Both lightweight AND durable, the new ULA Relay is a full-featured frameless daypack capable of comfortably carrying a heavy load - but there are a few nits to pick.
By Will Rietveld
Ultralight Adventure Equipment’s entire pack line has been redesigned for 2006, and the frameless Relay at 2100 cubic inches and 17 ounces is the smallest pack in the new lineup. It’s a roomy multi-purpose daypack with plenty of pocket space and load-carrying ability. So does the performance of the Relay meet our expectations?
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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