a great review but my brother has one and he doesn’t really find it to be that great. I know he doesn’t care for the roll and buckle feature but I don’t know what else he does or doesn’t like about it.

    I was really excited at first about this pack until I realized it was the one he had, I never liked it. But I just didn’t find that it fit my small frame well. I really have no problems with my Deva 60 and a cover over it and spraying it with waterproof spray but I don’t go caving, but when I did I recall it being an experience where you couldn’t really fit a backpack through anywhere anyways. Maybe I will borrow my bro’s for my next canoe trip and see if I find a new appreciation after your review for those features.

    Great job! Thanks 🙂


  2. This is my sole backpack now. I have taken it to the submits of Himalayan mountains and a motorcycle trip half-way across India. It has been through the rigors of rainy trips to the mall and overnight visits to friends’ houses. The size is perfect and the lumbar support is extremely comfortable. I found mine in a small shop in Nepal through a chance encounter, but years of reliable use have made me a lifetime fan of this bag.


  3. This looks like a great product! Last year my husband and I went to Maui. While hiking and seeking out hidden waterfalls we had to turn back because the next waterfall could only be seen if we traveled across water and unfortunately we had our backpack that was not waterproof:/. We have to get one of these when we go again! Thanks for sharing!


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