There are 4 reader reviews
Reviewed: 21 October 2012
Fantastic piece of kit
Light, comfortable, durable and stylish
Care needed when packing
This is one of the best buys I have ever made. Who needs a heavy rucksack when backpacking. I have recently used it as a second pack on an 18-month roiund the world trip, as a daypack and for backpacking through mountain areas where I left my main pack behind. I thought that a trip like this would finish off a lightweight product, but am amazed that it is still going strong. I would highly recommend.
Phil Prescott would recommend this product
Reviewed: 08 November 2010
Huge, lightweight, simple pack
Tough dyneema material
simple but effective design
can be reduced in volume using side compression straps and clips - clever
non really for me but some may not like the simplicity of the back system (foam insert)
What a great pack for multiday or winter backpacking. The huge volume, coupled with the lightweight and simplicity make this a great alround pack. Use of the side compression straps and clips enables this pack to downsize to a useable day sack as well. I personally love the roll top lid and the felxible simple bacl system is a comfortable option for me personally. Some may not like the absence of internal stays/frame for a large pack but for me its a winner.
I really dont dislike anything about this pack
Imperial Dave would recommend this product
Reviewed: 30 October 2010
THE BACKPACKERS BACKPACK
So light weight, mine weigh's 720g! Will swallow all I need for solo wilderness trips for up to 12 days. The side mesh pockets are great for things you need on the move. the rear zipped pocket is large enogh for a full set of waterproofs and other itemes you may need during the walk. Three different back sizes.The padding on the hipbelt looked too thin but works well.
There is no mesh or foam padding on the outside of the back of my 2007 model, but that has been adressed on the later ones.So you do get a sweaty back. The internal hydration bladder sleave digs into your back when fully loaded but can be slung on the outside.It must be loaded correctly or kit in the sack will dig into your back,(I use my tent poles to keep the back ridgid).
A great introduction to framless packs. Light weight and comfortable.
Lostsheep would recommend this product
Reviewed: 15 March 2010
YOU HAVE TO BUY ONE TO LOVE ONE
great design features
not the most comfortable back system
this is a great pack, weighs less than a third of my lowe alpine pack and volume wise holds a little more.
No lid pocket worried me at first, but the back pocket is big enough for waterproofs, first aid etc, and the pockets on the hip are perfect for your very small items like your torch or compass, the side pockets also do there job well.
The compactor system works well helping you to pack good and tight, something this pack does require.
The backpanel foam is removeable and could be utalised on winter nights as an extra torso length pad under your regular for a bit more ground clearance, (havn't done this but reckon it would add a fair bit of warmth)
The Golite website states the max recommended load is 18kg, which would seem to be pushing it, most ive had in is 12.5kg and found it comfortable.
so light.. you might want to pack a spare :)
There are 4 reader reviews