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.
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.
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.
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.
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
or X-Pac VX21
or X-Pac VX21
|2441 ci - 40 L
550 ci - 9 L
610 ci - 10 L
3600 ci - 59 L
|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
Shoulder Straps or Vest Harness?By: Six Moon Designs
Minimalist V2 OverviewBy: Six Moon Designs
Best functional design concepts for Ultralight gear since Go-Lite packs.
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.
Good backpack, give better color options please.
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.
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.