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Lightning 45 Wmns

Lightning 45 Wmns

Regular price $209.95
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    45 L


    37.7 oz


    28.3 × 12.6 × 9.8 in

    Fits torso


    Back Length Range

    14.2 - 20.9 in

    Hipbelt Range

    30.3 - 53.1 in

    Load Limit

    52.9 lbs




    Main Fabric 1

    210 D HMPE ripstop nylon, PU coated, 1500 mm water column, OEKO-TEX® 100 certified, DWR 6

    Main Fabric 2

    Recycled 600 D Oxford Cordura polyester, PU coated, 1500 mm water column, bluesign® certified, PFC free


    6061-T6 aluminum stay


    PFC free product label  

    OEKO-TEX® Certified Material

    This product uses OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 materials or dyes. See MATERIALS tab for details.

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    bluesign® Certified Material

    This product uses textiles certified by bluesign®, one of the strictest textile standards for environmental & consumer protection in textile production. See MATERIALS tab for details.

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    Recycled Materials

    More and more EXPED products are being made from recycled materials such as PET bottles and waste from the production of textiles.



    This product is free of per- and poly-fluorinated compounds, a group of non-degradable, man-made chemicals commonly used as dirt and water repellants.


    Shipping & returns

    Orders are shipped from our warehouse Monday through Friday (except holidays) within 2 business days. ships to addresses in the United States, APO/FPO and U.S. Territories only. If shipping to a military or U.S. Territory address, please select USPS Priority Mail at checkout. 

    Orders shipping via UPS Ground will arrive in 8-10 days, UPS 2-Day in 4-6 days, and UPS Next Day Air in 2-3 days. USPS shipments may take 8-10 days for delivery. These shipping rates include order processing time.

    Orders are eligible for return within 60 days.

    If you do not receive your package in the above time period, please contact us at with your Order Number. 

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    Product Description

    Lightning 45 Wmns is a refined lightweight pack for any multi-day backpacking adventure where minimal weight and functionality are essential. It offers outstanding comfort, freedom of movement and load-bearing stability. The women's-specific version features shorter shoulder straps and shorter hipbelt for better comfort.

    The functional roll-top maximizes weatherproofing and allows expansion of the main compartment to accommodate extra gear when needed. Side pockets made of elastic fabric can be used to store items such as water bottles as well as trekking poles or tent poles. Zippered pockets on the hip belt on top of the pack provide even more quick-access storage space.

    Side zig-zag compression straps and a webbing strap that runs across the backpack with quick-release buckles keep gear like a mat or tent fly securely in place. Those who use the Lightning for mountaineering can attach ice tools to the designated loops and central daisy chain.

    The suspension system is fully length-adjustable and can be easily configured to fit the length of your back. The extremely lightweight material is water-repellent and PFC-free.

    • Adjustable suspension system

      Height-adjustable comfort suspension system with minimal back contact points for good ventilation.

    • Full pack body suspension system

      Sophisticated front & side compression system. Straps can hold large items like mats or tent rainflys.

    • Rolltop closure

      Reliable rolltop closure expands pack volume. Close it drybag style or cinched down for extra vertical compression.

    • Stretch fabric pockets

      Spandex stretch fabric pockets on side and hipbelt for quick access to small personal items.

    • Removable top compression strap

      Removable top compression strap with aluminum Rapide Hook can be used to compress pack or secure gear like rope or raingear to top of pack.

    • Lightweight pack material

      Extremely lightweight material is water-repellent & PFC-free.

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