KS packs

Lightweight and durable backpacks from a simple and rational building.


Concept: minimal accessories well placed for maximum efficiency!

Main application: Ultralight hiking, ultralight trekking....

KS packs series Fit:

Innovative fabrics, the weight / resistance ratio optimized for safe and sustainable using.

A large main tube simple and convenient to use.

 A large front pocke5L (10L in "cargo" option) , made in strong mesh by default (175 gr/m²) or fabric (Fit mesh bottom part to drain water), to store shelter, clothing or other items even wet.

A wide padded belt (KS 40/50) with 8 mm foam covered inner side by 2mm 3D  mesh, very comfortable and provide good load report on hip (with 25 mm webbing by default).
The padded part size is the same for every packs, the webbing strap length is adjusted with customer waist size.

Shoulder straps (12 mm X 65 mm width): Since March 2018 new 10 mm foam, more thick for confort and with more density for durability,  covered inside by 2mm 3D mesh, light, strong and very comfortable20 mm daisy chain included on shoulder strap for every packs by default (-7 gr if you want to remove).


2 side pockets compact and easily accessible even the pack worn(if you want them taller by custom please note it means you must remove the pack to take the bottle) closer to the hips and lower back, ensuring comfort and balance. (drainage holes at corner bottom)
Side pockets enlarged since January 2018

A system of lateral shock cords, simple, light but very efficient (two 3 mm cord x 1m = +8 gr) / by  line locks , 12 loops in total include on the front pocket to allow shock cord lashing.


Top closure by simple and convenient by draw cord and  13 mm webbing strap, which is fixed between the start of the shoulder straps to the front pocket making load lifters effect .

13 mm webbing Sternum strap  adjustable and removable ( +10 gr) .

Every packs fit 2 meters of 2mm elastic shock cord and 1 cord lock to secure your sit pad on back or secure your pole using loops etc...

6 bottom additional loops in option.

2 removable waist pockets  for all models in option.

Available in:

2 volumes: 40 L, 50 L
 Note: KS 50 is the most versatile: highly compressible for almost same weight and price.

Fabrics:

   1) Nylon/dyneema X 210D  165 gr / m² black with white grid line
for body, side pockets, shoulder strap and padded waist 
Bottom in cordura 330D by default.
Nylon /dyneema  X fabric is 210D nylon woven fabric contains a white Dyneema ripstop 0.25 in (6.35 mm) grid reinforcement at 0 and90 is degrees.There Also has an additional "X" pattern of nylon weave over That Improves abrasion and tear-resistance. 

2) X-Pac: LS07 Black leather 115gr / m² by default or check and choose other here: X-pac fabric for body. (TX07 light grey have been discontinued by the manufacturer)
+Bottom and side pockets  in 330D cordura black fabric by default for LS 07, VX 07
Or bottom and side pockets in cordura 500D PU coated fabric by default for VX 21. Change possible by Option here
Shoulder strap and padded waist cordura 330D by default, dyneema by option.

Shoulder strap: with new 10 mm foam, more thick for confort and more density for durability (since march 2018). 20 mm daisy chain included on shoulder strap for every packs by default


2 liters bottle in KS 50 pocket in PIC.
Side pockets compact and easily accessible even the pack worn.
Capacity:  for 1 L  1,5L / KS 40, 2L for KS 50
All pockets enlarged since January 2018
Fit side shock cord to maintain taller items, up to 3L water pouch for Ex.

Top closure by default: Draw cord/ cord lock (in PIC)
 covered by 13 mm compression strap.
Top front mesh pocket finish by default with New stronger 13 mm strap/buckle


 Finish for fabric front pocket option (same for cargo size option),
 with strong mesh at the bottom to drain water.
 Bottom in cordura 500D PU coated for KS Packs, 330 D For X-pac TX 07 LS07 ( dyneema or VX 21 fabric bottom available in option ) 
Default side pockets in cordura for X-pac finish pack,
 to modify: Explanation here.
6 front loops and bungee cord included by default
All models allow you to set your sit pad on back using shock cord and default loops
except for 3D mesh back or anatomic belt option, sit pad pocket option, 
no loops at top and low part in those case.



5 torso sizes: 44 cm, 47 cm, 50 cm, 53 cm, 56 cm 
Mesure your back (torso size) like this:
and measure your usual backpack to be sure, bottom of the pack up to start of shoulder strap.
 By default: for 1m62 ---> 44 cm 1 m 68---> 47 cm, 1m74--> 50 cm, 1m80-->53cm, 1m86-->56 cm (For Asiatic people, add 3 cm for this method)
Intersect the result of 3 methods to be sure.
Load lifter option is recommended for adjust your backpack torso length. (increases the length effect)

The weight of backpack are estimated with a a medium belt (for 90 cm usual pants belt) without accessory (sternum strap, bungee etc..) and without options.
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KS 40
Volume total : 35L (40 L extended collar open, 32 L body +5 L front pocket +1,5+1,5L side pocket), 
Estimate weight (without accessories): 350 gr  210D,  310 gr  X-Pac,
Recommend total loads up to  12 kg
 (SUL version of KS 4 here)


Strong mesh front pocket included by default 

Dyneema fabric front pocket by option.
               


KS 50
Volume total 45 L (50 L extended collar open 41+5+2+2), 
Recommend total loads up to 12 kg  .
Estimated weight (without accessories) : dyneema 380 gr, x-pac 330 gr.
330D cordura fabric front pocket custom order pack in picture below:

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TX 07 light gray by default for X-pac finish or check and choose other fabrics here:

(Strong mesh front pocket and 20 daisy chain on shoulder strap included in price now.)
 Choose your usual pants size for Belt size
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sizes and fabric
Torso Sizes
Belt size
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options:
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ADDITIONAL OPTIONS:
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Ice Axes Loops:
Fit one elastic cord and cord lock by loop, add 5 gr for one.
Right side in this PIC


 


Ice Axe Loops

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Removable pocket 1L: 

Size: 5X19X12/9 cm with waterproof zip and 1 key holder hook inside (one/pair).
Weight: 28 gr in nylon/dyneema 210D
       23 gr in X-Pac TX 07        25gr in 200D black nylon fabric

 

Redesigned March 2018


200D nylon fabric


Removable pocket
Localisation (if single pocket)
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Hole for hydration pipe (with inside hook) and water pouch pocket  options for 35 cm X 17 cm X 7cm size water pouch.
(This pocket is compatible with internal pad pocket option but not with internal pocket option.) Add 3 gr or 20 gr


Placed at center, allow right or left pipe way out.

Water pouch + hook


H2o Options
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Back in mesh 3D add 60gr approx.
Padded with not removable 8mm foam pad add 85 gr


Back in 3D mesh
Back in 3D mesh padded with not removable 8mm foam.


3D spacer mesh option
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Internal pocket:
(around 19cmx20cm) made of nylon ripstop 70 D black, mini velcro, add 9 gr



Internal pocket
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Large belt option 38 mm with dual Adjust Side Release Buckle (in place of 25 mm standard) add 20 gr :


Large belt 38 mm
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20 mm removable  (height adjustable) air sternum strap with whistle, weight 18 gr but add only 8gr from standard included 13 mm sternum strap.

Price: 550 JPY


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Dry bag top closure system
Velcro and 13 mm buckle:
Add around 10gr
(Associate with extension collar option is recommended mostly if you have 56 cm torso size, to increase rolled part longer) 




Dry bag top closure system
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Sit Pad pockets pair:
(add around 15gr acc to fabric)
Made of 3D mesh add 24 gr

Made with your pack fabric.
  Sit pad are sold below:

Sit Pad pockets
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Sit pad size around 25 x 50cm (rectangular since March 2018) according to your back length size, in durable ( Made in Japan) PE foam, 10 mm, color grey.
weight around 35 gr (torso 53 cm)
Full rolled pad in sale here
Price 1000 JPY
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Zipped front pocket option 5L same weight:
(Not compatible with cargo size option 10L)

Zipped front pocket option:
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Internal pad pocket 
(rectangular ) Usable Width = 24 cm, length according to your torso size:
Using with removable pad, make the back of the pack more comfortable and more rigid.
Weight pocket around 15 gr
 Pad in option, shaped according to your back size in white PE foam 8 mm.
Weight around 22 gr

Internal pad pocket
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Load lifter strap :


For frame less pack the load lifter system work well only when the pack is full.
Load lifter option is recommended also for adjust your backpack torso length. (Increases the length effect)
Should be made from lineloc and rigid cord for UL pack .
Cord add 9 gr , 20 mm add 17gr. The 2 solutions works well, the cord may be changed when degraded, the 20 mm webbing strap is more durable.
20 mm webbing
Linelock + cord 

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Anatomic padded hip belt with load lifter strap :
 For better load transfer on the hips, mostly slim people (Only waist 70 cm up to 84 cm) included 38mm webbing and buckle option, add around 40 gr.

Waist size (choose the same than for your pants)
Anatomic padded belt
Standard padded belt
 Not compatible with the Sit Pad pockets option but compatible with the Internal pad pocket option  Fabric : Black 500D by default.
Also compatible with the frame set option.





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Mesh (or fabric) pocket pair on side of the pack:
Strong mesh
 add around 30 gr in strong mesh or fabric, 20 gr in light mesh.
Fabric

Mesh pocket pair























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Removable Frame se:

A good UL alternative if you don't use your rolled pad to create a frame in your backpack  and to optimize load transfer on hips .
 Easily removable frame aluminium tube, weight according to your torso size around 50 gr (tube) + 10 gr for fixed loops. Associate with 38 mm waist strap/buckle option is recommended. (Space between shoulder and tube enlarged since March 2018)
This option is compatible with backpack: KS packs, Alpisack, R-50, and all options even anatomic padded hip belt option.
Recommend to use with your sit pad in back, extern or intern, to keep the back of the structure.  




                     Total load in video, 15 kg = maximum limit.



Price: 3800 JPY
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Cargo front pocket
Twice bigger than standard = 10 L. Add 20 gr
(Available also for Alpisack, bungee cord in option in this case ):

By default fit strong mesh at the bottom of pocket to drain water for fabric finish.
Dyneema fabric option in  PIC


Fabric/ pack model
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Custom front pocket form with fabric stripe at top and separate top closure with triangle reinforcement patch (Top strap is not fixed directly on pocket like standard fitting but dissociate)
Available for standard mesh pocket and fabric pocket.
Stripe material: dyneema or X-pac fabric



Price: 1000 JPY

Top stripe fabric:
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Bottom loops options:
Option 1 = 4 loops at bottom
Option 2 = 4 gear loops at front of bottom add 2 gr
Option 3 = option 1 + option 2 = 6 loops in total (2 jointly)  add 3 gr 

4 loops at bottom
4 gear loops at front of bottom (Elastic not included)



Loops options
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Strap size option:
20 mm width in place of standard 13 mm for shoulder strap webbing and top closure webbing
20 mm top closure strap webbing option add  7gr

20 mm shoulder strap webbing option add 12 gr



Localization:
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 Removable or fix "hand pull" :

Hand pull loops are made to insert your the thumb on the loop to pull and relieve shoulder part. 
Size 20 mm. (The 20 mm daisy chain are now included by default)
Add around Fix 10 gr/pair (Removable mean you can put off the loop when no needed) Removable  15gr.
Removable hand pull.



loops
















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Y shaped top closure strap:
Useful if you planned to carry big item like bear canister, in other cases, standard close by 13 mm or 20 mm strap is enough efficient even for rolled pad.
Add around 20 gr (for 20 mm strap) 10 gr for 13 mm strap
(Associate with the front pocket custom form option is recommended to dissociate pocket and strap)
20 mm strap



Webbing:

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Lycra mesh shoulder pocket pair on shoulder strap Add 13 gr /pair (Not removable)
For smartphone (up to 7 cm X 14 cm),  compact camera, sun glasses or snack, not for water bottle. (Not compatible with hand pull loops option):

Price/pair: 2900 JPY


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Extension collar option  + 10 cm
By default, KS 50 total length (collar full open) is 80 cm, 75 cm for KS 40 .
To increase collar length for better efficient close (mostly if you have 56 cm torso size) or increase volume (bear canister inside for ex) you can add this option:
Weight for a KS 50 = around +17 gr (dyneema fabric), volume 5L
Price 1000 JPY


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Quick trekking pole holder
Usable the pack worn,  Add 6 to 12 gr
(Only one side can support 2 poles but prefer 2 sides for weight repartition and balance) 
Left side in this PIC

On
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"JOKER HAT " top closure option:
"Joker hat top closure"= dry bag type top closure combined with load lifter strap attach on shoulder strap (see picture), possibility to close like a simple dry bag, 20 mm strap and buckle,
Weight 22 gr

Price 2000 JPY