The Mont Bell packs featured below are light yet tough, and have harnesses that comfortably carry heavy loads. This means that the packs are versatile. They can be used for a short trip one week, and then "overloaded" (by extending the lid) for a longer trip the following week.
Mont Bell packs are constructed of nylon, which means they remain light when wet.
Mont Bell Alpine Pack 60 L - multi-day mountaineering and tramping
The Mont Bell Alpine Pack is a mountaineering/tramping pack suitable for multi-day trips. However, it is light enough to be used as a summit-day pack when climbing or a day pack when tramping, and comfortable to carry when "overloaded" on a week-long transalpine trip.
The curvature of the pack can be custom fitted by adjusting three aluminium rods and a back plate.
Weight: 1.86 kg
Alpine Pack NZ$340
Mont Bell Granite Pack 40 L - weekend mountaineering and tramping
The Mont Bell Granite Pack is a mountaineering/tramping pack suitable for 1-2-day trips. Depending on what gear you need to carry and how packable that gear is, the Granite Pack can be used on multi-day trips by extending the lid. The pack is light and allows good freedom of movement, making it an ideal summit-day pack for mountaineers, and an ideal pack for trampers who like the option of running sections of the track. Yet the harness easily handles the weight when the pack is "overloaded' with several days' food, ropes, and many kilograms of climbing equipment.
Weight: 1.61 kg
Granite Pack NZ$240