The Catalyst remains our tried and true workhorse of the ULA Pack line.
In 2011 we swapped new materials for both side pockets and the logo panel. The side pockets are now 210 ripstop nylon which is tougher, lighter, and more snag resistant for any rambling adventure. The logo panel is now Cordura - super durable and abrasive resistant.
If you head out on a National Scenic Trail, the chance of running into someone with a Catalyst on their back is pretty high. As such, the Catalyst is a great choice for multi-month treks, winter travels, or for folks transitioning down from monster packs into lighter loads.The Catalyst is now available in four colors, standard green and purple blaze in the ULA 210 Robic, and Woodland and Multicam in 500 Cordura.
Bottom Line? An updated-tougher, lighter, and sexier- tried and true veteran for lightweight and long distance hikers.