The Framus 48L is the perfect pack for multi-day adventures where long food carries and heavier pack loads require a rigid frame for superior weight transfer.
The Framus is also our most versatile pack. The frame and back foam pad can be removed when needed to transform the Framus into a frameless pack for fast and light trips requiring the lowest possible weight.
The Framus features some of the most technologically advanced waterproof materials to create a pack that is both very lightweight and durable.
Available in Ultra 200, Dyneema Composite Fabrics, Xpac.
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$289 – $325
• Functional load lifters
• Two contoured aluminium stays. Designed with a special curvature to form a 2-3 cm (about 1″) gap with your back for improved ventilation. Can be adapted to the form of your back and shoulders.
• Optional (included) removable 5mm EVA-foam padding can be added to the internal back panel sleeve for comfort. If the pack is stuffed properly, the foam pad is not necessarily needed, to keep the weight down.
• Both the aluminium stays and foam padding are placed in an internal openable sleeve on the back panel, and can be removed to transform the Framus into a frameless pack and shed even more weight.
• Additional 5mm lumbar padding for extra comfort.
• Comfortable 11mm (7/16”) thick shoulder straps, padded with EVA-foam and 3D spacer mesh. Selected use of 3D mesh around neck area for added comfort.
• Side pockets, shoulders straps and hipbelt in 210D Robic HDPE fabric, for durability and flexibility.
• Reinforced bottom section with Ultra400 fabric when using DCF2.92 or Ultra200 as main pack fabric.
• Durable side pockets with double-layer elastic at the hem to firmly hold your gear in place.
• Comfortable 38mm (1.5″) wide webbing at the hipbelt.
• V-style webbing straps for carrying extra gear over the roll top closure
• Roll top closure with lateral attachment.
• Ice axe attachment point at the base of the front mesh pocket, plus elastic clip for extra securing.
• Functional 4-point compression cords that fully cover the pack sides from top to bottom, allowing to significantly reduce pack volume when needed and stabilize the load.
• Big stretchy spandex/nylon front mesh stores a lot of gear.
• Daisy chain on shoulder straps for adding extra shoulder pouches or other gear.
• Chest straps with loops for lightweight hardware-free connection to the daisy chain.
• Drainage hole at each side pocket
• Taped seams (only when choosing Ultra200 and DCF 2.92 as pack material). A pack liner is suggested with X-Pac fabric in rainy conditions.
• Optional shoulder pouches and hip belt pockets (not included) can be mounted to the webbing loops of the shoulder straps or hipbelt.
Volume: 48 liters (40L internal volume, 8L external pockets)
Unrolled height: 81cm
Average circumference: 90cm
Medium size: up to 50cm (19.5″)
Large size: up to 55cm (21.5″)
Please read our Materials page for more info.
• Ultra 200 Black or White (119gsm | 3.5oz/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 .5mil recycled polyester film, that makes the fabric extremely waterproof. Side pockets, shoulders straps and hipbelt in 210D Robic HDPE fabric. Bottom in Ultra 400 Black for added durability.
• DCF 2.92 Black or White (99gsm | 2.92oz/sqy) – This well-proven fabric is a 2-layer laminate made up of an outer 50D polyester face and an inner 1.43oz/sqy Dyneema Composite Fabric. It represents the pinnacle of ultralight pack fabrics thanks to its ultralight weight coupled with good abrasion resistance and waterproof properties. Side pockets, shoulders straps and hipbelt in 210D Robic HDPE fabric. Bottom in Ultra 400 Black for added durability.
• X-Pac x21 rc Black (149gsm | 4.4oz/sqy) – Waterproof, durable 210 denier double ripstop nylon with a .5 mil polyester PET film backing for waterproofing. Side pockets, shoulders straps and hipbelt in 210D Robic HDPE fabric.
• Ultra 200 Black or White – 720g | 25.4oz
• DCF 2.92 Black or White – 698g | 24.6oz
• Black X-Pac x21 rc – 755g | 26.6oz
Large size: +10g
Optional removable foam (included) adds* (Medium / Large): +50/55g | 1.75oz/1.95oz
Removing the aluminium stays saves (Medium/Large) -110/120g | 3.9oz.
The optional foam padding on the back panel is not necessarily needed if the pack is properly stuffed, depending on personal preferences. For reference, we at Bonfus use the Framus without foam padding. The given pack weights include the stays and exclude the back panel foam padding.
Suggested carry load:
• up to 18kg | 40lb