This pack will certainly appeal to those looking for a lightweight pack capable of a light load, at a reasonable capacity with minimum functions to keep things simple.
Looking closely at the structure and design of the pack I would suggest that ideal carrying capacity to be no more than 12kg. The shoulder harness has light foam padding along with the hip belt, which means that if you carry too much it could be uncomfortable.
The structure of harness and in particular, the belt, also means that it is ideally suited for users with a slim profile with a waist less than 34 inches and a chest less than 42 inches. This is not a pack for those with a large broad frame.
Here’s what Montane say;
From the Pacific Crest Trail to the Pennine Way, the new Ultra Tour 55 is the ultimate large super lightweight multi day mountain pack. Its unique design features a roll-top closure for fast access to clothing and equipment and large stretch mesh pockets for storage of route maps, water bottles, fly sheets and other essentials. Features a new ‘Comfort Vent Back Pad’ system which offers superb comfort. The ultra lightweight, minimalist nature of the Ultra Tour 55 makes it ideal for fast packing and ultra lightweight backpackers.
Constructed from RAPTOR Zero fabric in the main body which is tough yet exceptionally lightweight and features a superb DWR and formidable tear resistance
Ultra lightweight MONTANE® ‘Comfort Vent Back Pad’ has perforated, moulded ribs that provide excellent ventilation and wick moisture away from the body
‘Comfort Vent Back Pad’ with CONTACT Open Mesh for enhanced ventilation and airflow
Shoulder straps and hip fins feature CONTACT Air Mesh for body-hugging comfort, soft feel and a quick dry time
Perforated shoulder straps for excellent ventilation and comfort with a central strap spine for structural integrity
Top tension straps allow pack weight to be pulled closer to the body for pack stability
Chest harness with left hand positioned clip prevents bulky buckles over the sternum and increases comfort with its low profile
Body curve perforated hip fins for excellent comfort, ventilation and strong stability whatever the terrain
Double tension waist harness for extra stability, pack weight equalisation and ease of use while on the move
Zipped large stretch mesh stash pocket for route guides, storage of essentials and ideal for drying wet fly sheets and garments whilst on the move
Two side angle stretch mesh ‘easy grab’ water bottle pockets
Versatile stretch mesh pocket on the shoulder straps for use with electronic devices and compatible with Montane® SoftFlask™ 250ml bottle (sold separately)
Hip pockets for handy storage of essential items
LOADING AND CLOSURE CONFIGURATION
Large wide mouth pack opening with roll-top dry bag closure for additional storm protection and fast access to contents
Base compression strap secures pack contents for a more stable load and allows for extra external storage
Double Z-shaped side compression straps that can lock down and secure pack contents to stabilise load
Daisy chain webbing strips on main pack body for attachment of additional items
Removable trekking pole attachment loops which can be repositioned on the daisy chain webbing to secure equipment to the pack effectively
Removable side roll-top attachment webbing and buckles for further weight reduction
Reversible mitt and glove compatible buckles throughout
Hydration bladder compatible with internal storage sleeve
360° ‘DUSK TILL DAWN’ head torch reflectivity
Weight 811g / 30oz
Stripped weight 701g
- S - M: 40 -45cm / 16 - 18in
- M - L: 45-53cm / 18 - 21 in