A moderately lightweight backpack that is smartly designed and does a lot of things well. I found the suspension very comfortable for carrying weight 35 pounds or less, and good but not ideal for heavier loads. While the backpack looks and functions as a very simple bag in some respects, it offers a surprising amount of versatility. The few design features I would tweak are relatively minor; overall, a really nice and creative solution from a fairly new company. Boreas appears to be a fairly new… Full review
A solid, lightweight pack with a set of well thought out features; not only in what it includes, but also in what it excludes. Fit: This is one of the pack's few weak points. I bought a Large model, and I'm 6'2". The real design oversight is that the load lifters at the top of the frame sheet are not sufficiently high enough to remove weight from your shoulders. Overall the frame sheet does a good job of transferring weight to the hip belt, but you'll be carrying some weight on your shoulders if… Full review
I definitely recommend the Boreas Lost Coast 60. This will be a great pack for the weekend or long distance hiker. Though I haven't used this pack on the trail yet, I'm impressed by the roominess and quality of the materials. Top notch quality construction. This pack is a huge improvement on the pack I used to carry. The Boreas is amazingly light. Can't wait to hit the AT when Spring arrives. Full review
Boreas makes simple outdoor equipment, including a new line of technical packs in Spring 2011.