ULA states that their “ULA 400 ROBIC Technical Fabric“is…
“…the toughest standard fabric we’ve ever seen. Highly tear and abbrassion resistant, reinforced with a ripstop weave to increase tear strength and stitch holding capabilities. 100% Robic Nylon fabric with three-pass Teflon DWR and a three-pass PU Coating, making it highly water resistant” -ULA (https://www.ula-equipment.com/product/circuit/)
I never had a pack cover and only used a pack liner for rainy conditions on trail. I absolutely would have utilized a pack cover if it were a rainier year or if I was on a different trail, but the pack itself did the job beautifully for this year on the PCT. I was #blessed with clear skies most days in Washington particularly so rain was not often a concern for me except for a couple specific times.
Colors and Sizing
- Teal (This is what I used)
- Green (With the special yellow buckles)
- Royal Blue
- Dark Blue
J or S? That is the question…
J STRAPS: J-straps are the traditional straight straps. They are best suited for people with flat or square shoulders, as their flat shape provides better surface contact and less rub.
S STRAPS: S-straps contour body curves. They are best suited for people with standard or sloping shoulders, as their contoured shape better hugs your shoulder slope.
– ULA (https://www.ula-equipment.com/product/circuit/)
I used the S Straps and loved them, it worked well for me and most women said they also used the S straps. ULA has a whole subsection talking about the differences between the straps.
A COMPLETE CUSTOM OPTION ALSO AVAILABLE!!!!!!
I was pleased with how many options ULA gives you for a comfortable and custom pack. I loved seeing all the different colors and types out there on trail… It made me feel less basic;)
ULA provides multiple AWESOME add ons that you can purchase including…
- Water bottle holder set
- Hand loops
- Hydration sleeve
- Internal stash pocket
- The “ULA Flow”
- X pack shoulder pocket