If your pack begins to fall apart in the middle of nowhere, it doesn’t matter how light it is. That’s why we design all of our packs with the long distance hiker in mind. The way we see it, if a backpack works well for someone hiking thousands of miles, it will definitely work for someone hiking five miles!

We build our packs out of ULA 210 Robic Fabric, the toughest stuff ounce for ounce we’ve ever seen. That fabric is hand sewn by our team of professionals, right here in the U.S.A., so that we can monitor the quality and construction every step of the way – ensuring you get the highest quality, most durable pack we can make.

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Like durability, we feel comfort is extremely important. Let’s face it, if your pack can’t comfortably go the distance, it doesn’t matter how many ounces it weighs. From lightweight foam frames, to comfortably padded hip belts, we have thought your comfort through and through.

Everyone is built different, which is why our packs are not “one size fits all.” Different styled padded shoulder straps, different sized hip belts, and various torso lengths allow you to customize your pack for ultimate comfort and fit. You’re unique, and at ULA, we believe your pack should reflect that.

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Our goal is to provide you with a pack that has everything you need and nothing that you don’t.

We don’t follow industry trends or have a new pack model out every year. We build on the successful models that we already have, continuously improving and refining to keep our packs on the cutting edge. We spend a good part of every day talking about backpacks with our customers, and it’s your feedback that drives a majority of the design improvements we make, so keep it coming!

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Built for thru-hikers, by thru-hikers, we understand how important your base weight is, which is why we have made the lightest weight packs we can, without sacrificing durability or comfort.

Weighing in at 24 – 52 ounces “all in,” every detail of our packs – from the buckles we use to our ULA Robic fabric – is chosen for durability with the finished weight in mind.

If you’re a serious minimalist, looking to shave off a few more ounces from our already lightweight packs, all packs come with a handful of removable features you can leave at home.

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ULA’s line of packs aren’t just built to be functional; they’re built to look good while doing it. Our packs streamlined design helps keep your gear tight, so you don’t look like a walking yard sale on the trail.

Six colors to choose from gives you the chance to express yourself, blend into your surroundings, or color coordinate with the rest of your gear. Want to make a splash? Customize the colors of each part of your pack and make it truly unique.

We also offer custom embroidery so that you can wear your trail name loud and proud.