Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ultralight External Frame Backpack


I mentioned LuxuryLite two week's ago as the manufacturer of an ultralight cot. I'd be remissed if I also didn't also mention another way you can drain your wallet.

Luxurylite manufactures a 1.75lb backpack they call the LuxuryLite RadLite Extreme (www.luxurylite.com/radlitepackindex.html). At $600, and a mere fraction of the cost of a new car, you too can be the proud owner of this external frame backpack which boasts stacking chambers of cuben fiber pouches which slide on their highly adjustable aluminum and carbon fiber frame. With a contoured waist belt adjustable from 24-44", the total capacity is 3434 cu/in...or less. Heck, they'll even let you try it for 30-days for free. A $215 non-cuben version is also offered which doesn't include the $75-$85/each storage cylinders.

So once again, if you have money to burn, pick one up! If you have lots of money to burn, feel free to send me one too.

6 comments:

Maz said...

$600?!?! Oh my days, that's expensive...

Jolly Green Giant said...

@ Maz - It sure is. I definitely think you should buy both of us one to see if it is worth it. You're welcome :)

Maz said...

Sshhh!! Mrs M will hear and then I'll be in real trouble... ;-)

The Odyssee said...

I don’t consider 790 gr to be that light weight.
The Osprey Hornet 46 is lighter and costs nothing in comparison.
And there are numerous others.

Jolly Green Giant said...

@ The Odyssee - There are many INTERNAL frame backpacks lighter than this, but this is EXTERNAL so you aren't really comparing apples to apples. For an external pack, it's light.

The Odyssee said...

It’s a rucksack. Internal or external frame it does the same basic thing.
$600 they can keep it. I would want carbon fibre frame material for that money and a weight of say 300 gr.

I am not comparing apples with apples though. That is correct.