By Jörgen JohanssonI am doing an article on lightweight European made packs for the American e-zine Backpackinglight.com. The definition is that the packs should be big enough for multi day trips, ideally up to a week. And they should not weigh more than 1 kilo.
One pack that I used for Coast2Coast Sweden was the Montane Ultra Tour 55. I have written about that in an earlier post here om the blog.
I now have two more packs ready to be tested. One is the XC3 from Polish manufacturer Pajak.
|The Pajak XC3 seen here is neither carefully nor fully packed. It is a hint, though, that this is more of an alpinist pack than a hikers pack since it lacks all outer pockets (except on the belt). Climbers usually do not want anything that can snag.|
|Here you can see the compression system, the reinforced bottom and a zipper (black) running along the side of the pack. As the light fabric indicates this is the lightest pack of the three.|