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ULA Equipment P-2

in Backpacks - Internal Frame

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5.00 / 5 (3 reviews)

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David Crooks
( dcrooks )
ULA Equipment P-2 on 08/02/2005 14:08:43 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I've used a lot of backpacks but this is unquestionably the best. I've got 500 miles on it and like it better every time I use it. It's comfortable, highly adjustable, has it's own rain cover, provides access to the interior both on top and the front, and has two very useful pockets on the waist strap (knife, snack bars, camera, map, etc.). For a weekend, a week, or a long trek, this is a great choice.

Jay Wilkerson
( Creachen )

East Bay
Thru Hiking Heaven on 06/09/2008 11:06:19 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I have used my P-2 in Yellowstone 90 miles and the JMT 221 miles and it works like charm. Plenty of storage room for a bear canister, nice webbed sides and back plus two hip pockets for easy to get to stuff. ULA Packs are top of the line. Highly Recomended!!

Zack Karas
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Lake Tahoe
My preciousssss on 09/08/2009 09:30:05 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

I bought this pack in 2003 for my PCT thruhike, as I was coming from a traditional setup and still wanted something framed. Weight of pack is 43oz.

I love this pack. I've even considered selling it as I don't use it anymore, but I would view that as a betrayal to a piece of gear that has seen me through 3,300+ miles of trail. I now keep it to have friends use when they visit and want to go backpacking.

The single stay really does effectively transfer weight to the hips, though this is really only apparent when you are carrying 30+ lbs. I've had close to 50 lbs in the pack (Tibet 10-day trek) and it handled it perfectly. Shoulder were a tiny bit tender, but they would have been in any pack IMO.

Side pockets are easy to reach while walking, back pocket holds daily essentials that can be located quickly, extension collar swallows up huge loads, hydration sleeve keeps my drinking water on a more regular basis, hip belt pocket holds approx. 4 energy bars. The fabric shows no signs of real wear, even on the bottom of the pack which I find unbelievable myself.

The only part of the pack that is less than stellar now is the compressed foam in the shoulder strap, but that is to be expected for the time spent with this pack. Brian Frankle even told me that he could replace the foam padding if I were to send the pack to him. Great customer service.

Edited by on 09/08/2009 09:31:12 MDT.

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