Still a versatile pack for multi-day trail and mountain running, fast-packing or those occasions when you need a bigger capacity. Loads of storage space with stretch mesh pockets, drop pockets and secure zip pockets so you can organise your gear perfectly. Comfortable in even the most challenging environments the Fastpack will change the way you think about packs.
Ultimate Direction says:
People wanted more and they got it - the "No Excuses" Fastpack 45.
Ultimate Direction's Fastpack 45 is the biggest in the range but it's still highly versatile and suitable for trail and mountain running, fast-packing and hiking, cycling, travel and general use. The size of the main compartment and the range of stretch mesh, drop, secure zip pockets and daisy chains mean this this pack is great for organising your kit.
The mesh back panel, shoulder straps and waist belt is super breathable making them really comfortable on long and sweaty outings. There is a good level of adjustability in the packs so you can try to eliminate any bounce from running. When the packs are at full weight with overnight kit this is a bit more difficult to achieve but the pack remains surprisingly comfortable.
The Fastpack has been used on a number of multi-day mountain running and fast-packing trips and has performed brilliantly. Even the stretch mesh pockets have impressed as they are much more durable than first expected. The roll-top and compression straps add to the versatility by allowing you to add more or less kit while retaining the comfortable and stability depending on your activity.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear