The smallest pack in our ‘bushwalking light’ range, the Umbra weighs a measly 1.2 kilograms. Load it with a One Planet Gunyah tent (1.1 kilograms) and Stowaway sleeping bag (0.5 kilograms) and laugh as you skip along, barely noticing your 2.8 kilogram pack.
The Umbra is made from our new, light 200 gsm canvas and given the One Planet canvas seam-binding treatment, making it much more resistant to UV rays and the weather than similar nylon packs. The Mini harness is designed for loads up to 15 kilograms, which should allow you to fill its 45 litres with comfort. The side compression-straps incorporate hook buckles for attaching the optional daypack as a front pocket, daypack or front pack – you choose.
There are lighter pack fabrics out there. However, our 200 gsm canvas ticks all the boxes for Australian and New Zealand bushwalking: high UV and water resistance, as well as reasonable scrub resistance.