As the packing theme for my recent trip to Europe was all about multi-purpose gear, I brought along the Salomon XA 20 backpack to use for everything but the more technical alpine climbing days. This lightweight pack was versatile enough to carry the essential gear required for an agenda filled with hiking, biking, trail running, and rock climbing.
Tag: ultralight backpack
If you are a card carrying member of the ultralight set, you know that every ounce counts. Klymit has created an inflatable backpack frame sheet that is as stiff as a normal plastic frame sheet but much lighter and even more comfortable. With vibration dampening to decrease fatigue and increases comfort, the new Klymit Air Beam frame sheet offers a nice dynamic load carry.
To help celebrate their 25th anniversary, Minnesota's Granite Gear added a new ultralight backpack to their multi-day pack collection. A revamp of the cult classic Vapor Trail, the new Crown V.C. 60 takes advantage of the Vapor Current Suspension technology to create a functional ultralight backpack that offers all day comfort.