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The award-winning Epic is our most versatile backpack. The Epic was designed for packrafting expeditions in the harshest of climates, but it’s also been known to carry chainsaws, beer kegs, and elk quarters. The Epic has also gained a following among distance hikers as it offers a versatile, waterproof way to carry your gear.
ULA packages the Epic with the 65L Big River Dry Sack from Sea to Summit . It’s a lightweight, durable and secure way to keep your gear dry in wettest conditions. to buy without the drybag and the side pockets attached to it enter code nobag, click "apply"and $50 will be deducted from the total. Packraft shown (the blue bag on the bottom of the pack) is not included.
The Epic has already gathered some trail accomplishments. The earlier generation, Arctic 1000, was carried on The Backpackinglight Grand Adventure in Alaska, More recently; Andrew Skurka carried the updated Epic for portions of his 4600+ mile circumnavigation of Alaska, sponsored by National Geographic.
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 most men with average builds. If you are very large in the upper body you might need XL shoulder straps, give us a call for that. Many men with athletic builds, i.e. strong, square shoulders will find the S straps work better. Swimmers, climbers, weight lifters, triathletes, XC skiers, etc usually prefer the S straps.
The S straps work best on almost all women and men with square shoulders and good posture. If you are a short torso, but with a larger upper body, give us a call, we may want to give you a slightly longer strap, there's no charge for it, so don't be shy, pick up the phone or send us an email
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.