The original Ute pack, which came out in 2013, was HPG’s first full-size backpacking pack. The beauty of the Ute pack is it’s ability to compress down for day-sized loads or expand it’s capacity with the addition of pack pockets. Now in 2021 they have updated to the Ute V2 with several additional features.
Changes to the Ute include:
- 2″ top lid pocket with zippered access from the outside.
- Velcro loop underneath lid for using Velcro compatible pockets like the 58 Pouch or Tool Roll
- Adjustable bellows wand pockets with drawstring adjustment.
- Removed zipper flap on main compartment.
$465 with Prairie Belt.