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Equinox Katahdin Backpack

The Katahdin receives excellent reviews from AT hikers, and has even been to the top of Mt Everest. It offers innovative improvements for ultralite backpacking not found in other packs. The Katahdins bottom cinch strap is aligned with the hip belt to provide in-line weight transfer to the hips. Three compression straps create a solid tube-like structure that replaces the need to use stays. These straps work exceptionally well at minimizing the strain on the shoulders and help to properly transfer weight to the hips — an impressive feature in a pack that only weighs 26oz! The Katahdins hip belt and back panel are made with 1/2 open cell foam with a Cool-Max lamination for added comfort. The compression straps are attached to the pocket wings in such a way as to add greater carrying capacity for the side compartments. Fits torso sizes 19 – 22. 3,350 cu.in. capacity. Weighs 1 lbs. 10 oz. Made in USA.

Price: $129.95

Equinox Pamola Backpack

The Pamola, a diminutive version of the Katahdin designed for hikers requiring less carrying capacity or for those of smaller stature. The shoulder straps and hip belt are narrower and reduce potential friction points and create a better fit. Constructed of 1.1 oz silicone impregnated ripstop with 200 denier ripstop side panel. Hip belt and lumber panel are constructed from 1/2″ open cell foam with a Cool-Max. Back panel is open mesh. Top cinches together for easy access to main compartment. Two bottle carry pockets. Torso size: 15″-19″. Capacity: 2,475 cubic inches. Weight: 1 lb. 8 oz.

Price: $124.95