StackPack Triple 70L
Ultralight External Frame Backpack
with the exclusive Hook Belt
The StackPack is the only ultralight external frame backpack on the market. The 2015 model is based on the new MetroWild external aluminum frame. The total weight is 40 ounces (1130 grams) which includes three gear cylinders, the frame and shoulder straps, and the Hook Belt. Proven since 2002, the StackPack's mission is to carry 30lbs on overnight trips, border-to-border thru-hikes, and any trek in-between. All your gear is easy to find in the three individual rain-proof gear cylinders with full width velcro openings. Add the Front Pack, below, to carry an additional 10 lbs of water/gadgets/snacks up front. The Front Pack will counter-balance the backpack load and you feel like no weight was added. The frame is made entirely from Easton 7075-T9 tubing with our proprietary epoxy bonded machined joints that do not fail from fatigue stress like welded frames. We include a free flip-out coroplast sit pad to make an instant high-back trail/camp chair.
Touch here to read the entire Review: "I can not recommend this pack enough. As a Scoutmaster for ten years I had an opportunity to try and to see all sorts of external and internal frame packs. This is the best, hands down, in every category. Why do I love this pack – Comfortable. No other pack is nearly as comfortable as this. I loaned the pack to my son’s girlfriend for her first backpacking trip ever – they came back engaged!! At Philmont... " Tom L. September 2014
• Total weight of the Frame/Belt/3 Gear Cylinders (70 ltr) is 2lb 8oz (1.13 kg)
• Use the Pack with no belt like a rucksack and it weighs only 2lbs.
• The telescoping anodized Easton aluminum frame automatically fits any torso length from 5ft tall to 7 ft... no pins or clamps.
• No compression on your spine, the Hook Belt bears all the weight.
• The Hook Belt can be set for a 24-40 inch waistline (option below for 35-55in)
• If your gear is packed with the weight not centered, just rotate the Hook Belt to compensate.
• Carry any heavy item or bear canister on the frame's bottom shelf. Click for picture.
• Lifetime Warranty; 30 Day Free Trial.
• Made in Texas, USA. Scroll down for more detailed information.
Touch here to visit the new MetroWild website for the entire line of products for urban and wilderness travel.
The RIBZ Front Pack
This is the original 2009 model green
Military style heavy duty Ribz with big zippers
and wide green shoulder straps. Brand new, size Large.
Weighs 18oz. Super rugged and holds a LOT.
We found a box of them on the shelf.
Click the picture to order the 2015 version from Ribz.
"Four or five years ago I got a LuxuryLite pack from you and it has
extended my outdoor career far longer than my aging back deserves." Frank Z. 3/2010
The StackPack-70 is the only ultralight external frame backpack. The breakthrough Hook Belt and individual gear Cylinders makes backpacking much more fun. Your gear stays organized and accessible inside the individual Cylinders. Keeps all dirty/wet gear isolated from food, cameras, clean clothes. Adjust the waist belt once to the perfect fit and leave it that way all day long because you can slip the frame off and on the Hook just like a beltless rucksack. Your torso length does not matter because telescoping frame adjusts so that the shoulder straps are not weight-bearing. There is no compression weight on your spinal column. The telescoping frame will fit anyone, guy or gal and is very comfortable because it is COOL... no insulated pads making your back sweaty and irritated..
All the weight of your gear inside the Cylinders rests on the shelf at the bottom of the frame. And, you can set any food canister on the frame bottom shelf with the Gear Cylinders stacked on top. The velcro loops that hold the Cylinders to the vertical frame tubes are not weight bearing so we can use ultralight fabric without tearing. The Hook Belt supports all the pack weight while the shoulder straps keep the pack stable, but loose, comfortable, and cool. The Hook Belt means you can set your pack down without the waist belt dragging in the dirt, mud, and poison ivy. Set the pack down anywhere and it automatically stands upright and rainproof.
The Cylinders can be removed in a few seconds to use inside your shelter like duffle bags. Cylinders are made from fabric that is light, tough, and waterproof. You can float this pack across a lake and nothing gets wet. Each Cylinder has a full-width Velcro closure (no zippers to jam and leak) that makes access to all gear fast and easy. The frame's vertical side rails extend one inch above the horizontal top tube so you can hang the LuxuryLite Front Pack, hiking poles, dog leashes, etc.
The shoulder straps can be moved right or left along the frame top tube (even while walking) to perfectly fit your shoulders. The waist belt can be set easily from 24 to 40 inches with a moveable Velcro loop strap. There is no click-to-open belt buckle; you can change the snugness of the belt by fractions of an inch for optimum comfort. A set of three Cylinders will hold a lot more gear than a typical internal frame pack rated at the same cubic inches. Because there are no wasted corners and no double-counted external pockets.
Download the StackPack User Guide (1.5 meg MSWord file)
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