The ULA Catalyst remains the tried and true workhorse of the ULA pack line. No matter where the adventure takes you, the Catalyst will be there – ready to carry loads of up to 40 pounds. If you’re looking for a pack that will haul a bear canister horizontally or carry your fishing, climbing, or photo gear with ease, the Catalyst is an excellent choice. Not only will it hold a good-sized load, but it can also be checked as baggage on a plane! The ULA Catalyst has consistently been among the top 5 most popular packs on the Pacific Crest and Appalachian Trails.
Internal frame with a twin stay framesheet, comfy padded hipbelt, and contoured shoulder straps make for all-day comfort even when you’re loaded down. Front mesh pocket, dual hipbelt pockets, and Robic adjustable side pockets make it easy to stay organized whether you’re on a thru or just out for the weekend. Weighing only 44.4 oz, this pack will lighten you up but still handle the toughest duties.
Bottom Line? The Catalyst is a tough and light pack built for traditional backpackers.
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WEIGHT: 44.4 OZ | 1,259 GM
VOLUME: 4,700 CU IN | 75 L
MAX LOAD: 40 LBS | 18 KG
- Internal Frame
- Twin Stay Framesheet
- Contoured Shoulder Straps
- Front Shock Cord
- Front Mesh Pocket
- Dual Hipbelt Pockets
- Rolltop Closure
- Side/Top Compression Straps
- Ice Axe/Trekking Pole Retention Loops
- Sternum Strap
- 400 Robic Bottom Panel
- 400 Robic Adjustable Side Pockets
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The downward slope of your shoulder profile usually determines strap preference. You can assess your shoulder slope profile by looking in a mirror or having a friend look at the angle of your shoulder from the base of your neck to your shoulder point.
If there is relatively little or no downward slope, you have what is referred to as flat or squared shoulders.
If there is a noticeable downward slope, you have what is referred to as standard or sloping shoulders.
J-straps are the traditional straight straps. They are best suited for people with flat or square shoulders, as their flat shape provides better surface contact and less rub.
S-straps contour body curves. They are best suited for people with standard or sloping shoulders, as their contoured shape better hugs your shoulder slope.