The Elite version of the Laser 20 manages to shave off over 100g in weight yet still gives you a versatile pack ready for serious competition. A lightweight, functional winner that's ready to go.
Terra Nova says:
This extremely lightweight 20 litre pack is a simple, streamline design which is ideal for adventure racers and backpackers looking for the lightest weight kit.
The pack is made with Litetex ripstop nylon fabric which has a DWR finish on the outer and PU coated backing for good water repellence and stain resistance.
Terra Nova's Laser 20 Elite Pack is a streamlined, no frills, race ready pack. The use of quality, lightweight materials shows that this pack is a serious contender for adventure racing. The roll top closure adds versatility meaning the bag still keeps its shape when you're carrying less kit. The compression cords help with this too and are also great for stowing extra layers on the go so you're not stopping every time you need to add or take off layers which is a massive benefit during races.
Compared to the non-elite 20L version of this pack there is less padding on the waist straps and back but this is a weight saving compromise. The waist strap pockets are also smaller on this version but this is offset by the fact that the mesh pockets on the side are much larger. This pack definitely places function over comfort, especially with a decent load, so you've got to understand the importance of the low weight in these packs.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear