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Lightning 45 (Men and Womens)

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Product Code:  UC151
Brand:  Exped


Special Offer:  A free Flash Pack Pocket is available when you order 1 item or more of selected products.

The 2014 Exped Lightning backcountry packs are all about moving fast and light on multi-day backpacking adventures. The unique T-Rex frame uses a central stay with direct dock to the hipbelt for better load control and weight transfer to your hips. A plush suspension system enables quick torso length adjustment while allowing for a high degree of hip belt and upper body motion.

The best part of each sack is the adjustable back length which means one size will fit all! The full range will cover everyone from a small back length to extra long. Approximately fitting those from 5'5" to 6'4".

However those around the 5'5" need to keep in mind the metal stay which is then exposed above your head needs to be adjusted to avoid it interfering with headwear etc.

The 2014 version is identical to the 2013 model, apart from the side compression straps now have the option to go through OR over the side pockets. This is a major improvement and improves ease of access to items you might store in the side pockets during your walk.

The roll-top closure and minimal seams throughout the entire pack body provide good weather resistance as well as simple access to your gear. With a very streamlined design, these top loader packs combine lightweight performance of 1 kg with solid load control at all times.

The Lightning backcountry packs are made out of a lightweight and durable 210D nylon fabric with Dyneema grid reinforcement for extra durability. Two stretch side pockets on the main pack body make good water bottle holders and the zippered hip belt pockets are perfect for storing your camera and cell phone.

Full body compression straps help further streamline an overly bulky load. Bottom gear loops and bungees attached to the pack enable you to secure your hiking poles when not in use.

Made of durable and lightweight Dyneema Gridstop fabric and featuring Exped's exclusive T-Rex single stave frame, these packs balance plenty of volume, weight reduction, freedom of movement, durability, back ventilation, and roll-top weather protection. Exped's hallmark innovation and clean design lines are immediately noticeable.

Specifications for Lightning 45:

  • 210 denier ripstop nylon, Dyneema grid reinforced, 1500 mm PU coated
  • Roll-top closure (stuff sack style)
  • Exclusive T-Rex frame system, single stay with upper cross stay
  • Plush hip belt and shoulder straps, load lifter straps, sternum strap
  • Zig-zag compression straps for load control
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops
  • Lower side stash pockets
  • Top access zip pocket
  • Women's and Men's harnesses available
  • Load limit: Approximately 50 lbs/ 20kg
  • Capacity: 47 liters/2868 cubic inches
  • Average weight: 1000g/35.3 ounces

Mens colours: Black and Lichen Green
Womens colours: Terracotta and Deep Sea Blue

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Excellent Pack
Saturday, 30 May 2015  | 

Excellent pack, very lightweight, fits perfectly. Shipping to Germany went very well and fast. Shop and pack are recommended!

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