Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack
Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack

Minimalist V2 Ultralight Backpack

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Excellent!

"Used the Minimalist v2 with vest on a two night. Had lots of extra gear/weight as I had three kids along. Carried a bear can with 24 meal portions in it (6 x 4). About 25 lbs loaded. Carried this weight easily. Youngest child decided they liked hiking (not backpacking). Added their 10+ pound pack to mine. Now at 35+ lb, Minimalist still comfy. Highly recommend. Just the right amount of frame. Vest pockets are very well thought out." - James

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Flight Vest and Shoulder Harness

Strap Length

Weight

Recommended Size

Small Flight Shoulder Harness

15" - 38 cm
5.7 oz | 161 g
Best fits someone 5'7" or shorter and/or someone who has a torso length of 14 - 17".

Large Flight Shoulder Harness

18" - 46 cm
6.1 oz | 172 g
Best fits someone 5'8" or taller and/or someone who has a torso length of 18 - 22".

Small S-Curve* Flight Shoulder Harness

15" - 38 cm
5.7 oz | 161 g
Best fits someone 5'7" or shorter and/or someone who has a torso length of 14 - 17".

Large S-Curve* Flight Shoulder Harness

19" - 48 cm
6.3 oz | 179 g
Best fits someone 5'8" or taller and/or someone who has a torso length of 18 - 22".

Small Flight Vest Harness

19" - 48 cm
7.5 oz | 212 g
Best fits someone 5'7" or shorter and/or someone who has a torso length of 14 - 17".

Large Flight Vest Harness

22" - 56 cm
8.5 oz | 242 g
Best fits someone 5'8" or taller and/or someone who has a torso length of 18 - 22".

*The S-Curve shoulder harness is shaped to curve towards the neck and outwards around the chest to accommodate those who want more comfort in the chest area.


Flight Hip Belt Measurements

Padded Length

Weight

Recommended Size

Small Flight Hip Belt

24" - 65 cm
6.1 oz | 173 g
26" - 29"

Medium Flight Hip Belt

28" - 76 cm
6.7 oz | 188 g
30" - 35"

Large Flight Hip Belt

34" - 86 cm
7.2 oz | 204 g
36" - 50"

*If you find that you are between size measurements, we recommend going with the smaller size so that you have room for adjusting the hip belt with out zeroing out the padded section. If you are still unsure, please contact us by emailing store@sixmoondesigns.com. Please include your overall height, torso length, and weight.

35 oz - 1002 g Pack

The Minimalist V2 is redesigned to make simple even more functional.

We heard you. We took the simple, clean design of the Minimalist, and using customer feedback, made it even better. The Minimalist V2 still has the perfect amount of space for all your gear and a lightweight suspension that adds just enough support but now with larger, more secure stash pockets. Even the lettering took on a new modern, subtle look. Thanks for the help making the thru-hikers dream backpack even better.

Size Guide

Overview

Despite being called the Minimalist, this pack provides all the comforts of much heavier packs. It comes with a removable Delrin Hoop Stay Frame and hip belt for maximum load days. And because every long-distance hiker is different, it has a lot of configurations to suit your specific comforts and offers a remarkable amount of extra storage space.

The main compartment is 40L with a 9L extension collar. It incorporates a top lid and has two additional large external gusseted pockets as well as a front stasher pocket with a pleated gusset. The top lid can be used to secure larger bear canisters too large to fit in the main compartment.

Minimalist V2 Backpack
Minimalist V2 Backpack in Use
Pack Organization

The exterior pockets add a lot of quick access storage solutions. And all the external pockets have been reconstructed for the V2, featuring larger, more secure designs.

Hip belt pockets are cavernous. Both harness styles offer additional pockets for electronics, snacks, or other necessities.2 large asymmetric side pockets. The shorter right pocket is great for holding water bottles. The taller left pocket is perfect for carrying an ultralight tarp, tent, or tall hydration bladder. Large rear shove-it sleeve for quick access to gear and rainwear.

Versatility

The Minimalist V2 offers several adjustable straps and tensioners to ensure a stable, comfortable fit. The Delrin Hoop Frame is designed to shift load bearing to the hip belt, reducing the strain on your shoulders and upper body.

The Minimalist V2 comes in the standard Robic™ nylon or our new VX21 fabric. VX21 is a robust fabric by Dimension Polyant. It is made using 3 layers of 210 denier fabric making it not only waterproof but very abrasion-resistant. While VX21 is waterproof the packs themselves are not water tight. We recommend using a 50L Pack Liner.

Minimalist V2 Backpack

Suspension

Frame Configuration

The Minimalist comes with a removable Delrin Hoop Stay Frame. The ends of the hoop rest on the base of the hip belt, transferring the weight to the hip belt. This design feature makes carrying heavy loads more comfortable and reduces pack sag.

Using the Delrin Hoop Stay and hip belt together increases your load carrying capacity by approximately 10 lbs*.

*We recommend a base weight of 12lbs or less even when increasing load weight and using the Delrin Hoop Stay and hip belt.

Frameless Configuration

The Minimalist is the only ultralight, frame-less pack on the market with an adjustable torso length. This allows the Minimalist to provide unbridled comfort.

When configured as frame-less, the highest recommended base weight is 8lbs / 3.5k and maximum weight not exceeding 25lbs / 11k.

Harness Options

Flight Shoulder Harness

Traditional backpack shoulder straps

Two 4-Way Stretch Pockets that hold 500ml soft bottles

Sliding sternum strap

Covers less torso area

Weighs ~2 oz less than vest harness

Flight Vest Harness

Six points of suspension between the pack and user

Eliminates sway or bounce when walking or running

Transfers some of the load to your core

Helps to eliminate sores on your shoulders and hips

Helps to reduce back pain after long days on trail

Provides extra storage pockets and quick-access options

Flight S-Curve Harness

Designed to accommodate people with narrow shoulders that have a larger chest area

Two 4-Way Stretch Pockets that hold 500ml soft bottles

Sliding sternum strap

Avoids covering chest for more comfort

Weighs ~2oz less than Flight Vest Harness

Features

• Adjustable Torso Length because one size does not fit all
• Three Shoulder strap Style options
- Shoulder Harness, S-Curve or Vest Harness
Five Exterior Pocketsso you only have to unload your pack when its time to set up camp.
• Rear Pocket
• Short Side Pocket
• Tall Side Pocket
• Stretchy Top Lid pocket (narrower on the V2 to help keep things more secure)
• Zippered Top Lid pocket
• Large Shoulder Strap Pockets to keep things close at hand
• Removable Hip Belt

• Minimal Contact Back Panel
• Top Loading with Dry Bag Closure
• Interior Zippered Stash Pocket for your wallet and other small necessities.
• Two layers of material in key point to strengthen the pack and prevent holes.
• Multiple Point Cord Compression System to keep your load stabilized no matter the size.
• Ice Axe/Trekking pole attachment points
• Dual Hydration Ports
• Sliding Sternum Straps on Vest and Shoulder Harness
• Delrin Hoop Stay for added support on those heavy load days.

Specifications

General

Suspension
Torso Sizes
Dimensions
Color
Maximum Load
Base Weight
Delrin Hoop
16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm
11"W X 7"D X 22"T
Gray, Green, Red or Blue
35 lb - 15.88 kg
15 lb - 5.5 kg

Materials

Pack Body

Body Contact
Side Panels

Pockets
Nylon Robictm
or X-Pac VX21
3D Mesh
Nylon Robictm
or X-Pac VX21
4-Way Stretch

Volume

Body
Extension Collar
Exterior Pockets

Total Volume
2441 ci - 40 L
550 ci - 9 L
610 ci - 10 L

3600 ci - 59 L

Weight

Robic Body
VX21 Boxy
Delrin Stay
Shoulder Strap
Hip Belt

Robic Weight
VX21 Weight
23 oz - 671 g
28.5 oz - 807g
3 oz - 85 g
5.7 oz - 161 g
6.5 oz - 184 g

35 oz - 992 g
40.7 oz - 1153 g

Video

Shoulder Straps or Vest Harness?

By: Six Moon Designs
Published: 02/06/2020

Minimalist V2 Overview

By: Six Moon Designs
Published: 08/4/2021

Customer Reviews

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Michael Thrift
Great Design and materials

Best functional design concepts for Ultralight gear since Go-Lite packs.

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Justin M
Comfortable backpack!

I took the pack out for its initial trip last weekend near Hells Canyon. Quick overnighter with the family, 7 miles one night. I had more weight in it than I would normally be carrying (extra food for the kids and a 3 person tent) than if I was out on my own but the pack had enough room and handled the extra weight great. I opted for the fight vest harness and I love it. The pack really stays with you when changing directions or climbing over deadfall, no swinging and pulling you side to side. Overall I am very happy with it. I also purchased a set of the packing pods. They are very lightweight and seem to be durable, great for organizing smaller pieces of gear.

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Thomas Huber

Good backpack, give better color options please.

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Customer
Excellent!

Used the minimalist v2 with vest on a two night. Had lots of extra gear/weight as I had three kids along. Carried a bear can with 24 meal portions in it (6 x 4). About 25 lbs loaded. Carried this weight easily.
Youngest child decided they liked hiking (not backpacking). Added their 10+ pound pack to mine. Now at 35+ lb, minimalist still comfy.
Highly recommend. Just the right amount of frame.
Vest pockets are very well thought out.

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Trine Rieck
Awesome pack

I've used this pack a few times now, some just around the neighborhood with a heavier load (around 25lbs), and some for day hiking (15-20lbs), and I absolutely love it. I am 4'-10", 135lbs and have had a heck of a time finding a decent pack that would fit my small frame and not weigh a ton. My torso measurement is 15", just in case that helps anyone. The minimalist truly adjusts perfectly for me. I got both the flight vest and the s-straps and adore the vest. I am fairly large chested, but because the rest of my frame is small, it works for me, but I can see that it would be really uncomfortable for someone with a large chest and back. The straps are awesome as well, having that 3rd point of connection really makes a huge difference on how the pack carries. I have recommended this pack a few times now.