Details of the new Minimalist Ultra:
- NEW: ECOPAK Ultra 200 main material, which makes the backpack 68 grams or 17% lighter
- NEW: Full length front panel to roll top - improved durability & weather protection due to fewer seams.
of the touring backpack
- S-shaped shoulder straps - stable on the body even at faster gaits
- 2 elastic shoulder strap pockets made of robust Dyneema Stretch
- 2 variably adjustable chest straps - removable
- 2 large elasticated front pockets that can be accessed with the backpack attached
- Total volume of about 28 - 30 litres (including all outer pockets)
- removable back pad provides stability and gives structure to the backpack
- elastic bottom pocket made of very tear-resistant Dyneema Stretch
- highly water resistant
- resistant thanks to very high quality materials
- High quality and robust 20 mm polyamide webbing throughout
- Recommended load: 8 - 10 kg (our subjective comfort limit)
- 25 mm hip belt. Removable
- adjustable chest strap made of 20 mm wide webbing
- rolltop closure
- Transverse compression strap
- 2 large cord loops to attach trekking poles. Also suitable for small folding poles
- What you get:
- 1 x WeitLäufer Minimalist 2022
- 2 x elastic cords f. Trekking poles etc.
- 1 x compression cords
- 2 x chest strap
- 1 x hip belt
- 2 x elastic shoulder strap pocket
- Hip belt pockets optionally available
|Volume Total:||~ 30 litres|
|Volume main compartment:||20 - 25 litres|
|Volume outside pockets:||4 litres|
|Volume bottom pocket:||1,5 litres|
|Volume per shoulder bag||0,5 litre|
|Weight backpack alone:
incl. shoulder bags, without removable components
|Weight per chest strap:||12 g|
|Weight hip belt:||40 g (exact weight to be determined)|
|Weight back padding
(52 x 22 x 1 cm):
Since these are handmade individual pieces, the weights can vary slightly.
average loading condition (H x W x D)
|52 x 25 x 19 cm|
|max. recommended gearload||8 - 10 kg|
|max. packing height:||66 cm|
|min. Packing height
: depending on the selected back length
|40 - 51 cm|
|max. hip belt circumference:||125 cm|
|Back length||Body height*||Backpack size|
|40 - 43 cm||~ up to 168 cm||Small|
|43 - 53 cm||~ 168 - 190 cm||Medium|
*Recommendations on body size based on our experience
|Main Material & Roll Top:||ECOPAK Ultra200|
|Material back section:||X-Pac V21 black|
|Material side pockets:||elastic Dyneema Stretch|
|Material inside pocket:||40D Ripstop Nylon|
|Shoulder pad material:||3D mesh 6 mm|
|Material bottom & shoulder strap pockets||elastic Dyneema Stretch|
Further information about the materials of the touring backpack can be found in the material lexicoWeitläufern of .
Note: Although a combination of ultralight and durable materials has been chosen, this is still an ultralight backpack. This means that careful handling considerably increases its life span.
of the touring backpack
Completely new in the 2023 Minimalist is the main material. ECOPAK Ultra 200 from Challenge Sailcloth is a new high-tech laminate. With higher abrasion resistance and significantly improved tear strength compared to X-Pac VX21, it weighs only slightly more than half. Thus, the 2023 Minimalist is almost 17% lighter than its predecessor with increased durability.
The shape of the shoulder straps is based on those of trail running backpacks, allowing a more stable fit on the body. Made of 6mm spacer fabric, they are pleasantly thick padded. Two variably adjustable chest straps provide optimal support. An elastic shoulder pocket sits on each of these S-shaped shoulder straps, providing space for a smartphone, snacks or 0.5L water bottles. Made from the same tear resistant Dyneema stretch of the bottom & side pockets. The elastic bottom pocket has a large opening for the right hand.
Both elasticated side pockets have deep access points to quickly grab a water bottle when the climb was particularly sweaty. Such larger water bottles fit easily into these. There is usually even room for other items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, mobile phone, etc. With a total volume of around 30 litres, the Minimalist is ideal for a multi-day hut tour, a snowshoe or ski day trip in winter, pilgrimages or even overnighters and weekender trips with ultra-light or super-ultralight luggage.
In the inner pocket of the Minimalist sits a padding of PE foam that gives the backpack stability and structure. The padding can also be used as a seat cushion during breaks or as a supplement to a short sleeping pad. Nevertheless, the backpack should be compact and fully packed for maximum comfort! With ultralight luggage, this padding is not absolutely necessary and can therefore also be easily removed. The hip belt is also removable, as are both chest straps. With minimal equipment, without the removable components, the touring backpack weighs about 340 grams.
Questions & Answers
to the ultralight touring backpack
Does the minimalist have a storage system?
Ultralight touring backpacks rarely have a conventional carrying system. However, this is not necessary due to the low volume and weight. The compact packed content gives the touring backpack its main stability and structure. To improve this even further, the WeitläuferMinimalist has a 1 cm thick foam padding inside. This means that the ultra-light weight is transferred even better to the hips and protects your back from pressure points.
Which size fits my body size best?
The Minimalist is offered in two different back lengths. Small & Medium. If you don't know your size, here's how to quickly and easily measure your Backpack back length measurement back length. Because backpacks can only be worn comfortably if they fit your body.
Note: With the Minimalist, the back length is less decisive than with the larger Agilist, as the load is absorbed more by the wide shoulder straps and the two chest straps. The narrow hip belt is more for support. Even I, as a 197 cm person, manage well with the size "medium"!
Does the touring backpack have a hip belt?