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On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Shaka 55 Pack FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Shaka 55 Pack Deluxe comfort fit, lightweight material set and construction plus trouble-free gear access in an overnight plus volume pack Customizable suspension with 3in. / 8.5 cm torso adjustment (hook and loop) plus swappable shoulder straps and Lightweight hip belt Superbly functional HardWave+ framesheet is rigid horizontally to prevent round out, but is flexible in strategic vertical sections Great load transfer through an aluminum perimeter stay that locks into hip belt while allowing slight pivoting Side and lower access to gear through J-shaped water resistant zipper Easy to reach, angled side pockets with bungee to secure water bottles
The Shaka 55 Pack is for the backpacker with compact gear wanting a full-featured, lightweight solution that carries everything comfortably.
A compact backpacking pack for the efficient packer. A streamlined and lightweight backpacking pack for efficient packers trying to minimize weight. Excellent suspension can accommodate heavier loads with low profile, lightweight, shoulder straps and hipbelt.
- Mountain Hardwear
Designed with the ultralight backpacking crowd in mind, the Mountain Hardwear Shaka 55 Backpack is ideal for everything from quick overnight getaways to minimalist multi-day treks. The HardWave suspension and aluminum perimeter stay are designed to match the shape of your back and waist for excellent load transfer and improved mobility on technical sections of trail. Even better, this feature-rich pack weighs in at just four pounds.
The Shaka 55 Backpack from Mountain Hardwear is designed for the efficient packer all of us. The streamlined, ultralight design of the Shaka 55 lets you take what you need without weighing you down to the ground. Versatility is a key factor with the Shaka 55 thanks to the internal compression system which easily manages smaller loads. PRODUCT FEATURES: Customizable suspension with 3in / 8.5cm torso adjustment (hook and loop) plus swappable shoulder straps and Lightweight hipbelt Superbly functional HardWave+ framesheet is rigid horizontally to prevent round out, but is flexible in strategic vertical sections Great load transfer through an aluminum perimeter stay that locks into hipbelt while allowing slight pivoting. Side and lower access to gear through J-shaped water resistant zipper Easy to reach, angled side pockets with bungee to secure water bottles Large, stretch panel front compression pocket provides convenient overload capacity Floating, removable zippered top pocket and security pocket with key clip inside Quick access, floating zippered hydration sleeve with dual zips allows tube to exit right or left (above head recess) Keep smaller loads controlled with internal compression, two compression straps on each side and lower accessory straps Stowable ice ax/trekking pole loops on front sides of pack, below low-profile 3/4in. / 20mm cutouts Additional 6-liters (375 cu. in.) of volume in skirt extension for overloads Body: 210D HT Velocity Nylon Accent: 210D TripleHex Ripstop Nylon Bottom: 840D HT Ballistic Nylon Capacity Small: 3050 cu. in. / 50 L Medium: 3355 cu. in. / 55 L Large: 3660 cu. in. / 60 L Weight Small: 3 lb. 12 oz. / 1.71 kg. Medium: 3 lb. 14 oz. / 1.76 kg. Large: 4 lb. / 1.82 kg.
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