We’re thrilled to finally reveal our 2017 line of backpacks. This year, we’re bringing you 7 distinct designs to serve the entire spectrum of lightweight backpackers. Here's a chart for easy comparison:
Starting today, we’re offering an updated version of our Thru Hiker’s Pack, as well as 3 completely new models — The UL SpeedPack, The No Nonsense Pack, and The Balloon. Click here to view their individual specs in our store.
All packs are frameless, featuring extra wide 3” shoulder straps and short-profile side pockets for easy access to water while on the move. Sternum straps come standard with all backpack orders.
The 2017 Thru Hiker’s Pack — our fully featured 45L backpack — is offered in both Robic Nylon and Dyneema Composite Fabric (cuben fiber) variations. This is our flagship product, the backpack we would suggest to all but the most elite ultralight backpackers. The Robic variation is our “workhorse”; constructed from the toughest fabrics we carry. This pack can take a beating — not that we recommend you go out of your way to give it one. Compare that to the DCF (cuben fiber) version, which is far lighter, and completely waterproof (while taking a modest tradeoff in terms of durability).
The first of our new designs is the UL SpeedPack. This 35L backpack is the little sister of the Thru Hiker’s Pack. This is the pack to go with if you’re carrying a light summer load. It’s also the pack to go with when you get so UL, your flat tarp and down quilt just don’t fill up 45L anymore. Offerred in both Robic Nylon and Cuben Fiber versions.
Our second new offering is The No Nonsense Pack. Utilizing tried and true 2.2 oz hex nylon and a minimal feature set, we were able to reduce costs and offer this pack at a budget-minded price point. We offer this pack in both 35L and 45L versions. And TBH, the Robin Egg Blue is *hot*.
Lastly, we have The Balloon. This is our experiment in creating the most functional XUL backpack on the market, ounce for ounce. What we came up with is a 30L, 6 oz beauty of minimal design and state of the art fabric engineering. Hipbeltless, and constructed top to bottom from 1.43 oz DCF (cuben fiber), this pack is best suited for base weights below 8 lbs.
Now for the gift...
Take $10 OFF ANY backpack order with the code 2016SUCKS through the end of the year*.
And if that wasn't enough...
The first 5 backpacks sales we complete starting 12PM today** will receive a FREE Backpacker's Electronics Kit along with their order***.
So there you are. This is the culmination of months of design work and prototyping on our end, so we're very excited to finally share what we've been sitting on. Click here to find YOUR perfect backpack and take advantage of this deal.
Have a joyous and safe holiday, everyone.
*Code expires at midnight on December 31st, 2016.
**The date this blog was published -- 12PM on 12/18/2016
***Backpacker's Electronics Kit includes (1) A 10000 mah USB power bank (2) a 2.4A wall charger (3) a usb to micro usb/lightning adapter and (4) a USB-Rechargeable Headlamp,
Author: Cody Miller
Cody, owner of AppUL, is a lifelong Pennsylvania section hiker and lightweight backpacking enthusiast. Cody has hiked all PA sections of Appalachian Trail, as well as many other hikes in central PA, NY, and NJ.