Lightwave's Latest Pack
The Wildtrek weighs just 1500 grammes, but is designed to carry 20 kilos in comfort.
Posted: 16 December 2008
A quick heads up on Lightwave's
, a 1500 gramme sac, that's designed to still
be able to carry loads of around 20 kilos comfortably thanks to an
internal alloy frame and careful design.
The Wildtrek comes in two versions, a women's 55-litre one and a men's
pack with a 60-litre capacity. Both use an internal tubular T6
aluminium frame in a sort of M-shape to transfer weight efficiently.
There are some other very nice touches too, as with the Fastpack
all the seams bar the ones along the edge of
the back panel are either welded or taped giving excellent water
We also like the design of the hip-belt - not only does it have neat
hip-bone cutaways, but the foam itself is shaped for optimum support
and comfort. On top of that, there are external stretch pockets with a
quick to use Velcro closure plus, on the inner surface, a zipped pocket
for small items. Neat.
The Wildtrek's on sale now priced at £120
also scores with us by not feeling fragile despite the light weight.
The 300-denier mini rip-stop polyester pack fabric has a reassuringly
tough feel to it, with the bulk of the weight savings, we think, being
from the back system and harness. Oh, and it looks neat and functional
More details at www.lightwave.uk.com
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I bought one of these - the Wildtrek 60 - but sadly had to return it as the hip-belt wasn't quite right. It's a pity the women's version is only 55 litres Why is the women's version 55 litres, but the bloke's 60?!! It's a minimalist bag, but very roomy and easy to pack and well worth a look at.
I have got the Fastpack 40 and love it as it's incredibly comfy, especially the hip-belt with its cut out bits as Jon says. It's a great combination of lightweight but robust materials.
Posted: 16/12/2008 at 18:58
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Why is the women's version 55 litres, but the bloke's 60?!!
Probably because the back length is shorter,so making the pack smaller.
Posted: 17/12/2008 at 09:16