MontaneUltra Tour 55L Backpack

Stay light, move quickly.

You have a lot of ground to cover and only a few days to do it in, so travel light and fast on the trail with the Montane Ultra Tour 55 Backpack. From the Pacific Crest Trail to the Pennine Way, this minimalist pack keeps things lightweight and simple, yet spacious so you can move quickly and comfortably, from the mountains to the desert.

Raptor Zero fabric is lightweight, yet exceptionally tough to withstand the rigors of life on the trail, and it has a DWR treatment to repel any rain or snow you may encounter along the way. The Comfort Vent Back Pad and Contact Mesh shoulder straps wick away fabric and enhance breathability to keep you cool during hot hikes. Removable trekking pole attachments hold your poles when you're scrambling up steep slopes, and they can be detached when you're trying to shave as many grams as possible.

The double tension waist harness and sternum strap support your load and stabilize the pack so you don't lose your balance on precarious ridges, and compression straps keep everything as compact as possible. Stretch mesh pockets throughout the pack keep small items organized and accessible while adding minimal extra weight.

  • Raptor Zero fabric
  • DWR treatment
  • Comfort Vent Pad Back with Contact Open Mesh
  • Perforated shoulder straps
  • Double tension waist harness
  • Multiple stretch mesh pockets
  • Hydration compatible (bladder not included)
  • Removable trekking pole attachment and daisy chains
  • Dusk Til Dawn 360-degree reflectivity
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Ultralight simplicity

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

I really love this pack. weighing in at 30oz for a 55L packs is absolutely fantastic weighing in less than some other ultralight options that cost double or even triple what this pack costs. Most of the webbing, straps and tie downs are removable allowing you to cut weight even more. the roll top is large and allows for easy enough access to everything packed in the bag. The mesh stretchy pocket is great especially for drying gear out. The padding is very minimal on the shoulder and waist straps but it is plenty for an ultralight setup like the pack is best suited for. The Nylon is not completely waterproof, but it is water resistant especially with the DWR treatment. I do carry an ultralight rain cover weighing in at just a few ounces just in case it really gets wet out. All in all if you are looking for an ultralight multi day pack option and don't feel like breaking the bank this is great option to check out.

Unanswered Question

Go to do section hike of the AT the Montane Ultra Tour 55 L. How water proof is it? Will i need a pack cover for extreme weather conditions? What is the weight carrying capacity?