Swift V Hiking Backpack

Sale price$275.00

Color: Robic Nylon Gray
Shoulder Harness:

Flight packs have 3 different shoulder harness options:

  • The Flight vest is a running-style vest that helps spread the load into one's core reducing pressure on the shoulders. This is our most popular option.
  • The Flight shoulder harness is a traditional strap system.
  • The S-Curve is designed to provide a comfortable fit for women.


  • Small: For those 5'7" tall or shorter
  • Large: For those taller than 5'7"

Shoulder Harness

Hip Belt:

Recommended Waist Size

Small: 26"-39"

Medium: 29"-41"

Large: 36"-55"

Hip Belt

An ultralight affordable backpack perfect for a thru-hike or weekend in the woods

50L Pack | Best for:

  • Thru Hiking
  • Bushwhacking and off trail travel
  • Price conscious hikers
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Swift V Hiking Backpack

Robic Nylon Gray / Vest Harness - Large / Flight Hip Belt - Large

8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

8250 Southwest Nimbus Avenue
Beaverton OR 97008
United States

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Best value for weight and quality

"The swift V pack is so light and the vest harness is so comfortble. It makes hiking and camping enjoyable again. No more sore shoulders and hips. Hip belt is comfortable and pockets are a decent size. This one ticked all my boxes with only slight compromises. Perfect." - Michael


Pack Updates

  • 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




Streamlined and efficient, just like the Swift X, but with a more budget-friendly price.

35.96 oz - 1019 g Hiking Backpack

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.

Swift V Backpack


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.

In the Standard Configuration with added Stay and Hip Belt, and shoulder harness, The Swift V weighs 37.7 oz. / 1069 g.

With the Vest Harness, you get additional stability in your load carrying and it brings the weight up to 36.1 oz. / 1023 g.

Swift V Backpack

Pack Organization

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 harness or vest harness. 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.

We recommend using a 50L Pack Liner.


Frame Configuration

The Swift V features a Delrin Hoop Stay Frame. 

Delrin Hoop Stay Frame Features:

  • Transfers load to the hip belt
  • Makes carrying heavy loads more comfortable
  • Reduces pack snag
  • Increases load carrying capacity by ~10 lbs | 4 kg

Recommended Base Weight: 12 lbs / 5.5 kg

Maximum Weight: 35 lbs / 15.8 kg

Frameless Configuration

The Swift V has the option to be configured without the use of the Delrin Hoop Stay Frame.

Frameless Features:

  • Decreases pack weight by 3 oz / 85 g
  • Great for fastpacking or super ultralight backpacking

Recommended Base Weight: 8 lbs / 3.5 kg

Maximum Weight: 25 lbs / 11kg

Harness Options

Flight Shoulder Harness

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

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

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 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 points 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.




Flight Series

Torso Sizes

16" - 22" | 38 - 56 cm


11" x 7" x 22" (WDT) | 28 cm x 18 cm x 56 cm


Gray, Green

Maximum Load

35 lb | 14 kg

Minimum Load

15 lb | 5.5 kg or less


Lightweight Backpacking
Long Distance Backpacking


Pack Body

Robic Nylon

Body Contact

3D Mesh



2502 ci | 41 L

Extension Collar

610 | 10 L

Exterior Pockets

305 | 5 L

Total Volume

3417 ci | 56 L



18.4 oz | 522 g

Delrin Stay

3 oz | 85 g

Large Shoulder Strap

7.5 oz | 212 g

Medium Hip Belt

7 oz | 199 g

Total Weight

35.9 oz | 1018 g

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Tommy Boone
First lightweight pack

Been looking at this pack online and was happy to see in person at TrailDays. Love the features and am looking forward to getting it out on the trails 🔜

light and comfortable

can’t wait to take it out but the lightest most comfortable pack I’ve tried and the vest does fit large bust if you let the straps out and tighten them over the center of the chest. i could not find reviews on email comments anywhere so i hope this helps.

Craig Lehman
Swift V with Flight Vest a great combo!

My brother & I had begun section hiking the AT. My 20+ year old backpack was giving me back and shoulder discomfort while carrying very little weight. Wanting an upgrade, the Swift V with the Flight Vest was a good choice for me. It redistributed the weight so that my back & shoulder discomfort appear to be things of the past all while carrying more weight. If you are looking for a more comfortable backpack, take a look at the Swift V with the Flight Vest. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Tom West
Great so far

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.

Charles Deon
Super Customizable

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.