Combining the attributes of two winners, the Meridian Vapor ultralight pack weighs under 3 pounds and can handle gear for weekend trips to thru-hikes Flexible HDPE plastic frame sheet with soft foam padding and padded ergonomic harness offers enough support for loads up to 30 pounds. Dual-density foam lamination in backpanel and hipbelt effectively cushions the load and absorbs shock. Brought by popular demand, the floating lid turns into a waistpack with a waterproof RiRi Aquazip zipper to keep the elements out. Full-length, zippered front panel opens wide to give complete access to the contents of the pack. Inside of middle panel an internal compression system keeps pack contents stable and in place. Durastretch side pockets are large enough for quart water bottles or fuel bottles and do not snag on brush. Front straps let you lash on camp chair, sleeping pad or other bulky item. Reflective dual ice axe loops for strapping on tools and trekking poles help you be seen at night. Side compression straps and top straps double as extra lash points for tent poles, camp trowel and other gear.