lightweight 30-ish liter pack- z-pack Nero, MLD Burn, SWD Superior- others?
Jul 12, 2021 at 4:33 pm #3721756
Looking for a 2-3 day trip lightweight backpack (30-ish liters, frameless, 16-ish oz). The above look pretty close to what I’m looking for, any firsthand experience with any would be appreciated. I’m probably missing a few, feel free to point them out :)
MikeJul 13, 2021 at 5:11 am #3721803Monte MastersonBPL Member
@septimiusLocale: Changes Often
I’m loving my 30 liter ZPacks Sub Nero that I feature on the current thread here on BPL. https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/sul-kit-for-temps-50-f-pictorial-and-detailed-gear-list/
The pic I posted at the top of the thread doesn’t show the pack at its full volume potential because I didn’t have enough in it, but this 2nd pic shows the Sub Nero at full capacity. Weighs 9.7 oz in Robic. Very comfortable shoulder straps. https://zpacks.com/products/sub-nero-30l-robic-backpackJul 13, 2021 at 6:29 am #3721807
thanks I’ll add that to the list to look at!Jul 13, 2021 at 6:41 am #3721809
I think the LiteAF MutliDay and Curve both fit your criteria.Jul 13, 2021 at 6:51 am #3721811
Thanks- those both look pretty nice :)Jul 13, 2021 at 7:10 am #3721812
Also the GG Kumo is a great pack. I prefer packs that are a little wider and shallower to keep the center of mass closer to my body. I think the Nero, Zero, Kumo and LiteAF packs do better than the Burn by my particular criteria. Some may say this doesn’t matter much, particularly on a smaller pack but I think it makes a night and day difference.Jul 13, 2021 at 7:11 am #3721813
Oh and Zimmerbuilt’s Pika is a really nice pack, has options available and his build time is typically very quick. I don’t remember the volume of his Quickstep but it’s in the same neighborhood.Jul 13, 2021 at 7:49 am #3721815
Danke! :)Jul 13, 2021 at 1:25 pm #3721846dirtbagBPL Member
Kumo!Jul 13, 2021 at 2:20 pm #3721850
I knew I had left some out! :)Jul 14, 2021 at 8:42 am #3721877Serge GiachettiBPL Member
@giachettLocale: boulder, co
Also highly recommend the kumo. This pack rides extremely well. The wide and thick shoulder straps do a better job at distributing the weight than other frameless packs. Not totally a fair comparison, since I’m usually carrying light loads with this, but this is definitely my favorite pack I’ve ever used and I’ve owned a number of them.Jul 14, 2021 at 9:25 am #3721886Mark MessonnierBPL Member
I really like the feel and packability of the Kumo as well. But I have to give mine up because there’s no way I can reach the side water bottle pockets. I have the LiteAF 35L MultiDay; it carries well and I can easily reach the side pockets.
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