Hiking Backpacks – Ultralight Weight

Hiking backpacks are the first place to start when reducing your pack weight. Our range consists of backpacks which use strong ultralight weight materials. Our lightest packs utilize frame-less design which gets the pack weight down to as low as 540 grams.

While deciding on which pack to use, consider how many days you are intending to hike for. Also work out a pack list to decide how much weight you need to pack into the bag. When you are hiking for 3 days in the middle of winter you will need a bigger pack which is capable of holding more weight. If you are only doing one or 2 nights in a hut then a smaller pack should be fine.

Day Hiking Backpacks 30 Litre

Our 30 L day hiking backpacks have multiple compartments and straps on the front and sides. This allows you to take extra gear which won’t fit inside the pack. Using the right ultralight hiking gear you could even use these packs for a two day hike.

These packs are versatile too, they can also be used as everyday backpacks. They include a compartment for your water hydration bladder which is large enough to fit a laptop.

Ultralight Hiking Backpacks for Tramping 40+16 Litre Frame-less

These frame-less ultralight backpacks are our most popular packs. They are suitable for long multi-day hikes where you need to carry up to 15 kg.

What makes these tramping backpacks so light, is their frame-less design and lightweight materials. Instead of using a frame, a sleeping pad can be used which is included with these packs. Follow this link to see how to use a sleeping pad as your frame. Alternatively if you pack your bag just right you can use it without the sleeping pad. This is a good option when you are staying in huts.

These ultralight tramping backpacks weigh only 900 grams without the sleeping pad (included) which weighs an additional 340 gram.

Ultralight Weight Hiking Backpacks 36 Litre Frame-less

If you are going on a short multi-day hike then these ultralight weight hiking backpacks are what you need. With these packs you can carry up to 10 kg of weight. This makes them perfect is you are staying in huts only.

Our 36 litre packs are also frame-less, but due to the size a frame isn’t really required. These packs have breathable padding on the back for additional comfort when using without a sleeping pad. If you want to use a sleeping pad as a frame you can.These packs come with loops for attaching one to the back of the pack.

** Please note, due to popular demand these packs will take up to 28 days for delivery **

Ultralight Tramping Backpack with Frame 55+5 L

Ultralight Tramping has never been easier with this tube ultralight weight backpack for tramping and hiking. These packs are great for multi-day hikes over more than 3 days where you need to carry lots food and gear.

The main part of the backpack is like a compression sack which allows you to roll up or down. This allows the size of the pack to be changed to suit the amount of gear you are carrying. Because of this, this ultralight tramping backpack can be used as a multi-purpose backpack for any number of days.

It is a framed backpack which still only weighs 1,100 grams making it one of the lightest framed backpacks available. This frame will make the pack feel lighter as it helps distribute the weight and improves your balance.

Tramping Backpacks Unisex 55 Litre with Frame

Tramping backpacks for the serious hiker. Our 55 litre range weigh only 1,130 grams and include aluminium frames. These packs are best for long multi-day hikes where a lot of supplies are required. They can carry a recommend load up to 15 kg.

What makes these ultralight tramping packs our best is the frame which helps adjust the centre of gravity. This allows the weight of the pack to be balanced making it feel lighter. They also are available for three different height ranges and have two different waist strap sizes. What this means is you can achieve a perfect pack fitment which will make your hike easier and more enjoyable.

When ordering please advise whether your waste is below or above 85 cm.

** Please note, due to popular demand these packs will take up to 28 days for delivery **

How to Wear Your Ultralight Backpack for Hiking

Wearing your hiking backpack correctly will make your hiking adventure easier. Below are some tips on how to do this:

• 95% of the weight should be on your hips

• Carry no more than 20 -30% of your body weight. Ask yourself, do you really need each item before packing away. The lighter your pack, the more enjoyable the hiking will be.

• Ensure your pack doesn’t move around much, it should feel like an extension of your body. It should move when you move and not move around by itself.

Video on how to Correctly Wear and Adjust Your Hiking Backpack

To see how to wear and adjust you backpack, have a look at this video from Open Air Tours.

Tips on How to Pack Your Backpacks for Hiking/Tramping

Here are some tips for the best way to pack you backpack for overnight hiking & tramping:

• Always use a pack liner or rubbish bag to keep clothing and sleeping bag dry and pack at the bottom of your backpack for hiking.

• Using a pack liner of rubbish bag will not only keep your clothes and sleeping bag dry. It will also allow you to use less compression bags allowing for the gaps to be filled with small items.

• Pack essential and most frequently used items at the top of the bag or in outside storage compartments. These items could include snacks, lunches, first aid kits, rain jackets and lighting.

• Put items which don’t need to be used during the day towards the bottom of the backpack.

• If you need more room inside the pack then strap items which can get wet to the outside of your pack. Your sleeping bag is not one of these items, always ensure your clothes and sleeping bag are packed inside as above.

• Heavier items such as cooking gear and food should be packed towards the bottom up against your back. This will help with balance and help shift the packs weight to your hip.

Some Tips on How to Pack Your Frame-less Ultralight Hiking Backpack

For some tips check out the below video on how to pack a frame-less ultralight backpack. This pack is similar to our 36 Litre frame-less backpack for hiking.