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Exped Lightning 45 Internal Frame Backpack

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Price: $218.99 - $248.99
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Key Features

  • 210 denier nylon with ripstop grid reinforcement
  • PU coated for added durability
  • Roll-top closure for weatherproof and easy access
  • T-Rex frame system for load control, weight distribution and fit adjustment
  • Plush hipbelt and shoulder straps for comfortable load transfer
  • Load lifter straps
  • Zig-zag compression straps stabilize load
  • Hipbelt pockets
  • Top access zip pocket for frequently needed items


Recommended Use: Extended Backpacking, Mountaineering and Climbing
Item Weight: 35.3 oz
Type: Internal Frame Backpack
Volume: 2868 cu in
Material: 210D Nylon with rip-stop grid reinforcement, 1500 mm PU-coated
Fits Torso: One size, adjustable
Hydration Compatible: Yes
Access: Top Loading
Detachable Daypack: No
Sternum Strap: Yes; Adjustable Position
Torso Adjustment: Yes
Other: Roll-top closure for simple, weatherproof access

Product Highlights

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