Lowe Alpine's Stuff-It 22Litre pack has just the features you'd want in an ultralight pack, with padded straps and internal and external pockets.
Lowe Alpine says: Fold up pack. Lightweight pack which folds into its internal pocket. Super lightweight without sacrificing features or comfort, adaptive fit harness and stretch bottle pocket.
Lowe Alpine's Stuff It 22 stuffs into its internal pocket for stowage and carrying about - which is OK as features go - but we're more interested in what its like as an ultralight pack! The material is a bit tougher than the lightest backpacks - which could be a good thing - and then it has simple lightly padded shoulder straps.
There's even a sizeable stretch mesh pocket on the side of the pack and there's that internal pocket to keep small items where you want them. With loops for attaching gear externally (but you have to provide your own cord) the Stuff-it 22 is actually quite a good pack.
There's no padding or frame in the back - but that's what you'd expect, and there's no stabilising hipbelt - but we're not grumbling.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear