Interior pockets are now deeper allowing for a secure place for your passport, wallet etc…
All the stretch pockets have been upgraded to ultra-stretch
The pack now has 2 additional side straps so you can attach and secure the roll top either up top or on the side.
Six Moon Designs Logo and Pack name are now on a small woven label, and no longer silk screened to the woven stretch pockets
35.96 oz - 1019 g Hiking Backpack
The Swift V is streamlined and efficient, just like the Swift X, but with a more budget-friendly price.
The Swift V is modeled after the popular Swift X. Over 10 years ago, we designed the Swift. Ten years later, we’ve added some modern upgrades to create the Swift X. And now we introduce the Swift V for the budget-minded hiker. The modular design means it easily configures to become your perfect pack for any adventure, be it a quick overnight trip or a calendar year triple crown.
Modeled after the Swift X, the Swift V uses the same design but is constructed out of the more cost-effective Robic™ nylon fabric.
The Swift V still has all the features and benefits so many hikers love in the Swift X. It provides ultimate functionality in a simple design. It has a single 41L roll-top main compartment with a 10L extension collar for those resupply days. A Y-strap secures the load top and provides a convenient and easy attachment point for a bear barrel.
Intentionally designed, the Swift V gives you easy access to snacks, your phone, maps, and all those little things you need to keep close at hand. You’ll find you won’t even have the need to take the pack off until you hit camp at the end of the day.
The Swift V uses Six Moon Designs’ Fast and Light suspension system, allowing you to carry heavy loads with ease. That means you can crush those high mileage days in comfort.
The side water bottle pockets are made from 4-way stretch woven mesh. They are designed so that you can grab items easily while on the go.
Inside the main compartment, there is a zippered pocket for your wallet to keep it safe and secure and easy to access at the first sign of a burger joint.
With the Swift V, you don’t have to sacrifice quality and intentional design just because you’re on a budget.
The Swift V comes in a variety of configurations, so you can get the perfect fit for your body, and you can configure it for a variety of adventures. You can choose from a standard shoulder yoke or flight vest yoke. Each comes in 2 sizes.
The Swift V also comes with a removable hip belt available in 3 sizes.
Between the adjustable torso length, removable hip belt, harness options, and removable Delrin Hoop Stay, the Swift V can be dialed in to your exact preferences. Each configuration ultimately changes the weight of the pack.
By default, The Swift V comes with a Delrin Hoop Stay frame. Unlike many packs utilizing a similar stay, we bend our stay so that the bottom terminates at the base of your hip belt. This transfers the weight directly to your hip belt.
Other packs terminate the stay at the outer edges of the pack. Unfortunately, this significantly reduces the load transfer from the pack to the hip belt. It leads to the pack sagging as the pack load is not properly supported.
Using the Hoop Stay and Hip Belt increases your load carrying capacity by approximately 10 lbs / 4.5 kto30+ lbs. / 14 k. While you can carry additional weight, we still recommend a base weight of 12 lbs. / 5.5 k or less.
While there are many Frame-less packs on the market these days. There are none with an Adjustable Torso Length. The Swift V allows you to adjust the torso length to adjust to both your body and the conditions you may encounter. There are times, depending on your load and trail conditions, when you may raise or lower your pack for optimal comfort.
When configured as Frame-less, you'll want to keep your base pack weight around 8 lbs. / 3.5 k and maximum weight below 25 lbs / 11 k. Comfortable weight depends significantly on the type of load carried and your conditioning.
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
• Adjustable Torso Length
• Three Shoulder strap Style options (Shoulder Harness, S-Curve or Vest Harness)
• Three Exterior Woven Pockets so you only have to unload your pack when its time to set up camp.
• Rear Pocket
• Two Side Pockets
• Breathable and Durable 4-way Stretch Material
• Large Shoulder Strap Pockets to keep things close at hand
• Removable Hip Belt
• Minimal Contact Back Panel
• Top Loading with Dry Bag Closure
• Internal Zippered Stash Pocket for your wallet and other small necessities
• Multiple Point Cord Compression System to keep your load stabilized no matter the size
• Single Ice Axe or Trekking pole attachment point
• Two layers of material in key point to strengthen the pack and prevent holes.
• Dual Hydration Ports
• Removable Hydration Bladder
• Sliding Sternum Straps on Vest and Shoulder Harness
• Delrin Hoop Stay for added support on those heavy load days.
16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm
11"W X 7"D X 22"T
2502 ci - 41 L
610 - 10 L
305 - 5 L
3417 ci - 56 L
|18.38 oz - 521 g
3 oz - 85 g
8 oz - 229 g
6.5 oz - 184 g
35.9 oz - 1019 g
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Treeline Review: THE BEST LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACK
I've only worn the pack for 2 weeks now while training locally in Florida for the PCT this year. I've worn it with ~16 lbs of gear in it and wow is it comfortable and it distributes the weight very well. Once I've put some more miles on the pack I'll probably make a YouTube video review about it.
This pack is comfortable and easy to pack, but where it really stands out is how customizable it is. It helped a lot that you could adjust the yoke. The hip belt has two adjustable straps, so you can get it to sit just right. Even the chest straps can be moved up and down. With all this, there’s a high chance you can make it super comfortable for your frame. The compartments that are available are also handy and not excessive.
Ordered a the Swift V with two harness options. It arrived quickly and with very good instructions with how to adjust torso length of the pack itself and hip belt. Thank you.
Love it..... seriously love it. After reading all the reviews on the flight vest option I felt this would be ideal for myself after years of military service, being a smaller female, improperly fitted rucksacks over the years while serving put stress on my shoulders, especially my trap area causing painful swelling. After receiving my pack I will never go back to anything else, the way it keeps my load firmly to my body with no movement or pressure on that sensitive area is a dream...thank you! thank you! thank you!
This pack is by far the most comfortable backpack I have ever owned or used ever. I am 49 years old, 5’11’, 240 pounds and broad shoulders. I was concerned that the flight vest may not fit due to my width but it adjusts so well that it fits perfect. It feels more like it is supporting my back without limiting movement rather than a typical pack where you feel weight on your hips or shoulders. I bought it specifically because of my fused lower back and troubles I had been having with my other (name brand) packs. I saw many reviews of people with back issues liking SMD flight vest equipped packs. I emailed SMD a few times and they answered all the questions I had. Super nice people to deal with and very helpful in making my decision. I only wish I had gotten a Six Moon Designs pack previously. I could have experienced a lot less pain years ago. Lol
Love the pack, the simplicity and function. It’s also very light and cost effective which made the decision even easier.