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Derrick White
(miku) - MLife

Locale: Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 13:36:10 MDT Print View

I tend to do 10-14 days expedition boating\hiking trips in Labrador in the Summer and Fall and 3-7 day skiing\hiking trips in the winter. The environment is tough and gear has to be too.

As I progress toward an increasingly lighter kit, I am looking for a lighter pack.
I currently use a Bora 95. It is a great bag but much more than I need now.

What is a the best\toughest 3lb bag in the 60 litre range.

Appreciate everyone's advice.

Thanks
Derrick

Christopher Yi
(TRAUMAhead) - F

Locale: Cen Cal
Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 13:43:15 MDT Print View

Off the top of my head, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter, Cilo Gear packs, or a custom McHale.

Richard Fischel
(RICKO) - F
i'm a cilogear owner on 10/11/2012 14:15:15 MDT Print View

and a big fan, but to add to the list above also look at cold cold world and in the past i would have said wild things, but they aren't currently showing their midsize packs on their web site and i don't know if they are making them anymore. a lot of folks love the andanista, but it's volume is more than you are looking for. these are pretty-much bullet-proof alpine packs that will meet your volume requirements and are in teh 3 lb range

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 14:57:06 MDT Print View

+1 on the Cilogear for tough. The 60L will creep up to more like 4 pounds depending on size and features. The alpine style will live well in a boat or swinging your arms if x-country skiing or snowshoeing.

I thought of an Exos 58 for weight and comfortable carry, but not for tough.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 15:14:55 MDT Print View

+1 on the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter. To get a well distributed 60L, however, you would likely want the Expedition model. Carries better than any lightweight (i.e. 2lbs) pack available.

Here There
(cowexnihilo) - MLife
Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 15:33:51 MDT Print View

I concur on the HMG Porter/Expedition if the fit works well for you. Love not having to use a pack liner or cover, and the fabric is plenty tough if you take reasonably good care of your gear. Workmanship on HMG gear is excellent (I own three of their packs now).

-David

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
Re: Re: Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 15:40:16 MDT Print View

Osprey Aether 60 could be worth a look. If you can find a previous model (2009 I think?), its strictly a top-loader (without the new added zippers on body) and is around 3 and a half lbs. Its a solid bag, carries weight well and has ski loops.

Jennifer Mitol
(Jenmitol) - M

Locale: In my dreams....
Osprey Atmos on 10/11/2012 15:45:06 MDT Print View

I used to use an Osprey Atmos 65 and loved it. I beat that thing up for years and it barely shows any marks...including a 3-week trip to Patagonia and a trek to Everest base camp.

Lighter than the aether and has the mesh back panel for ventilation.

Edited by Jenmitol on 10/11/2012 15:46:11 MDT.

Mal Hooper
(malligator)

Locale: Valley of the Sun
Re: What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/11/2012 16:38:26 MDT Print View

I absolutely love my Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60. I don't have a hanging scale and it's too big for my food scale to get a true weight, but it's spec'ed by Granite Gear at 2 lbs 14 oz. I'm actually sort of sad that my gear is getting too small and light to use the Blaze on a weekend trip. :) I'll be keeping it around for longer trips for sure, though.

Nick G
(HermesUL) - F
Check this out on 10/13/2012 06:36:40 MDT Print View

Borah Gear has just published some stats on a new 58 L pack they're coming out with. It looks fantastic, 15.5 oz, nice and simple.

http://www.borahgear.com/

Harrison Carpenter
(carpenh) - M

Locale: St. Vrain River Valley
Re: Check this out on 10/13/2012 08:18:42 MDT Print View

Borah's pack looks interesting-- and attractive.

Edited by carpenh on 10/13/2012 08:19:31 MDT.

eric chan
(bearbreeder) - F - M
fit on 10/13/2012 10:47:55 MDT Print View

the one that fits you best especially with that weight yr going to carry ...

i hate to say it but its really that simple ... you may find that nothing works as well as yr bora, or you may find something that fits and carries better ...

remember that if you order online and it doesnt fit ... make sure you can return it and youll lose out on shipping

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
What ultralight 60L pack to replace Arcteryx Bora 95? on 10/13/2012 15:41:44 MDT Print View

I hate to say it.

Really?

I have to agree with Eric that you need to be prepared to return a few packs before getting one that works for you if you are going to buy online. At least this is my experience.

I would take a look at the Elemental Horizon Aquilo http://www.elementalhorizons.com/aquilo-pack.aspx. A full Dyemma X version is available as a custom job.

Derrick White
(miku) - MLife

Locale: Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Thanks Everyone on 10/14/2012 11:13:20 MDT Print View

Thanks everyone.

Derrick