Lightning 45 and 60 are extremely lightweight roll-top-loading backpacks for fast-and-light backpacking and mountaineering, offering outstanding comfort, freedom of movement and load-bearing stability. They have minimalist, thru-hiking DNA with the carrying capacity of sophisticated internal frame packs.
The top-loading, roll-top closure maximizes weatherproofing and allows expansion of the main compartment to accommodate extra gear when needed. For folks who prefer the simplicity of a top-loading pack, Lightning is a proven performer.
Zig-zag side compression straps and an over-the-top strap with Rapide Hook secure the load to the frame. Stretch pouches on each side hold water bottles, trekking poles or tent poles and zippered stretch pockets on each hip belt wing hold small items for quick access. A weather-resistant-zippered pocket at the top of the frame holds and gives access to a hydration reservoir. A strong top haul loop, a pair of ice axe loops and a central daisy chain with attachment cords makes Lightning mountaineering capable. 210 D, PU-coated ripstop nylon balances light weight, durability and weather resistance.
Lightning packs employ a remarkably lightweight suspension system, the backbone of which is a stout, single aluminum stay that is secured to the lumbar pad for direct weight transfer to the user's hips. The padded shoulder yoke, with sternum strap, slides along the the stay, allowing a wide range of vertical, micro-adjustment to precisely match the wearer's torso length while reducing contact points to a minimum.
Available in specific versions for women and men.