GoLite Galaxy Pack
Design: Top-loading internal
Max. Load Carried: 45lbs
Height of Owner: 6'4"
I bought my GoLite for a 5 day spring trek into the Flat Tops wilderness area in Colorado, but it has become my 'go-to' pack for just about any trip.
The combination of features and comfort with the very low weight is hard to beat. The weight made it much easier for me to justify bringing a 4-season tent, which allowed me to be much more comfortable in camp. I am 6'4" tall, and found the Long version of the pack to be very flexible in its setup and adjusting it to fit my torso length was easy and intuitive.
The pack has plenty of attachment points for additional gear, a useful separate sleeping bag compartment, and an internal hydration bladder sleeve. One drawback of it's design is that the top portion of the pack is not removable for use as a daypack/fanny pack, as most of it's competitors offer. It can carry a heavy load and is well-built.
They are hard to find these days, but if you see one on ebay or the like, I recommend picking it up.
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The GoLite Galaxy Pack lets you wander the universe without the stifling influence of gravity. This large weekend pack gives you the space you need to hike comfortably.
Free Shipping. GoLite Galaxy Pack (Spring 2006) The Galaxy Pack by GoLite features the Unlimited Ergo-FlexTM Suspension System, the Galaxy is the latest in GoLite s Unlimited Series of packs that offer unparalleled stability, strength, and comfort for minimal weight. Among the most technologically advanced full suspension packs available today, the Galaxy is extremely durable and ultra-lite with a slew of user-friendly features, like a 3-liter hydration sleeve, watertight zips, two main vertical internal compartments, dual ice-axe loops and other details that make this an ideal pack for lightweight mountaineering and four season backpacking.Features: Arrowhead Cordura main body for high load bearing capacity X-Pac composite three layer fabric in front pocket, bottom, and sleeping bag compartment pocket; SilLiteHG top lid 93% woven nylon/7% Lycra stretch panels in top lid Unlimited Ergo-Flex Suspension System Functional load lifter straps Floating top lid with dual side release buckles, zippered security pocket, and stretch mesh panels for snug seal Two main vertical internal compartments Two dual side compression straps Two side mesh water bottle pockets with angled opening for easy access Vertical compression straps secure gear to pack and cinch lower pack to lumbar and hips Dual ice axe loops with Velcro retention straps 3-liter hydration sleeve Sternum strap Haul loop Reflective webbing strip Reflective logo on shoulder strap Specs:Size: SSpine Length: 16-18in.Weight: 3 lbs 7 ozVolume: 4000 cu inMax Carrying Weight: 30 lbsSize: MSpine Length: 18-20in.Weight: 3 lbs 9 ozVolume: 4300 cu inMax Carrying Weight: 30 lbsSize: LSpine Length: 20-22in.Weight: 3 lbs 11 ozVolume: 4600 cu inMax Carrying Weight: 30 lbs