Searching for a rucksack that can adequately handle the challenges faced during alpine expeditions and trekking adventures can be somewhat of a difficult task; especially when your requirements far outweigh your budget. While price does in most cases reflects the quality and features that a rucksack enjoys, when a good bargain comes along its hard to wonder why something is so cheap and you may ask yourself ‘what am I not getting?’ In this case, it’s nothing.
This month, Webtogs has taken delivery of a number of Exped Rucksacks with some enjoying fantastic discounts of up to 49%, including the superb Exped Lightning 60L Backpack. With this excellent example from Exped there’s very little, if anything that you’re missing, and this versatile pack is not only designed for speed but it is done so with the user at the absolute core of its functions.
From the outside, the obvious is visible but its only when looking into the breakdown of functions that you can see it’s quite an exceptional piece of kit for its price. External features certainly take care of alpine and trekking needs thanks to its two ice tool and trekking pole loops and four base loops that are ideal for attaching everything from a sleeping mat to a tent. Removable compression straps can be used for their intended purpose by enhancing load control effectively, but also double as extra carry straps and hold other gear that you may need quick access to, and external pockets and pouches on the pack and waist strap keep essentials close at hand.
Manufactured from 210 D Dyneema Ripstop Nylon and PU coated, the Exped Lightning 60L Rucksack is strong and water repellent. This top-loaders water resistance is also further enhanced with its versatile roll-top closure which can be secured in drybag position or vertical compression to minimise the size of the bag even more for carrying comfort. And that’s not the only contributing feature to comfort as the adjustable suspension system allows a quick and simple shift to the perfect position for back lengths of 42-57cm; furthermore the dual-density foam hipbelt moulds to the contour of the hips for a customised fit and much better support.
Lightweight at just 1150g but with a load limit of 24kg in its 60L capacity, the Exped Lightning 60L Backpack is available for both men and women. With an RRP of £164.95 Webtogs is knocking a fantastic 49% off and is available now at £84.87 but be quick, these won’t be around for long.