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Circuit

rated 2 of 5 stars Too light to support much weight. People on the hammock forums and ultralight backpacking forums rave about this pack. I hate it! When I bought it, I wanted to like it. It didn't take long to realize that it wasn't working. I thought maybe I needed to fine tune the adjustment, but no amount of tinkering ever made it right. The manufacturer recommends loads around 30 lbs. with a max of 35.  In my experience it won't even support 25.  The hip belt is just too flimsy. It has a claimed total capacity… Full review

Ohm 2.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Very Light, functional, no-frills, up to 4-day pack (three days with bear canister). I highly recommend it, very comfortable with adjustable length and load lifters on top and belt. Clever bottle holder elastic loops on shoulder straps free up side pockets for more gear. My go-to pack. It fits me just fine (5'10") with the adjustable back length, load lifters, and adequate padding on belt/shoulder makes a very comfortable (and light) pack ~1# 12 oz empty. I've been on two short warm weather trips,… Full review

Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars I would wholly recommend this pack for the light backpacker or ultralight thru hiker who values comfort/fit, quality and versatility. Everything you need and nothing you don't. Perhaps the biggest selling points of this pack are its fit and comfort, which are superb. It comes in different torso sizes and then you add the appropriate hip belt size. For example, I am 6'3", 230 lbs, 35" waist, so I fit best in a large Circuit with medium hip belt. Meanwhile, the minimalist suspension does its job… Full review

Circuit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The harness design is extremely comfortable. The hip pockets are extremely roomy and very useful. Overall the pack is as good or better than anything on the market in functionality and weight for the money. I am 5'6" and the pack fits perfectly. I experimented with several other options before selecting the ULA. Capacity is very good for light packers up to a week hike or so. Not a lot of individual pockets for organizing little items, but that is not a problem for me. Construction seems excellent,… Full review

Circuit

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The pack is durable, gives you flexibility in packing your stuff, carries the load well, and is pretty light. I used this pack on a through hike of the Colorado Trail. No issues with wear and tear at the end of the month of use. I wasn't being careful with it, and sometimes had it overloaded with groceries, but there are no signs of stitching or fabric coming apart.  The only time with this pack when I really noticed how light it is was when it arrived in the box. It felt like the box might be… Full review

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ULA-Equipment specializes in lightweight and ultralight backpacking equipment that's made in America. Read Trailspace's profile of ULA founder, Brian Frankle.

ULA Equipment Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Gear Maker Profile: Brian Frankle of ULA-Equipment
Brian Frankle builds backpacks so he can take long hikes. On long hikes, he finds ways to build better backpacks. Read more
February 27, 2009

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Logan, Utah 84321
USA

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