Eagle Creek W Truist 55L

Light weight and load-bearing: Try this clean-design, ultralight pack.
Price $220.00


For Women
Frame Type internal
Load Type hybrid
Min Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 3350
Max Expandable Capacity (Cubic Inches) 4125


High performance, low weight. If that’s what you covet, this is your pack. Testers loved this top-loader for big-load dayhikes or multiday outings with up to 35 pounds. When two of our crew participated in the 168-mile, 7-day Grand to Grand Ultra—a self-supported stage race in Arizona and Utah—they chose to carry the Helium. “It swallowed all of my gear at the outset, but with no big-pack weight penalty, so it felt light as a feather when my load dwindled,” says one. “The stiff framesheet efficiently transferred the load to the lightly padded hipbelt and shoulder straps. The suspension proved surprisingly comfortable for such a light pack, even during back-to-back 30-mile days.”

Tradeoff? To keep weight down while delivering the carrying performance and durability of a heavier pack, the Helium dispenses almost entirely with extraneous features. You get a clean, clutter-free design, with a spacious packbag, a full-length off-set zipper for easy access, a removable lid with plenty of space for maps and snacks—and nothing else. $199; 2 lbs. 6 oz.; 55 liters; 1 size each for men and women; bergans.com

This is a hybrid travel/back country pack. Narrow profile with travel-specific features:Full front panel load, Central Lock Point secures main entry points with a single lock, Detachable Rain Safe cover is waterproof and provides security, Exterior bungee functions as an in-transit laundry line. Modular Travel Pouch: Clipping system offers 3-way carry, Smart Travel Security organization with Secure-Zip Toggle closure includes audio portal, fleece-lined electronics pocket, zippered passport pocket, key fob, pen slot. X-ACT Suspension. When a pack on your back and a search for truth is all that's required to face the world. For developing country travel, hut-to-hut treks, and multi-activity adventures.