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Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Aduro SL pack

As some of you know, I have been working on a new ultralight low volume pack design for ultralight hiking, bike packing, day hiking, etc. For this design weight and volume were two of the biggest considerations but, like all my other products, I wanted this new design to be an efficient blend of light weight, durability, features, and comfort. 

The design criteria:

  • Volume: 2000 - 2500 cubic inches 
  • Weight: as close to 1 lb as possible
  • Carry a bear canister comfortably 
  • Compatible w/ Klymit Air Beam Inflatable frame sheet
  • 3 external pockets
  • More streamlined cleaner look 

Introducing the Aduro SL!

The total pack weight, size S/M, is 18.5 oz / 522 g or 22.1 oz / 627 g w/ a Klymit AirBeam pack frame sheet. The volume breakdown is (cu in / L):
  • Main Compartment: 2016 / 33
  • Front pocket: 270 / 4.4
  • Bottle pockets (each): 135 / 2.2
  • Total: 2556 / 41.8
I have provided excellent durability where you need it through the use of 210d Dyneema X fabric and lighter weight materials where you don't to ensure a competitive weight  without compromising durability and performance.  Some of the features for the Aduro SL are:
  • Available in 2 torso sizes S/M or M/L
  • ergonomic padded shoulder straps
  • load lifters
  • wing style hip belt
  • wicking back pad for better comfort
  • Compatible w/ Klymit AirBeam Frame sheet
  • Compatible w/ our modular accessory system
  • water resistant zippers
  • large baffled front pocket
  • Dyneema X bottle pockets with corner drains
  • excellent compression system
  • single tool loop
  • Front compression lattice for stashing items and compressing the front pocket (made of rigid cord w/ cord lock)
I am still crunching the numbers to determine the price for the Aduro SL, but should know soon and will post it ASAP.  Production schedule for the Aduro SL will be in time for Christmas.  Contact customer service for specific details.  

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Happy hiking!
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL Pack
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL Pack
Front baffle pocket
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL Pack

Elemental Horizons Aduro SL hydration port
Hydration port
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL interior view
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL bottle pocket
Tall style 1L bottle
Elemental Horizons Aduro SL bottle pocket
1L Gatorade bottle

1 comment:

  1. Outstanding! I knew you could come up with a good design to fit this niche. I can't wait to try one.

    -SGT Rock