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Lightweight with plenty of features.
- ACT Trail suspension system features two breathable foam pads that 'pump' with an air channel between them to push air up and out while you hike
- Air mesh lining on the back panel and mesh wings on the hip-belt offer maximum breathability where the pack makes the most contact with your back
- Delrin U-shaped frame adds a rigid structure to the pack so it doesn't buckle during climbs or approaches
- Front-panel access allows you to find things easily without unloading the pack
- Internal wet laundry compartment separates soaked clothes from fresh layers
- Rain cover deploys from bottom pocket to protect your load from torrential rains
- Front mesh pocket holds a helmet or rain shell
- Compression straps cinch down pack and help attach your gear to the outside of the pack
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Aircontact ACT Trail back system
Stowaway hip belt
Great Commute Bag
My wife uses this everyday to commute back and forth to work and loves it. She has over a half mile of walking each way. The stowable hip belt is great for when she has heavier loads or when we take it hiking, but she does not need to use it or have it out all the time. Fits a standard laptop, paperwork, lunch and workout clothes. She really likes the air contact back for her trips to the train in the summer. It fit under the seat as a carry on in a plane. We just bought another as a gift for another family member and she recommends it to everyone who asks about it.
Functional, well-built, versatile
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm 5'5" and use this pack for hiking, climbing, and fishing. The Act Trail has a nice, sleek fit on my back, so I feel very agile with it on. I “glow” more than average and the back system really helps ventilate and keep the sweat down.
In terms of storage – the pack is well thought-out and carries a lot of stuff. I’ve used it for climbing trips, fishing trips in Cali and Colorado, and hiking in the Sierra. The two top pockets and vertical side pocket allow you to compartmentalize your gear (like gear, fly boxes, maps, food, layers) and be organized. Maybe the best part is the zips on the back. You can lay the pack flat on the ground and have instant access to everything in the main body without having to dig through the top. Also it’s got a pocket for the rain cover that allows quick access – and the rain cover fits perfectly and actually keeps the pack dry in afternoon downpours!
My husband has borrowed the pack a couple times for backcountry climbing trips; he’s 5’11” and the pack can be adjusted to fit him comfortably. I’m glad it’s turquoise to keep him from stealing it permanently!
It’s a great day pack, lightweight and versatile, and is super comfortable.