Ultrahike

The Ultrahike is an ultra-lightweight, mid-volume backpack that is ideal for 3–7 day backpacking trips.

At 1.25 kg, the Ultrahike 60 is exceptionally light for a rucksack with such a comfortable carry, weighing 500–700 g less than most other backpacks with comparable back systems. It has a fixed back length, available in two sizes.

All the seams on the main body and lid are either welded or taped, which means the Ultrahike 60 has excellent weather resistance and is ideal for use in wet conditions. (For technical reasons the seams attaching the back panel cannot be sealed but are largely protected from the weather by the wearer’s own back.)

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Utrahike 60

Price
£ 179 / € 219
Capacity
60 litres
Load
12–18 kg (30 kg max)
Back length
M2 (50 cm)
M3 (55 cm)
Weight
1.25 kg
Colours
Stealth Grey
Garrigue Green

Features

Watertight external lid pocket
Internal sleeve for hydration bladder
2 x ice-axe/walking-pole holders
Stash side pockets made from stretch-mesh
Side-compression system
Watertight construction

Carrying system

Full 8.00 mm pre-curved 7001-T6 aluminium frame
Single-piece back panel moulded from EVA foam
Dual-element stiffened hip-belt with double adjustment
Fixed back length (2 sizes – M2, M3)

Fabrics

420d Dynatech fabric on back panel and structural areas
300d micro-ripstop polyester on main front areas
40d ripstop nylon internal fabrics
Soft-touch, moisture-wicking, fast-drying fabric on body contact areas

  • Ultrahike 60Outdoor Magazine (DE)Editor’s ChoiceSummer 2010
  • Ultrahike 60TGO magazine (UK)RecommendedMay 2011

The Ultrahike has a fixed (i.e. non-adjustable) back length, available in two sizes, M2 (50 cm) and M3 (55 cm).

The size M2 fits people of height 5’6” to 5’11” (167–180 cm), whereas the longer M3 size suits people between 5’11” and 6’4” (180–193 cm).

The top-tension straps at the top give some tolerance in the fit. People between 5’10” and 5’11” (178–180 cm) will probably find that both sizes fit them. The size and breadth of the wearer’s chest and shoulders will also affect the sizing.

Ultrahike 60

Size:   M2
Height range:  5’6” – 5’11”  167 – 180 cm

Size:   M3
Height range:  5’11” – 6’4” 180 – 193 cm