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ULA Equipment Circuit Pack

ULA Equipment Circuit Pack

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Just received my Circuit. Looks great! My question is this... I ordered the pack with the pack cover and the front shoulder strap pockets, but only got the pack cover and one shoulder strap pocket. When I ordered, it seemed like the term shoulder strap pockets would have been more than the one shoulder strap pocket that came in the box. Anyone feel free to chime in. Thanks!
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Radar
I had the same thing, the listing said "pockets" but I only received one, and there wasn't an option to select multiples so I assumed it came with two.
I believe last years's model had the Non-stretch mesh pocket, and maybe this years's has the Stretch mesh front pocket. Can anyone verify whic type of mesh the large pocket is?
ChetC
Just received mine... the front pocket is stretch mesh.
Great pack - light weight! I have the ULA circuit 35. Super comfortable. Just completed a 5 day Sierra Loop trek with it. I overstuffed it (despite manufacturers instructs not to) to 40lbs. Carried BV450 bear can inside & upright. Tent strapped outside. I use J-Strap style shoulder harness and large hip belt. (Note: ULA’s are semi customizable to your size - if you order direct from them, they ask your size and preference for shoulder straps (two styles) and hip belt size). Not sure how that’s being handled on this Mass Drop — you should ask that before ordering to ensure you are getting one that fits you! Highly recommend for 3-5 day backpacking excursions.
I've heard good things about their packs from a few backpackers, and it looks like the base price is $36.00 less than the normal ULA selling price. Sounds like a good deal for a two pound, nine ounce, sixty eight liter pack that can hold around thirty five pounds of gear, though I would like to carry much less weight if possible.
Does anyone know how small can the pack be compressed to?
Oh man, that purple colour. It calls to me.
ULA makes a SUPER product. I have the larger Catalyst which has about 500 AT miles on it and it's showing zero wear. I know it's a lot of cash but you won't regret the investment in quality.
I called and spoke with Chris @ ULA and he said these packs are “absolutely” covered by their warranty.
Is this last years model (2017)?
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Haha that's fair. Seems like there is no difference
labbits
Honestly the reason I asked is because on ULAs website you can get last years model in camo for the same price with free shipping. So if you don't mind last years model and camo you could save a few bucks (in shipping) and get it sooner. Take care!
This pack weights the same as granite gear crown vc2 60l. GG seems to have more features, what makes this one a better pack?
alfas
Packs are a very personal piece of equipment. What one person thinks is the best for them may not be best for the next person. I can tell you that I did the PCT with a ULA backpack and when I encountered a problem, (marmot chewed up my straps for the sweat salt in them) I reached ULA with no problem and ULA offered to send me a pack immediately to use while they would repair my straps at no cost to me except for shipping. Their offer meant that they would send me a pack to use before they would get my used one back for repair. I doubt very much Granite Gear would ever do that for you. I have used and like Granite Gear equipment but a thru hike demands great customer service if you ever have issues. Sometimes the measure of a good company is in how well is solves problems. There is more to gear than just features. Remember that less can go wrong with less complicated gear. Simplicity is a thing to be considered in your choices. I found my ULA backpack to be all that I ever needed and after over 3500 miles of hiking and one marmot, lol, it still looks good and carries great. Hike on...………… Raggs
Raggs
Great reply, thanks!
FANTASTIC BACKPACK! I GOT MINE LAST YEAR FROM ULA. Excellent price on this drop!
Love my ULA Circuit. So adjustable! So light! Great customer service!
Had my ULA Circuit for years with 300+ miles on it. Best pack I ever had. I'm a 6'7" 280-300lbs and the XL fits perfect. I keep pack weight ~25 lbs but I've had it over 40 lbs when hauling water up a mountain dry camp.
Why are you guys selling yours? Makes me not want to get one.
nuknees
Probably a fitting issue.
I own this pack and have used it many times, AMA
Used mine on two overnights this past year, $220 including US shipping if anyone is interested.
For anyone interested, ULA is blowing these out on facebook right now with a small dig about Massdrop:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Backpacking.Gear.Flea.Market/permalink/1612912222152850/?sale_post_id=1612912222152850
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I like Massdrop and have bought some useful things for decent deals through the site. They've also essentially crowdfunded and co-designed some products that might not have seen the light of day without their involvement, so I am thankful for that. But others disagree:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/massdrop-input-club-halo-switches,35468.html http://www.massdrama.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/Massdrop https://forum.level1techs.com/t/fuck-massdrop/91727 https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/6nd96y/i_knew_massdrop_was_bad_i_didnt_expected_it_to_be/
In the 2000s, Groupon brought digital couponing to the world of small business. They had an amazing sales team. The team would contact small businesses, and say "we want you to pay us for the opportunity to offer a 50% off coupon to new customers". For the sake of this example let's say it is a shoe store. So the shoe store would spend money, then get flooded with customers redeeming the coupon, lose their inventory at below cost, and then find out a month later that none of those customers are going to be return customers, they are just bargain shoppers. Many businesses started putting up "NO GROUPON" signs on doors or flat out just turning customers away when they tried to redeem their Groupon coupons, telling them too bad, take it up with Groupon, we're done losing money.
Massdrop does a similar thing. I see a few patterns they follow: 1. helping bring a product, or an exclusive "Massdrop x" variant, to market (like kickstarter) 2. providing group purchase discounting on an existing product (the "group buy", a la Groupon) 3. just being an e-commerce shop with no clear benefit to the customer (e.g., selling Spyderco at retail, but probably involves some level of business strategy providing occasional exclusives from the manufacturer in return)
Some customers and some manufacturers have had unpleasant experiences with Massdrop and the gist of it seems to be in a similar gray area, where on the customer side neither Massdrop nor the manufacturer want to take responsibility for problems (e.g., defects or wrong item shipped), and on the business side the manufacturer may have not found value in the experience (e.g., the Massdrop cut did not justify the effort). But I hold no opinion here, I'm just trying to help and summarize for you.
You can find more at the above links and digging around on Google.
octavecat
Interesting, massdrop sent me a broken scale
Mine is for sale. Brand new, never been on trail. Details below: $220 (shipping included)
  • Torso Size: Medium 18-21
  • Hipbelt: Medium 34-38
  • Shoulder Strap: J-Curve
  • Color: Green
  • Optional ULA Pack Cover (3 oz / 88 g): No
Will sell mine from the last drop. If you can't wait. Brand new.
Torso Size: Medium 18"-21" Hipbelt Size: Small 30"-34" Shoulder Strap: J-Curve (Original) Backpack Color Options: Purple Blaze
I love this pack, and yet it's not for me. Did a single overnight with it and ... I think I'm gonna stick with my more structured older pack. Paid $245, willing to sell for cost. The options I got are below:
  • Torso Size: Large 21"-24"
  • Hipbelt Size: Large 38"-42"
  • Shoulder Strap: J-Curve (Original)
  • Backpack Color Options: Green
  • Optional Rain Cover Options: Gray (+$30.00)
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bsar170
Did you sell it? Thanks.
jimiboy45
Have neither sold it nor used it since posting months ago. Still available.
Anyone wants to sell their new Circuit (medium torso, large hipbelt)?
Received my pack yesterday.
akford
Where is your unboxing video? :-) Happy Hiking!
DannyMilks
No video but looks like a very nice pack that will fill a particular niche well. I'm looking forward to getting it out on the trail.
Mine shipped today.
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I would think they ship them in bulk as they make them. I also got a shipping email from Massdrop today saying it shipped, which it has based on my tracking number on ups.com shipping. Here's the massdrop email: Your ULA Equipment Circuit Pack has shipped with tracking number.......... I'm just really happy to get my pack so fast and load it up. I'm coming from a 20+ year old Lowe Alpine that was almost 5 pounds so I cut a lot of weight and am down to just over 14 pounds base weight now. Here's my https://lighterpack.com/r/eqoq0y i'm working on a few things but i'm happy where i'm at right now.
McBlaster
Got mine last Friday, 2/2/18 and i'm very happy about getting it.
I got a tracking number from UPS already, hasn't shipped yet though.
McBlaster
How did you get the transaction number?
Jinnoh
A UPS tracking number is not a transaction number. My transaction number was given to me when I bought the pack. And no, it still hasn't shipped yet.
Will this pack still have the full ULA warranty?
NightHawkIX
Just called ULA, confirm these packs still qualify for warranty.
and can the bag carry 18-20kg without tearing or breakage? 15kg for a 60litre pack is quite low for my purposes as there is typically no water access points along the trek.
Vespa
I don't know if the material/stitching is capable of sustaining that amount of weight, but 40+ pounds is more than a frameless pack is designed to carry comfortably. Most packs in this category are going to max out at close to 30 pounds for comfort.
will the small waist belt expand to 36"? I am sharing the pack and one guy is 32" and the other is 36". help.
Vespa
https://www.ula-equipment.com/product/circuit/
All your answers are there. Fyi this does not look like the pack for you. You may want to look at https://seekoutside.com/ultralight-backpacks/ You would still have to buy a couple different belts and maybe should straps. But the pack is a mule and you can switch the bag portion on the frame to suit the trip. $$$ be warned.
Vespa
Worst case you could always buy another hipbelt and swap between a small and medium size. $39.00 for a new one.
Can someone ask the manufacturer whether the kid's adjustable torso length is possible with this drop? Or should I call them about it? Not sure how this would work in the context of this drop. FWIW I bought a large Circuit directly from the company last summer and love it. This one is for my 10 year old son. Thanks!
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Thanks! Hoping to have matching black on black bags though. It's a Like Father Like Son thing...
junkiegear
I have an 17.5" torso and thought about it but needed my blaze orange and stretch mesh pocket over the non-stretch.
Do these have the stretch pocket or the nonstretch mesh?
I have a ULA Circuit Pack, with J curve straps, and a medium belt (gray and black) https://www.ula-equipment.com/product/ohm-2-0 I used it on the PCT for 300 miles, and that was it. If anyone wants to make me an offer, pls do. Its is good shape.
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The deets are in the jpg. The pice is US$.
cldelisle
I unfortunately need a large. Thank you though!