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The CDT is our lightest, most basic backpack. With nearly 50 liters of available space it is suitable for thru-hikes, dayhikes, and any distance backcountry forays. This is the only frameless pack we make and it is ideal for travel or lightweight hiking. The current CDT continues the tradition of being a reliable, lightweight, and durable backcountry companion.
Contoured shoulder straps and a re-designed hipbelt result in a comfortable carry, while (5) external pockets aid in easily accessed on-trail organization.
The CDT 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? A comfortable, durable, highly functional ruck. For CDT belt size use your actual waist measurement
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: How do I use my sleeping pad in conjunction with the CDT? What pads work the best?
A: Just about any lightweight pad (foam or inflatable) can be used for additional support and padding inside the Ohm 2.0. Three quarters and full length pads that can be folded (as opposed to rolled) work the best. If you are using an inflatable mattress, deflate, then fold it into 1/3's or 1/5's before inserting. We also supply a ¼ inch piece of open cell foam with the pack that works very well for those of you not carrying a sleeping pad.