Dynamic fit and comfort fused with ventilated, odor reducing technology, the FreeFloat 360 flexes, rotates, and reacts to your body providing a revolution in backpacking technology. The Katmai and Kalmia packs match performance with capability. Durable, recycled nylon material combined with easy to navigate pocketing and access to belongings provide a premium backpacking experience. Engineered using a perimeter alloy frame for stable, responsive support, the FreeFloat 360 suspension on the Katmai and Kalmia deliver unprecedented comfort for your next backpacking adventure.

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Adapted from the award-winning Baltoro and Deva, the Katmai and Kalmia feature an adjustable, auto-rotating harness designed to pivot and move with you. The proprietary auto-rotating hardware also provides a custom fit-angle to each user, maximizing comfort and support.


Designed to flex with the natural movements of your body, the FreeFloat panels connect the 3D Comfort Cradle hipbelt to the pack’s frame, providing dynamic, pressure point free support. This system keeps the weight of the pack stabilized, but not rigid, so the pack works with you to save energy as you move down the trail.


In an exclusive partnership with Polygiene® we developed a backpacking-specific application of their Polygiene® Stay Fresh tech, an odor-control fabric treatment that inhibits the growth of odorcausing bacteria. This specialized application is applied to the mesh that covers the entire suspension and is formulated to last for years of demanding use on the trail. Polygiene is Bluesign® approved and OEKOTEX® listed.


All fabrics on this bag are made from recycled content and PFC-free DWR resulting in a 28% reduction in the carbon footprint when compared to a conventional nylon pack. Offset the remaining carbon footprint of this product by choosing to walk, bike or hitch a ride for 89 miles instead of driving. This effort will offset the remaining carbon footprint of this pack. *Katmai 55