The Wildtrek is a comfortable, lightweight, mid-volume backpack that is ideal for 2–5 day backpacking trips. It is available in three models: the Wildtrek 55w designed specifically for women, and the standard Wildtrek 60 and Wildtrek 70.
The Wildtrek rucksacks use full-framed back systems to give a very comfortable carry, yet weigh between just 1.40 and 1.55 kg, putting them at typically half a kilogram less than most other backpacks in their category. All the models have a fixed back length and each is available in two sizes.
The main body features a unique water-resistant base compartment that is accessed from the outside by a discreet zip. When not in use, the lightweight nylon dividing panel sits flat on the bottom of the main rucksack compartment.
The Wildtrek rucksacks also have stretch mesh pockets on the hip fins that can be accessed while wearing the pack.
All the seams on the main body and lid are either welded or taped, which means the Wildtrek rucksacks are virtually waterproof and ideal for use in wet weather. (For technical reasons the seams attaching the back panel cannot be sealed but are largely protected from the weather by the wearer’s own back.)
The hallmarks of Lightwave products are design and durability - they occupy the gap between very light no frills options and heavier more traditional gear. Lightwave Packs are no exception - slightly heavier than an ultralight pack but with a robust internal frame tough fabrics and a well thought out carry system - they fit their role perfectly.
The WILDTREK series is designed for Lightweight trekking 3 - 5 day backpacking Adventure travel. Our view is that the 33lbs carry weight is ideal for ultralight backpacking loads for longer / 4 season trips or for trips to more extreme locations were additional or heavier gear is required.
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