34 oz - 965 g Hiking BackpackThe 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 2020 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 49L roll-top main compartment with an 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.
The Swift V can be configured with a Vest Harness. Six Moon Designs unique Vest Harness supports a 6-point connection between the pack and your body. This connection system offers several distinct advantages.
- It eliminates any sway or bouncing in the pack as you walk or run. The pack is fully locked to your body.
- It spreads the pack load across a much wider area. Instead of having all of the weight sitting on your shoulders or hips, much of it is spread across your core. This reduces or eliminates sores that can develop when too much weight is concentrated in a single area.
- The extra pockets in the vest provide additional storage for items you want to quickly access.
- Made with Robic™ Nylon
- Adjustable Torso Length because one size doesn’t fit all.
- Three Shoulder Strap Style Options – Shoulder Harness, S-Curve or Vest Harness
- Three Exterior Woven Pockets – rear pocket and two side pockets made from breathable and durable 4-way stretch material.
- Large Should Strap Pockets so you don’t have to spend all day digging in your pack.
- Removable Hip Belt
- Minimal Contact Back Panel
- Top Loading with dry bag closure.
- Two layers of material in key point< to strengthen the pack and prevent holes.
- 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 / Trekking Pole Attachment Point
- Dual Hydration Ports
- Sliding Sternum Straps on vest and shoulder harness types.
- Delrin Hoop Stay for added support on those heavy load days.
Suspension: Flight Series
Torso Sizes: 16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm
Dimensions: 11"W X 7"D X 22"T
Color: Gray or Green
Maximum Load: 35 lb - 14 kg
Minimum Load: 15 lb - 5.5 kg or less
Uses: Lightweight Backpacking, Long Distance Backpacking
Pack Body: 100D Robic Nylon
Body Contact: 3D Mesh
Side Panels: 100D Robic Nylon
Pockets: 4-Way Stretch
Body: 2319 ci - 38 L
Extension Collar: 366 - 6 L
Exterior Pockets: 305 - 5 L
Total Volume: 2990 ci - 49 L
Body: 17 oz - 482 g
Delrin Stay: 3 oz - 85 g
Vest Harness: 7.5 oz - 213 g
Hip Belt: 6.5 oz - 184 g
Total Weight: 34 oz - 964 g
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This pack is great! Plenty of room for everything you need. The stretch pocket on the outside is huge! The roll top and side compression allow this pack to be exactly the size you need whether it's a day trip or multi day trek. This may sound silly but the little zippered pocket inside is one of my favorite features because when I get back to the car I can reach back and press the unlock button on my car key from the outside without taking the pack off. Even though this is an ultralight pack it is super comfortable and fully loaded with features. The hip belt is the most comfortable hip belt I have ever worn!!! The vest style shoulder straps are amazing and I don't understand why more pack makers don't use them. The one and only thing I do not like is the large pockets on the vest are not deep enough to carry the running style soft flasks. For whatever reason, there is a seam about half way up the pocket instead of letting the pockets extend to the bottom of the vest. The shallower pocket is perfect for a phone and snacks but I was hoping to carry a bottle up front but it's not that big of a deal since the side bottle pockets on the pack itself are super accessable. I may consider tearing out that seam in the future if it won't comprise the rest of the vest. BTW my last pack was 3x heavier than this pack!!!
I ordered the Swift V looking for a lighter option to my current pack, and I was not disappointed! This backpack is extremely comfortable, even when carrying heavier loads. The pockets on the hip belts and chest straps allow for ample storage for snacks and other items throughout the day, and the roll top for the main compartment of the pack allows the compression of all of my gear very easily. Originally I ordered the wrong size, but the customer service was great for helping me get it fixed!