If you feel the need for speed when you’re in in the great outdoors, the last thing you want is a cumbersome, bulky backpack weighing you down. You want something compact, light and nimble. You want the Salewa Ultra Train 18.
If you’re speed climbing, trail running, or just hiking fast, the Ultra Train 18 should definitely be on your list of bags to consider. The 18-litre volume that gives the Ultra Train its name is smaller than a conventional daypack might be but still decent, and certainly easy enough to get your layers and gear in for a day’s adventure outdoors.
“If you’re speed climbing, trail running, or just hiking fast, the Ultra Train 18 should definitely be on your list of bags to consider.”
The sleek, minimalist look of the pack isn’t just a design feature – Salewa have stripped this bag back to the essentials in a bid to keep the weight down, and it’s worked. 420g is impressively light for an 18 litre pack.
The backpack is designed around the smart Contra-Fit Lite carrying system, which moulds to your torso to give a precision fit, whatever your body shape. Attached to this are the split Ortholite foam shoulder straps that, again, fit snugly to the body. Putting this pack on when loaded, you can instantly feel how it well the weight is distributed.