The Cutaway Pack
dates subject to change
-October 7, 9:00 AM Central: PRE-ORDERS of a limited number of EPL 200 Ultra Cutaways in black and white.
-October 21, 9:00 AM Central: Secondary drop of order cancellations and overstock.
EPL 200 Ultra Cutaways are $220 for the pack body only or $355 with straps and Cutaway accessory pack.
Packs from both dates will be shipped by October 26.
Updated for 2022
A new tapered and darted body design brings volume out of the collar and into the body where you need it most without affecting the way the pack carries. It also fits a BV450 more comfortably inside the pack.
An expanded outside pocket means you can store even more, and hang loops help you keep stake bags, wallets, and keys right where you want them.
Close your pack your way. An updated closure allows you to choose how you want to seal up your Cutaway. Optional side compression straps can make your carry even more secure.
2021 and 2022 Comparison:
The Cutaway is our flagship pack. Made for thru-hiking, day-hiking, and everything in between.
The Cutaway is a frameless backpack designed to improve accessibility while on the move. All exterior pockets can be accessed while wearing the pack. If you don't want to stop throughout the day, you don't have to.
Our modular system allows you to mix and match packs and straps for a more personalized fit and look. This system will also allow you to set your straps at various widths, replace pieces independently, and allow you to build your pack for the specific conditions you will be experiencing.
Please note: The 20" torso length is the only Cutaway size that will fit a Z-Lite or similar 20" wide folding pad in the pad attachment. Shorter torso lengths can fit sit pads or sleeping pads with trimmed widths.
The Cutaway must be used with our Vest or J Straps in order to function properly.
Our hybrid vest straps with bottle pockets are designed for a more balanced load transfer and upfront water access. Made from two layers of breathable mesh, they conform to your body while transferring the load uniformly across the shoulders and torso. Six total strap pockets allow for easy access to snacks, accessories, and soft flasks or 1L water bottles.
Our J straps are designed for comfort and usability. Made from two layers of breathable mesh, they conform to your body while transferring the load uniformly across the shoulders. Four total strap pockets allow for easy access to snacks, accessories, and soft flasks or small bottles.
Our modular system allows for slight lengthening of the straps as well as the ability to angle the straps and relieve any tension points that may appear.
For images of our strap options, please visit our Shoulder Straps page.
If you need a custom strap size that is shorter or longer than the ones we provide, please email us at email@example.com so that we can accommodate you.
Unsure of which accessories to add to your purchase? Take it easy. The Cutaway Accessory Pack includes the accessory combination most often purchased with the 2022 Cutaway (which also happens to be our recommendation). This bundle is priced at a discount and includes:
If you'd like a different accessory combination than the one offered in the bundle, select 'No' before adding the Cutaway to your cart and visit our Accessories page to select the combination that better suits your needs.
All weights are approximate - due to the handmade nature of our products, weights made vary.
Pack Volume/Weight (Without Straps or Accessories)
|Torso Length||16" / 404 mm||18" / 457 mm||20" / 508 mm|
|Internal Volume at Collar||26 L||28 L||30L|
|Total Internal Volume||31 L||33 L||35 L|
|EPL 200 Ultra Weight||8.8 oz / 249 g||9.0 oz / 255 g||9.2 oz / 261 g|
|LS07 Soft Weight||8.8 oz / 249 g||9.0 oz / 255 g||9.2 oz / 261 g|
|VX07 Weight||10.4 oz / 295 g||10.6 oz / 301 g||10.8 oz / 307 g|
Total Volume with exterior pockets, ~ 42L
Strap and Accessory Weight
|16.0" Vest||4.7 oz / 134 g|
|17.5" Vest||4.9 oz / 139 g|
|19.0" Vest||5.0 oz / 142 g|
|20.5" Vest||5.1 oz / 145 g|
|Standard Sternum Strap||0.3 oz / 9 g|
|Elastic Sternum Strap||0.4 oz / 10 g|
|1" Hip Belt||2.0 oz / 57 g|
|Pad Attachment Shock Cord||0.4 oz / 12 g|
|Side Compression Straps||0.5 oz / 14 g|
Recommended Carry Weights: