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Epic

(7 customer reviews)

$299.99

Size + Strap Guide
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ULA Torso Measurement Guide
ULA Hipbelt Measurement Guide
ULA Hipbelt Measurement Guide
S v J Strap Comparison

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 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.

MEN

Pant Waist Size + 2".

WOMEN

CURVY HIPS: Smallest part of your waist + 5".
STRAIGHT HIPS: Smallest part of your waist + 3".

KIDS

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

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

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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DESCRIPTION

The award-winning Epic is our most versatile backpack! The Epic is designed for pack-rafting expeditions in the harshest of climates, but it’s also been known to carry chainsaws, beer kegs, and elk quarters. It has gained a following among distance hikers as it offers a versatile and waterproof way to carry your gear. The Epic offers an integrated solution for Packrafters with packraft carry straps designed into bottom panel. The Epic has been designed to fit dry bags between 30 – 70 L capacity, so you can adjust the pack volume to suit your trip. It’s a lightweight, durable and secure way to keep your gear dry in the wettest of conditions.

ULA packages and ships the Epic with the 65L Big River Dry Bag from Sea to Summit. Dry Bag colors vary and specific colors cannot be requested. Why this dry bag? If your idea of outdoor fun involves water sports or wet conditions, Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags are the perfect way to keep your gear dry. Constructed of 420D nylon fabric with a TPU lamination, these dry bags are durable, strong, and abrasion-resistant. The Hypalon roll-top closure doesn’t wick water, and Hypalon lash loops allow secure attachment to the Epic and the removable water bottle pockets. The white interior laminate affords greater visibility and Field Repair Buckles can be replaced in in the field, in seconds, with just a Philips screwdriver.

The Epic can be purchased with a 35L Dry Bag instead of a 65L dry bag OR without the Sea to Summit Dry Bag or the adjustable side pockets for $50 less. The side pockets only work with the Sea to Summit Big River dry bags. Pack weight with the 65L drybag and pockets is approximately 50 oz.

AT A GLANCE

WEIGHT: 35.5 OZ | 1,007 GM [+ 14.8 Oz Dry Bag]
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EPIC [WEIGHT BY SIZE | OZ]

Epic Weight Chart

VOLUME: 3,966 CU IN | 65 L
MAX LOAD: 40 LBS | 18 KG

The award-winning Epic is our most versatile backpack! The Epic is designed for pack-rafting expeditions in the harshest of climates, but it’s also been known to carry chainsaws, beer kegs, and elk quarters. 

FEATURES

  • Internal Frame
  • 65L Sea to Summit Dry Bag
  • Contoured Shoulder Straps
  • Zippered Front Mesh Bellowed Pocket
  • Sternum Strap
  • Side/Top Compression Straps
  • Bottom Compression Straps for Packraft, etc.
  • Aluminium Stays 
  • 400 D Robic Adjustable Side Pockets 

CAPACITY

REC. MAX LOAD: SUB 40 LBS
REC. BASE WEIGHT: SUB 20 LBS

PACK VOLUME

TOTAL VOLUME: 3,966 CU IN | 65 L

BREAKDOWN (CU IN):

  • Main Body: 3,966
  • Front Mesh Pocket: 397
  • Left Side Mesh Pocket: 61
  • Right Side Mesh Pocket: 61
  • Left Hipbelt Pocket: 100
  • Right Hipbelt Pocket: 100

FAQ’S

Q: HOW WATERPROOF IS THE SEA TO SUMMIT DRY BAG THAT’S INCLUDED?

A: The Sea to Summit Dry Bag included, is made from super strong and abrasion resistant 420 D nylon fabric, a TPU laminated fabric with 10,000 mm waterhead. Seams are waterproof, double stitched, reinforced, and tape sealed.

Any roll-top dry bag must be closed properly to ensure water can’t get in – Sea to Summit recommends at least three rolls before closing the buckle. Sea to Summit also recommends that sensitive electronic devices be ‘double bagged’ for maximum protection. This particular dry bag is not intended for situations where it will be fully submerged under water.

If you intend to use another dry bag with the Epic, we recommend reading the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations for use.

Q: WHERE DO I STRAP MY PACKRAFT?

A: Packraft carry straps have been designed into bottom panel of the Epic, to allow for easy carrying and quick access.

Q: HOW DOES THE TOP OF THE EPIC STAY CLOSED? IS IT EASY TO ACCESS THE MAIN BODY OF THE PACK BAG?

A: The Sea to Summit Dry Bag included with the Epic has a Waterproof Hypalon® roll top closure. Once you are packed, the collar can be rolled down upon itself to effectively create a barrier to water penetration. The top compression strap of the Epic then goes over the rolled dry bag and clips to the front of the pack, keeping the dry bag in place.

As for access, once the dry bag is rolled down and the compression strap is clipped, you would need to unbuckle the compression straps and unroll the collar to access the inside of the pack.

Q: HOW DO THE EPIC AND THE DRY BAG ATTACH TO EACH OTHER?

The two compression straps on each side of the Epic thread through the Hypalon lash loops on the dry bag for a secure fit. To remove the dry bag, simple unclip the buckles, and pull the dry bag out of the Epic frame.

The removable water bottle holders are suspended between the lash loops on 3/4 inch webbing with locking clips.

Q: CAN I USE ANOTHER DRY BAG? OTHER SIZED DRY BAGS?
While the Epic comes with a 65L Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag, it will fit most 30 to 70 Liter dry bags.

We recommend the Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bag, as it has the Hypalon lash loops to secure the compression straps. The adjustable side pockets only work with this bag. Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags are the perfect way to keep your gear dry. Constructed of 420D nylon fabric with a TPU lamination, these dry bags are durable, strong, and abrasion-resistant. The Hypalon roll-top closure doesn’t wick water, and Hypalon lash loops allow secure attachment and stacking on watercraft, motorcycles, or other equipment. A white interior laminate affords greater visibility and Field Repair Buckles can be replaced in seconds with just a Philips screwdriver.

TECHNICAL FABRICS

ULA 400 ROBIC
…the toughest stuff ounce for ounce 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.

420D HEAVY DUTY NYLON
Sea to Summit Dry Bags are made of super strong and abrasion-resistant 420D Nylon fabric, a TPU laminated fabric with a 10,000 mm hydrostatic head. Sea to Summit Dry Bags are double-stitched with reinforced tape sealed seams.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

7 reviews for Epic

  1. Martin Thunestveit

    I love my ULA epic.
    It carries so well I find myself not caring “too” much about cutting weight in my kit, and rather add some luxuries.
    I think these packs weigh just enough to get the full comfort with a great frame and hip belt. I carry 10-16kg(22-35 pounds) on my trips.
    I like a slightly taller pack then what is recommended, so maybe concider sizing up if you’re close to the next size.

    I use it for backpacking.

    My pack weighs 1,4kg with 2 large shoulder pockets, 65liter drybag and no sidepockets.

    If you’re not immeadietly experiencing the comfort Im speaking of, try packing it slightly different so that the backframe doesnt bend or “sticks out”.

  2. Bruno Bronosky

    Not only is it great for camping, this is the only piece of luggage I carry on any trip. It’s huge, but I’ve never been prevented from using it as a carry on. I carry a large lithium battery and mention it any time they make the announcement about “running out of overhead bins”. They usher me on because they can’t check lithium batteries.

  3. Brian Beach (verified owner)

    Recently purchased the epic for packrafting missions in the backwoods. We backpacked up the queets river for a few days then floated our way back to the trailhead. Having the raft on the outside was very handy as we had to cross the river a few times in the beginning and didn’t have to open our dry bags or do much to get them off the bottom of the pack. I packed my bag to the maximum and even used all the storage on the outside, I would say I was around 45-50 lbs. the epic frame made things so comfortable to walk long distances in and having the ability to customize an array of straps that can take pressure off different parts of your back. The pack strapped on the front of my packraft nicely, as well as handling some minor whitewater. It was easy to take off when I would have to portage and easy to strap back on when I got back in the river. Overall the epic made my backpacking/ packrafting experience so much better and easier, I would reccomend it to anyone who is into packrafting in the backwoods.

  4. Phoebe Anderson (verified owner)

    This pack rocks, and my partner & I plan to use it on the AT for our thru hike next year. It’s simple, totally waterproof, and nearly weightless. One thing it lacks is a way to hang it, say, from a tree when you’re chillin at camp… But I quickly fixed that with braided paracord. I guess hardcore ultralight hikers wouldn’t want that extra tenth of an oz, lol. This pack comfortably holds all my gear, including a BV 500 for my smell-ables. Packing it is a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it can’t be beat.

  5. Nat B. (verified owner)

    Just got back from a 5 day canoe trip in Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada. Could not have been more impressed with this pack. The Epic allowed me to easily carry all of my food and equipment while portaging between lakes, without having to worry about extra dry bags and keeping my stuff dry. The pack also sits low enough (compared to standard backpacks) to not interfere with carrying a canoe on your shoulders. Canoe tripping can be pretty tough on gear, but the pack still looks brand new and I expect this to be a lifetime investment. Thanks ULA!

  6. Jay

    Best Packrafting Pack. I love this pack. Comfortable with the packraft on the top. 100% waterproof due to the dry bag. Durable yet quite light.

  7. Rick Morales

    This is an amazing piece of equipment! We’ve owned and abused 4 or these Epic packs in the tropical jungles for a few years now, and it’s been one of the best gear investments we’ve ever made.

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