A packable frame backpack
The Beast28 is an ultralight frame pack engineered for technical outdoor pursuits. A flexible frame suspension system provides support while packing down small for travel. This fully-featured alpine pack is built from Robic® fabric and reinforced with a UTS coating for weatherproofing and durability.
The pack is equipped with everything you need to take on your pursuit, including hydration compatibility, gear loops for alpine tools and hiking poles, and daisy chains for additional external storage. Ultralight at just 680 g, the Beast28 is prepared to help you fight gravity without excess weight. Built from industry-leading Robic® nylon and best-in-class YKK® hardware, the Beast28 is designed for long-lasting durability you can depend on.
The flexible frame suspension system distributes your pack evenly from shoulders to hips, while the waist and sternum strap offer a customized fit to your body and support for heavy loads. When it's time to pack it down, simply twist and fold the pack in half and secure inside the included compression sack. Unpack the bag and the spring steel frame will restore the shape of the pack instantly.
- Waterproof UTS coating
- Flexible frame that moves with your body
- Removable hip belt with zipper pockets
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Dual compartment design with half clamshell zipper main
- Hydration Compatible
- Gear loops for hiking poles, ice axes, or tools
- Hypalon reinforced external daisy chain
- Oversized water bottle pockets
- Two internal pockets and key loop for securing small items
- Padded breathable mesh shoulder straps and back panel
- Compression storage sack for travel
Data sheet • Product codes
- SizeUnpacked 28 × 56 × 18 cm, packed 23 × 23 × 9 cm
- Material210D Robic nylon, 100D Robic nylon lining, UTS coated, DWR finish
- ZipperYKK zip
- Weight680 g
- Volume28 L
Flexible frame suspension
The Beast28 features an innovative spring steel frame, which allows for both structure and packability. When not in use, simply twist and fold the frame, and secure into the compression sack. The spring steel frame bounces back into its original shape when released.
Organization on the trail
The main compartment features an asymmetrical clamshell zipper, making it easy to access the larger items at the bottom of your pack. A front compartment extends to the bottom of the pack, while a zippered pocket inside protects your smaller items.
An internal hydration sleeve accommodates most 1-3 liter reservoirs, with hose routing features on both shoulder straps for a customized fit.
Stow for transit
Easily twist, fold, and store the pack in the included compression sack for travel. Ultralight at just 680 g, the Beast28 makes it easy to take a fully capable alpine pack with you wherever you go.
out of 5
Excellent lightweight yet sturdy packable daypack
Awesome backpack. It can be used as a regular daypack for all your hiking needs. I especially like the fact that it offers good shoulder support for such a lightweight pack. The walking pole straps are also a very welcome sight. But the absolute killer feature is the fact that the pack can be folded and compressed to a small form factor. This makes it an extremely handy backpack to take with you during day trips when you want to leave your bigger pack at your holiday home. The waterproofing is okay, but not excellent. I would suggest buying a raincover if you need extra protection. Yet the pack itself is unique in its segment despite this minor fault. I highly recommend it if you want a packable daypack.
- Verified customer
- EPAGNY METZ-TESSY, France
Good but not great
- Pleasant to carry
- good organization and thoughtful layout
- removable hipbelt
- not waterproof at all
I took it on day hikes in the alps with light rain/snow and after 2 hours it ended with a small puddle at the bottom of the main pocket. Don't keep your down jacket in there! Good thing I was using dry bags for my stuff.
So this is not quite an alpine backpack for me. Good for day hikes and everyday carry (as long as you don't need to carry a laptop as it won't fit in the inner sleeve). I wish it was waterproof, had an extra strap to carry skis or other equipment, and that the hydration pocket would also work to fit a 15" laptop with sleeve.
Not perfect, still a pleasant backpack overall.
- ARTUR MIGUEL NASCIMENTO PAVAO
- Verified customer
- S. DOMINGOS DE RANA, Portugal
Excellent quality in Beast28, quality that I was used to, easy use and construction, make me very satisfied with this purchase. I strongly recommend it.
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