Montane Ultra Tour 40L Backpack

Super light and super comfy.

Spend a night in the woods after hiking for miles with Montane's Ultra Tour 40 Backpack. This superlight backpack feels best in summer's warmer weather, with a Comfort Vent Back Pad for cushy moisture management and Contact airmesh at the shoulder straps and waist belt for breathability. Its Raptor Zero fabric is surprisingly strong for how light it feels, and it has a DWR treatment to shed light rainfall.

The Ultra Tour also features a roll-top closure for additional protection from wet weather. It has an internal sleeve designed for hydration reservoirs, and there are side angle stretch mesh pockets for water bottles. Montane also added a large front stretch pocket for easy-to-access layers, hip pockets for energy gels, and removable attachments for trekking poles.

  • Comfort Vent Back Pad
  • Contact airmesh shoulder straps and waist belt
  • DWR-treated Raptor Zero fabric
  • Roll-top closure
  • Hydration-compatible internal sleeve
  • Removable trekking pole carry
  • Stretch mesh shoulder strap pockets
  • Large front stretch pocket
  • Side angle stretch mesh pockets
  • Hip pockets
  • Base and side compression straps
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Montane ultra 40

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Good enough pack, but a few things that leave you wanting more. Shoulder straps and waistbelt have very little padding. Overall the pack is sized small, the large feels like a medium. Not sure what they were thinking, but they decided to eliminate one of the most useful parts of any pack, NO TOP FLAP WITH POCKET!πŸ€” feel like this should be bolded in the pack description. Probably going to hand this one off to my wife or done and start shopping for another pack πŸ˜’

Fantastic pack! Super lightweight

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

At less than two pounds this bad boy is the bee's knees. I bought it for my GF, she's 5'8" about 130lbs and she measures out at 18" for a pack. I got her the s/m and its perfect. At 40L it's not a expedition pack, but for a weekend or a few days backpacking its great. We like to go ultralight and this guy def fits the bill. Construction, materials and stitching is all top notch. The straps and hip belt are thin and breathable but still comfortable. It has some spacious hip belt pockets that are made of a tight stretchy mesh. The DWR coating works great in combination with the roll top closure. Has good compression webbing on the sides and bottom, though my one complaint is that the straps on the bottom are not long enough to go around a regular thermarest sleeping pad rolled tight. Ideally they would be a couple inches longer. Not a huge deal. Also as advertised it has a spacious stretchy mesh pocket on the outside of the pack that is actually useful for drying something out as you hike or for keeping your preferred items on hand. Its very stretchy and you can fit a lot in the pouch and the top of the pouch conveniently stays taught so your stuff doesn't pop out the top. Also a plus is the lifetime warranty from Montane, just register it on their site and you're good to go.
My only complaint with the pack is the straps mentioned above