Exped Women's Lightning 45

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Exped Lightning 45
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Whether you're doing some minimalist packing magic for a few days of backpacking or just escaping the rigors of daily life for the weekend, the ultralight ExPed Women's Lightning 45 Backpack ensures you have a comfortable, secure means of carrying your gear. The single-stay frame offers outstanding load support, and the single compartment offers a snug center of gravity for outstanding load control.

The T-Rex suspension consists of a single, adjustable aluminum stay. The back length ranges from 16.5 inches to 22.5 inches, so that most women will find the perfect fit. This breed of aluminum offers a high strength-to-density ratio so your pack won't wilt when you reach the 53-pound maximum capacity. Likewise, you won't wither from barely-there pack weight of a mere 2.3 pounds. The dual-density foam hipbelt molds to fit your specific shape. The roll-top access protects your gear from the elements like a dry bag. For small items you want to find quickly, or for your hydration bladder, there's a zip pocket inside the pack.

Crafted from 210D nylon and coated with a layer of polyurethane, the fabric on this pack is almost as tough as you. Two elastane stretch pockets on the outside hold water bottles or long-limbed items such as tent stakes. Two ice axe loops and two trekking pole loops let you accessorize, and four base loops can be used to hold your rain coat or deflated sleeping pad. The M-style compression straps on the sides snug down your stuff to keep mass centered for a balanced approach up and down the trail. A vertical compression strap up top ensures the roll-top stays shut, compresses pack contents from above, and can do double-duty as rope holder.


  • Exclusive T-Rex frame system for load control/weight distribution/fit adjustment
  • Smaller overall frame for women


  • Adjustable back length, 16.5-22.5 inches
  • One size, adjustable

Weather and Wind:

  • Roll-top closure combined with minimal seam design enhances weather protection


  • 2 side stretch pockets, hip belt pockets, 1 internal zipped pocket
  • Top access zip pocket for frequently needed items


  • Plush hip belt and shoulder straps for comfortable load transfer


  • Stretch fabric pockets (on pack and hip belt)
  • 210D nylon w/Dyneema ripstop grid reinforcement, 1500mm PU coated


  • Minimal body contact points for excellent ventilation


  • Hydration compatible, reservoir not included
  • External access to inner pocket, doubles as exit port for hydration tubes


  • Zig-zag compression straps stabilize load
  • M-style compression straps
  • 1 removable vertical compression strap


  • T-Rex suspension single 7050-T6 aluminum stay


  • 53lb max capacity
  • Combined full body side and front compression system
  • Perfect load transfer via central aluminum stave anchored to the hip belt
  • 2 ice axe loops, 2 trekking pole loops
  • Extremely lightweight top-loader with roll-top closure for easy access and good weather protection
  • Ultralight pack (2lb 4.3oz)

Offering a women's-specific design, Exped's Lightning 45 is lightweight and compact for comfort on the long haul.

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Featherweight multitask pack with excellent motion control. The Exped Lightning Pack provides excellent ventilation, hydration compatibilty, great load transfer via the aluminum frame stay, all in a very light roll top closure.
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Also available for: Men
Backpack Features:Ultralight, Top Loader
Backpack Style:Multi-Day Pack
Capacity:2868 cu in / 47 L
Hydration Bladder Included:Not Included
Hydration Compatible:Yes
Laptop Sleeve:None
Material:210 D Dyneema gridstop/nylon, PU coated
Max Load Capacity:52.9 lb / 24 kg
Pack Size:2000-2999 cu in
T-Rex suspension system:ingenious quick adjust and comfortable suspension system
Weight:35.3 oz / 1000 g
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