Maxus 80L

Introducing the Maxus 80L, a game-changing backpack that merges the capabilities of a heavy-duty load hauler with the benefits of ultralight design. Tailored for long and remote journeys with heavy and bulky gear, it provides exceptional weight transfer and carry comfort with its advanced hip belt system and adjustable shoulder straps.

Constructed from highly durable, waterproof materials, the Maxus 80L includes ample external attachment points, making it perfect for carrying bulky equipment such as tents, mats, snowshoes and more, on demanding adventures.

This is the go-to pack for adventurers looking for a lightweight, durable solution for their most challenging journeys.

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Ultralight Design Philosophy: The Maxus is developed with our ultralight design philosophy, delivering a backpack that is as light as possible while capable of hauling heavy loads.
Secure and Stable Connection: The hipbelt and shoulder straps of the Maxus attach directly to the frame, allowing a secure and stable connection with superior weight transfer.
Enhanced Hipbelt Comfort and Stability: The hipbelt is crucial for a comfortable carry. The Maxus hipbelt features high-density foam, 12.5mm thick with balanced rigidity for excellent load transfer, with an additional 12.5mm foam piece in the lumbar area, totaling 25mm of padding. This thick, sturdy lumbar padding locks the pack in place, preventing slippage during heavy loads. The removable additional foam piece accommodates a wide range of body shapes. The base of the hipbelt uses UltraGrid fabric to protect the 3D mesh when placing the pack on abrasive surfaces. Two wide ladderlock buckles allow inward pulling of the hipbelt straps, and the sides connect to 2cm wide webbing that can be tensioned to stabilize the pack on the hips, preventing swinging on difficult terrain.
Adjustable Shoulder Straps: The shoulder straps can be adjusted by sliding them on the frame, allowing users to match the pack to their torso length for a superior fit, comfort, and carry stability.
High-Strength 7075 Aluminum Frame: The Maxus frame is constructed from 7075 aluminum, ensuring the highest strength and rigidity.
Extra Long Frame for Better Load Lifter Angle: The frame is 64cm long, ensuring a better load lifter angle for carrying heavy loads efficiently.
Versatile Outside Attachment Options: The Maxus features numerous outside attachment options. Each side has two compression straps with buckles, essential for compressing the pack when not fully loaded and securing items like skis, tents, and mats.
Front Attachment Loops: The front of the pack includes eight attachment loops, which can be paired with up to four Gatekeeper straps (sold separately) for added versatility and capacity, allowing for the lashing of heavy or bulky objects on the outside.
Bottom Attachment Points: The bottom of the pack has four attachment points for up to two Gatekeeper straps (sold separately) to secure a sleeping mat or tent.
Expansive Front Mesh Pocket: The front mesh pocket, made from UltraStretch fabric with folded fabric design, provides extra capacity for bulky items.
Convenient Y-Strap: The Y-strap at the roll top comes with extra-long webbing, perfect for storing and securing additional gear.
Secure Side Compression Straps: Side compression straps ensure the roll top is securely closed, maintaining a compact and streamlined profile.
Ice Axe Loop: for those icy adventures, the built-in ice axe loop ensures you’re prepared for any terrain.
Taped seams: only when choosing Ultra200 as pack material. Seam tape is applied to increase water resistance and increase seam strength. A pack liner is suggested to ensure pack content remains dry.
Storage on shoulder straps: daisy chain on shoulder straps for adding extra shoulder pouches or other gear.
Chest Strap: Chest straps with loops for lightweight hardware-free connection to the daisy chain.
Side pocket drainage: Drainage hole at each side pocket
Increased water resistance: Seam tape is applied to increase water resistance and increase seam strenght. A pack liner is suggested to ensure pack content remains dry.

80 L

Unrolled height: 100 cm | 39 in
Average circumference: 104 cm | 41 in

Pack Weight:
1080 g | 2.4 lbs

Suggested Carry Load:
22-25kg | 50-55 lbs

Torso length:
Torso length is adjustable. Fits sizes 46-56cm | 18.5-22.5″

User hip girth:
Standard size: fits users with hip girth 79-100cm
Large size: fits users with hip girth of 100-125cm

Note on hip girth and pack sizing: please note that the measurements refer to hip girth at the height of the iliac crest (not waist girth, which tends to be smaller). If you plan to use the pack in winter conditions wearing bulky clothes, consider sizing up. The sizing of the pack affects only the size of the hip belt, which is removable and can therefore be exchanged.

Please read our Materials page for more info.

• Ultra 200 X (130gsm | 3.85oz/sqy) – Probably the most advanced pack fabric on the market. It features woven 200D UHMWPE fibers. At a slight weight increase compared to DCF2.92, the Ultra 200 fabric has 3x higher tear strength, 3x higher UHMWPE fibers content, 7x the abrasion resistance. The backing of the fabric is a .75mil recycled polyester film and X-grid, that makes the fabric extremely waterproof. This fabric is used as main pack fabric.

• Ultra 400 X (168gsm | 4.95oz/sqy) – It features woven 400D UHMWPE fibers. The backing of the fabric is a .75mil recycled polyester film and X-grid, that makes the fabric extremely waterproof. It offers roughly twice the abrasion resistance of Ultra200 X. This fabric is therefore used in the bottom section of the pack.

UltraGrid (146gsm | 4.3oz/sqy) – UltraGrid™ is woven with 210d recycled nylon yarn from pre-consumer industrial waste. A double 5mm 200d Ultra™ grid ripstop provides exceptional tear-strength and visual impact. UltraGrid™ is coated with C0 DWR that does not contain fluorocarbons, otherwise known as PFCs. The fabric is finished with a waterproof 1500mm PU backing. Bluesign® Approved. This fabric is used for the hipbelt, shoulder straps and side pockets


Complete the kit:
1 × Gatekeeper Strap Set

Handmade to order. Approx. shipping date: 8th August

Original price was: €10,00.Current price is: €9,00.
1 × DCF Food Bag - Large

Handmade to order. Approx. shipping date: 8th August

Original price was: €46,00.Current price is: €41,40.
1 × Large 1.0 Dry Bag

Handmade to order. Ships in 1-2 weeks

Original price was: €35,00.Current price is: €31,50.
1 × Shoulder Pouch - Ultra 200 Black

Handmade to order. Ships in 1-2 weeks

Original price was: €22,00.Current price is: €19,80.

Maxus 80L

Discover the Maxus 80L, the ultimate backpack for remote adventurers. Combining the strength of a load hauler with ultralight design, it offers superior stability and comfort. Made from durable, waterproof materials, it features numerous attachment points for carrying bulky gear like tents and snowshoes. Perfect for demanding journeys, the Maxus 80L is the ideal choice for those seeking a lightweight yet robust pack.

1080 g

Lightweight load-hauler

Tough and durable materials

Long and remote backpacking, packrafting, winter adventures

Built for adventure

The Maxus is built for long and challenging adventures. With reinforced seams, careful construction and design, high-density foam and the most advanced fabrics on earth, the Maxus will be your trusted companion.

ULTRA™ – The Ultimate Textile

The Challenge ULTRA™ line of fabrics is composed of the highest performing UHMWPE composite fabrics in the world.

In a class of its own, ULTRA™ represents a new paradigm in durability and weight. ULTRA™ weave is constructed with an optimal blend of UHMWPE & high-tenacity polyester. The tight weave is laminated with an eco-friendly adhesive to our revolutionary Challenge RUV™ film. The result is a textile that is incredible strong, lightweight, and waterproof to 20 000mm. ULTRA™ performs in the harshest environments, in both sub-zero and tropical climates.

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