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The Exped Lightning 60 is a roll top backpack with an adjustable frame
The Exped Lightning 60 is a lightweight roll top backpack with an adjustable frame.

The Exped Lightning 60 ($229) is a high-capacity, lightweight backpack, suitable for a wide range of adventures. Weighing just 41 ounces (2 pounds 9 ounces) and sporting an adjustable length frame, this minimalist backpack is capable of hauling 40+ pound loads while providing excellent load transfer to the hips. Numerous external attachments points and the compression system make it adept for technical adventures that require hauling extra gear, without compromising on comfort or control. If you are looking for a high-capacity backpack for multi-night trips, I’d give the Exped Lightning 60 a serious look. It’s hard to find a lightweight backpack that can haul heavy loads while providing the adjustability of a near-custom fit.

Want to learn more? Check out my complete Exped Lightning 60 Backpack review.

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is May 23, 2017, at midnight PST.

  • All raffle entrants will have one chance to win.
  • The winner will be selected randomly from all valid entries and notified by email. Failure to respond to email in 5 days will result in prize forfeiture.
  • The winner will be listed on our Raffle Winners page.
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  • The prize winner may live anywhere.
  • If you have any questions, leave a comment.

To Enter

To enter this random raffle for a chance to win a free Exped Lightning 60 Backpack, answer the following three questions in a comment below:

  1. What type of pants do you **prefer** to wear when backpacking or day hiking: short pants, zip-off convertible pants, long pants, or a skirt? (Choose one)
  2. What is the make and model name of your **favorite** hiking pants or hiking skirt? (Just one please. You need both for a valid entry)
  3. Why do you prefer these pants/skirt *over others* that you’ve tried?

Incomplete or unintelligible answers will be disqualified. Brevity is appreciated.

Example Responses

Example 1:

  1. Zip off pants
  2. Columbia Silverridge
  3. Fit me best

Example 2:

  1. Long pants
  2. RailRiders Ecomesh pants
  3. They’re cool and have been pre-treated with Insect Shield against ticks.

Example 3:

  1. Zip off
  2. Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
  3. Best durability.

Please answer the three questions in a comment below to enter.

  1. What type of pants do you **prefer** to wear when backpacking or day hiking: short pants, zip-off convertible pants, long pants, or a skirt? (Choose one)
  2. What is the make and model name of your **favorite** hiking pants or hiking skirt? (Just one please. You need both for a valid entry)
  3. Why do you prefer these pants/skirt *over others* that you’ve tried?

469 comments

  1. 1. Convertible zip off pants
    2. REI Sahara pants
    3. Quality, flexibility, cost

  2. 1. Zip off
    2. Prana Stretch Zion Convertible Pants
    3. Most comfortable and versatile

  3. 1. Zip off
    2. Kuhl Liberator convertible pants
    3. Side pocket fits my phone during less-rigerous outings

  4. 1. Zip off Convertible Pants
    2. Columbia Silverridge
    3. Love the pocket and fit for the price.

  5. 1. Full length pants
    2. Columbia Omni-wick
    3.Flexiable waist band

  6. 1. long pants
    2. Wrangler Performance Outdoor Pants
    3. Cheap & similar in cut and material as more expensive pants

  7. Long pants
    Paramo cascada 2
    Light, flexible, soft for hiking, waterproof and wind resistant , zips for breathing, can be rolled up to 3/4 shorts.

  8. Nelson Daniel Sherry

    – Shorts
    – REI nylon shorts with a cargo pocket
    – Because they fit well, move well, are super durable and have good pockets.

  9. 1. Zip-Off Convertibles
    2. Kuhl Renegades
    3. Look great in town, are cool, lightweight, and durable

  10. 1. Zip off pants
    2.white Sierra convertible pants
    3.prefer shorts most of the time. But like having long option of temps drop.

  11. 1. Long pants
    2. Prana stretch Zion
    3. Quality construction and good fit

  12. Sascha Lauterbach

    1. Zip off pants
    2. Vaude – Farley stretch II
    3. fit well, I tend to sweat, so I love to zipp off

  13. – Zip-off
    – Peter Storm Convertible Half Length
    – Dry reasonably quickly and are cheap

  14. 1. Zip-off.
    2. EMS Camp Cargo.
    3. Good fit, light weight, quick dry.

  15. 1) Convertible
    2) REI Sahara
    3) Price, Sizes Available

  16. 1. Short pants
    2. Timberland
    3. Big and wide pockets, light weight and quick dry

  17. 1. Long pants
    2. Propper summer weight
    3. Quick dry, stretch, pocket placement

  18. 1. Zip off pants
    2. Columbia Titanium
    3. Quick drying, good wind Resistance, fit great and perfect amount of pockets

  19. Stephen Thompson

    1. Convertible Pants
    2. REI Sahara
    3. Durable, good fit, and like having the zip off legs

  20. 1. Shorts
    2. BSA Nylon Uniform Short
    3. Fits well and quick drying

  21. 1. Long pants
    2. Propper 65% Poly/35% Cotton Ripstop BDU pants
    3. Dry fast, VERY durable, hands down favorite pants for work, casual and play, does’t stain easily either

  22. 1. Zip Off
    2. Prana Zion Stretch
    3. They dry relatively quickly, stretch well for comfort, are durable, and can zip off or partially zip off to provide ventilation.

  23. Zip offs

    The North Face Paramount Peak

    The fit is good for me

  24. 1. Zip off
    2. Kuhl liberator convertible pants
    3. Comfortable, durable, and lots of pocket space

  25. 1. Long Pants
    2.REI Screeline Pants
    3.Durability, good amount of stretch, perfect for shoulder season hikes

  26. 1. Zip offs

    2. Columbia Silver Ridge

    3. good fit & versatility

  27. Long pants
    RailRider Eco mesh
    Adapts to both hot and cold

  28. Shorts
    Patagonia Baggies
    Light, comfortable, builtin liner

  29. Shorts
    Patagonia Nine Trails 8″
    Lightweight and good movement

  30. 1. Skirt
    2. Purple Rain Adventure Skirt
    3. Yoga waistband / no buttons, great pockets, no liner or internal shorts

  31. 1. Zip off pants
    2. Columbia Silverridge
    3. Fit, cool even in summer and bug protection

  32. 1. Long pants
    2. Exofficio sandfly
    3. Light weight and aerate

  33. Shorts
    Hurley Dri-Fit Shorts
    Lightweight, very breathable, dry quickly, slightly stretchy

  34. 1. Long pants
    2. Prana Zion Stretch
    3. Comfort

  35. 1. Long pants
    2. Ron Hill Track
    3. Comfortable, quick-drying and suitable all year round.

  36. 1. Convertible Zip Offs
    2. Kuhl – Liberator Convertible
    3. Sturdy, good freedom of movement, quick drying.

  37. Trail Pop
    1. Long pants
    2. Patagonia Quandry
    3. Protection from underbrush and PNW dampness, pockets and comfort

  38. Evan Eisentrager

    1. convertable nylon pants.
    2. Columbia from 12-13 years ago, whatever predated the Silver Ridge pants.
    3. Very durable, light, dry fast, lots of pockets.

  39. 1. long pants
    2. Columbia, I cannot recall the name. It is not on the label and I bought them off the clearance rack at the Columbia employee store. And Ive yet to see them make any pants quite like them again.
    3. Quick drying, minimal pockets, the right amount of stretch, can hardly feel I’m wearing them

  40. 1. Long convertible pants
    2. REI Sahara (men’s cut, roomier for squatting, etc); I send my clothing off to Insect Shield for treatment
    3. fit; lots of pockets

    4. High summer only: Railriders eco-mesh pants.