A workhorse pack for long hikes with bear canisters and gear-intensive sports like fishing or climbing, the 75-liter Catalyst features tough 210 Robic construction and ULA’s most robust frame sheet. It’s capable of carrying up to 40 pounds, and weighs just 48 ounces—including removable extras like the hydration sleeve, stash pocket, bottle holsters, and hand loops. Supported by an internal frame and twin-stay frame sheet, this rolltop pack boasts contoured shoulder straps, side and top compression straps, five pockets, and loops for your ice axe or trekking poles.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of torso sizes (S–XL), hipbelt sizes (XS–XL), and shoulder strap styles (S- or J-curve), as well as your choice of colors between black, green, orange, purple, or red. You can also add a pack cover (+ $26) and a shoulder strap pockets (+ $17) in a variety of colors.
The brainchild of long-distance hiker Brian Frankle, ULA Equipment was founded in 2001 with the goal of providing lightweight, durable gear to a growing community of ultralight hikers. By 2009, fans like Chris and Sally McMaster found themselves on a four-month waiting list for Frankles’s homemade products. That’s when Frankles sold his business—to none other than the McMasters. Today, ULA gear is still produced in limited runs in the Utah headquarters, and available through select dealers around the world. Every pack is PCT ready and ensured for a lifetime.
From ULA: "The J straps are the traditional straps, and work best on most men with average builds. Most men with athletic builds, i.e. strong, square shoulders will find the S straps work better, and also big guys with big shoulders. Swimmers, climbers, weight lifters, triathletes, XC skiers, etc usually prefer the S straps. Almost 100% of women prefer the S straps , call Chris 435-753 5191 if you have a question about strap choice."
Weighing only 3 ounces, ULA's Rain Cover is a nice addition for our friends who love to hike regardless of weather. It fits ULA's packs perfectly and packs down small, so it can easily be carried in a hipbelt pocket with room to spare.
ULA Equipment Catalyst Pack
ULA Equipment Pack Cover
All orders will be shipped by the vendor.
Estimated ship date is Dec 7, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.