Exodus/Prophet/Burn Light Suspension Upgrade
NEW FOR 2015
This Backpack Upgrade adds a light and comfortable suspension to a frameless MLD pack.
*Not an option for the CORE pack or the Cuben Fiber Packs.
Designed to carry slightly larger loads when needed without adding more weight to the pack than needed for light loads.
Many light and ultralight backpackers total pack weight with food and water works out to about 15-20 lbs on most trips. If you occasionally need to carry 20-28lbs comfortably for short sections after water stops or food resupplies this upgrade is perfect.
No more need to get s 2.5- 4lb pack for those temporary borderline larger lightweight loads.
• Inflatable Klymit Suspension Airbeam Pad 3oz
• Internal Pad Pocket 1oz
• Load Lifters 1oz
All other features of the packs stay the same.
+6oz to Standard Pack
Load comfort increases from 20-25lbs to 25-30 lbs.
+6oz to Standard Pack
Load comfort increases from 18-22lbs to 22-28 lbs.
+5oz to Standard Pack
Load comfort increases from 16-20lbs to 20-25 lbs.
We have used the award winning Klymit Vertical Airbeam Pack Frame for over three years. Many hikers have completed multiple long thru-hikes totaling over 4,000 miles using the same pad with no problems. Our original version of the airbeam uses more vertical air chambers than other various manufacturers versions and can support more weight without collapsing - it is kind of amazing how much vertical stiffness there is in this one 3oz pad- FAR MORE than any inflatable sleep pad inside a pack. The airbeam is warrantied for one year. Punctures can be easily fixed with the supplied patch kit.
We locate the pad pocket on the inside of the pack and it tightly fits the pad to provide real suspension plus protection for the pad. It extends 4" above the point where the shoulder straps attach to the pack. This allows the proper use of load lifters to shift weight to the hips. NOTE: External stretchy pad pockets outside a pack below the straps can not do this well and function as only flimsy back cushions, seat pads and heat retainers - not real pack suspension. We decided an airbeam needs to support the pack weight First since that is what it does 10+hrs a day and not function as a quick access seat cushion used 10 min a day.
This upgrade can not be retrofitted and must be ordered at the same time you select a pack.
AirBeam Not Available for the ARK pack or custom XL torsos.
NOTE: IF you are always going to be at the max suggested weights or above - you really need a heavier full framed backpack with a substantial full wrap around heavily padded hipbelt that can transfer a lot more of those huge load to the hips.