Lightwave Ultrahike 60

60 Litres / Internal Frame / Designed to carry 15kg
Weighs 1225g
Code: OC1685
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The Ultrahike is an ultra-lightweight, mid-volume backpack that is ideal for 3–7 day backpacking trips.

At 1.25 kg, the Ultrahike 60 is exceptionally light for a rucksack with such a comfortable carry, weighing 500–700 g less than most other backpacks with comparable back systems. It has a fixed back length, available in two sizes.

All the seams on the main body and lid are either welded or taped, which means the Ultrahike 60 is 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.

Information from Lightwave recommend the Ultrahike as comfortable for loads up to 18kg (40lbs).

We weighed the packs and got: M2 weighs 1205g M3 weighs 1225g

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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`Hi Mark. I have just completed the Land`s End to John O`Groats walk. I started on March 16th and finished on June 19th. Earlier this year you sold me some gear which in the event was vital in completing the walk successfully. Foremost was the Big Agnes Fly Creek 2.

It was superb. I walked throughout April officially the wettest on record I got the tent up quickly it was spacious and took all my gear so I was never wet. This tent made my life a lot easier. I am 74 and had that birthday on the trek. The Exped mat meant that every night I had a comfortable sleep and could sit in the tent with the conversion to a chair.

I will also single out the Lightwave rucksack which contributed to the walks success. I feel that it is not an exaggeration to state that without the tent and Exoed mat I would have been struggling. I hope you find these comments useful when in the future you get asked about long-distance walking especially by older people.  Regards Alan Brookes.

  • Watertight external lid pocket
  • Internal sleeve for hydration bladder
  • 2 x ice-axe/walking-pole holders
  • Stash side pockets made from stretch-mesh
  • Side-compression system
  • Watertight construction
  • Weight: 1225g
  • Capacity: 60 Litres
  • Backlength: M2 (50 cm), M3 (58 cm)
  • Suitable for loads up to 33lbs
  • Carrying System: Full 8.00 mm pre-curved 7001-T6 aluminium frame, Single-piece back panel moulded from EVA foam, Dual-element stiffened hip-belt with double adjustment, Fixed back length (2 sizes, M2, M3)
  • Fabrics: 420d Dynatech fabric on back panel and structural areas, 300d micro-ripstop polyester on main front areas, 40d ripstop nylon internal fabrics
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
July 6, 2018 | John A
Not waterproof in dry weather

This is a great sack in many respects but your back does not protect it from fluid ingress. Found condensation from a sweaty back inside the bag on several days doing the Cleveland Way recently during a recent warm spell.

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