‘A basic, lightweight but effective mountain pack with some super neat features that’ll strip down to 640g and pack away into its own lid-pocket’
Outdoors Magic: Balance of light and tough, Buddy pocket, main opening and sternum strap fasteners neat, hip and side pockets, basic but effective back system, narrow profile, minimal seam design.
Outdoors Tragic: Basic back system needs careful packing and struggles with heavier hardware loads, pockets could snag on rock.
Outdoors Grabbit? A logical extension to Montane’s streamlined pack range, the Featherlite 30 has a simple back system with removable foam pad that sits close and stable, but requires thoughtful packing and can be overwhelmed with heavier loads. Stay light though and you’ll appreciate the light but tough fabric, minimal design and some cunning, well thought-through features and fasteners. Strip out the back pad and it’ll pack into its own lids and become a handy, lightweight summit pack for big mountain use. We’re a little wary of the side and belt pockets snagging on rock, but they’re ace for general mountain use and purists could always cut them off…
Lightweight mountain day and summit pack / 100 Denier triple rip-stop RAPTOR Featherlite™ fabric with Robic filaments / Montane ‘Comfort Air Back System’, / removable foam pad / hydration compatible / side stretch mesh stash pockets / twi belt pockets / lid Buddy and security pockets / quick release, single-handed sternum strap fastening / top single compression straps /s towable dual walking pole attachment point at base of pack / integrated top pole attachment on compression strap / perforated foam shoulder straps.
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