ARC'TERYX Silo 30

For the price, the Lafuma Manang 65+20 packs a hard punch with superb padding and durability.
Price $169.00

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 1648

 

Sizes Available 3
Weight 3 lbs, 3 oz

Killer Deal

Get a lot of pack for a little money with the Manang. "I hauled more than 40 pounds on a 35-mile trip through the Wind River Range," said one tester, "and this top-loader performed way above its price range." How? The Manang's well-padded suspension includes shoulder straps with extra-cushy gel inserts, and the frame is plenty stiff for big loads, thanks to two aluminum stays and a rigid U-shaped tube.

The packbag is easy to load and organize, with a cavernous main compartment that has a vertical access zipper, lid and hipbelt pockets, and plenty of lashing options. Even more impressive: The mix of 840- and 420-denier fabric is bushwhack-durable, yet the pack is reasonably lightweight for the capacity. The catch? No sleeping-bag compartment, and the ladder-style, adjustable harness is not as stable as the best in this category. $180; 5,190 cu. in.; 5 lbs. 2 oz. Lafumausa.com

With built-in slots for a shovel and probes, and an improved Wrap System the Silo 30 was built for backcountry runs. Two thoracic V-stays provide load support while allowing the pack to remain supple for effortless turns.
• Panel loading
• WaterTight zippers
• Faux lid pocket
• Front pocket
• Internal Security pocket
• High visibility lining
• Thoracic V-stays
• Hydration bladder pocket and hose clip
• Internal gusseted pocket with bungee closure
• Internal shovel and probe sleeve system
• Wrap System for skis and boards
• Two ice axe loops and Velcro® axe keepers
• Thermoformed shoulder straps
• Thermoformed back panel
• Removable thermoformed hipbelt pods with gear loops
• Top handle
• Front haul loop
• Key slip
• Adjustable sternum strap
• HDPE Framesheet
• 6061 Aluminum Stay
• 420D Ripstorm
• 630D Superpack Nylon reinforcements
• Hypalon™ trim

Colors: Black, Bluebird, Red Beryl