Knik LiteSkin – 40L Backpack
Frameless and ultralight, this pack will have you floating down the trail like the Alaskan breeze it is named after. Now available in our new highly durable and waterproof LiteSkin backpack fabric: weighs less than a pound.
Small: 14.1 oz
Medium: 14.7 oz
Large: 15.3 oz
42L total (size medium)
28L main body
4L extension collar
4L side pockets
6L back pocket
Height 18″ (bottom of pack to shoulder strap attachment point – extension collar adds 9″)
The pack itself can handle at least 35 lbs. Since it is a frameless pack, however, all that weight will be carried on your shoulders. Most folks like to keep the load around 20 lbs. in the Knik.
LiteSkin – main body
LiteSkin is a new backpack fabric from sailcloth maker Dimension Polyant. The face of Lite Skin® fabric is a sheet of random array, non-woven filaments that provides increased abrasion and water resistance at a minimal weight gain. Waterproof to 160 psi.
500D Cordura – reinforcements
This extremely durable fabric is used in areas that take a lot of abuse: pack bottom, and side pockets.
Bear Canister Fit
All standard bear canisters will fit standing on end (vertically).
To find the correct torso size, it is best to measure your torso length. The measurement will be most accurate using a flexible measuring tape and a friend to help. Measure torso length vertically from C7 vertebrae (the bump at the base of your neck) to the spot on your spine that is level with the iliac crest (top of hipbone). Try to keep your back comfortably straight while the measurement is taken.
Small fits torso length: 15.5″ – 18.5″
Medium fits torso length: 17.5″ – 20.5″
Large fits torso length: 19.5″ – 22.5″
As another point of reference, and a very general guideline, our sizes fit people of the following height ranges:
Small: under 5’7″
Medium: 5’7″ – 5’11”
Large: over 5’11”
If you are still not sure or in between sizes, it is generally best to size up.