34 oz - 965 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 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 38L 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.
16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm
11"W X 7"D X 22"T
2319 ci - 38 L
366 - 6 L
305 - 5 L
2990 ci - 49 L
|17 oz - 482 g
3 oz - 85 g
7.5 oz - 213 g
6.5 oz - 184 g
34 oz - 964 g
Shoulder Straps or Vest Harness?By: Six Moon Designs
Swift X & Swift V OverviewBy: Six Moon Designs
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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.
I am a small human and sometimes it's hard to find a pack that fits properly. The Swift V is soooo customizable, it finally happened. I can adjust the flight vest harness and the hip belt where I want them. I am 5'2" and 115 pounds. I have the Small Flight Vest Harness and Small Hip Belt.
I find the vest harness extremely helpful for the extra pockets. It securely fits my sunglasses (which are constantly otherwise broken on trail). I also use one pocket to collect all my food wrappers that I eat on the go. It's helpful to have a dedicated pocket there which can also hold a little extra in case I come across trash along the trail.
The Hip Belt was surprisingly comfortable even when I purposely loaded the pack with extra food to see how it would react. The material feels great and I like how wide it is to disperse the weight.
There is also plenty of space to fit everything a thru-hiker needs inside this pack.