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Price: $260.00
Special Instructions: How to measure your Torso, select the Shoulder Strap style and determine your Hipbelt Size

Quantity in Stock:6687

Product Code: CATALYST


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Pack Color*:
Black Robic
Green (original)
Multitcam Camo* (500 Cordura)
Orange Robic
Purple Blaze
Red Robic
Woodland Camo* (500 Cordura)

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The Catalyst remains the tried and true workhorse of the ULA Pack line. Ready to carry loads of up to 40 pounds, haul a bear canister, or easily carry your fishing, climbing or photo gear.

Sewn with our new ULA 210 Robic fabric, the toughest stuff ounce for ounce that we've ever seen, this pack should give you years of hiking bliss, even if you are a bit tough on your gear.

This is a great pack for people who need to carry a good sized load, or want a bag that can be checked as baggage on a plane. Weighing only 48 oz, including all the extras, this pack will lighten you up, but still handle the toughest duties. (Camo Cordura will add about 2 oz to the total weight) The Catalyst is now available in 6 colors, standard green, black,and purple blaze in the ULA 210 Robic, and Woodland Camo, Marpat camo. and Multicam in 500 Cordura.

Bottom Line? An updated, tougher and lighter pack for traditional backpackers. For more information, please see the short video below.

Standard Features
  • Integrated
    • Internal Frame
    • Twin Stay Framesheet
    • Contoured Shoulder Straps
    • Front Shock Cord
    • Front Mesh Pocket
    • Dual Hipbelt Pockets
    • 210 Ripstop Adjustable Side Pockets
    • Rolltop Closure
    • Side/Top Compression Straps
    • Ice Axe/Pole Retention Loops
    • Bear Canister Capable
    • ULA 210 Robic
    • Cordura Bottom Panel
    Removable
    • Hydration Sleeve (~1.4 oz)
    • Internal Stash Pocket (~1.1 oz)
    • Water Bottle Holsters (~0.8 oz)
    • Handloops (~0.8 oz)



Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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First trip, pack worked great August 21, 2016
Reviewer: David Marshall from Oregon, United States  
I finally took the break in trip with my new Catalyst.  The trip was not long, but gained 2400 ft in 4 miles with the end result being beautiful Maxwell lake in the Eagle Cap Wilderness.  

The pack performed very well with a trail weight of 28 pounds.  In the past, I've had to tinker with my packs to dial them in over multiple trips.  After following the YouTube set up and fitting videos, the pack fit and worked like a charm.

While I'll keep chipping away my pack's trail weight, the Catalyst is flexible enough to go both lighter and a bit heavier for early summer Cascade volcano climbs.

The Catalyst is a great combination of light weight and versatility.

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Still backpacking at 60 years old July 27, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Seattle, WA United States  
I was hesitant to buy this pack for two reasons. One I couldn't try it  and second it didn't have all the pockets of other packs.  After 7 days out- I can say I love this pack.  The customer service was excellent.  But most importantly it carried weight fantastically. The lack of pockets did not bother me.  When I was in my 20's and 30's I could hike 12-14 miles with a 55 pound pack.  In my 40's and 50's it became a 40-45 pound pack. Now at 60. I am comfortable hiking 14 miles a day with a 33 pound back .  Looking forward to going lighter but for now- The Catalyst carries my load. I choose the catalyst over other styles because I do hike internationally and need to put my pack on a plane.

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Great Overall Pack May 1, 2016
Reviewer: Brian from Big Bear, Ca United States  
I have had the opportunity to use this pack a handful of times in the past few months since I purchased it. I love it. I did my homework on several packs and settled on this one. The primary reason I purchased was for thru-hiking and other types of backpacking in outdoor areas. I was also looking for a pack that would translate well to other types of urban backpacking and international travel and it has done all I have wanted and more. It is very comfortable, versatile and has a great balance of lightweight and durability that I wanted. I know I will have this pack for a long time I highly recommend the catalyst.

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Catalyst trial April 13, 2016
Reviewer: Stephen Stone from Pace, FL United States  
My old pack finally gave out and I needed a new one for a 6 day trip to Yosemite in September. The pack came on Friday and on Saturday I took it on a two day 20 mile trip. I carried my gear plus my 8 year old daughters gear. It put the load on my hips better than my old one, weighs half as much and withstood some bushwacking without any tears. I am very pleased with the pack.

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Great pack, great service! January 31, 2016
Reviewer: Peter from New York  
As a owner of the excellent circuit pack, the catalyst is essentially the big brother of the two and is great if your going on longer outings or winter hiking. In addition to the pack, I also ordered the new shoulder strap pockets which I highly recommend! Just write which color you prefer in the comments and they can match your ULA pack color. The pocket is perfect for a smart phone and other items you need to gain quick access to. Also I'd like to note the excellent customer service I received. I originally received a smaller hydration sleeve with my pack that didn't fit my hydration bladder. After contacting ULA they sent me a bigger, wider hydration sleeve free of charge!

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