Keep things simple and secure.
The Ubic 40 Backpack from Millet is a modern mountaineering backpack with a streamlined profile for alpine adventures. The Foam Lighter back panel and 3D mesh provide support when you're hauling gear and help to keep you cool when the weather heats up. A zippered pack-base compartment lets you access things at the bottom or keep your sleeping bag separated and secure. Zippered pockets on the outside let you organize gear for efficiency and speed in the middle of your adventure. Millet's new Variloop System lets you easily and comfortably haul a variety of gear including skis, ice-axes, poles, and snowshoes.
- Foam Lighter back suspension with 3D mesh
- Padded shoulder straps
- Zippered pack-base compartment
- Nylon and polyester outer fabric
- Integrated raincover
- Zippered pockets on lid
- Zippered front stretch pocket
- Side stretch pocket
- Side zippered cargo pocket
- Zippered hipbelt pocket
- Top compression strap
- Variloop carrying system
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All the features and benefits of the UBIC pack.
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UBIC review from Backpacker Mag
WHY WE LIKE IT: This burly, big-volume, well-organized pack boasts a unique system of exterior straps that lend it year-round performance â without adding a lot of weight.
VERSATILITY: A set of durable, plastic-reinforced horizontal straps and loops easily secures everything from skis, snowboards, and snowshoes to a tent or trekking poles. On an eight-day trip in Alaskaâs Gates of the Arctic National Park, one tester reports that her mid-fat powder skis were âas secure as if they were super glued on, yet removing them on the go was still a breeze.â
ACCESS: While the UBIC has a clean exterior, the stretchy, zippered front and side pockets provide easy, on-the-go access to gloves, hats, and extra layers. âThe pockets are super low-profile, but held 1-liter bottles, excess clothes, and even my camp chair,â reports one tester. Plus, the extra-large, rubber-encased zipper pulls are truly glove friendly.
COMFORT: The pack easily adjusts to fit 17 to 21-inch torsos via nylon webbing on the backpanel. âEven fully loaded with 45 pounds, the pack sat on my hips without pinching or rubbing,â says one traditionally hard-to-fit tester. He credits the cushioned hipbelt and tapered shoulder straps (the top sections of which offer a broad 3 inches of coverage that distribute the weight evenly across your shoulders).
CAVEAT Testers at the higher end of the torso range felt slightly cramped, and wanted more length.