Weight - 31oz VX21 - 34oz X42
Capacity - 60L total (50L internal/10L external)
Carrying capacity 40lbs or less
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This is the same as our standard Long Haul 50, but the main body is made out of either VX21 or X42 fabric, which makes the pack much more durable.
This pack was designed with the thru-hiker in mind. It is an ultralight workhorse capable of carrying loads of up to 40lbs comfortably. This pack comes stock with everything you will need out of a pack while on a long distance hike. Everything on this pack was fine tuned during our time on the PCT in 2016.
The internal suspension system of this pack features two contoured aluminum stays which are removable and a 1/4" foam back pad which is not removable. It also has a fully padded hip belt and lumbar area. The aluminum stays extend down into the lumbar area of the hip belt right behind where the hip belt wings attach to the pack making for the most comfortable carry and the best possible weight transfer to your hips.
All of our packs have the same S-shaped shoulder straps which work great for both men and women. Our shoulder straps are about 2.75" wide and are made using high quality 3/8" foam, 1/8'' spacer mesh, and a 400D diamond grid ripstop Nylon material. This makes for a very comfortable 1/2" thick shoulder strap. Our shoulder straps and hip belt wings are both reinforced for extended life.
The Trek, an online magazine and all around great resource on all things thru-hiking named The Long Haul one of the best thru-hiking packs out there. The full article can be found here.
This pack is constructed out of very durable materials. You can pick from either VX21, or X42. The VX21 is a great option for thru-hiking, or if you just want your pack to last a bit longer and aren't worried about a few extra oz.
The X42 has a rugged 420 denier face fabric, which makes the fabric very durable. This would be a good option for regular bush wacking or any other application where your pack will take a lot of abuse. The X42 fabric is a bit different than the other x-pac fabrics that we use in that it does not have an inner scrim fabric. It will be green on the inside of the pack. The X42 fabric will add about 3oz to the estimated weight of this pack.
This pack is big enough to easily fit a large bear canister inside vertically, while still having plenty of room to store the rest of your gear. It has 50 liters of internal capacity, and 10 liters of external capacity, bringing the total to 60 liters. It also comes with a V-style top strap which makes it possible to carry a bear canister on top of the pack.
This pack is also very modular, and most of the features are removable. When all of the optional items are removed from the pack, it turns into a 20oz frameless pack making it perfect for shorter trips where its increased carrying capabilities are unnecessary.
Our packs are hand-made by us right here in Michigan and are constructed using the finest materials and the best construction methods. All seams are flat felled and double stiched, with select seams being triple stitched. These packs are ready to handle anything you can throw at them, and will give you thousands of miles of use.
This pack comes fully loaded with:
-Large front mesh pocket, made from strong 100D pocket mesh.
-Two Side water bottle pockets big enough for two 1L water bottles each made out of VX21. Now made with shock cord cinch top closure
-Sewn in hipbelt for most effective load transfer to the hips. Hip belt wings made out of 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon, spacer mesh and 3/8" foam.
-Ultra comfy shoulder straps made with 3D spacer mesh, 3/8 closed cell foam, and 400D diamond grid ripstop nylon fabric.
-Full suspension featuring two removable aluminum stays and a foam back pad.
-Removable sternum strap
-Side compression cord - Can be reconfigured or fully removed, including hardware
-Trekking pole/Ice axe loops
-Roll-Top/Dry-bag style top closure with top snaps for easy rolling
-Top V strap for storing extra gear
Average weight of pack with all removable items removed 24.5oz
Hip belt pockets 1oz each
sternum strap .4oz
front shock cord lashing .5oz
trekking pole loops .1oz per pair
Total average with all optional items 31.5oz
50L Internal Capacity
10L External Capacity
60L total capacity
Front/back panel width 10.5"
Bottom circumference: 33"
Top circumference: 41.5"
Height when fully unrolled: 34"
While our packs are highly waterproof, they are not seam sealed, so the use of a pack line/water proof stuff sacks is recommended. We recommend using a trash compactor bag, as they are cheap and very durable.
All of our packs are made to order, see our home page for current lead times.
Rugged - Long Haul 50 - Internal Frame
All of our products come with a one year warranty against all manufacturer defects.
Unused stock products may be returned/exchanged within 30 days of the purchase date.
We also offer repairs on all of our products. If your product has exceeded the warranty, we will still fix any of our products. Send us an email describing what needs to be repaired on the specific piece of gear, and a few pictures if possible, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.