Kelty Span 60

A 100-liter pack that provides excellent load transfer and customlike comfort
Span 60
Price $180.00

Specs

Frame Type internal
Load Type top-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 3650
Sizes Available 1

 

Smallest Size (Torso Length/Inches) 14
Weight 3 lbs, 12 oz

This cavernous, 100-liter top-loader manages monster loads without any superfluous weight. It easily swallowed all of my gear and food for a 12-day gig on the PCT, and stability proved top-notch, even when I was scrambling and bushwhacking.

Credit the plastic framesheet with aluminum perimeter rod and center stay, which attaches firmly to the stiffened hipbelt and provides excellent load transfer, even when I schlepped 65 pounds—more than half my body weight! And after a few days, the hipbelt’s memory-foam padding molded to my curves for customlike comfort.

Thick shoulder straps held the load snug to my torso without rubbing or pinching. Nice touch: Plastic tubing on the zipper pulls is easy to grab with gloves on. $340; 5 lbs. 6 oz.(S); 3 unisex sizes; mountainhardwear.com.
Ventilated AeroFly™ suspension allows for easy adjustibility and four way backpanel airflow.

Sleeping bag compartment

secondary low profile hood allows for volume changing versatility.

Zippered side pockets.

compression straps.

Breathable waistbelt and shoulder straps.