CART STATUS: Awaiting Adventure Gear.
1. TORSO FIT
- Standing upright, tilt your chin to your chest.
- Locate your C7 Vertabra—the large lump at the base of your neck.
- With flexible tape, measure down the length and natural curvature of your spine to your iliac crest/ the top of your hipbone.
- This measurement in inches is your torso length.
TIP: If you're between 2 sizes, order the smaller size. Still not sure? Contact us.
2. TORSO CHART
We've found most people in these height ranges fall into these torso/pack sizes. That being said, it is always best to measure your torso using the guide above.
If you're between sizes and you are getting a FRAMED pack, we recommend you size DOWN!
If you're between sizes and you are getting a FRAMELESS pack, we recommend you size UP!
If you have questions, or your torso size doesn’t seem to make sense for your height, please contact us.
3. HIPBELT FIT
Use the following method to determine your hipbelt inches, then head to Step 4 to see the hipbelt size you need.
Pant Waist Size + 2".
CURVY HIPS: Smallest part of your waist + 5".
STRAIGHT HIPS: Smallest part of your waist + 3".
Smallest Part of waist + 2".
4. HIPBELT SIZE CHART
Find the hipbelt measurement you calculated in Step 3 on the chart. That will be your hipbelt size.
TIP: If you are on the outer edge of a size, order the larger size. [ Ex: If you are 38", you will notice 38" is the last number of the Medium Hipbelt and the first number of the Large Hipbelt. You would want to order a Large.]
5. SHOULDER STRAPS
The downward slope of your shoulder profile usually determines strap preference. You can assess your shoulder slope profile by looking in a mirror or having a friend look at the angle of your shoulder from the base of your neck to your shoulder point.
If there is relatively little or no downward slope, you have what is referred to as flat or squared shoulders.
If there is a noticeable downward slope, you have what is referred to as standard or sloping shoulders.
J-straps are the traditional straight straps. They are best suited for people with flat or square shoulders, as their flat shape provides better surface contact and less rub.
S-straps contour body curves. They are best suited for people with standard or sloping shoulders, as their contoured shape better hugs your shoulder slope.
TIP: If you have a short torso but a larger upper body, you may need a slightly longer strap. If you are very large in the upper body, you might need XL shoulder straps. Contact us, and we would be happy to make these customizations so your pack is comfortable and fits well.
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Meet the ULA Camino, the most versatile panel loader on the market today. Designed to meet standard Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for carry-on luggage, the Camino measures 22 x 13 x 8.25 with the extension collar rolled down. It may be compact, but it’s still large enough to fit all your gear for an extended hike easily — heck, it will even hold a bear canister horizontally. Made of 100% 400 Denier Black Diamond Robic fabric with dual aluminum stays, the Camino is tough enough to survive even the most aggressive baggage handler. Yet, it weighs in at only 47 oz!
Built to be as comfortable on the road or the trail as the Catalyst, the Camino features the same internal twin stay framesheet, shoulder straps, hipbelt, roll-top closure, and side pockets you know and love. Side compression straps keep your kit tight, while bottom straps offer convenient storage and easy access for a jacket or sleeping pad. The front panel loader has an internal zippered split-pocket to keep your essentials organized and easily accessible. Internal retention straps hold everything in place. And a new, internal stretch mesh laptop pocket keeps your tech where it should be.
Whether you’re hopping trains and chicken buses or hiking the Camino de Santiago, staying in a hostel, or out in your tent, the Camino has you covered from airplane to adventure and home again.
AT A GLANCE
CAMINO [WEIGHT BY SIZE | OZ]
VOLUME: 3,274 CU IN | 54 L
MAX LOAD: 40 LBS | 18 KG
From airport to trail, the Camino is the most versatile panel loader on the market today. Designed to meet most airline carry-on specs, yet big enough to carry a bear canister horizontally.
- 100% 400 Denier Robic Construction
- Twin Stay Framesheet
- Contoured Shoulder Straps
- Front Shock Cord
- Interior Mesh Laptop Sleeve
- Dual Hipbelt Pockets
- Solid Robic Side Pockets
- Removable & Height Adjustable Pass-through Hipbelt
- Roll-top Closure
- 6 External Bottom & Side Compression Straps
- Heavy Duty Zipper
- Top & Bottom Bungee Cords for Longer Objects
- Bear Canister Capable
- Internal Split Mesh Zip Pocket
- Internal Retention Straps
RECOMMENDED MAX LOAD: 40 LBS OR LESS
TOTAL VOLUME: 3,274 CU IN | 54 L
Breakdown (Cu In):
Main Body: 2184
Internal Zip Pockets: 210 Left Side Pocket: 170
Right Side Pocket: 170
Extension Collar: 400
Left Hipbelt Pocket: 70
Right Hipbelt Pocket: 70
MAIN BODY: 22 x 13 x 8.25
EXTENSION COLLAR: 9 x 13 x 8.25 (rolled 3x)
INTERNAL POCKETS: 8.5 x 13 x 1.5
SIDE POCKETS: 8.25 x 8.25 x 6 (stretched)
Q: DOES THE CAMINO REALLY WORK AS A CARRY ON?
A: Yes. The Camino was designed with air travel in mind. At 22 x 13 x 8.25 with the collar rolled down, the Camino meets standard Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for carry-on luggage. However, it is always best to check with your specific airline before traveling, especially when flying with smaller airlines. Also, don’t forget to leave the bear spray, stove fuel, and pocket knives at home.
Q: WHAT MAKES THE CAMINO DIFFERENT FROM THE CATALYST?
A: The Camino was designed for serious travel and backpacking. Built to be as comfortable on the trail as the Catalyst, the Camino features the same internal twin stay framesheet, shoulder straps, hipbelt, roll-top closure, and side pockets you know and love. The front panel loader, internal retention straps to hold everything in place, and internal zippered mesh split pockets allow more organization and easy access. Whether you’re hopping trains and chicken buses or hiking the Camino de Santiago, staying in a hostel or tent, the Camino has you covered from airplane to adventure.
Q: WHERE DO I STRAP MY SLEEPING PAD?
A: If you are using an inflatable pad, we recommended storing it in the interior of the pack to avoid punctures. A foam pad can easily be secured to the bottom of the Camino with the dual compression straps or beneath the front shock cord compression. Although not necessary for optimum performance, positioning your sleeping pad into the interior of the Camino (against the back-panel) is also a good solution.
Alternately, you can build your own Camino and add a top Y-strap to carry your pad externally.
Q: CAN A BEAR CANISTER FIT IN THE CAMINO?
A: Yes. Nearly all bear cans on the market will fit in the Camino horizontally.
To see a chart showing what bear cans fit in what ULA packs (and how), visit our blog post “Bears! Everything You Need to Know About Backpacking in Bear Country.“
Q: CAN A WATER BOTTLE FIT IN THE SIDE POCKETS? CAN I REACH IT?
A: Each side pocket can accommodate two 1-Liter ‘Big Slam’ style bottles.
In general most people can reach back and retrieve a bottle, drink, and return the bottle to the pocket without removing the pack.
Q: HOW DOES THE TOP OF THE PACK STAY CLOSED?
A: The top of the pack closes like a dry bag (also known as a rolltop) very similar to what river runners use to create a water resistant seal for their gear bags. The back of the collar is slightly taller than the front. Once you are packed, the collar can be rolled down upon itself to effectively create a barrier to water penetration. Once rolled, each side of the collar can be buckled to the sides of the pack or the two yellow buckles on the top can also be fastened to each other.
The front zip panel loading design also allows for easy access to all your gear in an instant.
ULA 400 ROBIC
…the toughest standard fabric we’ve ever seen. Highly tear and abbrassion resistant, reinforced with a ripstop weave to increase tear strength and stitch holding capabilities. 100% Robic Nylon fabric with three-pass Teflon DWR and a three-pass PU Coating, making it highly water resistant.