The Ute is a homecoming pack -- designed and tested in Western Colorado and named after "the brothers to the bear" who ranged from the front slope of the Colorado Rockies out into the desert wilderness of the Colorado Plateau in eastern Utah. The Utes are an independent and adaptable people who inhabited a wide variety of landscapes from slickrock canyon to alpine bowl.
The pack we have named after the Utes is similarly adaptable, designed to handle loads from 20 up to as many pounds as you can safely carry with equal aplomb. It can be run beltless, but is best used with the included Prairie Belt.
This is a pack for your most common adventures -- everything short of the kinds of loads that are best handled with an external.
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Here's how to get it properly fitted.
Features and Best Practices Video
Ute forum thread
Review on ITS Tactical by Peter Hogg
Paul Gustafson's Field Comparison of Mystery Ranch - Stone Glacier - Kifaru - HPG