Weighing in at less than five pounds yet easily capable of hauling a 50-pound load comfortably, the Granite Gear Stratus Latitude belongs to a new generation of lightweight AND functional multi-day backpacks. Ultralight packs can only carry minimal loads 20-30 pounds, and they dont necessarily carry them in the most comfortable manner possible. Yet plenty of backpackers need a pack that will hold 50 pounds and thats built with beefier fabrics to hold up to the rigors of a harsh environment. Granite Gears indestructible 3D molded Tepex frame provides incredible support and a solid fit. Other cool features on the Stratus Latitude include a front-panel loading system that opens from the top or bottom for easy access to anything in the pack compression straps hold everything in place when the zippers are open, hydration compatibility, and an internal zip-off lid. New this year are side pockets for snacks, compass, and layers.