Exped Womens Lightning 60 Rucksack

60 Litres / Internal Frame / Hydration Compatible, Designed to carry 24kg
Weighs 1070g
Code: AW14443
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UOG TOP PICK - Exped Lightning 60 - Best for Backpacking - We've singled out Exped's Lighning 60 pack as one of our top recommendations for backpacking - with an adjustable backlength along a vertical frame coupled to a very supportive waistbelt it has excellent load transfer. Features are designed around backpackers needs - and it only just exceeds 1kg.

Exped says:

Multi-day trips with a featherlight pack. The Lightning pack is made for "Fast & Light" adventures and has an excellent weight to volume ratio. It is extremely compressible and durable. The roll-top closure and full pack body compression allow volume to be regulated. The unique T-Rex suspension system with a single central aluminum stay and direct attachment to the hip belt allows for mobility in all directions for hips and torso. Numerous functional details round off the feature set of the Lightning while respecting it's clean design.

 Women's version features shorter shoulder straps and hipbelt.

I took a Exped Lightning 60 to Chile and completed the Torres del Paine Circuit, taking 8 days and carrying all food required. Maximum packweight was about 30lbs.

I really liked the pack, the weight has been used up on the harness system which is very comfortable for the loads I took, which were upto 30lbs, and the design allows the pack to sit off your back a bit if you need some ventilation, it also transfers the load to the hips very well. The roll-top works well, however there are three buckles to fasten to get in and out of it so it takes slightly longer then other packs. All the pockets on the pack are fine, without a lid (and the usual range of pockets on it) its not as easy keeping organised, but I generally use pouches to do that inside my rucksack (Granite Gear Zip Dittys are particularly good for this).

I removed the external strapping because I didn't need it and it looks a bit of a mess on the outside of the pack. My gear always gets a bit of abuse and the pack has a very small hole in the front and a bit of abrasion damage on the mesh pockets, neither of which I would worry about but its not going to be as robust as a 2kg pack, so takes a bit of care in use.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

|UOG TOP PICK - Exped Lightning 60 - Best for Backpacking - We've singled out Exped's Lighning 60 pack as one of our top recommendations for backpacking - with an adjustable backlength along a vertical frame coupled to a very supportive waistbelt it has excellent load transfer. Features are designed around backpackers needs - and it only just exceeds 1kg.
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  • Women's version features shorter shoulder straps and hipbelt.
  • Extremely lightweight top-loader with roll-top closure - easy access and good weather protection
  • T-Rex suspension system: ingenious quick adjust and comfortable suspension system
  • Minimal body contact points for excellent ventilation
  • Perfect load transfer via central aluminum stave anchored to the hip belt
  • Stretch fabric pockets (on pack and hip belt)
  • Combined full body side and front compression system
  • Roll-top closure combined with minimal seam design enhances weather protection
  • Ice tool and trekking pole loops External access to inner pocket doubles as exit port for hydration tubes
  • Anatomically shaped and padded shoulder straps with sternum strap
  • Moulded dual density foam hipbelt with generous stretch pockets
  • Low profile and high volume
  • Spandex-bellows pockets
  • Hydration system compatible

 

WARRANTY|This product comes with a 5 year warranty for materials and construction. For more details see Exped website.
  • Dimensions: 75cm high x 34cm wide x 27cm deep
  • Volume: 60 Litres
  • Backlength: Stepless back length adjustment - One size fits all
  • Materials: 210D Dyneema gridstop/nylon PU coated (15000mm water column)
  • Max load: 24kg
  • Weight: 1070g
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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 1 rating.
May 1, 2017 | Kelly
Simple, strong and comfortable

I purchased this bag for long distance trekking. I had been looking for the proper weight/durability/comfort balance in a pack, and I have found it.

The Exped 60 women's has no frills, just the necessary hip and back pockets. The straps around the pack make it easy to stuff to dry for example, but also to make the pack a bit more compact. The hip belt is very comfortable and can carry a load of 24 kg.

The material the pack is made of, is very durable. There are 2 extra parts on the pack (1 accessible from the outside, the other on the inside) where you can store and organize your things.

The torso size of the pack can be adjusted, plus the frame itself can me modified as well if needed (there are videos online on how to do this).

Short - it's made of durable material, simple and strong. Loaded with 10 kg and 15 kg I can feel the weight being transferred on the hips properly. The size can be adjusted very simply whenever you want or need it. I think this is the perfect bag I have been looking for!

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