Exped Thunder 70 Rucksack

70 Litres / Internal Frame / Hydration Compatible
Weighs 1586g
Code: SS15452
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Exped's Thunder Rucksacks offer a large front opening (in addition to the more traditional drawcord closure) with a full range of 'make a difference' features mounted to an excellent adjustable lightweight harness system.

Exped says: Thunder is a trekking pack with a superb weight to volume/feature ratio.

The suspension system is quickly length adjustable and provides excellent fit, torso mobility and weight transfer. Three access options to the main compartment (top, front and side loading) allow simple packing and unpacking. A large front and two side stretch pockets offer additional storage space.

A floating lid with inner and outer pockets and adjustable side compression straps increase carrying capacity for extended trips and expeditions.

Exped's Thunder Rucksacks use the same excellent adjustable harness system as the Lightning series of packs, and we can testify that its a very comfortable carry. Whereas the Lightning packs are designed to be a minimal weight the Thunder series offer the trekker a much more sophisticated and feature rich pack.

Many will like the lid which provides protection for the top of the bag and has two pockets (one internal and one external) to help you keep organised. Backpackers will like the addition of a large mesh pocket at the front of the pack, ideal for wet gear and the daisychain loops which offer endless options for securing kit to the outside of the pack.

The key feature though is the huge panel access at the front of the pack which allows you to see, pack, unpack and keep your gear organised  wherever you are and whatever you're doing. Mounted on the aforementioned harness with adjustable backlength, well padded hipbelt with mesh pockets on the hipfins the Thunder rucksacks offers comfort, convenience and flexibiity at an overall weight that's still pounds lighter than many of its peers.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear


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  • Water Resistance: Water repellent treated
  • Intended use: Expedition Trekking/Backpacking
  • Warranty: 5 years
  • Weight: 1586g
  • Volume: 70 litres
  • Size (closed): 84 × 36 × 29cm
  • Backlength: adjustable
  • Body: 210 D Dyneema ripstop nylon, PU coated, 1500mm water column
  • Frame: 1 stay 6061-T6 series aluminum
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
October 29, 2016 | Paul Atkinson
Great gear hauler

Lots of volume for all the winter backpacking kit & the suspension system makes carrying a week's food as well = 16 - 17kg feel very comfortable. Ther is lots of Velcro bits to play with but once set up they're no longer a concern & they do keep thinks tidy.
The only negatives I would voice are: the hip pockets, I personally like the Treadlite belt pockets for volume & accessibility. Also I would prefer an easily fully detachable lid.

May 9, 2016 | Ciaran
Exped Thunder 70

More features than Lightning but 40% heavier. Real probl with both bags is lack of waterproofness and this really negates some of features of Thunder. Everything in bag has to be in Dry sacs so I didn't use front opening at all, and the Velcro closures are awkward. Top pocked should be real benefit but would be better if waterproof as anything in it needs to be bagged in the wet. The hipbelt pockets are really useful and good size as are side pockets - will hold 2 x .75l bottles and can be reach