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Trail Spacer 8

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Compact, lightweight backpack for sporty hiking, fast mountain tours and mountain biking

  • With the Green Shape label, we offer functional, environmentally-friendly products made from sustainable materials.

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  • We are committed to good working conditions and fair wages for all. We are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) and are committed to continuously improving working conditions in all of our production facilities. These facilities are monitored on a regular basis. With its Leader Status, VAUDE has achieved the highest status possible as an FWF member.

  • Climate-neutral product. The emissions arising from materials, manufacturing, and shipping are analyzed and systematically reduced. Emissions that are currently unavoidable are fully offset through myclimate.
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Product Description

Trail Spacer 8

Compact, lightweight backpack for sporty hiking, fast mountain tours and mountain biking

  • extremely close fitting with excellent stability
  • good ventilation, high wearing comfort due to 3D knitted suspension system
  • climate neutral; environmentally friendly production thanks to an innovative end-of-life tire recycling program using a mass balance process
This multi-award winning lightweight backpack fits like a vest – the Trail Spacer with a volume of 8 liters and sophisticated features is a perfectly fitting backpack for fast mountain tours, mountain biking and sporty hiking. The innovative, comfortable 3D suspension system is now even more eco-friendly – it's knitted in one piece from climate-friendly recycled yarn! The three-dimensional structure of the back offers a good microclimate for your back and comfortable padding as well in Trail Spacer 8. A variety of padded zones allows great freedom of movement, excellent air circulation and outstanding distribution of the load. In addition, the straps of this lightweight backpack with various storage and pockets provide space for gels, power bars, your phone, etc. A hydration bladder, rain jacket and first aid kit can be stowed in the main compartment. You can access the pole holder and compression straps even when you're wearing the pack. The backpack's recycled polyamide primary material was produced using a certified mass balance process sourced from end-of-life tires and other recyclables. This reduces CO2 emissions by up to 60%. Because the suspension system is knit to form, it can be produced without remnant materials. The lightweight backpack is also climate neutral. We’ve analyzed and systematically reduced all emissions arising from materials, manufacturing, and shipping. Emissions that are currently unavoidable were fully offset by the independent non-profit organization myclimate. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally-friendly, functional products made from sustainable and bluesign® certified materials. Note: Always wash the backpack by hand.
Developed for
Further applications
Bike Cross Country, Hiking Ambitious, Trailrunning, Ski Touring – Uphill Oriented
  • Model: 16131
  • Weight: 400 g
  • Volume: 8 l
  • Dimensions: 41 x 25 x 17 cm
  • Load range: 0 - 4 kg

Features & Technologies


  • seamless 3-D form-knitted back and shoulder straps
  • 3-D Spacer Knit for comfortable and airy padding
  • lightweight siliconized fabric
  • stretch mesh pockets on shoulder belt for gels, bars etc.
  • drink bottle pocket on shoulder strap
  • 2 side stretch pockets
  • combined compression and fixation system works on-the-go
  • pole attachment on-the-go
  • inner zip pocket
  • opening for hydration system
  • sternum strap with tube holder clip
  • safety light attachment
  • reflective elements
  • rain cover: optional available, Model: 12558-2270 (6-15 l)
Multifunctional use
Multifunctional use

Experience more, consume less! Our MULTIUSE products are multifunctional and can be used for a wide variety of activities. They help you to enjoy nature to the fullest while reducing your ecological footprint.
The Spirit of Mountain Sports!



Mass Balance Recycling – chemical recycling process
Mass Balance Recycling – chemical recycling process

Recycled polyamide that makes use of a certified mass balance process in which pyrolysis oil is extracted from used tires and fed into a conventional polyamide production process. This chemical recycling methods conserves fossil raw resources. Another advantage: compared to conventional polyamide production, 60% less CO2 emissions are produced*. The polyamide obtained in this eco-friendly process has just the same properties as conventional polyamide made from crude oil.

• robust, durable polyamide with best freedom of movement
• innovative tire recycling using a mass balance process
• climate-friendly and CO2-conserving crude oil alternative


Read more about Mass Balance Recycling.

* Chemcycling, Environmental Evaluation by Life Cycle Assessment, BASF, November 2020 GaBi version 9.2 (2020), Sphera AG, Polyamide 6 Granulate

Mass balance

Material overview

Main fabric: 100% Polyamide; 70D/silicon coated face/PU coated back; Lining - Face: 100% Polyester (recycled); Coating: 100% Polyurethane; 150D woven/ PU coating.
Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish
Eco Finish – environmentally friendly water and stain resistant finish

This water and stain resistant finish is applied to the outer fabric of your product so that water pearls up and runs right off – without the use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs). This protects you from the rain and keeps the planet clean. Regular reapplication is necessary for permanent waterproofing and stain resistance.

• environmentally friendly water repellency and stain resistance
• optimal protection from rain and moisture
• no use of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFC)

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