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Balancing weight with expedition-worthy load-hauling capability and performance, the Berghaus Expedition Lite 40 internal frame day pack expects challenging conditions and employs durable construction and a raft of features to live up to the task.
The Expedition Lite 40 relies on Berghaus’s Fusion 3 backsystem for load-bearing stability. An aluminum reinforced framesheet has an ergonomic design that has supportive rigidity but also flexibility to ensure that movement isn’t inhibited. The framesheet can be removed entirely when you aren’t carrying the kind of weight that demands its support or if you simply want to carry as little weight as possible. Strategic padding on the backpanel provides a measure of comfort without adding excessive bulk or weight. Load-lifter straps, an adjustable sternum strap, and a padded, ergonomic hipbelt further enhance fit and stability.
Maintaining the lightweight, streamlined profile and design of the pack, its construction consists of durable ripstop Dyneema fabric. The fabric’s strength-to-weight ratio is phenomenal and its rugged reputation is ideal for a pack that is likely to be subjected to trying conditions.
The large top-loading packbag of the Expedition Lite 40 has a volume of over 2400 cubic inches. An extendible lid has pockets that provide additional storage. The lid can be removed entirely when not needed or you are traveling light. A roll-top closure at the top of the packbag protects contents even when the lid is removed.
Other features found on the Expedition Lite 40 include extended daisy-chain and bungee attachment points, integrated ice axe holders, wand-style side bottle pockets, gear loops, a built-in safety whistle on the sternum strap buckle, and side compression straps. The compression straps enable the pack to carry skis in an A-frame manner. An internal sleeve makes the pack hydration system (sold separately) compatible.
- Fusion 3 back system
- Zipped internal lid pocket
- Hydration system compatible
- Wand/Bottle pocket(s)
- Large external lid pocket
- Rope compression strap
- Side compression straps with side release buckle
- Glove/Mitt friendly ice axe attachment
- Gear loops
- A-Frame ski carry
- Daisy chain with integrated ice axe holders
- Reflective detail for visibility and safety
- Front bungee system
- Extendable, removable lid with roll top closure
- Height adjustable chest strap
- Removable framesheet with aluminum reinforcement
- Top tension straps
Best Use Climbing, Mountaineering Access Top Loading Warranty Limited Lifetime Volume 2441 cu in Type Internal Frame Backpack Sternum Strap Yes Material 210D Dyneema Rip-Stop Item Weight 2 lb 13 oz Hydration Compatible Yes Frame Material Aluminum Fits Torso One Size Dimensions 33" x 15" x 10"