REI UL 60 Pack
Really impressed with this product. This is my first…
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 60 liter
Number of Pockets: 5
Max. Load Carried: 37 pounds
Height of Owner: 5' 10"
Price Paid: $130
Really impressed with this product. This is my first ultralight pack and I can't imagine why I'd ever go back. Just used it for three days in southwest CO in fairly poor summer conditions and was totally impressed. The thin ripstop fabric (so thin it's actually transparent) made me worry at first, but I stuffed it hard and it laughed at my attempts to abuse it.
I do however still question how it will stand up to long term use. REI recommends 40 or 45 lbs. max but that's not too difficult to stay under with the lightweight products available these days.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The newest REI® lightweight pack is a 60-liter multi-day model that features a minimalist design to help you travel lighter with greater comfort! ActivMotion™ suspension keeps load balanced as you move; adjustable yoke, linked shoulder straps and hipbelt improve stability and comfort. Shoulder straps link behind the hipbelt, so load stays balanced even when you extend your arm overhead. Linking shoulder straps is a variable-width webbing strap that glides easily, reducing friction. Ultralight backpanel frame system is designed to carry the load with a minimum of parts and very little weight. With new ''rip-and-stick'' torso adjustment, backpanel easily slides on pack's frame stays to fit torsos of varying lengths. Raised mesh-covered torso pads allow increased ventilation. Hipbelt angle can be adjusted on both sides to deliver the best fit; hipbelt sports two mesh pockets (one zippered) for easy access. Dual ''Trap'' internal compression system pulls the load in with one tug, eliminating external straps and buckles. Front pocket keeps often-used items within quick and easy reach for long day trips and peak bagging. Inner sleeve holds your hydration reservoir (sold separately); dual ports allow tube to route over either shoulder. Zippered top pocket and large dual mesh side pockets let you stash items for quick access. Comes with simple, lightweight tool attachments and water-resistant external zippers. Revolutionary lightweight nylon is infused with silicone for strength and water-resistance; tough double-ripstop nylon is used in high-wear areas. Recommended carrying weight: up to 40 lbs.