My family loves to go camping and hiking but we usually just take the day trails. As our kids are starting to get older we will be planning more hiking trips and more family travel trips so I was excited when Klymit agreed to provide a Klymit Motion 60 for review. Klymit is well known for Klymit sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and backpacks. There are a lot of hiking backpacks out there so I looked for the best hiking backpack for me. I knew what I wanted the most in a lightweight hiking backpack- comfort, and durability- so I searched descriptions and read reviews until I was sold on the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack as the best hiking backpack.
Klymit Backpack Review of Motion 60
Best Lightweight Hiking Back Pack
When I received the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack (in Small/Medium) and unwrapped it, I was kind of surprised by how small it looked and how lightweight it was. I mean I was expecting a lightweight hiking backpack but it was really nice and light, under 3 pounds!
I was still thinking that it looked smaller than I had in mind until I opened the top and undid the drawstring cord. When I looked inside once it was all opened up, I realized it was actually very spacious! It has a 60 liter capacity (55 Liters + 5 Liter pocket). I like that I can adjust this multiday pack to be perfect for smaller hiking trips because it has compression straps that can be cinched in to keep the weight held closer to your center of gravity. Or I can loosen the compression straps if I use this lightweight hiking backpack on family travel trips and need to fit in some extra souvenirs.
Bottom line is you don’t sacrifice space for lightweight gear. Klymit cleverly keeps this a lightweight hiking backpack through airframe technology and the 210D Nylon Base and 150D Silicone Impregnated Nylon upper material provide lightweight performance without sacrificing durability.
Comfortable Hiking Backpack
The airframe technology not only makes it lightweight but it also makes it an ultra comfortable hiking backpack. The adjustable air pressure technology creates a pack frame that delivers instantly adjustable padding, support and flexibility just for you! The air curves to your back for ergonomic comfort, provides structure to help manage load transfer, absorbs shock, and reduces the pack bounce by 50-80%.
There is also an integrated hand pump placed in your belt hip pocket so you adjust the air pressure any time you feel like it without taking the pack off. This really is a unique feature that I absolutely love. At under 120 pounds myself, I NEED a comfortable, lightweight pack and the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack delivers.
The back panel is mesh so it allows airflow for enhanced ventilation which is also huge for me. Would you laugh if I tell you I don’t like to get sweaty any more than I have to? The shoulder straps and hip belt feature firm padding for comfort and support. This lightweight hiking backpack is the most comfortable hiking backpack I have tried.
Convenient Hiking Backpack
The Klymit Motion 60 Backpack is hydration Ready. You do have to have your own bladder but the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack does includes a dedicated pocket and tube port that accommodates a range of hydration bladder sizes and types. The side pockets can also hold water bottles if you prefer. They area made with a stretchy nylonish material with shock cord and a line lock at the top.
The Klymit Motion 60 Backpack has a large pocket on the center exterior of the pack. It also has a nice sized pocket on top of the lid and one small pocket hidden under the lid (perfect for ID and keys). There are also two hip belt pockets that are perfect for holding important things that you need easy access to like cell phone, snacks, etc.
The streamlined shape of the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack make it great for moving around rocky trails and also great for traveling on family trips without knocking people over with your backpack when you turn around!
I love that the Klymit Motion 60 Backpack is water resistant and made to shed light snow. The zippers are also polyurethane-taped AquaGuard® Vislon zippers to add extra water resistance.
More convenience? There are loops for attaching gear on the bottom center. The klymit motion 60 backpack also has several spots on the straps where you could clip things if you so desire.
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Designed to haul heavy loads over long miles, this lightweight hiking backpack is a choice for though hikes, long approaches, and extended backcountry trips. I also think it is the best hiking backpack for me for my upcoming family trip to Europe where we will be traveling by train and staying at hostels. I love that I can carry everything I need with me in stylish comfort that will last!
Klymit Motion 60 Tested On A 2 Month Backpacking Trip Around Europe:
It did serve very well for our two month trip around Europe. I fit everything I needed for our trip in the pack and appreciated how light it was. The pack held up against all the hiking, train and bus travel- like a champ! I have used it again and again.
I hope you found my Klymit Motion 60 Review helpful. What do you want to use your Klymit Motion 60 Backpack for? Are you going somewhere special?