Well-designed, well-proportioned and well-executed

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 9

Fox Portage 16L



Fox Portage 16L review


Price as reviewed:


The Fox was the only other pack instantly flagged up by the testers as being as stable as the Camelbak Volt over steep and technical ground. Although it doesn’t have the low reservoir of the Camelbak, it does sport wide straps and a deep hip belt that can be cinched up comfortably, giving it grip over the generous back contact area.

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Well-placed compression straps help stability by drawing the load in nicely when less than fully packed. All these features added up to a pack that really shone when the going got rough.

Fox Portage outside


There was universal praise for the heavy-duty nylon, finished with an easy-clean plastic coating that shrugged off mud, and the discreetly hidden helmet holder.

What’s more, it comes with one of our favourite reservoirs; a 3L Hydrapak. As an overall package, the Portage is well-designed, well-proportioned and well-executed.

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Weight of pack:782 grams
Weight of reservoir:136 grams
Cpacity:16 litres
Colours:black and camp