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Vaucluse Backpack Ventilation Gear - Ultralight Backpack Ventilation Frame

Vaucluse Backpack Ventilation Gear - Ultralight Backpack Ventilation Frame

Regular price $59.99 CAD
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After being ranked 2024 Best Up-and-Coming Gear by the popular outdoors and active lifestyles website GearJunkie, word has been spreading rapidly on how our ventilation frame is a game-changer in the backpacking world. To celebrate this breakout success, we offer a generous discount of up to 50% and free shipping.

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The Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame fits backpack sizes 15L to 45L+. The frame weighs 3.3 ounces/95 grams (equivalent to one pair of socks - 0.21 lbs) and easily attaches to your backpack to increase airflow on your back. Enjoy the comfort of a ventilated pack when hiking, biking, commuting, and traveling.

Share the joy of more airflow with a friend. Why not spread the breeze? When you buy two ventilation frames, you receive a 50% discount on the second frame. That is a savings of over $35, which will help cover your international shipping costs.


  • Made in the USA
  • Ultralight at 3.3 ounces
  • Designed for comfort
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Full refunds
  • Free gear repair (you break it. we fix it)

A Backpack Spacer that Maximizes Ventilation and Airflow

The Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame is an ultralight backpack accessory (weights 3.5 ounces - equivalent to one pair of socks) that naturally ventilates back heat. The frame attaches in seconds to your backpack and creates a uniform gap on your back for air to flow around you as you move. As a result, you stay cool and dry while wearing a pack.

The frame is adjustable to fit both men's and women's backpacks of sizes 15L to 45L+.

As tempting as it may be to loosen your pack’s shoulder straps for more airflow, wearing a backpack improperly is unsafe. Its weight pulls on your body, causing neck, back, and shoulder injuries over time.

The Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame suspends your gear three-quarters of an inch (0.75") off your back. This gives Mother Nature enough room to carry away excess body heat and sweat.

Simply attach one to your favorite backpack in seconds without worrying about sizing or adjustments, and avoid injuries caused by improper fit. 

The frame attaches to framed and frameless packs to provide superior airflow.

Vaucluse Backpack Ventilation Frames are made from the same material as milk jug containers. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is FDA-approved and used to make food containers such as milk jugs. Non-toxic, food-grade, and recyclable. Safe for applications that directly impact humans.

Does not contain BPA, phthalates, heavy metals, or allergens. No harmful emissions were made during production. This product does not contain any Proposition 65 chemicals.

The hexagonal design maximizes your back’s exposure to air with minimal material. The design scales down the frame's weight to just 3.3 ounces. Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frames weigh 3 times less than alternative mesh frames.

A portion of all profits is donated to support sustainable bee farming practices and trail maintenance in France and the United States.

All Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frames are manufactured in the USA.

Backpack Sizes that fit the Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack

- Light packs (15L to 20L)

- Day/Travel packs (20L to 28L)

- Larger packs (30L to 45L)

- Excursion packs (45L+) - Depending on how long your backpack is, the frame may only protect some of your back from sweating. The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame covers 70% or more of your back on average on larger packs. It's unique design allows it to fit on larger packs.

More Backpack Ventilation and Airflow equals better hiking

- Helps you sweat less and enjoy backpacking more

- Improves airflow with natural ventilation, keeping you cooler and drier

- Attaches to any backpack (framed or frameless) in seconds, no adjustment, one size fits all

- Sturdy, abrasion-resistant HDPE is flexible and conforms to your back

- Ultralight design (3.3 ounces) is lighter than a pair of socks

What is included in your order

- Pre-assembled Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame with 0.75" spacers

- Loops to connect the frame to your backpack straps

- Velcro straps for additional support on your backpack

Satisfaction guaranteed - Sweat less and backpack better or receive a full refund.

Lifetime warranty - If it breaks, we'll replace it.

Gear protection guarantee - The Vaucluse Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame will NOT damage your backpack or clothing. 

Ultralight Ventilated Backpack Frame Features

Ventilation Frame is Unisex - The frame quickly attaches to any backpack with the universal backpack strap loops. The frame is designed to fit onto every backpack - regardless of shape or size.

Stay Cool and Dry - When your pack is strapped on tight, your back can't breathe. The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame allows air to flow around you as you move, naturally ventilating your body and helping to minimize unwanted heat, moisture, and scent.

Dead Air Space - Dead air space is the unventilated air space between your body and your equipment and clothing. Dead air space keeps you warm. Your backpack compresses your clothing and crushes the dead air space. You sweat because there is nowhere for the hot air to go. The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame from Vaucluse protects the dead air space on your back to keep you warm while not sweating.

Increase Backpack Ventilation - Ventilated backpacks help keep your back and shirt drier by encouraging airflow behind your back and faster evaporation of perspiration. Let's be honest: most backpacks don't have any ventilation. The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame is the only product that provides consistent back ventilation.

Regulate Your Core Temperature - A lot of heat can build up between your back and backpack. Large backpacks are especially notorious for increasing your core temperature. By keeping the pack off your back, the frame helps you regulate your core temperature.

Fits Backpack Sizes 15L to 65L: The frame is designed to fit across your shoulders and down to your waist for backpack sizes between 15L and 65L. This includes standard backpacks (such as Eastpak, Jansport's, Northface), day packs (Osprey, REI, Gregory), and larger packs (Mystery Ranch, Mountainsmith, Deuter). The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame attaches to framed and frameless backpacks to provide superior airflow.

Carry In Comfort - The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame makes any backpack exceptionally comfortable, spreading carried weight across a soft hexagonal frame that instantly conforms to the user's back. Rough, absorbent mesh padding common in pack design is kept at a distance, preventing chafing and sweat retention.

Improve Your Posture - Carrying a backpack can cause neck stiffness, rounded or uneven shoulders, altered gait, spinal misalignment, and more. By positioning the pack further from the body and supporting it with a flexible frame to disperse dynamic forces, it can be easier to maintain good posture.

Prevent Injury - Frameless backpacks lack a rigid shape and can gradually harm the wearer if overloaded or improperly fitted. The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame adds comfortable structure to any bag, helping to prevent injury by evenly distributing its weight across your body.

Protect Your Gear - Heat, moisture, and bacteria can wear down even the toughest outdoor fabrics. Keep your favorite gear longer by reducing sweat buildup and wicking it away faster with improved airflow.

Ergonomic Honeycomb Design - The frame flexes and contours to your back's shape and movements. It also maximizes your back's exposure to the open air by as much as 90% more than conventional backpack frames. The frame is also designed to correctly wear your backpack and maintain the desired center of gravity. 

Heavy-Duty Construction - Our frame is made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a thermoplastic polymer made from petroleum. It's a versatile plastic used in many applications, such as plastic bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, and other containers. Also used in piping, cutting boards, and some shoe parts. The frame is strong, durable, flexible, abrasion-resistant, and built to withstand extended use under extreme conditions. We chose this material because it is flexible, comfortable, and can move with your back. The material also doesn't collapse, so the airflow doesn't close off regardless of the pack's weight. We also offer a lifetime guarantee. In fact, we encourage you to put it to the test. If you (somehow, somewhere) break it, we will happily replace it.

Universal Compatibility - A Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame can be quickly installed on any gear carried with shoulder straps or harnesses, including backpacks and bouldering crash pads. Don't worry about your height or torso length either: One size fits all, no adjustment required.

Ultralight Design & Portability - Lighter than a pair of socks, the frame weighs just under 3.3 ounces. 15.5" x 8.5" x 1.4" flat.

Safe & Sustainable Material: Vaucluse Backpack Ventilation Frames are made from the same material as milk jug containers. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is FDA-approved and used to make food containers such as milk jugs. Non-toxic, food-grade, and recyclable. Safe for applications that directly impact humans.

No-Mesh or Foam Design - The design uses NO mesh or foam material, which only soaks up sweat and retains heat. This frame minimizes the absorption of sweat and maximizes the dissipation of heat.

Satisfaction Guaranteed - The Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame is designed to improve your outdoor experiences. 

Lifetime Warranty - If it breaks, we'll send you another. If you don't like it, you can get your money back. It's that simple.

Better Hunting - Sweating less will reduce an animal's ability to smell your presence.

Technical Specifications of Ultralight Ventilation Backpack Frame


Weight (Standard): 3.3 oz 

Length (Standard): 15.5 in 

Width (Standard): 8.5 in

Height (Standard): 1.4 in 

Ventilation Gap (Standard): 0.75"

Weight (Metric): 94 g

Length (Metric): 39.37 cm

Width (Metric): 21.59 cm

Height (Metric): 3.6 cm

Ventilation Gap (Metric): 1.9 cm

Frame Material: Vaucluse Backpack Ventilation Frames are made from the same material as milk jug containers. High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is FDA-approved and used to make food containers such as milk jugs. Non-toxic, food-grade, and recyclable. Safe for applications that directly impact humans.

Strap Material: Nylon

Torso Length Range: 15-22 in

Spacer Distance Range: 0.75 in

Maximum Load: 200 lbs+ (If you break it, we will send you a new frame.)

Vaucluse Gear designs are protected by United States and/or International Patents and Trademarks.


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