by Jay Ham | 2005-08-12 03:00:00-06
Mountainsmith’s MountainLite line has been completely eliminated. This includes the loss of two favorite packs among many lightweighters: the Wraith and Ghost.
This does not mark a departure away from making great lightweight packs. Mountainsmith introduced a new line at Outdoor Retailer in 2005. Their new TrekLite series has been designed to better accommodate the needs of long distance hikers. We favored the PCT 45 (or CDT 45 women’s version). With an extended volume of 4222 ci (standard volume is 2624 ci) and weight of just under 3 pounds in size regular, these packs may well mark an improvement to Mountainsmith’s line of lightweight packs.
The new packs feature twin corrugated T6 6061 aluminum stays, two water bottle pockets, a large back pocket, hip belt pockets, convertible top lid, and a full-featured harness.
"Mountainsmith TrekLite PCT 45 Backpack (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2005)," by Jay Ham. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/mountainsmith_treklite_pct_45_orsm05.html, 2005-08-12 03:00:00-06.