I purchased this pack in May of 2022, and have used it for a few dozen nights. It is in excellent condition. I am very gentle on my gear and always wipe it down with a damp washcloth after a trip and let it dry thoroughly before storing. I have both the medium and large belts, and will include either with the sale (add $35 if you want both). It will also include the additional compression straps, v-strap, and buckles that come with SO’s packs.  I also have a lumbar pad available (used once) for an extra $25. I accept PayPal (add $10 for goods/services fee), or cash (local pickup, deduct $25)

This is the same style as the current version (currently $429 w/o hipbelt pockets or shipping, 4-6 week lead time), except it is made from X-pac instead of Ultra. The hipbelt pockets are the newer Spectra version with top zippers. If you prefer the older x-pac version (shown in last pic on my divide, I can substitute them instead of the spectra versions)

Here is a description of the pack from SO’s website in ~2022:

Featuring our patented Revolution Frame, the Gila is very comfortable with loads of 30-50 lbs
and can handle loads of 200+ lbs. X-Pac construction eliminates the need for a rain cover, and the large side pockets and mesh face pocket provide ample organization for your gear.

All of our gear uses the best fabrics and materials we can source, is made in-house by experts at their craft, and is backed by our outstanding warranty.
Handmade in Grand Junction, Colorado, USA.

  • Why it’s Compelling:
    Minimum Trail Weight – 2 lbs 10 oz
    Volume – 3500 ci | 57 L (not counting pocket volume)
    Face Pocket adds roughly 800 ci.
    Two side water bottle pockets sized to hold two Nalgenes each.
    Load Range – 200+ lbs
    Field Adjustable Frame Height
    24” frame for light to moderate loads
    26” frame for moderate to heavy loads [optional ” extension] 28” frame for heavy loads or long torsos [optional 4” extensions] Quick tool-less Qeld adjustment via Frame Extensions.
    Integrated Platform – simple and lightweight.
    Made in Colorado by people who are passionate about the same pursuits you are.
    Weather resistant design:
    X-Pac packbag fabric is forever waterproof.
    Rolltop closure is highly water resistant.
    No packbag zipper reduces potential water entry points.
    No raincover needed, though Seam Sealing and / or drybags for sensitive gear is smart in very wet conditions.
    Large side water bottle pockets accept two Nalgenes each, or a tripod / spotting scope.
    Extra durable mesh face pocket organizes and allows wet gear to drain.
    Optional hip belt pockets, top lid, and Talons for more organization.
    Hydration Port
    Gatekeeper Compression:
    Six side straps (3 each side)
    Two bottom straps
    One over the top strap
    Compression straps are moveable and removable. Add extras if you need them. Connect two together to make extra long straps for big or awkward loads.
    4-Way Forward Pull hipbelt closure with single center buckle allows top / bottom tension adjustment, easy to use.
    6061 T6 Aluminum Revolution Frame (Patented)
    One removable aluminum horizontal cross stay.
    Load Rating – 200+ lbs
    Our frame will support over 300 lbs in vertical load. YOUR max load will be determined by your body, not by the pack.