Stay in motion.
Kymit's 35L Motion Backpack is an all-arounder that should keep up with your active days in the mountains, whether you're climbing crags or spending a night in the woods. This backpack features Klymit's unique Air Frame Technology that uses an air pad to conform to your back's movements. You can pump this air pad up or down for customized comfort. Klymit made the Motion out of durable yet light nylon fabrics and coated the pack in silicone for reliable water-resistance.
The Motion also features a zippered top panel that opens the main compartment wider than traditional entries. There's a hydration port for your own reservoir, and the side pockets stow water bottles while the zippered front pocket stores an easy-to-access layer. Compression straps secure your load on long treks into the wilderness.
- Air Frame Technology
- Padded shoulder straps and waist belt
- Zippered top panel
- Rugged, lightweight, water-resistant nylon
- Hydration port
- Zippered front and side water bottle pockets
- Compression straps
- Item #KLT0009
- Q & A
Klymit 35 Liter pack, I mostly like it
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Very lightweight. I used it as a daypack on a night hike up South Sister in Oregon. It worked well, plenty of room for warm clothes, Jetboil, etc.. The slot for the airframe doubled as the compartment for the hydration system, that worked fine.
The airframe was a bit awkward because the frame, which is essentially a mini air mattress, is 4 inches taller than the slot into which it gets stuffed. After calling Klymit, I learned that you have to fold the airframe, so that it's doubled over at the top. That way it "completely fills the frame slot." Hmmm. Is that a feature or a bug? I think they simply screwed up on sizing the frame, but it worked. And because the whole system is so lightweight, I'm okay with it.
I wouldn't plan on any more than 25, maybe 30 lbs for this pack.
Overall, it's a nice pack for a simple overnighter, and it's so light that it can be used as a daypack. It would work well for younger kids too.
How packable is this bag? I'm planning on a month long trip in China and need a pack that can be stored inside of a medium duffle when not using it, but still sturdy enough for a long day hike with all my gear.
Since this pack uses air to make the back frame you can deflate it and pack this up pretty small. I don't think you would have any issue putting this into a duffle for travel.