UOG TOP PICK - Montane Ultra Tour 40 Litre Pack - Best for Adventure Racing, Superlight Backpacking and Events - We've singled out Montane's Ultra Tour Packs as one of our top recommendations because they offer a superb range of features and a decent harness suited to ultralight backpacking.
Montane says: Fast, long distance multi day mountain trail pack.
The Ultra Tour 40 is a super lightweight multi day mountain pack. It's unique design features a roll-top closure for fast access to clothing and equipment and large stretch mesh pockets for storage of route maps, water bottles, fly sheets and other essentials. Features a new 'Comfort Vent Back Pad' system which offers superb comfort. The ultra lightweight, minimalist nature of the Ultra Tour 40 makes it ideal for fast packing and ultra lightweight backpackers.
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Montane's Ultra Tour 40 weighs 756grams, which is not bad for a 40Litre pack, though it 's a bit on the heavy side compared to some ultralight 40 Litres. Having said that it mitigates this by having a really good hipbelt, padded back and reasonable shoulder straps with top tensioners. Using these attributes you can get a pretty good fit, especially if you pack your gear with a bit of thought.
The pack reminds us of a GoLite Jam, which weighed about the same and had a similarly good carry for a frameless pack. The feature set is very similar as well, the Ultra Tour has a large mesh stuff pocket on the outside of the pack, which is ideal for wet stuff such as a flysheet or waterproofs. There's a stretch mesh pocket on each hipbelt and further mesh pouches on the shoulder straps that will take Montane's new soft water bottles.
Inside there's the pouch for a water bladder and an exit port in the top centre. As with most superlight packs there's no 'lid' - the top rolls down and clicks into place with two quick release buckles.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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