New for 2013! With its efficient construction and weatherproof roll-top closure, the Exped Lightning 45 backpack offers ultra-lightweight performance for fast-and-light thru-hikes and weekend trips. Despite weighing less than 2.2 pounds, the Lightning 45 provides a comfortable carry.
The top-accessed Lightning 45 provides 2868 cubic inches of storage capacity.The Lightning 45 features Exped’s unique T-Rex frame system for load control, weight distribution and fit adjustment. Zig-zag compression straps also provide load stabilization, giving the pack a solid feel on your back whether fully loaded or not. The plush hipbelt and shoulder straps contribute to comfortable load transfer, while load-lifter straps let you fine-tune the fit of the pack for comfort on the long haul.
Multiple gear loops allow you to lash gear to the exterior of the Lightning 45. A large top-access zippered pocket and 2 stretch side pockets provide additional places to stow layers and stash gear. Small pockets on the hipbelt allow valuables to be kept close at hand.
Available in your choice of colors, the Exped Lightning 45 backpack is constructed of lightweight, tear-resistant 210D nylon with Dyneema ripstop grid reinforcement.
Colors available: Lichen Green, Terracotta
Exped part numbers: 20175003, 20175001