Lightwave Wildtrek 70

70 Litres / Internal Frame / Designed to carry 18kg
Weighs 1550g
Code: 2342
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The Wildtrek is a comfortable, lightweight, mid-volume backpack that is ideal for 2–5 day backpacking trips. It is available in three models: the Wildtrek 55w designed specifically for women, and the standard Wildtrek 60 and Wildtrek 70.

The Wildtrek rucksacks use full-framed back systems to give a very comfortable carry, yet weigh between just 1.40 and 1.55 kg, putting them at typically half a kilogram less than most other backpacks in their category. All the models have a fixed back length and each is available in two sizes.

The main body features a unique water-resistant base compartment that is accessed from the outside by a discreet zip. When not in use, the lightweight nylon dividing panel sits flat on the bottom of the main rucksack compartment.

The Wildtrek rucksacks also have stretch mesh pockets on the hip fins that can be accessed while wearing the pack.

All the seams on the main body and lid are either welded or taped, which means the Wildtrek rucksacks are 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.

The WILDTREK series is designed for Lightweight trekking 3 - 5 day backpacking Adventure travel.

Our view is that the 40lbs maximum carry weight is ideal for ultralight backpacking loads for longer / 4 season trips or for trips to more extreme locations were additional or heavier gear is required. Also worth noting that the additional weight of the Wildtrek 70 versus the Wildtrek 70 is minimal.

UOG customer Peter Wallace said... `Just wanted to say how pleased I am with the Lightwave Wildtrek 70 rucksack which I purchased from you. Your service was fine it arrived quickly. The rucksack is made of robust material and has coped well with four BA flights and one backbacking trip of three days. The back system and hip belt work very well to produce a comfortable and stable carry I carried about 20 kg at the start of my long hike.

The four hip pockets are brilliant. The lid pocket is capacious with good features such as clip for car keys and an extra hidden zip pocket underneath. There are no wand pockets but I reckon the other features compensate. I went for this one as it was only a few grams more than the 60 litre version but still exceptionally light at 1.55 kg. I reckon it should serve me well for a good few trips.`

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  • Watertight external lid pocket
  • Separate base compartment accessed from base
  • 2 x ice-axe/walking-pole holders
  • Stash side pockets made from stretch-mesh
  • Side-compression straps
  • Watertight construction

 

Overview:
  • Weight: 1550g
  • Capacity: 70 Litres
  • Colour: Shadow Grey, Wilderness Green
  • Backlength:  M2 (50 cm), M3 (55 cm)
  • Suitable for loads up to 40lbs

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
  • Airmesh on all body contact areas
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