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Whether you’re hiking two miles or 2,000 miles ULA makes the pack that will make all your adventures more enjoyable.

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CHOOSING A BACKPACK.

Which pack is best for you?

The question we get most often is “What pack is best for me?” Here are some guidelines for you to consider. If you have further questions please donʼt hesitate to call us at 435.753.5191, or email us: peter@ula-equipment.com. We love to talk backpacks! We might even give you something new to think about when looking for a new pack.

Choosing the right pack is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

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1. WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Looking for a backpack to travel with that can be checked as a luggage item on a plane, or that can get tossed on the roof of a bus in Nepal? If so, be aware that the frames on the Circuit and the Ohm 2.0 can break if handled too roughly on a regular basis. Keep this in mind as you browse our selection of backpacks. The Catalyst, Epic, and CDT backpacks will take a lot more abuse, but remember, these are lightweight backpacks and were designed to be carried on your back, not to be dropped, kicked or crammed under crates of live chickens on a bus.

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2. CARRYING A BEAR CAN?

Do you plan on backpacking in California, or somewhere else bear canisters are required? If so, look no further than the Catalyst or Circuit — only these 2 packs will haul a bear canister with remaining room for your other gear. The Catalyst will hold a BearVault BV500 — horizontally or vertically. The Circuit will carry the BV500 vertically only. These canisters will fit in other packs but will take up much of the pack body, limiting space for the rest of your gear. The smaller BV450 will fit in all of our packs, but you will need to pack your remaining gear with care.

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3. HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL YOU BE CARRYING?

How much weight will you realistically be carrying? Be honest here and make sure to count everyone of your items. When you’re done, add a few pounds for good measure. Based on your calculated total load, use our handy guide below to find your perfect pack!

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