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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.


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 $188Levity 60L: $270 $203

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