Some outdoor products can end up sacrificing durability or functionality in the all-consuming pursuit of lightness. Fortunately, the Featherlite 30 Backpack from Montane isn’t one of these – it’s been selected for the Outdoor 100 because it’s both super light and extremely usable at the same time.
Despite the minimalist appearance of the Featherlite, this pack actually offers all the technical features required of an overnight or all-day mountain bag. The whole thing has been engineered with the idea of keeping the weight to a minimum however, so it’s ideal for people who want to hike or climb fast in the mountains.
“Despite the minimalist appearance of the Featherlite, this pack actually offers all the technical features required of an overnight or all-day mountain bag.”
Check out the bag’s Comfort Air Bag System feature for example. It’s a well-padded, fast drying, supportive back system that has been innovatively designed in such a way that it can be stripped down to save weight (by taking out the removable foam pad).
The Featherlite’s deceptively simple seams may look basic but again, they’ve been implemented with an approach that means the bag is both durable and lightweight. Everywhere you look, whether inside or out, there’s another part of the bag that maximises effectiveness without compromising overall weight. Take the lightweight Halo lining fabric, with its 1m hydrostatic head that offers additional protection to your possessions. You’ll be amazed by how it shields your bag’s contents with so little fuss.