My new backpack just arrived today!
My Gossamer Gear Mariposa has seen many days on the trail, and is in need of retirement. I decided to try something new this time: The ULA Ohm 2.0, which ticks all the boxes:
- It is light (36 oz on my scale) with all the goodies (some of which I will not be using, which will drop the weight a little more).
- It is durable, made of Robic fabric which seems to be the choice of several lightweight pack manufacturers these days as it has a very high toughness-to-strength ratio.
- It has a roll-top closure, which is an optional add-on feature.
- Nice big side pockets, that can be cinched tight via an elastic drawstring.
- A mesh back pocket for stuffing things and drying things.
- Compression cords on both sides that can be cinched down to reduce pack volume.
- Nice big hip belt pockets.
- A light aluminum/carbon frame to add some structure.
- Suitable for a base weight of 12 lbs or less, and is designed to carry up to 30 lbs comfortably.
I am looking forward to taking it out this season!