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Want a Custom Ultralight Backpack? Get This Discounted Bag Instead

Ultralight, custom backpacks are great, but they can also be expensive.

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Osprey makes some of the most popular backpacking packs available. It’s among the most common brands backing Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, but its feature-packed bags have long been geared toward the mainstream. Osprey’s Levity is different though; it’s a “superultralight” bag that will please even ounce-counters who drills holes in their toothbrush handles.

The Levity relies on Osprey’s NanoFly fabric, which blends ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene ripstop with 30-denier Cordura Silnylon in a combination that’s both lightweight and durable (it’s also backed by Osprey’s repair-or-replace lifetime guarantee). The Levity isn’t entirely spartan either — Osprey built the pack with a pocket-equipped lid, a large expanding front pocket, and side holsters for a water bottle and other gear. Strategic paracord accents round out the Levity’s hauling capabilities. The 45-liter version weights just 1.85 pounds while the larger 60-liter pack comes in at 1.95.

In the world of backpacking, the ultralight crowd is a notoriously hard-to-please bunch, and many of its denizens rely on fully-custom packs that can be exceedingly expensive. The Levity represents a thoughtful attempt by Osprey to reach out to that group — it’s a bag for diehards, by diehards, and right now, it’s on sale in both sizes for 25 percent off.

Levity 45L: $250 $188 Levity 60L: $270 $203

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