Welcome to another Sweat Check of the Vaucluse Gear Cool-Dry Frame. The frame attaches directly to your current backpack to produce a natural airflow between your back and backpack.

This past weekend, I was back in the Barton Creek Greenbelt in southwest Austin, Texas. You could say Texas is the perfect place to test the frame! The three-hour hike started in low temperatures but crept up to the 50s, feeling more like the 60s.

Thankfully the humidity stayed low, unlike last week's hike. If you missed this Sweat Check, you can read about it here.

Overall, on this hike, I stayed completely dry, even with a pullover and t-shirt.

By nature, I sweat, but the Cool-Dry Frame allowed the cool breeze to hit my back which made all the difference (see images below).

As you can see from the photos, my front and back are completely dry. We kept a quick pace, too. I, unfortunately, forgot to start recording the hike. I remembered 30 minutes later! Maybe you've had a similar situation with your hiking app?

Also, if you have any recommendations on hiking apps, please let me know. I am currently using Strava.com.

Part 1 of 4: Weather Check

The temperature started in the 30s and picked up each hour. It registered in the 50s by the end but felt warmer with the sun.

Thankfully humidity was only 50%! We've had much more in Texas, and it likely will get higher in the summer. Lo

Full Weather Report: Wunderground.com

Part 2 of 4: Hike Check

As mentioned, I forgot to turn on the app, so the first 30 minutes are missing from the report. We hiked for over 3 hours, keeping a brisk pace.

We did stop for some Irish whiskey after hour one which was great. What a wonderful way to warm yourself up!

I am using the Strava app. You can review the hike here.

Part 3 of 4: Sweat Check

I was completely dry in the front and the back with my 22L Osprey Talon backpack. I was wearing a t-shirt and pullover for the entire hike. Usually, the backpack rubs on my back as I hike, creating friction which also creates heat. This did not happen. I was dry as can be!

Thankfully, my Cool-Dry Frame kept me dryer all throughout the hike. To check out more images of my hike, make sure to visit my Instagram account @vauclusegear.

Part 4 of 4: Back Check

The verdict is in: My back is cool and dry!

The Cool-Dry Frame by Vaucluse Gear

It's your best way to stay cool and dry with a backpack.

This lightweight (only 6 ounces), soft, durable, and flexible frame attaches directly to your backpack and creates a natural airflow between you and the pack without using mesh or other material that soaks up sweat and retains heat. This design maximizes airflow to keep your back cool and dry.


About Vaucluse Gear

Vaucluse Gear is a new outdoor adventure company that has just released its patented Cool-Dry Frame. Made in the USA, this lightweight frame keeps you cool by dissipating heat and evaporating sweat between your back and backpack. You, therefore, sweat less and stay cool.