Montane's Via Dragon 20 Litre pack is a rucksack that fits like a jerkin, its secured round the waist with a wide velcro elasticated webbing strap - this makes it very stable on the body.
Montane says: Ultimate mountain marathon endurance pack
The VIA Trail series packs are designed for speed on the trail and in the mountains. Redefining pack design, the new VIA Dragon 20 has been updated to meet the needs of mountain endurance enthusiasts. The pack utilises RAPTOR UL fabric with Robic yarn, which has improved strength and a lower weight, helping you go faster and further.
The revolutionary Montane Freelight Chassis has been updated to include two Montane Softflasks 500ml for fast and compact hydration whilst ont he move. Large enough to carry the necessary amount of kit, the VIA Dragon 20 is the ideal pack for moving fast over multi days in the mountains and on long distance trails.
Montane's Dragon 20 Litre pack is a rucksack that fits like a jerkin, its secured round the waist with a wide velcro elasticated webbing strap - this makes it very stable on the body. The hook side of the fastener faces outwards which could hook other clothing if you're not careful. When fastened though there's not much exposed, so its not going to be a big issue.
The rucksack on the back is made from lightweight fabric with a rolltop closure - there's the main compartment and an outer mesh zipped pocket. On top of that is a bungee cord which can be used to compress the load or take secure items to the outside of the pack.
With the two new soft bottles in place the whole item weighs in at 488grams, which is pretty good for a 20 litre pack with a stable carry and so many features.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear