SinChats – Choosing an Ultralight Backpack for my Wife

A discussion on our progress choosing a newer, lighter ultralight backpacking pack for my wife.

Packs seen in the video:
Gregory Deva 70 (my wife’s older, heavier pack)
Osprey Hornet 46 (my current pack)

Ultralight packs that we’ve been looking at the most so far:
Gossamer Gear Gorilla
ULA Ohm 2.0
Gossamer Gear Mariposa
ULA Circuit
Z-Packs Arc Blast

8 thoughts on “SinChats – Choosing an Ultralight Backpack for my Wife

  1. Bro look in to the crown vc 60 by granite gear i got mine thin my wife got hers in the girl version and it got her going with me more and more it not fancy bit it is the best pack I have ever had and it is tuff to best pack evear also look in to the volt by osprey it good to but granite gear makes a few qood u.l. pack’s r.e.I make’s a good one to the Exos buy off spray I’ve owned all these facts all good still use them all like the crown v.c.60 the best though

    • Someone beat me to it. I agree with Tyson, the Crown vc 60 is a great pack. I have the mens version (2 lbs. 2 oz. for 60 L). Since I backpack with kids, I wanted a light pack with a lot of capacity. My wife uses the Osprey Exos 48. She uses size small so it is actually 45 L and comes in at 2 lbs. 5 oz. She loves its.

      Granite Gear Pack: Note, Whenever you see “KI” that means Women

      p.s. The Crown vc comes in red, so you guys can match. Aww how cute. šŸ™‚

      • I have the same pack Jason…it’s great, very light and lots of pockets to stuff things….it’s my go to…three season pack

    • Thanks, Tyson. I’m on their site checking it out now. A hair over 2 lbs for a 60L pack is pretty awesome. Plus, it looks like their are actually several other voters for the same pack on this thread. Nice šŸ™‚

  2. I third the Granite Gear! VC 60 ki. Hands down the most comfortable straps and hip belt out there. Make sure to try the packs on if possible.

    • Thanks, Paul. Mike picked up the green 58L version recently, and it looks really nice. He’s super excited to get it out on the trail.

  3. I have had used two versions of the gossamer mariposa, 2008 and 2013. Very light and although large for your stated purchase it compresses well with included compression straps. Loved it but upgraded to packs arc zip – it’s fantastic. Any interest in a used mariposa?

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