CDT packs are Made to Order and may take 1-2 weeks for shipment.
WEIGHT: 26 OZ | 737 GM
VOLUME: 3,370 CU IN | 54 L
MAX LOAD: 18 LBS | 8.2 KG
SHIPS FREE TO U.S. ADDRESSES.
Our backpacks no longer include hydration sleeve, internal stash pocket, hand loops or water bungie bottle holders. They are available as add-on items going forward, and can easily be added from the cart, or from the Accessories.
The CDT is our lightest, most basic backpack. With just over 50 liters of available space, the CDT is the largest of three frameless packs we make and is suitable for thru-hikes, day hikes, travel, and any distance back-country forays. The CDT pack continues the tradition of being a reliable, lightweight, and durable backcountry companion. Stretch mesh front pocket, adjustable side pockets, and two hipbelt pockets help to keep you organized on the trail. NEW FOR 2021: The CDT now comes standard with a roll top.
The maximum comfortable load in this pack is approximately 18 pounds or less. No matter what anyone claims, no frameless pack is comfortable over this load and the CDT is no exception. At these loads, the contoured shoulder straps and redesigned hip-belt result in a comfortable carry.
Now Available in Xpac! Read the "Customization" section below to learn more.
Bottom Line? The CDT is a comfortable, durable, highly functional 'ruck sack' styled pack.
Removable features are in bold.
- Internal Pad Holster
- Contoured Padded Hipbelt
- Contoured Shoulder Straps
- Hipbelt Pockets
- Front Mesh Pocket
- 400 Robic Adjustable Side Pockets
- Roll Top Extension Collar
- Adjustable/Bellowed Side Pockets
- 400d Robic Bottom Panel
- Ice Axe/Pole Retention Loops
- Side/ Top Suspension Straps
- ULA 400 Robic
- Foam Pad (1.9 oz)
You can customize the color and fabric of your ULA pack! Select "CUSTOM" under the "Pack Color" dropdown above and add your pack to the cart. Then go to our CUSTOMIZER page, select Xpac or Standard fabric, then customize the look of your pack! NOTE: Custom charges are not refundable and returned custom packs will be assessed a $35 restocking fee.
TRAIL NAME EMBROIDERY (+ $15.00): Now you can have your trail name, or your real name, embroidered on your backpack! Not only is it a nice personal touch, but it's a great way of identifying your pack no matter how or where you travel. Simply write your trail name, or your name, exactly as you want it to appear on your pack, in the text field above. Then, choose your thread color and font, and we'll personalize your pack for you. Packs that have trail names embroidered on them are still returnable, minus a $35.00 fee. The cost of the trail name is not refundable.
TOTAL WEIGHT: 26 OZ | 737 GM
Listed weight is for a size medium torso with size medium hip belt. Our weights are as shipped including all the removable items. Y-strap option adds 0.7 oz to total pack weight. Bottom straps option adds 0.6 oz to total weight.
REC’D MAX LOAD: 18 LBS OR LESS
REC’D BASE WEIGHT: 12 LBS OR LESS
“Base weight” refers to the total weight of all gear carried — including the weight of your ULA backpack. This weight also includes things like water bottles and food stuff sacks, but not the weight of water and food as this will vary during each trip. Knowing your base weight will help you determine which suspension system will best handle your load on the trail.
TOTAL VOLUME: 3370 CU IN | 54 L
Breakdown (Cu In):
Main Body: 1,750
Front Mesh Pocket: 400
Left Side Mesh Pocket: 350
Right Side Mesh Pocket: 350
Extension Collar: 450
Left Hipbelt Pocket: 35
Right Hipbelt Pocket: 35
ULA 400 ROBIC
With the exception of the MultiCam Camo CDT (See Below.) all CDT packs are sewn with our new ULA 400 Robic fabric, the toughest stuff ounce for ounce we’ve ever seen.
Colors Available: Original Green, Black, Royal Blue, Teal, Purple
HIPBELT SIZING MADE SIMPLE
MEN & WOMEN
For the CDT, use your actual waist measurement to determine the hipbelt size you need. If your measurement falls between our size ranges, go up a size.
MEASURING YOUR TORSO LENGTH
Torso measurement is the best guide we have for proper pack fit, but it isn’t foolproof. If your torso measurement is between 2 sizes, order the smaller size. If you have questions, or your torso size doesn’t seem to make sense for your height, please email email@example.com and he can guide you along. If you are between sizes on the hipbelt it’s best to go with the larger size, it gives you more padding and puts the pockets in a better position.
To accurately measure your torso length for a correct pack fit, grab a buddy and follow the steps below…
- Standing upright, tilt your chin to your chest.
- Locate the largest lump on the back of your neck. It should be located close to the base of your neck.
- From this large bone, measure (with the flexible tape) down the length and natural curvature of your spine to the top of your waist band, the top of which is resting on the top your hipbone. This measurement in inches is your torso length.
|PACK SIZE||TORSO LENGTH||HIKER’S HEIGHT|
|SMALL||15″ – 18″||UNDER 5’6″|
|MEDIUM||18″ – 21″||5’6″ TO 6’0″|
|LARGE||21″ – 24″||5’10” TO 6’4″|
|X-LARGE||24″ +||OVER 6’4″|
Have any questions or don’t quite fall in the normal range? Give us a call or send us an email!
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,surfers, 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.
Q: WHAT DOES RECOMMENDED BASE WEIGHT MEAN?
A: “Base weight” refers to the total weight of all gear carried — including the weight of your ULA backpack. This weight also includes things like water bottles and food stuff sacks, but not the weight of water and food as this will vary during each trip. Knowing your base weight will help you determine which suspension system will best handle your load on the trail.
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.