Nero Backpack - $199
Pack Weight: 10.9 ounces (309 grams) | Foam sit pad adds 1.0 oz (28 grams)
Belt: 1" (2.5 cm) wide x 50" (127 cm) circumference. 1.2 oz (34
Body dimensions: 5.5" x 12" x 23" (14 cm x 30 cm x
Volume: 25L main body, 2.5L each side pocket, 8L center pocket, 38 Liters Total
Load Capacity: Recommended up to 20 lbs (9 kg)
Zpacks™ Nero Backpack
If you can't take a Zero take a Nero! The Nero is an ultralight frameless
backpack stripped down to only the most popular features. This compact backpack
has no frame aside from a closed cell foam sit-pad for cushioning. It is best suited for hardcore
long distance hikers with base weights around 5-6 lbs (2.5 kg) and maximum loads
up to 20 lbs (9 kg). It is also a good choice for short hikes when less weight
and volume is required.
The pack is constructed from tough 2.92 oz/sqyd Dyneema Composite Fabric
This material is made with ultra high strength Dyneema fiber on the
inside, with a protective layer of 50 denier Polyester on the outside.
- Three belt positions allow you to move the webbing belt up or down to fit
a range of torso heights. The included belt is 1" (2.5 cm) wide and has a
maximum adjustment of about 50" (127 cm) circumference. The belt contributes
1.2 ounces (34 grams) to the total weight. It can be trimmed down or removed.
- Belt pouches with integrated belt pads are sold separately for those who
desire more belt cushioning.
- A roll top closure cinches down to the sides of the pack and helps
compress the pack volume. The side compression can also be used to stand tall items
like trekking poles in the side pockets.
- A closed cell foam sit pad measuring 3/8" x 9.5" x 18" (1 cm x 24 cm x 46
cm) is included and adds an additional 1 ounce to the total weight of the
pack. The foam provides some cushion and support against your back. The sit pad is held in
place with shock cord and comes off quickly for breaks. The shock cord (.3 oz
/ 8.5 g) and sit
pad are removable and replaceable.
- The pack material is waterproof. All seams and attachment points are taped, making the pack highly water resistant.
- Comfy 3/8" thick by 2.5" wide padded contoured shoulder straps.
The straps have a daisy chain for clipping on items,
and an adjustable position sternum strap is included. The shoulder straps have 3D mesh on the underside
which gives them a little bit more cushion.
- Side pockets are sized to fit 1 or 1.5 liter bottles. They are
positioned low on the pack and slanted forward for easy access
without removing the pack. The pockets have drainage holes at the
bottom, and elastic that keeps them tight at the top.
- Large stretchy mesh center pocket is great for quick access items. Mesh
also lets you dry wet clothing and gives you a clear view of your
- This pack can be folded up to fit inside a 1 gallon zip lock
bag. It can easily be packed in your luggage or used as a carryon.
- Made in the USA by Zpacks. 1 year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship on
all Zpacks gear.
This backpack has three belt attachment positions allowing you to move the belt
up or down to fit a range of torso heights. The actual distance on the pack from
the bottom of the belt to the top of the shoulder straps can be adjusted from
about 18" to 22" (46 to 56 cm) which will fit the majority of adults. On a
frameless backpack it is nice to have the shoulder straps roughly level with the
tops of your shoulders (rather than wrapping up around them) so that more weight is
forced on to the webbing belt. The pack body does not extend much above your
shoulders and no load lifter straps are needed.
The webbing belt will fit up to around 50" circumference and can be trimmed down
for smaller waists or swapped out for larger waists. To move the belt to a
different position, slide off the belt buckle and back the webbing out of the
backpack attachment points.
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