The Kolob carries really well - the rigidity of the structure controls bounce, an energy-losing effect of flat-bar-based suspensions. The lack of pre-curve in the 'stays' allows the pack to have a wide fit range - helped by the willingness of the foam to develop a 'memory' of your particular shape.
The shape of the Kolob is important to its carry. The sweep of the bottom up and out of the way is helpful on downclimbs, with the big pack on.
Weight: 4 lb 5 oz (1932 g)
Imlay Canyon Gear Hybrid Packs select the best attributes of both these systems. Heavy duty laminated PVC fabric forms the armored exterior of the packs. Sophisticated shapes and features are taken from the American tradition of high-performance packs - though we tend to focus on the "carries really well" part of that tradition, rather than following the current backpack fad of fabulous complexity. Our Insta-Drain Design provides lots of places for water to drain out, and eliminates places for water to catch.
Details: Hybrid packs are, in essence, one pack inside another. The interior pack is made of heavy and coarse nylon mesh, which allows water to move along the mesh to the drain holes. The interior pack also keeps your stuff inside, should the canyon chew holes in the exterior of your pack.
The outside of the pack is armored. The sides and bottom are PVC laminate fabric, with drain holes punched in it near the bottom. The bottom panel is backed with foam which adds to the life of the pack. Exterior Pockets are pleated, thus putting (in most places) a triple-layer of 1000 denier Cordura Nylon fabric between the canyon walls and your stuff.
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||No|
|Total Weight||4 lb 5 oz (1932 g)|
|Gear Capacity (Liters)||36 / 41|
|Gear Capacity (Cubic Inches)||No|