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3500ci/57L EXODUS Backpacker Magazine Award $195.00


Backpacker Magazine Readers' Choice Award : Best UltraLight Pack

Fits Men and Women: Unisex S Shaped Shoulder Straps

2017 Note: All MLD packs now feature both the over the top V strap ( Pictured) and the newer integrated roll top side compression straps (Cuben versions). The best of the Dyneema X packs and the Cuben Fiber versions. New pictures soon.

Stealth Gray
Wasabi Green

Packs are shipping in about 2 weeks.

It's Lightweight Thru-Hike Ready
Lint - IAT, '03, AT, '04, PCT, '06, CDT, '07, CT '08, PCT '09, AT '10, PCT '2013
" The Exodus is exactly what I need. Perfect size, perfect fit; good grief I can't believe it took me 5 Thru-Hikes to FINALLY find my perfect pack. Wow! Thru-Hike number 6 coming up and I'm ready to roll." (Lint used the same Exodus for his PCT and AT thru-hikes and one Burn for three thru-hikes. He did use new and updated MLD packs for his 2014 and 2015 thru-hikes!)

Lightest Full Size + Full Featured Frameless Pack Made

Tough Dyneema X (tm) Fabric

Design Goal
Professional Level Frameless Backpack for Serious Light Weight Backpackers.
Multiple cutting edge details, hardware and craftsmanship.
Seams are double or triple stitched and each pack has over 50 strategic strength bartacks.

• Weight: 16oz

• Four Standard Torso Sizes + XL Custom Option

• Total Maximum Volume: 3100ci /50L main pack / 3500ci / 58L with filled extension collar

• Minimum Volume: 1800ci / 30L with compression and bottom volume reduction system engaged.

• Main Pack: 2400ci / 40L

• Main Outside Pocket: 400ci 6L

• Side Pockets: 150ci + 150ci 2L + 2L

• Extension Collar: 500ci / 8L

• Approx. External Dimensions 12� X 7� X 32�

• Pack Fabric: Dyneema X (TM) Carbon Gray Color

• SuperWick Mesh lined waist belt - 5" tall with 1.5" webbing and buckle.

• Shoulder Straps: 3.5" wide X .8" thick, SuperWick Mesh lined with full length highest quality 1/2" thick EVA foam padding. Our shoulder straps are thicker and wider than most all other lightweight packs. Shoulder strap lower pack attachments are isolated from the hipbelt for move comfort...yes, comfort is all in the details.

• Curved Side Panels: A slight curve from the waist to the shoulders moves the load closer to the upper back for more comfort. This also creates a slightly larger main compartment higher in the pack that helps load control by moving the heavier and higher packed gear higher to reduces shoulder stress.

• Hybrid Mesh/Dyneema X Side and Rear Pockets. The leading edge of the side pockets are Dyneema X to prevent snagging when moving through bush. The lower 5" of the rear pocket is Dyneema X to prevent abrasion from sharp contents or butt sliding accidents. The 4oz sq/yd open hole non-stretch water and drains fast to allow contents to dry faster than a tight stretch mesh or solid fabric. Dyneema X elastic top sleeves for long term Durability and elastic replacement. Slanted side mesh pockets are deep enough for a 2L Platy. Pocket top bungee sleeves of Dyneema X for long term durability. Pocket adjusts by pulling the bungee closed through the cordlock. Many lower priced packs simply bind over the top of the raw mesh with regular garment type elastic that loses it's stretch in a few years and does stretchl in deep cold weather.

• 4oz sq/yd Open Hole non Stretch Mesh. Stronger than stretch mesh that is twice the weight. Easy to field repair, does not absorb water and drains fast. Dyneema X elastic top sleeves for long term Durability and easy bungee elastic replacement.

• Load Rating: 25 lbs is the recommended average maximum for all day comfort in any frameless pack.


•S Shapped Unisex Comfort Shoulder Straps

• One of the most supportive and cushioned hipbelts in any sub 20oz frameless pack. Padded SuperWick Mesh lined waist belt hipbelt wings with 1.5" webbing and buckle. Adjusts from about 28" to 45" .

• Curved, SuperWick Mesh lined, ergonomic shaped shoulder straps with FULL LENGTH DAISY CHAINS to mount water bottle and accessory pouches. These are very comfortable shoulder straps and are super tough.

• Volume reduction bottom system: Two clips and spectra loops connect to reduce volume 30% for day pack use and small loads.

• Slanted side mesh pockets large and deep enough for a 2L Platy. Pocket top bungee sleeves of Dyneema X for long term durability vs cheaper style wrapped tops of uncovered elasitc bands. Pocket adjusts by pulling the bungee closedthrough the cordlock. Bungee is 1/8" thick 40 below rated elastic in a nylon sheath style bungee. Many lower priced packs simply bind over the top of the raw mesh with regular garment type elastic that loses it's stretch in a few years and does not do well in deep cold weather.

• Dual ice axe/trek pole loops.

• Left and Right hydration ports

• Internal hang clip loops for Optional .75 Hydration Pack Pouch inside of pack. The Hydration Pouch also converts to a 1.1oz summit day pack.

• Internal hang clip loops for Optional storage or hydro pouch inside of pack.

• Main bag large enough for a solo bear canister vertical or horizontal depending on how you pack your sleep pad.

• Removable Multi Position "Most Awesome Sternum Strap ITW" with Black WhistleLock Buckle .5oz, (n/inc in base pack weight)

• Side V compression straps with full strength buckles.

• Dry Bag roll top closure with V top compression strap.

• Long shoulder straps terminate in hand/finger rest loops.

Reviews At :


• 10� of black 1/8� bungee cord with three cordlocks (not included in base weight)


Unisex Sizes

If in Doubt - Size Up!

Torso Lengths

XSmall - Not Available- The Prophet pack is a better choice for XS.

Small 18" (5'3" - 5'6" / 160cm- 168cm)
Medium 20" (5'6" - 5'10" / 168cm- 176cm)
Large 21.5" (5'10" - 6'2" / 176cm- 1886cm)

XL Custom Order Only- Call First

-Torso lengths on MLD packs are measured from bottom of pack below waist belt wings to the point where the shoulder straps attatch to the pack.
-95% of MLD packs users do best to go by our height guidelines.
-NOTE: Different pack makers and outdoor stores measure for torso length differently.
-Frameless packs are measured and fit differently than fully framed pack with large hipbelts- DO NOT go to your local outdoor store/REI and "get measured" and then select length from that measure - it will be wrong. Use our height guide!

If you need help deciding the right size - Please Call
(Please do not order multiple sizes as a wild guess)

Test Fit Indoors - We are happy to exchange for size or refund new unused packs.

Hydration Pouch/Day Pack
9"X15" up to a 3L Platy ..75 - 1.1oz $22

Internal Stow Pouch
7"X6" .4oz $12
Clips into the inside front wall hang loops

Rain Cover
• 1.35 Silnylon 2.4oz $30
Gray Standard- Specify Yellow in Checkout Comments field.

Pack Waist Belt Pockets
Dyneema X Fabric
Medium .95 oz $18

UL PackLid
2oz Pack Lid in matching Dyneema X - adds 200ci.

Available Options:
Hydration Pocket:
Internal Stow Pocket:
More Options:
Pack Waist Belt Pockets:
Rain Cover:
SHoulder Strap Bottle Pouch:
SHoulder Strap Gear Pouch:
UL PackLid:
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