Boreas's Lost Coast packs are tough with a strong frame and hipbelt combo that transfers the load well, with conventional lid and features that will suit backpackers.
Simple and comfortable for people who care about weight but are not crazy enough to cut the handles off their toothbrushes. This full featured pack is perfect for multi-day treks in the back country but is agile enough to compete with other lightweight backcountry packs.
The first thing you notice about a Boreas' Lost Coast pack is the stiffness and substantial nature of the back panel - it feels a lot heavier than it actually is - but its the defining feature of the pack. Attached to this is a wide and supportive hipbelt and shaped shoulder straps. The harness achieves impeccable load transfer to the hips making this a comfortable pack for heavier loads.
Boreas packs are not made to be ultralight, they are put together to be tough - so the fabrics used are mid range nylons which add to the weight of the pack but deliver durability. There are some good features, such as the hip belt pockets are quite large and shaped so they are really easy to get in and out of.
Ideal for backpacking, there are large side stretch mesh pockets and a large one on the outside of the pack. There's a conventional lid with an organiser pocket inside and two outside, which is removable and weighs an additional 178g.
The frame is removable which reduces the weight of the pack considerably - but its such an integral part of the carry system that we would only recommend using the pack without the frame for very light loads indeed.
The pack is supplied with its own pack cover which weighs 135g and is not included in the quoted weights. This pack is an excellent choice for someone who wants comfort, backpacker practicality and durablility.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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