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lightweight 30-ish liter pack- z-pack Nero, MLD Burn, SWD Superior- others?


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    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    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 :)

     

    Thanks

    Mike

    #3721803
    Monte Masterson
    BPL Member

    @septimius

    Locale: 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-backpack

     

     

    #3721807
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    thanks I’ll add that to the list to look at!

    #3721809
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    I think the LiteAF MutliDay and Curve both fit your criteria.

    #3721811
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Thanks- those both look pretty nice :)

    #3721812
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    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.

    #3721813
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    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.

    #3721815
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    Danke! :)

    #3721846
    dirtbag
    BPL Member

    @dirtbaghiker

    Kumo!

    #3721850
    Mike M
    BPL Member

    @mtwarden

    Locale: Montana

    I knew I had left some out! :)

    #3721877
    Serge Giachetti
    BPL Member

    @giachett

    Locale: 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.

    #3721886
    Mark Messonnier
    BPL Member

    @qzm3

    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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