Each backpack is custom built for you when you order. Many of the popular
options are now included in the price and weight of the packs. You can also order a Zero pack and choose only the options you want.
"Arc Blast" Ultralight Backpack
The Arc Blast is our most comfortable (and our most popular) backpack yet! It has an arched
carbon fiber frame with a mesh back panel forming an air gap against
your back. The air space keeps your back cool and also provides a
buffer from any pointy items in your pack. No extra padding
The pack is constructed from tough 2.92 oz/sqyd Cuben Hybrid fabric. The
material is just like the Cuben Fiber on our regular Blast backpacks below, except with a
protective layer of 50 denier Polyester on the outside. The outer layer
gives it even more strength, prevents fraying, and gives it a nice solid
color. The material and design can handle loads up to 30 lbs (14 kg).
Arc Blast - 3,200 ci (52 Liters) - 15.5 ounces (440 grams), $279
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"Blast" Cuben Fiber Ultralight Frameless Backpack
The "Blast" packs are frameless and can utilize a coiled or folded foam
sleeping pad for support. They are made from lightweight but strong 1.43 oz/sqyd
Cuben Fiber fabric. The material is difficult to puncture or tear, while
still being extremely light. The material can handle 25 lbs but lighter
loads are encouraged!
I carried an original Blast 30 pack on both my 2,663
mile Pacific Crest Trail thru-hike, and on my 2,651 mile Continental
Divide Trail thru-hike. The expected life span is one full thru-hike.
Many popular pack options are included in the price and weight by
Blast 24 - 2,400 cu in (39 Liters), 8.4 oz (238 grams), $195
Blast 30 - 3,000 cu in (50 Liters), 9.0 oz (255 grams), $205
Blast 36 - 3,600 cu in (58 Liters), 9.4 oz (266 grams), $215
This pack is also available in 2.92 oz/sqyd Cuben Hybrid fabric like the
Arc Blast at about 2.5 ounces heavier.
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ZPacks™ "Zero" Backpack Ultralight Frameless
The Zero is built just like the Blast backpack above except that it starts
with zero pockets or options. You can add on just the pockets and other
options that you want.
Available in three sizes, in
either 1.43 oz/sqyd Cuben Fiber like the Blast pack, or in 2.92 oz/sqyd
Hybrid material like the Arc Blast.
Small - 1,700 cu in (27.5L), 4.0 oz (108 grams), $95
Medium - 2,200 cu in (36L), 4.2 oz (119 grams), $105
Large - 2,800 cu in (44L), 4.6 oz (130 grams), $115
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ZPacks™ Extra Small "Zero" Stuff Sack Backpack
This size Zero is best used as a stuff sack which can double as a
daypack. Some options are not available on this tiny pack.
Extra-Small - 1,000 cu in (16L), 3.5 oz (99 grams), $85
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