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Kalais Pack
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Price: $230.00
Item Number: EHPKKL


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"The Kalais is one of the best backpacks I have ever tested, and I have tested a lot of packs. It’s well designed and constructed, durable, fits well, comfortably carries a sizeable load, and its volume adjustment capability is outstanding. In response to the question of: “if I were to purchase only one pack, which one would serve most of my needs?”, the Kalais would be one of only a few packs I would recommend."  Will Reitveld - Southwest Ultralight Backpacking
  • Now includes 6061 Aluminum V-saty
  • V-Stay Lite Suspension System
  • Roll top closure
  • 3 External pockets
  • Dual hydration ports
  • Modular accessory attachment system
  • 8 lash loops
  • Tool loop
  • Bear can compatible
  • Removable sternum strap
  • Made in the USA
Standard Materials:

  • 210d Dyneema X - High wear areas
  • 70d urethane coated rip-stop nylon - colored body panels
  • Polymesh - pockets
  • Spacer mesh - Body contact areas
In Greek mythology, Aquilo is the god of the North wind and Kalais is one of his sons.  Based on the extremely comfortable and supportive suspension system of the award winning Aquilo pack, the new Kalais pack is literally the smaller and lighter "son of Aquilo."

Made with a combination of 210 d Dyneema X grid stop fabric in the high wear areas and 70 d rip stop nylon on the body panels, the Kalais pack provides an
exceptional blend of durability and light weight.  Spacer mesh fabric provides great wicking performance for excellent comfort on the shoulder straps, hip belt, and back pad. 

The Kalais pack is designed as a frameless pack for the ultralight hiker who has a smaller volume load and whose average total pack weight is below 25 lb.  But for hikers looking for even more comfort and load capacity, the Kalais will accept the Al "V" stay (now a standard feature) from the Aquilo pack which extends the comfortable load capacity up to 35 pounds with a minimal addition to the weight of the pack. 
In the frameless configuration the internal pad pocket holds your  inflatable or closed cell foam sleeping pad securely to provide maximum support for your load.  And of course if you choose to add the V stay, you and your load will travel in plush comfort.

Rounding out the great comfort of the Kalais pack is an excellent feature set which includes 3 external pockets, 8 lash points, dual hydration ports, roll top closure, wide interchangeable hip belts, ergonomically shaped and padded shoulder straps, and like all Elemental Horizons products the Kalais is made in the USA.
Maximum load capacity V-Stay Suspension System Bear canister compatible
Kalais Pack Specs

Kalais Review by SGT Rock

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Product Reviews

(3 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
The perfect pack
Gilad Nachmani (London, UK) 10/29/2014 2:35 AM
I've been searching for the right pack for almost 10 years now, and finally found it. As someone who works in the outdoor industry I own 8 bags at 35-65 litres, in my search for the right long haul bag, and there was always a problem with them, until I got the Kalais. The Kalais offers the right balance of volume, ease of access (mainly to the side pockets that are superb!) and weight. I've already used it for short weekends, family backpacking trips and 2 weeks backcountry trips, and the Kalais performed perfectly. I bought the camo laminized fabric, and so far it has been coping with the British and Scottish wet weather comfortably. Highly recommended.
Shane Sibert (Gladstone, OR) 3/23/2014 2:26 PM
The Kalais is a stellar pack. Quality is top notch. The Kalais reduces weight without sacrificing load carry ability or comfort. the design has a perfect balance of suspension features, accessory options, materials, custom offerings, attentive details and sparseness all blended to make a seasoned distant hiker giddy. This is a testament to Matthews understanding of the needs of the lightweight backpacker. Matthew is professional and outstanding to work with and will go out of his way to make a backpack to suit your needs and likings. Highly recommend!
Pinnacle of Evolution
Erick Freeman (Portland, OR) 11/17/2012 1:08 AM
This pack is by far the best pack I have ever used. Hands down most comfortable. My $500 dollar pack carries like a Buick compared to this German sportscar. Weighs in at a pound will comfortably carry 25-30lbs with the burden of a mildly stuffed 20 liter day pack. The outer pockets and attachment points are extremely well thought out, and really take the Kalais to a whole new level amoung the outdoor elite. Thank you Matthew! A truly beautiful design.
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