Modern mountaineering and alpine ascents are your friend.
The Ubic 45 MBS Backpack from Millet is a modern mountaineering pack to help make your time in the mountains easier. The 3D mesh back helps keep you cool on hot approaches, and the compression straps on the two-buckle lid help to ensure a smooth ride over uneven terrain. A zippered pack base compartment lets you separately store your sleeping bag, so it's out of harm's way and safe. Plenty of zippered storage pockets enable you to efficiently organize your gear for quick access. Millet's Variloop System helps you carry any alpine climbing equipment you need such as ice axes.
- MBS back suspension
- Contoured, padded shoulder straps
- 3D mesh back
- Zippered pack base compartment
- Two-buckle lid with compression straps
- Two zippered lid pockets
- Zippered front pocket
- Side stretch pocket
- Side zippered cargo pocket
- Variloop System
- Item #MIL004P
- Q & A
Full features and benefits of UBIC pack
Lightweight and feature-rich.
Sweet mountaineering bliss
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Switching from an old 85L helped drop my winter pack weight from 85lbs to 50lbs.
Carries 50 lb load comfortably.
Impressive freedom of movement.
Hip belt pivots from central attachment (standard shoulder straps).
Great size has held everything I've needed for 3-4 days.
Seems like it will be durable.
Easier to secure and access equipment than my partner's pack due to strap system.
Disappointed that the lid is fixed on shoulder strap side, prevents full expansion.
No removable bivy pad.
I have no idea what the nylon loops on the shoulder straps are, maybe for racking gear, but since they aren't rigid would be very clumsy.
Gear racking loops on the shoulder straps like on their Triolet 30L would be great.
Waist pads seemed short/barely reached my hip crest but waist strap would have fit someone nearly 2x my size. Has still carried the load comfortably though. Same experience with Triolet 30L so not an MBS issue.
Depending on length of piolet/tools I had to be extra careful setting the pack down or sitting with it on as the point could extend beyond the bottom of the pack.
To get max utility from the strap system you have to really think through how to set everything up and experiment.
Would be nice if the green highlights were yellow so they look better with other gear including my K Pro Gore shell from them.
Photo is of me with pack compressed down on a summit day.