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Retailers' Descriptions

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The Exped Lightning 45 is versatile and mobile, this pack is made for "Fast & Light" adventures. An extremely lightweight top loader with roll-top closure. The unique T-Rex suspension system minimizes contact points. Pack body can be fully compressed, enhancing load control. The suspension system shines with simple and quick adjustability and superb mobility of hips and torso.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Features of the Exped Men's Lightning 45 Pack Roll-top closure for weatherproof and simple access Exclusive T-Rex frame system for load control/weight distribution/Fit adjustment Plush hip belt and shoulder straps for comfortable load transfer, load lifter straps Zig-zag compression straps stabilize load Hip belt pockets Top access zip pocket for frequently needed Items Adjustable 2 Ice tool and trekking pole loops 4 Base loops can be used to attach sleeping mats, tent, etc Removable top compression strap with aluminum Rapide hook can be used to compress the pack or to secure gear like rope or raingear when not in use Reliable roll-top closure adjusts pack volume Single Compartment Pack In A Very Versatile Size: Slim design puts the center of gravity close to the body for superior load control Spandex stretch fabric pockets on the hipbelt for quick acces to small personal Items 2 Large Spandex stretch pockets on the sides of the pack body for water bottles or long Items like tent poles, shovel shafts, or Snow anchors Secured by the side compression system Roll-top closure and minimal seam pack body offer good weather resistance Elaborately shaped Dual-Density foam hipbelt is supportive and molds itself around the hips Suspension system is simple and quick to adjust for back lengths between 42 and 57 cm 2 Load adjustment positions of the shoulder straps for a perfect Fit Single central aluminum (7050-T6) frame stay with Upper load spreader for outstanding load control Single frame stay anchor point allows torso and hip movement in all directions Excellent back venting due to limited contact points Hydration system compatible Full pack body compression system Straps Are long enough to hold large Items like mats or tent rainflys

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Made for fast and light adventures, the featherweight Exped Lightning 45 Pack multitasks on a wide variety of outdoor adventures with comfort, durability and excellent motion control.

- REI refers to the men's version