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Six Moon Designs Launches 2021 Ultralight Backpack Collection

Carrying Gear for Every Outdoor Adventure


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Ultralight gear manufacturer Six Moon Designs announces the launch of their 2021 pack collection to kick off the backpacking and hiking season. From a fast and light day/weekend pack (Flight 30 Ultra) to a value-priced load-bearing pack (Swift V) to an innovative packrafting pack (Flex PR), Six Moon Designs has left no stone unturned when it comes to comfortably and intuitively carrying your gear during any adventure this season.

Flight 30 (best for: trail running, mountain biking, speed hiking)

The Flight 30 Ultra is an 30L daypack or multiday pack for the super ultra-light adventurer. It’s leaner than similar packs, making it easier to negotiate through tight trails and more comfortable while trail running or riding. It’s the only frameless pack that has an adjustable torso length so you can tailor the pack to various situations. The large capacity bottom pocket made of stretch woven nylon is great for stashing a hat, gloves, etc. while on the go. MSRP: from $200. Learn More >Flight 30 Ultra (best for: trail running, mountain biking, speed hiking)

Flex Pack PR (best for: packrafting, canoe/kayak portage)

This completely redesigned portage pack is built using the same load distribution suspension system as SMD’s lightweight backpacks. Originally designed for the growing sport of packrafting, the Flex Pack PR can handle anything from a fully loaded 50L dry bag (included) to the ever-popular portage barrel, with four lashing points for attaching it securely to your boat. Features include a large gusseted front stretch pocket with zipper, an additional 8″ wide stash pocket that runs the entire length of the front pocket for stashing a packrafting paddle, two removable water bottle pockets, and two removable load-stabilizing straps for bigger loads. MSRP: from $280. Flex Pack PR

Swift V (best for: backpacking, thru hiking)

Based on the 2020 Swift X, the 49L Swift V is now available in Robic Nylon material for the budget-conscious hiker, with a cost savings of about 20 percent over the Swift X. Utilizing SMD’s popular Fast and Light suspension system, the Swift V is designed for carrying heavy loads comfortably and evenly for longer periods of time. With the option of using the vest or shoulder straps, the Swift V is highly configurable for every single body type and can be used for various activities and adventures. MSRP: from $215. Swift V