Millet Elevation 50

The Millet Elevation 30 has everything you want in a pack—stabilty, support, and even wrist loops.
Elevation 50
Price $154.90

Specs

Frame Type external
Load Type panel-loading
Fixed Capacity (cubic inches) 3050
Sizes Available 1

 

Smallest Size (Torso Length/Inches) 15.5
Weight 3 lbs, 1 oz

Stable and Feature-Rich

Testers loved this featherweight top-loader for heavily laden dayhikes and lightweight overnights. "Surprising usable space," wrote one. "It holds more than the capacity numbers would suggest, and the flat-and-wide packbag keeps weight close to your back." Effective hipbelt load transfer manages a whopping 35 pounds, and female testers praised the supportive and comfortable shoulder harness of the 30LD women's version.

Despite its deceptively simple design, the Elevation has a pull-out raincover, a hipbelt pocket, zip access to the main packbag, plenty of interior pocketing on the lid, and even long wrist loops on the shoulder straps. The latter is a smart feature and a fave among Euro hikers; pulling the loops redistributes pressure on the shoulders, easing aches at the end of long days. Good compression lets you cinch it down for short hikes. Bummer: It could use more back ventilation for the hottest temps. $135; 1,830 cu. in.; 2 lbs. 9 oz. Milletusa.com

Suitcase style opening