We've singled out Exped's Summit Lite pack as its very light and simple but actually packs some great features. Its tough, folds conveniently into its own pocket and despite its low weight manages to provide two pockets in addition to the main compartment.
Ultralight summit or day touring pack. Crafted of very lightweight yet tough triple rip-stop nylon makes this featherlight single compartment 15l daypack extremely versatile: it holds the necessary for a summit attack or a stroll through an exotic market. It stows neat and compact in its lid pocket when not in use and fits in any pack or travel bag. Use it on multi-pitch climbs, while cycling or paddling.
The generous zippered top access enables quick and easy handling and the stretch side pocket holds a water bottle or other items that need to be quick at hand.
We really like Exped's Summit Lite 15 Pack because it packs so many useful features into a small (and light) package, even down to an internal hydration bladder hook and tube exit port. The harness is very simple so it won't take large loads, but for everything else its pretty much ideal.
The removable webbing hipbelt can be used for stability if using this as a summit bid pack - or left at home if its being used as a gear hauler on your next adventure.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear