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ULA AirX uses any inflatable air pad as part of the frame, giving you a lightweight, soft and very comfortable carry. The price does not include an air pad, you will need to supply your own.
Like other great ULA backpacks the AirX's side pockets are made from ula robic 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 resistan
The AirX is now available in four colors, standard green and purple balze in the ULA 210 Robic, and Woodland and Multicam in 500 Cordura.
SUGGESTED READING : Choosing the right ULA Equipment Backpack
Hipbelt Sizing Made Simple
For men, use the waist of your pants, and add 2 inches, and then go to the belt sizing section on the order page. For example, the waist of your pants is 36, add 2 to get 38. If you are on the edge of a size go up, so you would wear a large belt
For women, measure the smallest part of your waist, then add 5 inches and go to the chart. For example, your waist is 26, add 5=31, you would be a small belt.
Choosing A Shoulder Strap Style
The J straps are the traditional straps, and work best on men with average builds and women who are heavier.
The S straps work best on most women and men with square shoulders and good posture, also big men with very thick shoulders.
Measuring Your Torso Length
Torso measurement is the best guide we have for proper pack fit, but it isn't foolproof. Generally we find that if you are between sizes on the torso it's best to go with the smaller size, if you are between sizes on the hipbelt it's best to go with the larger size. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call or email.
To accurately measure your torso length for a correct pack fit, grab a buddy and follow the steps below...
Have any questions or don’t quite fall in the normal range? Give us a call or email!
Watch this video to learn how to measure your torso length and get the best fitting ULA-Equipment Backpack possible.
Q: What does Rec'd Base Weight mean?
A: Recommended Base Weight refers to the total weight of all gear carried (including the weight of your ULA backpack). This includes water bottles and food stuff sacks but not water and food as this will vary during each trip. Knowing your base weight will help you determine which suspension system can best handle your on the trail load.
Q: Can a water bottle fit in the side pockets? If so, can I reach it? How do they close?
A: Each side pocket can accommodate two 1-Liter 'Big Slam' style bottles. A Nalgene-style bottle will also fit, but in your quest to lighten up, that should have been replaced a long time ago! In general most people can reach back and retrieve a bottle, drink, and return the bottle to the pocket without removing the pack. The top of the side pockets are angled for easier access, and adjust single-handedly with a cord lock and internal bungee to open and close.
Q: Can I fit a bear canister into the AirX? Can it fit horizontally?
A: Yes. Every bear canister on the market other than the Bearikade Expedition will fit into the AirX horizontally. Keep in mind it is best to pack something between the hard sided canister and the bottom of the pack.
Q: How does the top of the pack close? Is it easy to access the main body of the packbag?
A: The top of the pack closes like a drybag (also known as a rolltop) very similar to what river runners use to create a water resistant seal for their gear bags. Basically, the back of the collar is slightly taller than the front. Once you are packed, the collar can be 'rolled' down upon itself to effectively create a barrier to water penetration. Once rolled, each side of the collar is buckled to the sides of the pack to hold the seal, and to provide vertical compression to your load.
As for access, once the collar is rolled and fastened shut, you would need to unbuckle the compression straps and unroll the collar to access the inside of the pack. However, the rolltop only needs to be rolled shut when the weather dictates. If the sky is dry, the collar can simply be folded forward. Vertical compression can still be achieved by buckling the collar to the sides of the pack