Exped Lightning 45 Backpack - Black

Exped Lightning 45 Backpack


Made to be extremely light on the trail and with an excellent volume to weight ratio, the Exped Lightning 45 backpack is ready for quick overnighters or multi-day treks. A roll-top closure combined with full pack bag compression offer variable capacity while the unique T-Rex suspension system and direct attachment to the hip belt ensures mobility in every axis for hips and torso. Stepless height is adjustable for torso length tuning and numerous functional details round off the feature set of the Lightning while respecting its clean design. 


  • 2 ice tool and trekking pole loops
  • 4 base loops can be used to attach sleeping mats, tent, etc.
  • Removable top compression strap with aluminum Rapide Hook can be used to compress the pack or to secure gear like rope or rain gear when not in use.
  • Reliable roll-top closure adjusts pack volume. Can be closed both drybag style or as vertical compression.
  • 2 large Spandex stretch pockets on the sides of the pack body for water bottles or long items like tent poles, shovel shafts, or snow anchors. Secured by the side compression system.
  • Roll-top closure and minimal seam pack body offer good weather resistance.
  • T-Rex suspension system: single central aluminum (7050-T6) frame stay with upper load spreader for outstanding load control. Single frame stay anchor point allows torso and hip movement in all directions. Excellent back venting due to limited contact points.
  • Hydration system compatible: exit through the outer zipper of the internal pocket.
  • Full pack body compression system. Straps are long enough to hold large items like mats or tent rain flys.


  • Volume: 45L
  • Size (Closed): 28.3 x 12.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Weight: 40.6 oz
  • Back Length: Adjustable
  • Back Length Range: 16.1 - 22.8 inches
  • Hip Belt Range: 33.1 - 55.9 inches
  • Load Limit: 52.9 lb
  • Water Resistance: DWR treated
  • Intended Use: Expedition, trekking, backpacking
  • 5 year warranty
  • Body: 210 D HMPE ripstop nylon, PU coated, 1500 mm water column Oeko-Tex 100 certified
  • Frame: 1 stay 6061-T6 series aluminum

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