Scandinavian Gear 65L Backpack Review

A full review of a low cost 65L Backpack from Scandinavian Gear for Backpacking, Hiking and Camping.

In this video we’ll take this low cost backpack out for a hike on the trail for some hiking and general discussion out in the field, as well as a full detailed table top review to go over the various features of the Scandinavian Gear 65L backpack – or as they like to call it the ’65l Multi-day Pack for Hiking, Backpacking with Rain Cover’.  But that’s a bit of a mouthful, so…  Oh and of course, there’s a healthy dose of my own personal experiences with the pack and some of my opinions on backpacking backpacks in general.

Full Specs, as Per the Manufacturer

  • Capacity: 65 liters
  • Dimensions: 5 x 17 x 24 inches
  • Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Features:
    Water resistant & water repellent material main body (not water proof)
    Main compartment opens from side, top, and bottom
    Rain cover included (inside bottom compartment)
    Hydration / water bladder ready, up to 4l (bladder not included)
    Emergency whistle on chest strap
    Reflective strips, front & back
    Empty backpack weighs 3.8 lbs
    Full backpack measures 26 x 18 x 17 inches
  • Adjustments & straps:
    Adjustable straps allow the backpack to be expanded by an additional 5l
    Adjustable shoulder, chest and waist/hip straps
    Adjustable torso
    Waist/hip strap with pockets


SinChats – Sara’s New Pack – The ULA Ohm 2.0

A look at Sara’s new hiking and backpacking pack, the ULA Ohm 2.0 

For this video, Sara gives us her thoughts on the ULA Ohm 2.0 after taking it out on her first trip with it in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.  We also go how she came to finally pick the Ohm as her new pack and show off some of it’s features, specs and removable items.

Specs etc, as per ULA:

Volume Breakdown
Main Body: 2,100 cc
Front Mesh Pocket: 500 cc
Side Pocket: 400 cc each
Ext. Collar: 500 cc
Hipbelt Pockets: 100 cc

General Guidelines
Recommended Maximum Load: 30 lbs or less
Recommended Base Weight: 12 lbs or less

Pack Weight (Torso-M, Hipbelt-M)
32.5 oz (add about 2 oz for camo cordura version)
Weight includes all removable items, which is about 5 oz.

Total Volume
3,960 cu in (about 63 liters)

For more info visit ULA’s official website product page.

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