Looking for a weekend frameless pack that is both lightweight and durable? Check out the new ULA Conduit.
By Will Rietveld
In ULA’s new 2006 line of backpacks, the Conduit is a frameless top-loading pack with a volume of 3,200 cubic inches and weight of just 22 ounces, just right for a weekend ultralight or lightweight backpacking trip or a day hike carrying bulky gear. It’s made of Dyneema Gridstop fabric which is both lightweight and bomber. In this review I evaluate the many features and attributes of the Conduit, and discuss its sizing and fit.
Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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