The ARAS pack features a dual hydration sleeve, an adjustable quick release suspension system, 3 strategically placed drain holes, and bottle loops on the shoulder pads. It is constructed from lightweight, durable 1.1oz silicone impregnated ripstop nylon and is loaded with pockets: 2 large capacity mesh pockets, hip belt pockets, 2 wing pockets and a 6-1/2 zippered pocket on the hood. Cinch straps prevent the bottom from sagging when the pack is not full. Fits torso sizes 17 -19. 3,200 cu. in. capacity. Weighs 20.8oz. Made in USA.
Constructed from 1.1 oz silicone impregnated ripstop nylon and weighing only 6.1 oz, the Parula features an attached lid, 2 mesh side pockets, a top zippered pocket, and padded shoulder straps. Torso size: 15 -17. Measures 10.5 x 20 x 5, weighs 6.1 oz, 1,050 cu.in. capacity. Made in USA.
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.