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Durston - Kakwa 55 (UltraGrid)

Durston - Kakwa 55 (UltraGrid)

Regular price $309.00 CAD
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The Kakwa 55 is our premium ultralight, multi-day pack designed from the first principles of load carrying and ergonomics to provide the greatest function, comfort and usability for an ultralight pack. Developed from Dan Durston’s attention to detail and thousands of miles of backpacking experience, the Kakwa 55 has class leading load carrying, materials, and pocket design while weighing under 2 lbs (900 g).

Features:

  • Ultra Fabrics:
    • UltraGrid is a nylon based pack fabric that is not as tough as it's Ultra 200X sibling, but still is a very durable pack fabric with a ripstop grid of UHMWPE fibers and a waterproof PU coating. It offers a smoother feel, tighter weave, and more affordable price.
  • Hollow Aluminum Frame: The inverted U frame provides both vertical and horizontal structure while the hollow aluminum tubing makes it lighter than flat frame stays.
  • Load Lifters: Load lifters are often omitted on lightweight packs but are a key component of the Kakwa's exceptional load carrying ability.
  • Ergonomic Shoulder Straps: The shoulder straps use an ergonomic S shape that fits almost everyone better than straight straps.
  • Dual Strap + Reverse Pull Hipbelt: The dual strap hipbelt cups your hips while the 2:1 leverage and reverse pull make it easy to tighten.
  • Y-Shaped Top Strap: Y shaped top strap allows items like bear canisters and tents to be strapped on top.
  • Attachments: Eight attachment points around the pack make it easy to attach a wide range of items.
  • Hipbelt Pockets: Dual hipbelt pockets are standard and have a refined design that operates easily with one hand.
  • Shoulder Strap Pockets: Shoulder straps pockets are standard and provide handy storage for phones, bear spray, sunglasses, and small water bottles.
  • QuickPocket: Unique QuickPocket on the left side provides on-the-go access to larger items than previously possible, such as hats, mitts, and maps.
  • Hydration Compatible: A hydration port enables compatibility with bladders.
  • Durable Mesh: The front pocket uses a durable knit mesh that creates volume with pleats (folds) instead of using a less durable stretch mesh.
  • Top Quality: Pack is assembled with the highest quality including double stitching and bound seams at the same factory that builds Arcteryx packs. 

 

Specs:

  • Weight: 
    • Complete Pack (UltraGrid) in oz: 31 oz (S), 32 oz (M), 33 oz (L)
    • Complete Pack (UltraGrid) in g: 870 g (S), 910g (M), 950g (L)
    • Removable Items: Frame (3oz / 90 g) and backpad (0.5oz / 15 g) are included but removable.
  • Materials: 
    • Main Fabric: UltraGrid
    • Front Mesh Pocket: Heavy duty polyester knit mesh
  • Sizing:
    • Torso Length
      • Small: 15 - 18 " (38 - 46 cm)
      • Medium: 17 - 20 " (43 - 51 cm)
      • Large: 19 - 22 " (48 - 56 cm)
    • Hipbelt (min-max circumference)
      • Small: 27 - 46" (69 - 117 cm)
      • Medium: 28 - 47" (71 - 119 cm)
      • Large: 29 - 48" (74 - 122 cm)
    • Hipbelt (Recommended Hip Size)
      • Small: 28 - 38" (71 - 97 cm)
      • Medium: 29 - 39" (74 - 99 cm)
      • Large: 30" - 40" (76 - 102 cm)
    • Circumference (top/bottom): 42" (107 cm) / 33" (84 cm)
    • Unrolled Height (S/M/L): 31.5" / 33.5" / 35.5" (80 / 85 / 90 cm)
    • Internal Volume (S/M/L): 43L / 46L / 49L
    • External Volume: 15L
    • Total Volume (S/M/L): 58L / 61L / 64L

 

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