For 150 days, I hiked from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. From April 17th to September 13th, the ULA Circuit sat “comfortably” on my back, in a plethora of conditions and terrain. Despite having to carry extra water in the desert, a bear can in the Sierra, and extra rain protection in Washington. The pack lasted the entire hike with some wear and tear associated with extreme, and continuous use. It is ready for another long hike, after some needed, but easy repairs.
Technical Specs Weight: 6.4oz – 7.4oz Size Tested: 76″ chest, 48″ foot, 87″ total length. Construction: 30d waterproof nylon (bottom), Impetus 1.1 (Top) Store: Titanium Goat Mileage before Review: 702 miles Longest Test: 702 miles […]
Technical Specs Weight: 2.82 Size Tested: XL Construction: 7-Denier ‘Balistic Airlight’ Nylon coated in Polkatex DWR Store: Montbell Mileage before Review: 2500+ miles Longest Test: 2155 miles ***Thru Hike Tested***
Technical Specs Weight: 13.85oz Size Tested: XXL Construction: 850 fil down, Coreloft synthetic insulation. Airetica nylon. Store: Arc’Teryx Mileage before Review: 2000 miles Longest Test: 2000 miles
Technical Specs Weight: 21.15oz Size Tested: XXL Construction: ThemalQ Elite insulation. 20D ripstop nylon Store: Mountain Hardwear Mileage before Review: 450+ miles Longest Test: 300 miles
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Section: Crater Lake to Canadian Border SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 yes Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 yes SHELTER SYSTEM Tarp Outdoor Equipment Supplier […]
Section: Tuolumne Meadows to Crater Lake SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 SHELTER SYSTEM Ground Cloth Gossamer Gear Polycryo 1.3 […]
Section: Kennedy Meadows to Tuolumne Meadows SYSTEM GEAR CARRIED WORN BACKPACK SYSTEM Pack ULA Circuit 40 Pack Liner Trash Compactor Bag 2.18 SHELTER SYSTEM Shelter BA Fly Creek 2 (Shared […]
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