The North Face Ligero 35

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pack's got a lot of pockets (hint: you can use the…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: top-loading internal
Size: 35 L
Number of Pockets: 11
Max. Load Carried: 14 kg
Height of Owner: 5'6"
Price Paid: php 8690

pack's got a lot of pockets (hint: you can use the space behind each hipbelt stretch-woven pocket because it's tight)

e-vap suspension system is literally a breeze: the back of your shirt may feel wet, but at least not hot, and it doesn't soak in water. a little movement at the back will ventilate air and you'll feel it.

suspension system works well too, especially the load lifters. a little adjustment balances the load between shoulders and hips.

chest strap may be too short.

the pe sheet's curvature may force you to be a little creative in packing (lay bottom items flat, and pack things near the top in upright cylinders), especially when using a hydration pack.

the design of the bottom doesn't enable the pack to stand upright when the main compartment's fully loaded. if you wish for it to stand up, you may need to insert a ground sheet or sleeping pad between the bottom compression straps.

side pockets can accommodate 1 L bottles but not 1.5 L ones. you may try sticking the 1.5s through the side-access (as opposed to top-access) side pockets but the bottles will protrude up front. or you may try sticking the 1.5's top (which i assume is narrow) into the top-access side pocket and securing the bottle's body using the side compression straps. the 1.5 should be bottom's up using this configuration.

location of top zippers is great for getting things while not wearing this pack, as i tend to orient the pack with the suspension towards me.

the top is directly attached to the body of the pack, so there are no ladder locks to loosen to add space between the top and body of the pack.

pack looks really sleek, but if you want extra room, you may also add a net by zigzagging thin dynamic rope through the attachment points of the side compression straps. you may also zigzag rope between the tool loops to create a net at the top of the pack.

do not load the front stretch-woven pocket with thick and/or heavy loads, as the stitching there is not strong enough.

pack cover is secured with stretching rope, which makes covering the pack easier to manage than using garterized pack covers.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

When you're looking to do a quick overnighter, but need to carry a fair amount of gear, turn to the Ligero 35 from The North Face. A lightweight X-2 suspension system paired with E-VAP foam panels throughout the shoulders, back, and lumbar region keep you light and comfortable while a range of pockets provide ample stowage space for all the essentials you'll want on your weekend hike.

- Mountain Gear

The Ligero 35 is ideal for that fast-paced 1-2 day trip. This ultralight pack features the aluminum X-2 suspension and a sleek profile.

- SunnySports

You are climbing the San Juan Mountain's Triple Crownthree peaks in one day. Do it right and lightuse The North Face Ligero 35 Backpack and hit the morning trail. X-2 aluminum suspension keeps the pack firm and fitted, while E-VAP technology on the shoulder harness, back panel, and lumbar area performs ventilating wonders all day long. A contoured hip belt comfortably takes the weight off of your shoulders, and a front stretch pocket nicely stashes your lightweight rain jacket. The North Face strategically placed a series of compression straps on the Ligero 35 to eliminate dead space, and included two water bottle holders and a hydration sleeve to keep you hydrated.

- Backcountry.com

Ideal for fast-paced one to two-day trips, the Ligero 35 is an ultra lightweight pack that features aluminum x-2 suspension and a sleek profile.

- The North Face

On Sale. Free Shipping. The North Face Ligero 35 Pack (Fall 2009 Discontinued) The Ligero 35 Pack by the North Face is ideal for that fast-paced 1-2 day trip, this ultralight pack features the aluminum X-2 suspension and a sleek profile. Specifications: [Avg Weight] S/M: 3.0 lbs (1400 g); M/L: 3.3 lbs (1500g) [Stnd Volume] S/M: 2150 in3 (35 liters) M/L: 2450 in3 (40 liters) [Ext Volume] NA [Dimensions] S/M: 26 in. x 13in. x 10 in. (67 x 33 x 27); M/L: 27 in. x 13in. x 10 in. (70 x 33 x 27) [Fit Range] S/M: 17in.-20in. (43 cm-51 cm); M/L: 19in.-22in. (48 cm-56 cm) [Fabric] 210D HT Cordura ripstop nylon, 70D ultralight ripstop, 420 HT nylon, nylon elastane Features: X-2 suspension system 7075 tubular aluminum X stays Molded E-VAP back panel E-VAP contoured shoulder harness E-VAP lumbar zone Lightweight active-cut contoured hipbelt with 3-point closure Top accessory pocket with zip closure Large front stretch woven pocket Dual side compression straps with reinforced load distribution wings Front tool loop PE sheet with engineered perf pattern to reduce weight while maintaining structure Integrated tool lash points Hydration sleeve Bottom compression straps Flip top opening Side-stash rain cover pocket Dual access, side stretch, woven water bottle pockets Easy-grab zip pulls Load lifters with thumb loops Stretch woven hipbelt stash pockets Neoprene foam padded hipbelt accessory pocket with secure zipThis product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The North Face Ligero 35

Discontinued

The Ligero 35 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$94.95 - $159.00

The North Face Ligero 35 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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