Load up and go.
The Millet Ubic 60plus 10 Backpack carries everything you need for a few days in the alpine with a careful design that loads up well and carries comfortably on the trail. The adjustable foam back panel with padded shoulder straps and hip belt are molded to match the shape of your back and are covered with a 3D mesh material for better breathability as you hike. The layout of the Ubic consists of a detachable and height-adjustable lid pocket, along with a zippered base compartment, along with two stretch side pockets for water bottles or a collapsible trekking pole. An internal hydration sleeve allows the Ubic to be equipped with your go-to hydration system, while the zippered front pocket grants easy access to topo maps and any other small pieces of gear you might need throughout the day. And if it starts to rain while you're out on the trail, simply pull the integrated rain cover over the pack to keep you gear dry as you hike.
- Adjustable foam back panel
- Padded shoulder straps and hip belt
- Top access
- Adjustable lid
- Hydration system compatible
- Variloop System compatible
- External gear loops
- Integrated rain cover
- Item #MIL008J
- Q & A
Perfect, Simple Backpacking Backpack
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
For the price, this bag is perfect for the casual weekend backpacker. Nothing fancy, relatively well-made. I'd say it's a cheaper alternative to a an Osprey or similar brand. I'm happy with it thus far.
Features and benefits of UBIC pack
Lightweight and feature-rich.
MILLET Ubic above the clouds
MILLET Ubic - Best in Class
MILLET Ubic was awarded Best in Class from the editors at www.gearinstitute.com. Read the whole review at http://www.gearinstitute.com/hiking/item/millet-ubic-60-10
The Millet UBIC 60+10 features top storm flap access and a bottom sleeping bag compartment access to the main compartment. The storm flap comes with a front zipper that unzips and extends access to the main compartment. These organizational options are great for packing, unpacking and accessing the contents.
The UBIC contains a side stretch pocket that was large enough to securely store a 1-liter water bottle, or other smaller items. Instead of having a twin stretch pocket on the other side of the pack, the UBIC also contains a zippered side pocket that will also secure a 1-liter water bottle, but also makes for another versatile pocket for additional storage for easy-to-access items when you’re on the move. I really enjoyed the organizational options these pockets provide.
The UBIC utilizes a typical internal hydration sleeve to store up to a 3-liter hydration bladder, contains one side zippered hip belt pocket and a small zippered pocket on the front of the pack that I found useful for small items that I like to access regularly.
The Millet UBIC 60+10 hip belt has a thick, comfortable padding that wrapped around my waist easily and provided for an easy fit and adjustment. The hip belt moved well with my body and continued to be comfortable even after long days in the mountains. I also liked the zippered hip belt pocket.
Back panel/Shoulder Straps
The UBIC uses a 3D mesh on the inside of the shoulder straps and part of the back panel to create comfort and airflow. This helped keep me cooler in warmer conditions and during aerobic activities. The back panel itself, allowed for good airflow and easy adjustment of torso length to allow for a good overall fit. The shoulder straps had good padding, which ended up being quite comfortable.
The UBIC 60+10 was stable and comfortable carrying loads in the 40 to 45 pound range. It did not shift, move or float on steep ascents or descents, or the occasional scramble. The UBIC still performed well when carrying loads in the 50-55 pound range, but I found that I did begin to feel the weight more in my shoulders regardless of how I adjusted the pack.
The Millet UBIC 60+10 provides good overall comfort while carrying loads up to 45 pounds in a variety of conditions, but was not as comfortable with heavier weight. The pack’s stability, padding and ease of adjustment all help increase its overall comfort.
The Millet UBIC 60+10 proved durable and tough in a variety of conditions. The zippers, pockets and fabrics all performed well and despite weeks of rugged use, the only blemishes on the pack seemed to be a few minor scratches on the fabric.